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Unemployment Rate Drops to 9.7%

Friday, February 05, 2010

New numbers out this morning show an unexpected dip in the unemployment rate. The Labor Department put the rate at 9.7 percent for January, down from 10 percent. We get reaction from Newsweek columnist Dan Gross.


Stocks Tumble as Americans Brace for New Unemployment Figures

Friday, February 05, 2010

As European nations in the Iberian Peninsula fall deeper into debt, the U.S. markets came tumbling down on Thursday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average closing just above 10,000 points. All this comes hours before new jobless numbers are released.


Takeouts: Jobs, NFL Wildcards, Listeners on Reid and Race

Monday, January 11, 2010

  • Money Takeout: On Friday we looked at how painful job losses have been in the past two years. Today we ask Dan Gross, senior editor and finance expert at Newsweek, to update us on the jobs gained so far in 2010.
  • Sports Takeouts: Sports contributor Ibrahim Abdul-Matin reviews the NFL's weekend wildcard playoff games.
  • Listeners' Takeout: Responses to stories on airline security, racial profiling, and discussions inspired by Sen. Harry Reid's 2008 comments.


Estate Tax Lapse

Monday, January 04, 2010

The estate tax, sometimes dubbed 'the death tax', is no longer in effect for 2010. Daniel Gross, senior editor at Newsweek and columnist at Slate, discusses the policy and politics of the estate tax.

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Takeouts: Economic Exits, Aisle-Jumping Pol, Serena Williams

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

  • Finance Takeout: So far, the federal government and banks have done swift work disentangling public and private interests, following the massive economic rescue effort launched last year. But Newsweek columnist Dan Gross says the Fed's hardest work is just around the corner. Gross says raising interest rates and cutting ties to the housing market are tough but necessary moves to truly get back to business as usual.
  • Politics Takeout: Time Magazine's Jay Newton Small reports on Alabama Rep. Parker Griffith's defection from the Democratic party to the Republican side of the aisle. 
  • Sports Takeout: Our own Ibrahim Abdul-Matin with his second of top ten sports moments of the year: Serena Williams.


Jobs Summits in DC, Cincinnati and On-Air

Thursday, December 03, 2009

On the eve of the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s release of employment numbers for November, President Obama will host 130 business leaders at the White House today for a "Jobs Summit." The President's summit will include a meeting of the minds between CEOs of large corporations and small business owners; economists, labor union leaders and non-profit groups. Newt Gingrich, in response to the president's summit, announced yesterday that he will hold his own meeting, deeming it the "Real Jobs Summit." So with all the summits, we at The Takeaway decided to hold our own, including Dan Gross, senior editor at Newsweek; Ken Rogers, executive director of Automation Alley in Troy, Mich. (Rogers will be attending President Obama's summit later today); and Dave Thompson, news director for Prairie Public Radio in North Dakota, where unemployment numbers are at a nationwide low.


Bank Reform, Falling Dollar, and More

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Christopher Dodd's proposed legislation has thrust bank reform back in the spotlight. Daniel Gross, senior editor at Newsweek, discusses the possible reforms, as well as President Obama's upcoming trip to Asia, Europe's increased stimulus spending, and the ever-weakening dollar.

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Takeouts: Dow Jones High, Steelers vs. Broncos, Listeners on Wall St. Pay

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

  • Money Takeout: Newsweek's Daniel Gross tells us about the Dow Jones Industrial Average's 52-week high, and what it means for the economy as a whole.
  • Sports Takeout: Our own Ibrahim Abdul-Matin gives us a re-cap of Monday Night Football, which pitted the Pittsburgh Steelers, defending Superbowl champs, against the Denver Broncos.
  • Listener Takeout: We hear responses to our conversation about windfalls on Wall Street and the toll troop deployments take on military families.

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Takeouts: Abortion Funding, Listeners on Religion, Healthy Banks?

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

  • Congress Takeout: Todd Zwillich gives us the latest on the continuing wrangling over abortion funding prohibitions in the health care bill passed by the House of Representatives this weekend.
  • Money Takeout: Daniel Gross, senior editor at Newsweek magazine, helps us parse yesterday's Federal Reserve announcement that all but one of the largest U.S. banks has enough capital to weather a continued recession.
  • Listener Takeout: We hear more views on whether or not the media should be focusing so much on the religion of the Fort Hood shooter.

