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Jen Poyant

Executive Producer, Note to Self

Jen Poyant appears in the following:

TARP take two

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Today Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner will announce how the second half of the $700 billion Congress approved to bailout troubled banks will be spent. The Bush Administration's implem...

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Only in America? The U.S. health system and the California octuplets

Monday, February 09, 2009

All eyes were on a California woman who gave birth to octuplets earlier this year. The birth of eight children was a modern medical miracle orchestrated by an enormous team of doctors...

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Immigration and the recession: Why immigrants stay when jobs go

Friday, February 06, 2009

The history of the United States is filled with stories of immigrants, many illegal, who have come to the U.S. in search of work. So when the U.S. economy enters a recession and unemp...

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TGIF: The Takeaway's weekend to do list

Friday, February 06, 2009

It’s the weekend! Time to kick back, eat some jellybeans, and get yourself some culture. To help make sure your time is well-spent, we asked Allison Williams, Associate Features Edi...

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Economics Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz on the Obama stimulus plan

Thursday, February 05, 2009

As the President makes his case for his economic stimulus bill, we were wondering what economists thought of the plan to dump $800 billion into the economy. Will it work? What would K...

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Wall Street salary caps breaking ground, making waves

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Yesterday President Obama announced that companies receiving federal bailout money must cap their executives no more than $500,000 a year. Is a pay limit helping the economy? Or is i...

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As interest rates drop re-financing mortgages looks more attractive

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

As interest rates for mortgage loans continue to drop, homeowners are looking to refinance and lock in lower long term rates. But most applicants are getting turned down. Takeaway con...

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Senator Charles Grassley takes on the stimulus bill

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Despite President Obama's confidence that the stimulus bill will pass the Senate with bipartisan support, Senate Republicans aren't quite as confident. There are some provisions in th...

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Seattle residents wince as state makes education cuts

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

School districts across the country are preparing for a rough road ahead as state lawmakers look for ways to cut spending from their budgets. In Seattle, the tough choices mean closin...

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The brave new world of salary transparency

Monday, February 02, 2009

The boss's salary has always been fodder for gossip around the water cooler. And knowing what you’re worth and how much others are paid can be key to negotiating your own pay. In the ...

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What's next for Rod Blagojevich? Job hunt.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Rod Blagojevich was impeached yesterday. So, when you’re a very recently out of work, 52-year old ex-governor with nice hair, but not much political capital, how do you begin your job...

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Luxury items in an economic downturn: The fate of the $10,000 aquarium

Thursday, January 29, 2009

We’ve all heard about how the recession is hitting everyone and everything from automakers to coffee houses. But what about the manufacturers of luxury items? The gold-plated toilets....

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RNC Chairmanship up for grabs

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Republican National Committee begins its winter meeting today and by the end of the week they will have elected a new chairman. The race for the chairmanship has just started to h...

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Obama courts the GOP

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The President will meet with Republican House and Senate members today in the hopes of selling them on his stimulus package. GOP party leaders have so far been unswayed. One of the la...

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The menu for the Year of the Ox

Monday, January 26, 2009

Today marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year and according to the lunar calendar it’s the Year of the Ox. In Chinese astrology, the ox represents perseverance, patience, balance ...

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Blagojevich impeachment trial gets underway

Monday, January 26, 2009

Things aren’t looking good for Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, whose impeachment trial starts today. His lawyer, high profile defense attorney Ed Genson, has stepped down. And a fe...

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Small change can mean big change in the right hands

Thursday, January 22, 2009

President Obama’s $825 billion stimulus package includes $300 billion in tax cuts, which would come to the American spending public in the form of rebates. But history proves that ref...

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A big vision for the future: a billion glasses for those in need

Thursday, January 22, 2009

In sub-Saharan Africa vision and eye care services are costly and hard to come by. While 60-70% of people in wealthy nations wear corrective lenses, only 5% of people in the developin...

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Where the jobs are

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

When considering places to look for work cities like Rapid City, South Dakota and Idaho Falls, Idaho might not jump to mind immediately, but maybe they should. A new report out this w...

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Order in the court: Former Guantanamo prosecutor says evidence is in chaos

Thursday, January 15, 2009

This week a former military prosecutor filed a federal court declaration stating that evidence against detainees is in such chaos that it’s impossible to build a fair case. The ex-pro...

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