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What's happened to the middle class?

Sep 20, 2011
The recession has made the growth for the middle class of America more difficult.
Posted In: Economy

Maryland updates Genuine Progress Indicator

Sep 19, 2011
The state's alternative indicators measure things like job creation, environmental impacts and residents' quality time.
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The Breakdown: The Ripple Effects of Unemployment

Sep 17, 2011
More than 14 million Americans are out of work. In this special one-hour Marketplace broadcast, host Kai Ryssdal examines what that means for the economy and how to get Americans back to work.
Posted In: Economy, Jobs

Economic outlook is grim, but stocks still up this week

Sep 16, 2011
Despite the ongoing economic turmoil, stocks were actually up this week. Jill Schlesinger explains why Europe is like a patient -- we can give it medicine, but we haven't cured the disease.
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As leaders meet in Europe, crisis remains largely unchanged

Sep 16, 2011
After growing fears this week about a Greek default, leaders today are now saying there is reason to still have confidence in the financial system. But has anything really changed?
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Central banks make dollars available to ease European crisis

Sep 15, 2011
Five central banks across the globe will allow European banks to access U.S. dollars for three months, in the hopes that it will stifle any further economic downward spiral.
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The world's central banks join together to combat tough economy

Sep 15, 2011
The Federal Reserve and other major central banks across the globe are taking steps to improve the economic situation in Europe.
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Geithner, U.S. hope to work with Europe to turn economy around

Sep 15, 2011
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner heads to Europe tomorrow to discuss the ongoing debt crisis with E.U. finance ministers. But will he, and the U.S., be able to make a difference?
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U.S. and Europe must work together to spur growth

Sep 15, 2011
Economic growth in Europe is predicted to slow for the rest of 2011, which is certain to make an economic impact in the U.S. Marketplace's David Gura tells us why leaders must work together to prevent that.
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Why you should care about Greece's potential default

Sep 14, 2011
If European countries aren't able to repay loans, it affects Americans in a variety of ways, from the value of the dollar to the worth of our investment funds.
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