Feb 3, 2012 The Labor Department reported the unemployment rate has fallen to 8.3 percent. The White House Council of Economic Advisers Chair Alan Krueger on what that means for the future of the American workforce.
Feb 3, 2012 Nevada led the nation in the number of home foreclosures last year, a fact that could help steer the caucus there tomorrow. States have until Monday to decide if they want to join a national settlement with banks over abusive mortgage practices. In the U.K., restaurants and bars have declared war on the straw. And we dig into the January unemployment numbers from the government.
Feb 2, 2012 Gallup data shows the employment picture is improving slightly, and that many Americans support President Obama's plan to create tax breaks that bring manufacturing jobs back to the U.S.
Feb 2, 2012 According to early numbers out ahead of official unemployment figures from the government out tomorrow, planned layoffs went up in January -- but that is actually fairly typical.
Jul 6, 2012 The number of Americans who receive food stamps is up and the cost to taxpayers has nearly doubled since the last presidential election year. See where your state stands on this election issue.
Jan 30, 2012 Florida is the latest of states that are proposing to limit what kinds of food people on food stamps can buy.
Jan 30, 2012 After similar legislation failed in California, Texas, and Illinois, a lawmaker in Florida is hoping to ban the use of food stamps to buy soda, candy, and other junk food.
May 3, 2012 Marketplace reporters Sarah Gardner and David Gura discuss their recent reporting trips to Nevada and Nebraska as they take the pulse of the nation ahead of the presidential election.
Jan 27, 2012 A year after Egypt's revolution toppled the old political elite, many young people complain there's democracy but still no work.