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Fix the wage crisis, help the big picture

Nov 25, 2008
Commentator Jeff Madrick says a lot of our economic problems root from a wage crisis that's been troubling the average worker for 35 years. He shares a list of solutions for our "What's the Fix" series.

What's the Fix: Kevin Hassett

Nov 18, 2008
Kevin Hassett of the American Enterprise Institute joins Steve Chiotakis to give his take on the global economic situation for our "What's the Fix?" series. And he says a deep recession isn't necessarily a bad thing.

How the natural world deals with bears

Nov 18, 2008
In our latest installment of "What's the Fix?" we look to the natural world for market answers. Commentator and animal behavioralist Richard Conniff explains how elk defend themselves when they see a grizzly bear.

What do you think the fix is?

Nov 11, 2008
We've asked economic and financial experts what they think the fix is for the current financial debacle. But what do you think? Suzie Lechtenberg got some ideas from the general public.

Fix the crunch by spending our way out

Nov 11, 2008
In the latest installment of our series "What's the Fix?" Scott Jagow talks to Howard Wheeldon, a strategist at brokerage house BGC Partners in London. Wheeldon outlines what government priorities should be.

Gingrich: Don't get in over your head

Nov 3, 2008
We continue our occasional series, "What's the Fix?" with former House speaker Newt Gingrich, who would cork the issues revolving around an economic meltdown by not encouraging people to spend where they can't afford it.

Prime Minister Brown's fix for the world

Oct 30, 2008
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's rescue plan for U.K. banks made some think of him as a financial savior. Will it work in the long term? Stephen Beard reports for our "What's the Fix? series.

Government can help provide a fix

Oct 29, 2008
With long time horizons and power to borrow large amounts of money, the government may be an answer to our question, "What's the fix?" Bill Radke finds out why from British economist Roger Bootle for our occasional series.
 

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For years now, since the crisis and recession, people have generally just been happy to have a job. Any job. But there are some jobs in this economy -- in key parts of it, in fact -- that don't get any love. Here are their stories.

 
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