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Money Talking: Women as Moms-in-Chief at the National Conventions

Friday, September 07, 2012

Conventional visions of women were at the heart of the Republican and Democratic national conventions, especially in the speeches given by Ann Romney and Michelle Obama.

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Money Talking: Fuel Efficiency Standards

Friday, August 31, 2012

As Republicans gathered for their national convention in Tampa this week, President Barack Obama stole some of their thunder by announcing that automakers will have to nearly double the fuel efficiency of cars and trucks by 2025.

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Money Talking: Big Money in Schools

Friday, August 24, 2012

Summer’s coming to an end and that means it’s back to the classroom for millions of students around the country.

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Jeff Greenfield: Political Moneyball on the Campaign Trail

Sunday, August 19, 2012

One of the most famous aphorisms about the campaign world comes from the late Jess "Big Daddy" Unruh, the legendary Speaker of the California Assembly and longtime chief of the state's Democratic Party: "Money is the mother's milk of politics."
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Money Talking: Why Has Wall Street Abandoned President Obama for Mitt Romney?

Friday, August 17, 2012

Wall Street threw its support behind Barack Obama in 2008, but this election cycle the tables have turned. Now, it's funneling most of its donations to Mitt Romney and conservative super PACs.

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Money Talking: How Safe Are Money Market Funds?

Friday, August 10, 2012

Investors have been flocking to money market funds for decades, and today their total value stands at $2.5 trillion. Businesses, non-profits, government and individuals seem to think they're a sound investment, but how safe are they?

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Romney or Obama? The Stock Market Might Have the Answer

Friday, August 03, 2012

There’s a lot of hand wringing going on over the stability of financial markets after a wild morning of trading this week. 

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Money Talking: Is the Stock Market Broken?

Friday, August 03, 2012

This week a technical glitch in electronic trading sent the stocks of nearly 150 companies, like Bank of America and GE, on a wild ride.  

It was the latest in a string of stock market snafus, including NASDAQ's botched Facebook IPO in May and the "flash crash" of 2010 when the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 600 points only to recover minutes later.

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Money Talking: Has the Fed Run Out of Tools?

Friday, July 27, 2012

The American economy is slowing down.

GDP grew at a 1.5 percent rate in the second quarter, down from 1.9 percent in the first quarter, and anticipation is growing over what the Federal Reserve's policy-making committee will decide when it meets next week.

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Money Talking: Do Star CEOs Turn Around Troubled Companies?

Friday, July 20, 2012

Former tech darling, Yahoo, has been struggling in a world dominated by Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook. Even with an estimated 700 million users around the world, it’s had difficulty turning that reach into profits.  This week, the company reported that revenues were down 1 percent for the quarter that finished June 30, and profits fell to $226 million from $237 million a year earlier.

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Money Talking: Could Dodd-Frank Prevent Another Financial Crisis?

Friday, July 13, 2012

July 21 marks the two-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, but the vast majority of the rules have yet to be finalized.

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Will the LIBOR Scandal Jump the Atlantic?

Monday, July 09, 2012

It's big news in Europe right now. Monday morning, before a British Parliamentary committee, a top official with the Bank of England is testifying.

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Money Talking: How Serious Is the Barclays LIBOR Scandal?

Friday, July 06, 2012

Heads are rolling at the British bank Barclays after it admitted to rigging a key interest rate known as the LIBOR — short for "London Interbank Offered Rate."

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Money Talking: Future of Health Care Costs After Supreme Court Upholds Law

Friday, June 29, 2012

The long wait is over.  The Supreme has ruled.  The health care law stands (mostly).

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Money Talking: How Pro-Business Is Today's Supreme Court?

Friday, June 22, 2012

Next week, the Supreme Court will decide the fate of President Barack Obama’s signature piece of legislation, the Affordable Care Act, which attempts to reorganize one fifth of the U.S. economy.

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Money Talking: Unknown Unknowns and the European Economic Crisis

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Every day, there’s another story that says THIS is the event that what will determine if the single currency experiment that is the euro survives: the Greek parliamentary election; the French presidential election; a bailout of Spain’s banking sector; the interest rates on Spain’s 10-year bond; the second parliamentary election in Greece.

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Money Talking: Are Gasoline Prices the Key to the White House?

Friday, June 15, 2012

You remember those headlines a few months back warning of $5 a gallon gas?

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Money Talking: Falling Gas Prices, Why Can’t We Predict Risk Better?

Friday, June 15, 2012

Remember the headlines just a few months ago? People predicted gas would reach $5 a gallon  This week, the price is $3.57, according to the Energy Information Administration.

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This Summer's Biggest Blockbuster May Not Feature Explosions, Aliens or Superheroes

Friday, June 08, 2012

The disasters are coming! The disasters are coming!

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Money Talking: Is Now the Time to Panic about Europe? And The Economics of Summer Blockbusters

Friday, June 08, 2012

For more than two years, the European economy has see-sawed between potential collapse and stability.

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