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Huge deficit seen. Does it matter now?

Jan 23, 2008
The Congressional Budget Office has announced the deficit for fiscal 2008 is going to hit almost $220 billion -- not counting war spending or an economic stimulus package. But analysts say there are bigger things to worry about. Danielle Karson reports.
Posted In: Economy

U.S. mayors dedicated to green

Jan 23, 2008
The housing crisis and sustainability issues are just two arenas this year's U.S. Conference of Mayors will be tackling. Dan Grech reports the mayors are focused on keeping up on climate-change initiatives

Could tax rebates be the answer?

Jan 22, 2008
The Senate is tackling the U.S. economy today, and some analysts are looking into tax rebates to the poor as a solution. Danielle Karson reports even if that were to be enacted, slow delivery could be a problem.
Posted In: Economy

Liberalized immigration laws benefit all

Jan 21, 2008
In South Carolina, Republican challenger Buddy Witherspoon has launched a TV ad skewering incumbent Sen. Lindsey Graham for his immigration policy. Commentator Kerry Howley says the ad's tough tactics will only hinder economic growth in the state.

Will a stimulus really help the economy?

Jan 21, 2008
The debate over a stimulus package will likely intensify this week as Congress puts forth its own proposals. We asked Tom Shapiro of Brandeis University's Institute on Assets and Social Policy to outline the pros and cons.
Posted In: Economy

Bush states position on stimulus plan

Jan 18, 2008
President Bush said today he wants about an economic stimulus worth 1% of the gross domestic product -- about $140 billion. And he wants it mostly in the form of tax cuts. John Dimsdale reports.
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Lobbyists jockey for stimulus plan favors

Jan 18, 2008
Washington is in high gear to put together a plan to ward off a recession, and special interest groups are all pressing for a piece of the economic pie. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy, Taxes, Washington

U.S. economy grows as election issue

Jan 16, 2008
New York Times economics columnist David Leonhardt says candidates would be well-advised to pay close attention to the economy in this year's elections -- especially if they want to connect with the American middle class. He talks with host Bob Moon.
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Don't invest much in candidate futures

Jan 16, 2008
GOP isn't a ticker symbol on the New York Stock Exchange and Democrats aren't listed on the Nasdaq, but prediction markets' trading on presidential candidates' chances are seen as trendy oracles of the campaign's outcome. Commentator Dan Drezner cautions, however, they have a mixed record.

Quick stimulus sought, but what kind?

Jan 16, 2008
Republican and Democratic leaders huddled on Capitol Hill today and emerged vowing to craft a bipartisan economic stimulus package. But, as much as politicians love to spend money and cut taxes, there's a fight over both. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy

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