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Answers to Questions about Bitcoin, Even Some You Didn't Even Know You Wanted Ask

Friday, January 24, 2014

Bitcoin. It's the latest tech "disruption" because if it's successful it could upend banks, Wall Street and good-old, cold-hard cash. But if it's not all about the Benjamins, then what's it all about?

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As Bitcoin Takes Off, Regulators Want In

Friday, January 24, 2014

It isn't traded on the New York Stock Exchange — not yet, at least — but it does have a brand new "center" just down the street. It's not backed by any government, but its growing popularity is prompting regulators to step in and ask if they should turn on the lights and pull back the punch bowl. It's the virtual currency "bitcoin," and it's coming to a digital wallet near you.

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NSA, Davos and Target? It’s All About Your Data

Friday, January 17, 2014

The President announces new guidelines for NSA surveillance. Tech CEOs prepare gather with other business and world leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. And Target tries to soothe customers’ fears after hackers obtain millions of credit and debit card accounts. What's the connection?  It’s all about our personal data. On Money Talking, why everyone – governments, companies, and hackers – want it: Privacy, people and the bottom line.

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Helping Ordinary Americans Focus Of Fed Under Janet Yellen

Friday, January 10, 2014

Janet Yellen will be the first woman to head the the Federal Reserve when she takes over at the end of January.  How much will the world's most powerful central bank change under her leadership?

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What Does 2014 Hold for Corporate Profits, Inequality and the Economy?

Friday, January 03, 2014

This week on Money Talking, Rana Foroohar of Time magazine and Ben White of Politico weigh in on what companies and lawmakers need to do in 2014 to keep the U.S. economy moving in the right direction.

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Minimum Wage Is Going Up & Wall Street Bonuses Are Going Down

Friday, December 20, 2013

 

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Why Congress' Budget Deal is Good for Business

Friday, December 13, 2013

There were signs of bipartisanship in Washington this week as budget negotiators announced a two-year budget deal that will hopefully avert another shutdown.  Now, will the economy start growing faster?

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Why The Future of Public Pensions Could Be Bleak

Friday, December 06, 2013

Across the country, cities and states are trying to figure out how to address the growing public pension crisis. Collectively, they're underfunded by an estimated $1 trillion.

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What to Make of Faltering Tech Icons like HP and Blackberry

Friday, November 29, 2013

A lot of iconic companies in the tech sector like HP, Cisco and Blackberry have been struggling recently.

 

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A Checkup on Obamacare

Friday, November 22, 2013

Healthcare.gov launched more than seven weeks ago and its diagnosis isn't looking good so far. 

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Meet the (Expected) New Head of the Federal Reserve

Friday, November 15, 2013

Janet Yellen is poised to become the new head of the Federal Reserve. If she's confirmed by the Senate, she would arguably become the most powerful woman in the U.S. economy, with the power to keep interests rates low, prevent inflation and attack unemployment.

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Does it Take a Powerbroker to Run NYC?

Friday, November 08, 2013

This week, voters elected Bill de Blasio as New York City's new mayor by a decisive margin.  Now, can he deliver on his promises?

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Apologizing Executives: The Rise of the Emoter-in-Chief

Friday, November 01, 2013

When Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius apologized about the rollout of the Obamacare website this week, she joined a growing number of leaders in business and government who have decided saying sorry was the smart choice in the face of some crisis or gaffe. 

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Six-Year High School Answer for Tomorrow's Workers?

Friday, October 25, 2013

In a visit to Brooklyn Friday, President Obama will honor the innovative new education model at the Pathways in Technology Early College High School, P-Tech for short. 

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A Deal to Fund the Government, What Happens Now? And Apple's New Retail Boss

Friday, October 18, 2013

The federal government is up and running again after a last minute deal that ended the shutdown AND raised the debt ceiling so the government can pay its bills.  For now.

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What Happens If Uncle Sam Can't Pay the Bills?

Friday, October 11, 2013

The federal government could default on its debt if it does not increase the amount of money it can borrow by October 17. 

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Government Shuts Down, Markets Says "Meh"

Friday, October 04, 2013

The federal government is shutdown, but the stock market is holding steady. What gives?

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JPMorgan Could Pay $11 Billion To Settle Government Probes

Friday, September 27, 2013

JPMorgan is reportedly in discussions to settle scores of government investigations with a settlement estimated at $11 billion.

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Goodbye Company Health Plan?

Friday, September 20, 2013

October 1 is a watershed moment for Obamacare because that's the day people can start signing up health insurance, online, through public exchanges. But against this backdrop, there are also signs of a sea change in how private employers will offer health insurance.

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Lehman's Bankruptcy, Financial Crisis: Who's to Blame? Are We Safer?

Friday, September 13, 2013

Five years ago Sunday, Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy and set off the financial crisis that threatened the entire global financial system and plunged the nation further into recession, one it's still recovering from today.

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