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Poverty numbers climb

Sep 13, 2011
New census numbers say record number of Americans live below the poverty line.
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Economist: We haven't seen a situation like this since WWII

Sep 12, 2011
Are things really as bad as so many people are saying? We speak to Nobel Prize-winning economist Peter Diamond about bipartisanship, housing, and when a recovery could come.
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How the Greek debt crisis can hurt hiring in the U.S.

Sep 12, 2011
In a global economy, the Greek crisis will affect the far reaches of business and finance, including the U.S. job market.
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Is jobs package enough to grow, or just prevent recession?

Sep 9, 2011
Some have great expectations for President Obama's jobs plan if it passes Congress. But is half a trillion really enough money to stir up the huge economy of the U.S.?
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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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