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The economy + Valentine's Day = True love?

Feb 15, 2013
On Thursday, American Airlines and US Airways officially announced their long-rumored merger. And Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway said it made a match with Ketchup giant Heinz, in a deal worth billions.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, State of the Union, Congress, sequestration

A Presidential step toward cybersecurity

Feb 14, 2013
President Obama's executive order for increased sharing between government agencies and large infrastructure companies endeavors to help bypass Congress in a fast-moving Internet attack.
Posted In: Obama, State of the Union, Tech, cybersecurity, cyberwar

U.S.-EU trade deal faces cultural hurdles

Feb 13, 2013
The trade deal between the U.S. and the European Union mentioned in President Obama's State of the Union speech could be profitable for both parties. It may be hard to achieve because of differences in outlook.
Posted In: State of the Union, European Union, trade

State of the Union 2013 sounds a bit like State of the Union 2012

Feb 13, 2013
See if you can tell which piece of tape was from President Obama's State of the Union this year, and which one was from last year.
Posted In: State of the Union

David Leonhardt on making tough decisions to fix the economy

Feb 13, 2013
The New York Times Washington bureau chief talks about the choices we have to make with respect to our debt and the national deficit.
Posted In: State of the Union, Economy

What the minimum wage means at work

Feb 13, 2013
President Obama proposed a minimum wage increase to help the lowest-paid workers. Opponents say businesses will just eliminate jobs. We go to a restaurant to talk to an employee and employer.
Posted In: minimum wage, State of the Union, restaurants, Small Business

Infrastructure should have its own budget

Feb 13, 2013
Spending on infrastructure and education can help fuel future growth.
Posted In: State of the Union, infrastructure, Education, government spending

The State of the Union for education

Feb 13, 2013
What are President Obama's plans for universal pre-school access, high-school funding, and higher education?
Posted In: Education, higher education, Obama, State of the Union

President Obama proposes new trade agreement with Europe

Feb 13, 2013
In last night's State of the Union address, President Obama proposed new trade talks with the EU. How are leaders in Europe reacting?
Posted In: State of the Union, Europe, import export

Would Obama's $9 minimum wage help or hurt workers?

Feb 13, 2013
During his State of the Union address last night, President Obama proposed to raise the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour.
Posted In: minimum wage, State of the Union, Obama, poverty

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