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Unemployment in 2005

Jan 6, 2006
Business editor Cheryl Glaser takes a look at what the government's year-end unemployment stats are likely to say when they come out today, and what they could portend for 2006.
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Hungry little piggy banks

Jan 4, 2006
Personal savings in 2005 dropped to their lowest level since the Great Depression, according to a new report. Hillary Wicai has more.
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China's non-democratic capitalism

Jan 4, 2006
Commentator Robert Reich says China's embrace of capitalism shows that free markets don't necessarily need democracy to thrive.
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New Texans

Jan 4, 2006
As many as one-third of Katrina evacuees who fled to Texas plan to stay, according to a new study. Larry Schooler looks at what the new arrivals could mean to the economy of the Lone Star State.
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Sisters are doing it for themselves

Jan 2, 2006
Author Dalma Heyn talks with host Lisa Napoli about changing relationships between women and men as women become increasingly financially independent.
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David Johnson's year in review

Dec 30, 2005
Host Tess Vigeland checks in with Dallas stockbroker David Johnson about the year on Wall Street, and the mythological Santa Claus Rally.
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A new measure of prosperity?

Dec 28, 2005
The monthly numbers for consumer confidence came out today, and Americans are feeling a little better about things as the year comes to a close. But commentator Robert Reich says we may be a little over-confident.
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Storms trump 9/11 costs

Dec 28, 2005
The economic costs of hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma are expected to top the economic costs of the terrorists attacks by a factor of one-and-a-half. Scott Tong reports.
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Inverted yield curve

Dec 27, 2005
A rare economic phenomenon occurred today - the yield curve on Treasury Bills inverted. Marketplace's John Dimsdale has more on what that means - and why it's not a good sign for the American economy.
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What's next on Spitzer's playlist?

Dec 26, 2005
New York's Attorney General is known for his aggressive investigations -- now Eliot Spitzer is investigating whether top music studios colluded to set the prices they charge to download songs. Warner Music Group said it received a subpoena last Tuesday, and the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reports today that Sony BMG and Vivendi Universal have also been served. Janet Babin has the story.
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