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Past the debt crisis -- what now?

Aug 2, 2011
The debt limit crisis may be over for now, but where does that leave the U.S. economy? Can Wall Street have confidence in U.S. credit again, and are we in a double-dip recession?
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Weak economy overshadows debt deal

Aug 1, 2011
The threat of default may have been averted, but the U.S. economy is sputtering, and the debt deal's spending cuts could hurt the recovery
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Does this 'debt deal' solve our debt problems?

Aug 1, 2011
Moody's Analytics chief economist Mark Zandi says that the debt deal is a good first step, and that he expects the U.S. to keep its top-notch credit rating.
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Checking in on the recovery in Memphis

Jul 29, 2011
A year ago, Marketplace visited the Tennessee city to see how its residents -- 20 percent of whom lived below the poverty line -- were dealing with the economic recovery. Mayor AC Wharton provides an update
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U.S. economic growth is weaker than expected

Jul 29, 2011
The U.S. gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of just 1.3 percent in the second quarter. New data show the recession was deeper than thought
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Companies wake up to threat of U.S. default

Jul 27, 2011
A deal to raise the debt ceiling may still be reached, but executives are taking action to insulate their companies from a possible debt default.
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Debt impasse keeps investors, economy on hold

Jul 25, 2011
Without an agreement to raise the debt ceiling, investors and businesses are unsure of where to put their money.
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Price of gold reaches new high

Jul 19, 2011
Debt problems on both sides of the Atlantic have sent investors in search of a 'safe' investment that has historically kept its value.
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Extreme heat adds to U.S. economic worries

Jul 18, 2011
From crops in peril to higher electricity bills for cash-strapped local governments, the summer heat wave further rattles the economy.
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Swonk: JPMorgan and the debt ceiling

Jul 14, 2011
Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, explains today's news that JPMorgan Chase reported a 13 percent rise in profit last quarter, and explains the chances of a credit downgrade from Moody's.
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