Richard DeKaser, president of Woodley Park Research, talks with Steve Chiotakis about the latest Labor Department report that says productivity in the second quarter rose by the largest amount in six years.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and his colleagues will meet in Washington, and one topic likely on the agenda is commercial real estate. Jeremy Hobson reports that malls and office buildings are emptying out, and values plummeting.
A new report from a congressional watchdog agency says thousands of small and medium-sized banks are still threatened by bad loans. Elizabeth Warren, chair of that panel, talks with Bill Radke about the findings.
As states struggle to cut their budgets, one place to look is prisons. Texas has saved money by changing its incarceration policy, but other states may not be able to follow the same model. Michael May reports.
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