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This downturn economy is different from the rest

Aug 25, 2011
Our current economic troubles have often been compared to those of the past, like the Depression of the 1930s. But how is it different?
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Low interest rates hurt some, help others

Aug 24, 2011
The Federal Reserve's low interest rate policy has cut savings income for many Americans. Is it generating the intended economic benefits?
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Companies spending less on the future

Aug 24, 2011
At first glance, the latest report on spending on durable goods looks encouraging, but a decline in one category -- companies investing in equipment -- suggests a lack of confidence in future growth
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A recovery is possible, but will take time

Aug 23, 2011
Financial expert and author John Mauldin says he thinks the world has to come to terms with a new economic reality, and could be on the road to recovery within five to six years.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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?
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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
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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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