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Takeout: Public Option, Big Banks, Baseball

Monday, October 26, 2009

  • Washington Takeout: The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, Todd Zwillich, tells us about the week ahead in the health care reform debate.
  • Business Takeout: Columnist for Slate and Newsweek Dan Gross gives us a hint at what the government might label "too big to fail" when it comes to banks.
  • Sports Takeout: Takeaway contributor, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, talks about the Yankees' win in Game 6 of the ALCS.


Takeouts: Public Option; B2B Comeback; Homelessness

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

  • Washingon Takeout: The Takeaway's Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich gives us his reaction to our discussion with Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) about the future of the public option in health care reform.
  • Finance Takeout: Newsweek writer Dan Gross joins with a look at the economic recovery of one aspect of the economy — the business-to-business sales market. But is this trend an indicator of an economy in recovery? Or just a small rebound?
  • Listener Takeout: Listeners respond to our conversation on the number of homeless increasing with the poor economy.


Takeouts: Hoaxes on the Hill, Dollar's Decline, MLB Playoffs

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

  • Washington Takeout: Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich describes some of the hoaxes that are making business not-so-usual on Capitol Hill this week. 
  • Business Takeout: Dan Gross, columnist for Slate and Newsweek, explains why the dollar continues to fall against other currencies. 
  • Sports Takeout: Ibrahim Abdul-Matin takes us through two exciting MLB playoff games, both decided in the final inning, and both with a final score of 5–4. 


Takeouts: Insurance Companies, Book Wars and Sports

Monday, October 19, 2009

  • Washington Takeout: Democrats on Capitol Hill continue pushing their campaign for health care reform. Takeaway Contributor Todd Zwillich drops by to tell us how the insurance companies are responding, and how the Democrats are hitting back.
  • Business Takeout: Wal-Mart and Amazon are competing head to head for book sales by pricing their books below wholesale costs. Newsweek reporter Daniel Gross talks to us about why the two are locking horns, and what this means for readers.
  • Sports Takeout: The Takeaway's sports contributor, Ibrahim Abdul-Matin, takes a look back at baseball's AL and NL championship series over the weekend and looks ahead to Game 3 of the ALCS between the New York Yankees and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.


Obama to Nominate Bernanke to Second Term

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

This morning, President Obama will nominate Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to a second term.  The President will do so during an appearance at Oak Bluffs School on Martha’s Vineyard, where the First Family is vacationing this week. Joining us to talk about Bernanke's performance during the current economic crisis is our friend Dan Gross, columnist at Newsweek and Slate and author of the book "Dumb Money," as well as Richard Bove, banking equities analyst and a Vice President at Rochdale Securities.


Economic News: GDP Down in Second Quarter

Friday, July 31, 2009

The GDP shrank one percent in the second quarter. To tell us what that means for the economy and jobs, The Takeaway is joined by Dan Gross, columnist for Newsweek and


Is the Recession Over? (Next, a Jobless Recovery.)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Over the last two weeks, good economic news has been rolling in: there were big quarterly profit reports from banks and Ford and the Dow is trading over 9,000. Is the recession over? Friend of The Takeaway Dan Gross, columnist for Newsweek and, joins us with his take on the economy, including the prospect of a jobless recovery.

For more, read Dan Gross' cover story, The Recession is Over, in Newsweek.


Bernanke on the Economy: Is the Recession Over?

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Today, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will give lawmakers an update on the economy. Will he say that the recession is coming to an end? Joining The Takeaway with a preview is Dan Gross, columnist for Newsweek and


Bonuses Are Back on Wall Street

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Daniel Gross of Newsweek and BusinessWeek's Diane Brady discuss the startling profits at Goldman Sachs, the return of big bonuses at AIG, and whether the business of banking has really changed at all.

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Is The Recession Over?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Bonuses are back on Wall St: Daniel Gross of Newsweek and BusinessWeek's Diane Brady look at why banks may be back to their old ways. And: following up on Iran; the condo glut in Williamsburg; and continued coverage of the Sotomayor hearings and the NAACP Convention.


Do Goldman's Numbers Mean the Recession is Over?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Analysts were expecting Goldman Sachs to post around $2 billion in profit in their second quarter. But when the numbers were released they surprised everyone with a profit of $3.4 billion. If Goldman Sachs is doing so well, does this mean America is on its way out of the recession? Dan Gross, columnist for Newsweek and Slate, and author of Dumb Money: How Our Greatest Financial Minds Bankrupted the Nation joins The Takeaway with his analysis of the financial news.