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The Week on Wall Street

Stockbroker David Johnson talks with host Kai Ryssdal about what happened in the markets this week, and what may lie ahead.
Posted In: Wall Street

Deciding which leftist to take

If the experts are right, the vote in Peru's presidential runoff on Sunday could result in one of the least likely comebacks in Latin American political history. Dan Grech reports.
Posted In: Canada

Addicted to work? What's the problem?

Are those Type A personalities forced to do all that work? Or are they, perhaps, workaholics? Commentator Lucy Kellaway says longer hours are good for you.

Labor-market snapshot not pretty

The government's snapshot of the labor market released today wasn't pretty. Employers last month did a whole lot less hiring than expected. It was enough for some economists to use the term "inflection point." Scott Tong explains.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

NYSE may go from the floor to the chip

The Big Board has announced a deal to buy the European exchange Euronext, and it may be cooking up a plan to steer more business away from the trading floor and into electronic transactions. Amy Scott reports.
Posted In: Canada, Wall Street

Preschool ballot measure: Will it be a test?

A measure on Tuesday's California ballot calls for state funding of universal preschool. It's controversial. It isn't cheap. And it's being watched closely. Apryl Lundsten reports.

The Plan: We each get $10,000 a year

Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid funding adds up to 9% of the US gross domestic product. More than <nobr>$1 trillion</nobr> a year. Some economists say that'll rise to 30% by 2050. Author Charles Murray says he has a better plan <nobr>. . .</nobr> with a capital P.
Posted In: Washington