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Proposed Obama plan could raise GDP and help avoid recession

Sep 9, 2011
Last night, President Obama proposed a huge new plan to move the economy forward. We speak to Richard DeKaser, who thinks it might be just the ticket to helping our financial woes.
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Will Obama and Bernanke take the safe route today?

Sep 8, 2011
The Republican presidential debate last night focused heavily on financial issues as the country waits for President Obama to reveal his new jobs plan tonight.
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President Obama coulda shoulda

Sep 8, 2011
Hindsight is always 20/20. Was there anything the president should have done differently from the start to keep the labor market from sliding into the doldrums?
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The long-term effects of a jobless economy

Sep 7, 2011
Long periods of unemployment can cause major psychological shifts in individuals and in society as a whole.
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More than 15% of Americans go hungry

Sep 7, 2011
The latest government figures show nearly 50 million Americans don't have enough to eat, about the same since the recession began.
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The economic legacy of 9/11

Sep 6, 2011
What are the true costs of September 11?
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Construction industry vital to economic recovery

Sep 6, 2011
Over the last few weeks, employment reports have painted a grim picture of the current U.S. economic state. But one expert thinks that a major solution for Obama and the country is construction.
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Economy will be tough issue for Obama in 2012

Sep 6, 2011
Jobs growth predictions have been cut down by the President's economic forecasters. But will President Obama be able to keep the economy chugging along in 2012?
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Lagarde urges economies to stimulate through spending

Sep 5, 2011
As head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde has some strong opinions about how to fix the global economy. Chief among them? Spend.
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Head of IMF says governments need to spend

Sep 5, 2011
In a recent interview, the new head of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, said that she thinks governments need to spend if they hope to get out of the dire economic situation.
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