The Labor Department says businesses cut 524,000 jobs in December, making the month's unemployment rate the highest it's been in more than 15 years. But Janet Babin reports job figures may improve somewhat later this year.
The beginning of the year is a big time for Hollywood, as studios gear up for awards. How will the economic fallout affect the studios? Steve Chiotakis goes to the movies with Variety's Michael Speier.
The Obama transition team wants Congress to push back the February 17 date for broadcasters to switch from analog to digital TV because they need more time to help more consumers prepare. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
A new security procedure requires those coming to the U.S. to fill out an online form at least three days before departure in order to get clearance. One U.K. expert thinks this could hurt tourism. Stephen Beard reports.
A panel overseeing TARP will put out a report today on how well the Treasury Department is handling the economic crisis. The report notes the Treasury has given few details about where the money is going. Janet Babin reports.
The House is expected to pass a pair of civil rights bills today designed to give workers more power to sue over alleged pay discrimination. Mitchell Hartman explains why now is an important time for fairness law.
Many houses of worship have had more visitors since the financial crisis began. Some churches are even using the fallout to pitch their message. Ashley Milne-Tyte visited a couple of churches near the center of the turmoil.
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