Weekly Wrap


Treasury pick Jack Lew and the future of the economy

Jan 11, 2013
The Weekly Wrap looks at what President Obama's Treasury Secretary pick indicates about the economic priorities in President Obama's second term, and what a trillion dollar coin says about how we run our economy.
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Ringing in the New Year: So where are the jobs?

Jan 4, 2013
The U.S. economy adds 155,000 jobs in December, and the unemployment rate remains steady at 7.8 percent.
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Between the fiscal cliff and the debt ceiling

Dec 28, 2012
President Obama and some members of Congress have returned to Washington from their respective holidays to discuss the impending fiscal cliff and debt ceiling deadlines. But other things worth thinking about are happening, too.
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What it will take to get a 6.5% unemployment rate

Dec 14, 2012
The Federal Reserve says it will keep interest rates near zero until the unemployment rate drops to 6.5 percent. But what will it take to get there?
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Superstorm Sandy can't dampen U.S. jobs growth

Dec 7, 2012
Unemployment fell to 7.7 percent in November, with 146,000 jobs added in the U.S. economy.
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Congress continues back-and-forth over fiscal cliff

Nov 30, 2012
The Weekly Wrap talks about the latest fiscal cliff discussions and the roles of the debt ceiling and the markets.
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Why Black Friday persists

Nov 23, 2012
The Weekly Wrap breaks down why people continue to shop in stores on Black Friday and whether a breakup of the euro might actually happen.
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Congressional leaders meet about the fiscal cliff

Nov 16, 2012
The Weekly Wrap dissects today's meeting at the White House over the fiscal cliff.
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Rolling down the fiscal cliff

Nov 9, 2012
Felix Salmon of Reuters and Catherine Rampell from the New York Times discuss the big topic of the day -- the fiscal cliff. Hard to avoid.
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Why the next president wins twice

Nov 2, 2012
The Weekly Wrap examines the latest unemployment numbers from October -- the last jobs report to come out before Election Day -- and why that matters.
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