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How to prepare for the fiscal cliff

Nov 14, 2012
Corporate CEOs, labor leaders and politicians have all weighed in on the fiscal cliff. But what will the budget and tax negotiations mean to you and your wallet?
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Taxes, Economy

Business digs trench ahead of fiscal cliff

Nov 12, 2012
The markets have calmed from their post-election downturn. Businesses are now shifting their attention to the fiscal cliff negotiations that will decide the fate of the U.S. economy.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, business, Economy

Obama victory could mean higher taxes

Nov 7, 2012
President Obama has been re-elected to lead the country for four more years -- what do the election results mean for the economy, fiscal cliff negotiations, and the fate of Wall Street?
Posted In: 2012 election, Economy, fiscal cliff, Barack Obama

UPDATED: Superstorm Sandy: Doing the numbers

Oct 30, 2012
As Hurricane Sandy makes it's way up the East Coast of the United States, damage estimates of $10 to $20 billion are beginning to trickle in.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, natural disasters, Economy

38% of Americans feel better off than a year ago

Oct 25, 2012
Every bit of public data -- housing, employment, consumer spending -- changes how voters feel about the state of the nation -- and about their own well-being.
Posted In: Gallup, 2012 election, Economy

Midwest rancher recovers from drought

Oct 4, 2012
Recent rain in Missouri has helped drought-stricken farmers. Cattle rancher Ken Lenox says the grass is practically jumping out of the ground. Despite the promise of new feed, hay prices remain high, and ranchers are closely guarding what they have.
Posted In: drought, Economy, livestock, commodity

The hidden side of U.S. economic growth: Is it over?

Oct 3, 2012
As President Obama and Mitt Romney practice their talking points and zingers on the American economy, Freakonomics reveals why we may never get big-time economic growth back.
Posted In: economic growth, Economy, Election 2012

The fiscal cliff explained (with help from Hollywood)

Sep 28, 2012
You've heard warnings about the economic disaster that could happen if Congress fails to avoid a fiscal cliff. But what is the fiscal cliff anyway? Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch enlists the support of his friends Thelma and Louise in this three-minute explanation.
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Economy, defense, Bush tax cuts

Measuring the strength of the economy and the stock market

Sep 24, 2012
We've said it before, and we'll say it again: the economy and the stock market are not one and the same. The performance of the economy under a president is open to wide interpretation. The stock market, on the hand... Well, we can measure that.
Posted In: president, Economy, stock market

How housing affects car sales

Sep 4, 2012
As car makers report higher sales, a strengthening housing market can play a role.
Posted In: auto sales, trucks, Economy, housing market

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