Dec 23, 2011 The payroll tax cut extension amounts to an extra $1,000 in the average workers' pocket for 2012. What does it mean for the economy?
Dec 23, 2011 What have Wall Street economists learned from watching Washington lawmakers duke it out over things like extending the payroll tax cuts?
Dec 23, 2011 Congress has passed the payroll tax cut extension. We take a look at what the means for consumers. We have some numbers for you: Consumer spending grew just 0.1 percent in November, while orders for U.S. factory goods went up 3.8 percent. Plus, what is the most pessimistic country in the world? And find out which professions receive the biggest holiday tips.
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 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.