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Inflation: Could a little more be good for the economy?

Sep 16, 2013
Inflation hawks hold significant sway at the Federal Reserve. But critics say they should tolerate -- and even target -- more inflation to boost economic growth.
Posted In: inflation, Economy, monetary policy

A new industry helps give older workers more meaning in their careers

Sep 9, 2013
For many, retirement continues to push farther and farther away. How do you make the most of working later in life?
Posted In: Retirement, Chris Farrell, Economy

Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers discusses latest jobs report

Sep 6, 2013
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the economy added 169,000 jobs last month, falling below analyst expectations. The unemployment rate ticked down to 7.3 percent.
Posted In: Economy, jobs numbers, jobs report, Unemployment, labor force

Unemployment falls to 7.3%, 169,000 jobs added

Sep 6, 2013
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the economy added 169,000 jobs last month, falling below analyst expectations. The unemployment rate ticked down to 7.3 percent.
Posted In: Jobs, jobs numbers, Unemployment, jobs report, Economy

The Fed releases a new status report today

Sep 4, 2013
The report will show the status of all its districts.
Posted In: Economy, business, Federal Reserve

Frugal consumers translate to high profits for Dollar General

Sep 4, 2013
The discount retail chain reported better than expected profits today and its stock is up almost five percent at the moment.
Posted In: dollar general, discount store, consumer spending, Economy, Walmart

Microsoft bought Nokia, but how is the real economy?

Sep 3, 2013
A look at how factory numbers are affecting our domestic economy this week.
Posted In: Economy, business, factory

How much does the average American worker make?

Jul 24, 2013
Who earns median wage and what kind of education, housing, healthcare and retirement savings can they afford?
Posted In: middle class, Obama, Economy, Illinois

Obama to kick off White House economic offensive

Jul 22, 2013
Starting Wednesday, President Obama will make a series of speeches on the economy. He's trying to set the stage for this fall.
Posted In: Obama, debt, federal budget, Economy

PODCAST: Weather to blame for low Walmart sales; Angelina Jolie surgery boosts film about breast cancer

May 16, 2013
Walmart sales are down and so are housing starts, but the weather could be to blame. Plus, a small film about breast cancer research gets an unexpected boost from Angelina Jolie's preventive mastectomy.
Posted In: Economy, weather, Cannes, Mexico

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