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Another Fed meeting... Why bother?

Jan 30, 2013
With interest rates locked near zero until 6.5 percent unemployment, what's the point of meeting until then?
Posted In: Fed, Federal Reserve, Economy, interest rates

Reporting from Miami: An economic roundtable with Jeremy Hobson

Jan 24, 2013
Reporting from WLRN's studio in Miami, Marketplace host Jeremy Hobson holds a roundtable discussion about the economic issues affecting Miami.
Posted In: Economy

Mayor Tomás Regalado, Miami, and the American Dream

Jan 22, 2013
He came here as a boy from Cuba, worked hard, became a local reporter, and, today, he's the mayor of one of the largest cities in the country. Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado talks about his city and his American Dream.
Posted In: Miami, Immigration, diversity, Economy

Fed transcripts from 2007 show divided board

Jan 18, 2013
Newly released transcripts from 2007 show Federal Reserve officials were slow to act as the economy slid into recession.
Posted In: Economy, global recession, Federal Reserve, Timothy Geithner

U.S. trade deficit surges

Jan 11, 2013
New data for the month of November show the U.S. trade deficit has hit its widest point in seven months -- but could that be a good thing?
Posted In: import export, Oil, Economy

Republicans and Democrats diverge on economic outlook

Jan 10, 2013
How confident are you about our economic future? A survey from the polling firm Gallup finds the answer may have more to do with politics than economics.
Posted In: Gallup, Republicans, Democrats, Economy

Poll: Majority of Americans see economic difficulty ahead for 2013

Jan 3, 2013
When asked if the next year will be one of prosperity or difficulty, 65 percent of those surveyed see difficulty in their future.
Posted In: employment, Gallup, Economy

Fun facts from the Census on jobs by gender and race

Nov 29, 2012
The U.S. Census Bureau today released a burst of data on who works in which profession and where. We plucked out a few interesting facts from the release.
Posted In: women, Jobs, race, Economy, census

Americans start to see light in economy

Nov 29, 2012
Consumer confidence at a five-year high according to new data this week. But what exactly makes us so confident?
Posted In: Economy, Jobs, consumer confidence

GDP revised up to 2.7%, investment revised down

Nov 29, 2012
Though the latest GDP numbers are up and jobless claims are down, the economic details tell a gloomier story.
Posted In: GDP, Economy, jobless

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