Dec 7, 2011

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We launched our new series with the Gallup poll called Attitude Check, weekly conversations about what the American people think about everything from the latest news to their own economic security. We continued our series on philanthropy, with stories on daily deal websites joining with charities and on micro-giving. Martha Stewart has a new retail collaboration. Credit card agreements are going to get easier to understand. The EU is set to meet in Brussels on Friday. Climate change is having a big impact on transit. And we look at who benefits from payroll tax cuts and jobless benefits.

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Long-term jobless benefits aid discounters

Dec 7, 2011
If Congress lets extended unemployment benefits run out, it will affect discount stores and local economies, as well as the unemployed.

JCPenney takes a stake in Martha Stewart

Dec 7, 2011
JCPenney will open Martha Stewart shops in its department stores, in a bid to take on Macy's and other big retailers.

Grouponing charity

Dec 7, 2011
Charities are using Groupon to solicit, collect and match donations.

Chase CEO: 'I don't get it'

Dec 7, 2011
JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon rails against those bashing on the rich.

What's on the agenda at Friday's EU summit

Dec 7, 2011
European leaders meet in Brussels on Friday to try to work out the continent’s debt crisis. Greater fiscal cooperation is top of the agenda.

How to give, awesomely

Dec 7, 2011
One organization is using small grants to create projects throughout the world. It's an example of microphilanthropy.

Income Inequality: Do you level the playing field?

Dec 7, 2011
There is growing disparity between the "haves" and the "have nots," but most Americans say they don't think the government should focus on closing the gap

CFPB rewrites credit card fine print

Dec 7, 2011
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants customers to understand their credit cards better. So, they've unveiled a new and shorter prototype of a credit card agreement.

We launched our new series with the Gallup poll called Attitude Check, weekly conversations about what the American people think about everything from the latest news to their own economic security. We continued our series on philanthropy, with stories on daily deal websites joining with charities and on micro-giving. Martha Stewart has a new retail collaboration. Credit card agreements are going to get easier to understand. The EU is set to meet in Brussels on Friday. Climate change is having a big impact on transit. And we look at who benefits from payroll tax cuts and jobless benefits.

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