Feb 3, 2012

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Nevada led the nation in the number of home foreclosures last year, a fact that could help steer the caucus there tomorrow. States have until Monday to decide if they want to join a national settlement with banks over abusive mortgage practices. In the U.K., restaurants and bars have declared war on the straw. And we dig into the January unemployment numbers from the government.

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Merkel ends China trip with aid to Europe uncertain

Feb 2, 2012
German Chancellor Angela Merkel ends her trip to China today. Chinese leaders don't promise Europe any specific help to resolve its debt crisis.

Labor Department reports January job numbers

Feb 3, 2012
The unemployment rate dropped in January, and December and November jobs were revised upward.

Deadline nears for mortgage settlement

Feb 3, 2012
States consider the pros and cons of a mortgage settlement with banks.

U.K. restaurants get stingy with straws

Feb 3, 2012
Bars and restaurants in London are no longer handing out straws with their drinks, waiting until customers request them.

January jobs numbers often unusual

Feb 3, 2012
Today's monthly unemployment report from the government might be a little out of the ordinary, as January usually is for employment.

Alan Krueger on the January jobs numbers

Feb 3, 2012
The Labor Department reported the unemployment rate has fallen to 8.3 percent. The White House Council of Economic Advisers Chair Alan Krueger on what that means for the future of the American workforce.

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Feb 3, 2012
Nevada led the nation in the number of home foreclosures last year, a fact that could help steer the caucus there tomorrow. States have until Monday to decide if they want to join a national settlement with banks over abusive mortgage practices. In the U.K., restaurants and bars have declared war on the straw. And we dig into the January unemployment numbers from the government.
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Stuck in Vegas: The Nevada housing market

Feb 3, 2012
The housing bust and recession have left many Nevada families with little room to move.

Unemployment drops to 8.3% in January

Feb 3, 2012
The first jobs report of 2012 shows a bright sign for the U.S. economy, with 243,000 jobs added in the first month of the year.

Higher stakes for January unemployment report

Feb 3, 2012
The unemployment number in the U.S. has dropped from 8.5 percent in December to 8.3 percent in January.

Economic impact for Super Bowl host is short-term

Feb 3, 2012
Indianapolis will be hosting the Super Bowl this weekend. The attention could bring about $200 million by some estimates, and the city hopes it'll calculate to long-term growth.

Cracking down on Super Bowl counterfeits

Feb 3, 2012
Authorities from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement recently seizied around $5 million worth of counterfeit NFL merchandise.

Nevada led the nation in the number of home foreclosures last year, a fact that could help steer the caucus there tomorrow. States have until Monday to decide if they want to join a national settlement with banks over abusive mortgage practices. In the U.K., restaurants and bars have declared war on the straw. And we dig into the January unemployment numbers from the government.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC