Ryan Faughnder

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PODCAST: Bernanke speaks, India's economy hits the breaks

Aug 31, 2012
The big news of the day is Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke's much-anticipated speech at Jackson Hole. Also, we fact-check a misleading campaign ad about welfare.

PODCAST: Citigroup settles lawsuit, consumer spending rises

Aug 30, 2012
Citigroup pays up for past deeds. Earlier this week, we learned the SEC is investigating Ally Financial for its own mortgage practices around that time.

PODCAST: Isaac hits New Orleans, farmers see near record profits

Aug 29, 2012
Despite, or perhaps because of, the historic drought in the Midwest, farmers are making big profits. Isaac shuts down Louisiana's ports. And all those smartphones come with a cost: more than ever, we're tethered to our jobs.

PODCAST: GOP courts Latinos, Unilever unveils a new strategy

Aug 28, 2012
Housing is up, consumer confidence is down. How do you feel about the economy?

PODCAST: Republicans consider the gold standard, Hertz to buy Dollar Thrifty

Aug 27, 2012
Among our main stories today are the wrap-up of earnings season, the potential fallout from the recent Apple vs. Samsung patent decision and the popularity of 3D movies in China.

PODCAST: Lance Armstrong loses his medals, South Korean court rules in Apple vs Samsung

Aug 24, 2012
Will the "Lance" brand survive? Usually August means panic on the stock market, but this year we've seen the S&P 500 hit a four-year high and Apple stock rocket to over $670 a share. Have we bucked the trend? And…

Future Jobs 2020: The fastest-growing careers in the U.S.

Aug 21, 2012
Home health care aides top the list of the fastest-growing careers in the U.S. with an expected 69 percent increase by 2020. Physical therapy and veterinary techs not far behind.

Future Jobs 2020: The fastest shrinking careers in the U.S.

Aug 21, 2012
Postal service workers top list of shrinking careers, followed by careers easily replaced by technology and the Internet.

Future Jobs 2020: The lowest-paid careers in the U.S.

Aug 21, 2012
Waiters, bartenders and other service industry careers top the list for lowest paid, but the work is fairly easy to get if you need it.

Future Jobs: The highest-paid careers in the U.S.

Aug 21, 2012
Looking to climb to the top of the economic food chain? Then consider a future in one of these top-paid careers.