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S&P deals with its own downgrade

Aug 23, 2011
Standard & Poor's finds itself the only credit rating agency to downgrade U.S. debt, while critics question its own credibility and investigators look into its rating of mortgage bonds.
Posted In: Economy

Markets react to moves in Libya and at the Fed

Aug 22, 2011
After a tough few days last week, markets are back up this morning. Is it thanks to Libya, Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke or something else entirely?
Posted In: Economy

What happens when the U.S. is no longer no. 1?

Aug 20, 2011
Historian David Kennedy offers a long-view of the U.S.'s role in the international economy over the last century -- and moving forward.
Posted In: Economy

Is the economy our problem to solve?

Aug 19, 2011
During economic turmoil, the government calls on its citizens to do their part by spending in order to help boost the economy. Is that the right tactic?
Posted In: Economy

We want our AAA back! Or do we?

Aug 19, 2011
The United States can win back its AAA rating for government debt, if it's willing to compromise and sacrifice. But it's a matter of pride more than necessity
Posted In: Economy

Economic indicators not nearly as bad as 2008

Aug 19, 2011
Fears of recession have been blamed for the market slump this week. But household debt and other economic indicators are still much stronger than during the recession a few years ago.
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Not a recession, more like a "bad hangover"

Aug 19, 2011
We still aren't in an recession according to official definitions. But then what should we call it?
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Podcast Special: The economy, one step at a time

Aug 19, 2011
In the wake of a turbulent month for markets and economies around the world, Kai Ryssdal hosts a special one-hour Marketplace audio broadcast examining where the U.S. economy is headed and how we got here.
Posted In: Economy, podcast, Jobs

Market volatility continues, but for how much longer?

Aug 18, 2011
How long will the market volatility continue? It may not be a textbook recession, but we may have a few more months of disappointing numbers.
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The economic worries of a regular American consumer

Aug 18, 2011
Don Holzschuh has been driving semi-trucks in the Midwest for nearly 35 years. He talks about how he's been trying to survive financially, and why he thinks the recession isn't over.
Posted In: Economy

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