Dec 22, 2011 We speak to Frank Newport, editor-in-chief at Gallup, about whether Americans want the payroll tax extended, and what the controversy in Washington could do to consumer confidence.
Jan 11, 2012 We speak to Diane Swonk about weekly jobless numbers, the payroll tax debate in Washington, and why politics effects economics more than ever.
Dec 22, 2011 At the urging of President Obama and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, the GOP-led House say they will pass a two-month payroll tax cut extension.
Dec 21, 2011 No deal in Congress would mean that the payroll tax would rise by 2 percent, and unemployment benefits would be drastically cut.
Dec 21, 2011 If Congress fails to extend a payroll tax cut, federal jobless benefits will stop too.
Dec 21, 2011 We hear from one member of the U.S. House as to why he did not vote for the two month payroll tax cut extension.
Dec 21, 2011 We hear more from Republican Congressman Bob Gibbs on why he decided to not vote for the two month payroll tax extension that was passed in the Senate.
Dec 20, 2011 AT&T backs out of its plan to takeover its rival T-Mobile. In Foxboro, Mass. controversy is brewing over a plan to build a casino. The movie box office is suffering this year, and Chinese airports are getting an upgrade.
Dec 21, 2011 As Congress continues to debate over the payroll tax cut extension, we ask small business owners about how the decision might affect them.
Dec 19, 2011 Markets around the world are reacting to the death of Kim Jong-Il, and where North Korea will go from here. Foreclosures in the U.S. will be put on hold for two weeks. In Las Vegas, more focus is being put on the non-gambling experience. Allan Sloan offers his thoughts on the business story of the year, and what we'll be talking about 2012.