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The competitive edge

Feb 1, 2006
The president's State of the Union address last night started with a discussion of the economy, and how the government can make the economy more competitive. Kai Ryssdal speaks with competitiveness expert Clyde Prestowitz about whether the president's prescription will cure what ails the US economy.
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Reich advises Bernanke

Feb 1, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich offers incoming Fed chief Ben Bernanke some advice on his new role as the nation's top economic watch dog.
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State of the Union

Feb 1, 2006
John Dimsdale delves into the economics of President Bush's State of the Union address.
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Employment cost index

Jan 31, 2006
It's Alan Greenspan's last day as head of the Fed. A statistic Greenspan's particularly fond of is going in the right direction for him. But that also means that workers are falling further behind on pay. Bob Moon has more.
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State of the Union - Health

Jan 31, 2006
President Bush delivers his State of the Union address tonight. Among other things, he plans to propose new initiatives for health insurance. John Dimsdale has a preview.
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Making money off of Greenspan

Jan 31, 2006
Outgoing Fed chief Alan Greenspan didn't just leave his mark on the economy. He also had an impact in the art world. Scott Tong looks at one artist who's made some green from painting portraits of Greenspan.
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Why health savings accounts are a bad idea

Jan 31, 2006
Commentator Zanny Minton-Beddoes says the health savings accounts President Bush is expected to tout in his State of the Union speech today could end up costing more money than they save.
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So long, Alan

Jan 31, 2006
Amy Scott looks at how Alan Greenspan changed the role of Fed chief during his 18-year tenure.
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Hungry piggy banks

Jan 31, 2006
The savings rate among Americans is the lowest it's been since the Great Depression, according to the Commerce Department. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
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Saying goodbye to Greenspan

Jan 30, 2006
Tuesday, the nation's uber-economist takes his victory lap. It's Alan Greenspan's last day as Fed chairman. Most people in this country could probably identify Alan Greenspan's name and maybe that he's the Fed chairman, even if they have no idea what the Fed does. What is it about the guy? Here's Marketplace's Scott Tong.
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