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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.
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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
Posted In: Economy

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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