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The Recession's Consumer Paradox

Aug 23, 2011
David Brancaccio was in Los Angeles last week to guest host Marketplace Money. The theme: Borrow or spend? If we don't spend, life gets drained...
Posted In: credit report, credit score, economy 4.0, GDP, marketplace money, Saving, spending

How is your credit report affecting your employment?

Jul 26, 2011
A study by the Society for Human Resource Management found that over 60 percent of employers used credit reports in deciding whether to hire...
Posted In: credit report, credit score, david brancaccio, economy 4.0

Alternative Indicator: The G(raffiti)DP

Jul 20, 2011
The numbers are bad: Unemployment is at 9.2% after rising for three straight months. Goldman Sachs cut its GDP growth forecast from 2% down to 1....
Posted In: Albuquerque, alternative indicator, Bernalillo County, economy 4.0, graffiti

Storming the Capital: A CFPB Walking Tour

Jul 20, 2011
David Brancaccio travels to Washington to see the institutions interested in the powerful new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau....
Posted In: ABA, CFPB, david brancaccio, economy 4.0, Federal Reserve, treasury

Free Zones: A Tale of Two Economies

Jun 23, 2011
Think one economy is hard enough to regulate? Try Two. In the U.A.E., so-called "free zones" allow foreigners to set up businesses for nominal fe...
Posted In: economy 4.0, middle east

A New Oprah Rising in the Middle East

Jun 23, 2011
This may come as a surprise, but television designed to make the world a better place is still possible. Amira Al Fadl is a charismatic interview...
Posted In: Al Aan TV, Amira Al Fadl, dubai, economy 4.0, Jamil Abu-Wardeh, middle east, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

How Much? The Costs of Economic Security

Jun 22, 2011
For Emiratis, getting a cushy government job is the easy and preferred choice. In fact, the government provides amble benefits with little work. ...
Posted In: economy 4.0, middle east

A Private Sector for the Public Good in Egypt

Jun 22, 2011
The World Bank may not have anticipated the Arab Spring uprisings, but they claim to have a plan for the future. They've announced billions of do...
Posted In: economy 4.0, Egypt, middle east, World Bank

My Visit to Another Planet

Jun 22, 2011
As a kid during the Apollo project, I very much wanted to walk on the moon, or even better, another planet some day. I seem to have just missed N...
Posted In: economy 4.0, middle east, Taxes, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Oasis or Mirage? The Costs of a Sustainable City

Jun 21, 2011
Masdar City sounds like a utopia. Located in the deserts outside Abu Dhabi, the capital of the U.A.E., it was envisioned as the world's first car...
Posted In: economy 4.0, middle east

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