Aug 30, 2012

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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. Isaac is back to tropical storm status. Mitt Romney is scheduled to accept the GOP…

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Whose economy is it? Obama's or Romney's?

Aug 30, 2012
Will the economy we have today elect the next president? If so, what does it look like?

In northwest Louisiana, inmates fill sandbags for Isaac

Aug 30, 2012
Residents in northwest Louisiana are preparing homes and businesses for possible flooding as the remnants of Isaac make a slow progression northward.

What really matters to Florida voters

Aug 30, 2012
Mitt Romney is scheduled to accept the GOP nomination tonight. We travel to Florida's I-4 corridor to take the pulse of voters living in "The Real Economy."

Angela Merkel visits Beijing

Aug 30, 2012
They're calling it a "trade mission," but one can't help wondering what it might have to do with the debt crisis.

Citigroup settles shareholder lawsuit for almost $600 million

Aug 30, 2012
Four years after the financial crisis, it's like the chickens of 2007 and 2008 are finally coming home to roost.

Americans weigh in on education

Aug 30, 2012
So far, the Republican National Convention keynote speeches have focused on jobs and the deficit. Something a little more surprising, maybe, has been the emphasis on teachers and schools.

Could better branding get kids to eat their vegetables?

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Aug 30, 2012
On the age-old question of how you get kids to eat broccoli, new research from Cornell University finds it's all about branding.

Why Gazprom is halting Arctic gas field development

Aug 30, 2012
Ice is melting faster making it easier to extract oil and gas. But expenses and lower gas prices are proving troublesome for the Russian company.

Why is Russia the place to be right now for carmakers?

Aug 30, 2012
Of all the European markets, Russia is the fastest growing. But why?

Consumer spending grows at fastest pace in five months

Aug 30, 2012
The government said this morning that consumer spending grew 0.4 percent last month.

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.

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. Isaac is back to tropical storm status. Mitt Romney is scheduled to accept the GOP nomination for president tonight. In the meantime, we talk with residents of Florida coastal town New Smyrna Beach to get a sense of “The Real Economy” there.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC