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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
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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.
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Child poverty up in 38 states

Aug 17, 2011
A new study shows the social costs of impoverished children are growing, with economic consequences like high unemployment extending far into the future
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Moving toward closer ties in Europe

Aug 17, 2011
Germany and France are proposing closer economic relations between the 17 countries in the Eurozone to coordinate economic activity and public spending plans
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Vice President Biden visits China

Aug 17, 2011
China holds $1 trillion in U.S. debt, and the Chinese government is looking for reassurances from Vice President Biden that the Obama administration has a plan to deal with economic uncertainty to keep that investment safe
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'Eurobonds' could help debt crisis

Aug 16, 2011
Bonds backed by the entire Eurozone would ease borrowing rates for countries like Greece and Portugal, but would hike rates for Germany and France
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Obama's talking jobs, but is he talking about the 'right' jobs?

Aug 15, 2011
Labor Economics Professor Daniel Hamermesh of the University of Texas at Austin says big government can't revive the economy. Instead, it's up to businesses sitting on stockpiles of cash and consumer spending to drive the uptick in new hires.
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Ticking off the economic checklist

Aug 15, 2011
Today we learned Japan's economic output actually shrank by 0.3 percent. However, the economy isn't shrinking at the rate analysts had expected, and that suggests the island nation famous for auto and tech manufacturing just might be on the cusp of a recovery.
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Markets on track for a calmer week?

Aug 15, 2011
After last week's market volatility, strong numbers out of Japan may spark a new week of more reasonable market fluctuations. Marketplace's Senior Business Correspondent Bob Moon explains.
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Are we in a lost decade?

Aug 15, 2011
Justin Wolfers and Liaquat Ahamed discuss where they think we are economically, and where we might be in 2016 and beyond.
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