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Scrutinizing supplementals

Feb 6, 2006
President Bush sent Congress a $2.77 trillion budget plan today, calling for increased defense spending that's paid for by siphoning funding from other government programs. But as Hilary Wicai reports, at least two supplemental spending bills are likely to follow.
Posted In: Economy, Washington

From the Money Matters Desk: Ahead of the Curve

Feb 4, 2006
Do you want to predict the stock market? What number should you care about? Unemployment rate? Consumer Confidence? On this week's Money Matters -- our regular look at how to improve your bottom line -- author Joseph Ellis talks about the market's bottom line.
Posted In: Economy, Investing

Is unemployment as low as it looks?

Feb 3, 2006
US companies hired almost 200,000 people in January. The Labor Department says that cuts the unemployment rate a couple tenths to 4.7%. Last time it was that low? July, 2001. Bob Moon has more.
Posted In: Economy

The struggle continues

Feb 3, 2006
Coretta Scott King's funeral is next Tuesday. Though the wife of Martin Luther King will never be forgotten, their dream of racial equality is barely breathing, says economist and commentator Marcellus Andrews.
Posted In: Economy

In-state tuition for undocumented students

Feb 3, 2006
The debate over illegal immigration is spilling into some college campuses, and the focus is on tuition. Adolfo Guzman Lopez reports from Southern California Public Radio.
Posted In: Canada, Economy

Senate tax cut bill

Feb 3, 2006
Late yesterday, the Senate approved $70 billion worth of tax cuts over 5 years. That package still needs to be reconciled with the House version, and as Scott Tong reports, there's a fair amount of reconciling to do.
Posted In: Economy

Saving rate declines

Feb 2, 2006
The savings rate is as low as it's been since the Great Depression. But personal finance expert Chris Farrell tells host Scott Jagow that's not necessarily bad news.
Posted In: Economy

Jarecki on "Why We Fight"

Feb 2, 2006
Eugene Jarecki, creator of the new documentary "Why We Fight," discusses the economic motivations for war with host Lisa Napoli.
Posted In: Economy

Budget cuts

Feb 2, 2006
A bill to cut nearly $40 billion in government spending is on its way to President Bush for his signature, but the final vote in the House was a squeaker. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Economy

Unreal unemployment numbers

Feb 2, 2006
A key measure of our economy is how many people are employed. But is that number measured accurately? A new report says maybe not; the government's methods often pump up the number of Americans with a job. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Economy

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