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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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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

Report: More U.S. children live in poverty

Aug 17, 2011
A new study finds two out of 10 children in the U.S. live below the poverty line, more than a decade ago
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U.S. child poverty on the rise

Aug 17, 2011
The Annie E. Casey Foundation survey reports that the child poverty rate in the U.S. rose by 18 percent between 2000 and 2009 -- and 7.8 million children have at least one parent who's unemployed
Posted In: Economy

Economist: concerned 'about prices actually declining'

Aug 17, 2011
Richard Dekaser, economist with the Parthenon Group, says modest inflation is starting to catch 'our attention, but not ringing any alarm bells,' meaning as long as the labor market continues anemic hiring, we run the risk of deflation.
Posted In: Economy

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