Dec 2, 2011

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The big monthly jobs numbers come out today. Dan Gorenstein finishes his two part series on unemployment, speaking with employment officials about what citizens can do. As the European debt crisis continues, it could start affecting U.S. exports. The Green Bay Packers are publicly owned, but those shares are really more about sentiment than actual value. And new car share programs in Germany are aimed at younger drivers.

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Angela Merkel calls for strict government spending rules

Dec 2, 2011
German Chancellor Angela Merkel today called for a new legally binding set of rules to control spending in all eurozone countries, with harsh fines for any rule-breakers.

Three big players in euro crisis finally agree

Dec 2, 2011
German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke today, echoing recent sentiments by the head of the European Central Bank and French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Mid-day Extra: What the U.S. gives up for vacation

Dec 2, 2011
A recent report says that Americans gave up $34.3 billion worth of vacation days this year.

Car sharing takes off in Germany

Dec 2, 2011
German automakers are finding the car isn't the status symbol it used to be, so they're starting car share programs aimed at enticing young drivers.

White House economist Alan Krueger on latest jobs report

Dec 2, 2011
America's unemployment rate for the month of November fell to 8.6 percent. We have reaction from a leading White House economist.

Do payroll tax cuts help the economy?

Dec 2, 2011
The Senate yesterday failed to agree on a deal that would extend payroll tax cuts, a key part of President Obama's stimulus

Unemployment rate drops to 8.6% in November

Dec 2, 2011
The unemployment rate hits its lowest level in two and a half years, but not all the numbers are so rosy.

Will European debt crisis sandbag U.S. economy?

Dec 2, 2011
Despite signs the recovery is gaining steam, trouble in the eurozone could sap demand for U.S. exports.

Chris Low: November numbers 'nothing I've seen before'

Dec 2, 2011
Job numbers out for November show that 275,000 people say they found jobs, but at the same time 315,000 people became so frustrated that they stopped looking for jobs.

Green Bay Packers to sell more shares to fans

Dec 2, 2011
The Packers are the only major American sports team that is publicly owned. But their shares have little more than sentimental value.

PODCAST: The 8.6%

Dec 2, 2011
The big monthly jobs numbers come out today. Dan Gorenstein finishes his two part series on unemployment, speaking with employment officials about what citizens can do. As the European debt crisis continues, it could start affecting U.S. exports. The Green Bay Packers are publicly owned, but those shares are really more about sentiment than actual value. And new car share programs in Germany are aimed at younger drivers.
A representative with an employment agency points to a folder with job seeking resources during the Job Hunter's Boot Camp at College of San Mateo on June 7, 2011 in San Mateo, Calif.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Unemployment workers speak on benefits debate

Dec 2, 2011
Job counselors say most unemployed workers are serious job searchers. If Congress doesn't extend benefits, they want more ways to counsel and train the jobless.

Will the slow job growth continue?

Dec 2, 2011
Gary Burtless of the Brookings Institution says that there have been some positive signs in the job market, but the situation is precarious.

The big monthly jobs numbers come out today. Dan Gorenstein finishes his two part series on unemployment, speaking with employment officials about what citizens can do. As the European debt crisis continues, it could start affecting U.S. exports. The Green Bay Packers are publicly owned, but those shares are really more about sentiment than actual value. And new car share programs in Germany are aimed at younger drivers.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC