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  • January 26, 2011    

    By “hits,” I mean Merle Hazard’s Golden Newbie Euro-crisis Euro-tunes, as well as the Internet views that they’ve been garnering. Monday’s post: The Pain in Spain Falls Plainly from Merle’s Brain. Yesterday’s: Erin Go Broke. And today, the world debut … Continue reading

  • January 26, 2011    

    By “hits,” I mean Merle Hazard’s Golden Newbie Euro-crisis Euro-tunes, as well as the Internet views that they’ve been garnering. Monday’s post: The Pain in Spain Falls Plainly from Merle’s Brain. Yesterday’s: Erin Go Broke. And today, the world debut … Continue reading

  • January 25, 2011    

    Today’s post puts the economic woes of the Emerald Isle to music. The lyrics are Hazard’s, though I confess to have taken crack at them myself and then, at some risk to my ego, sent both sets of lyrics — … Continue reading

  • January 24, 2011  

    Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on the ongoing fallout from Europe’s debt crisis, which has led to political woes and bank bailouts among other problems. His update is park of his ongoing series on Making Sen$e of financial news. Continue reading

  • January 24, 2011    

    The first of this week’s series of posts from the ever-melodic, ever-economic Merle Hazard debuts today: a ditty on the plight of Spain.

  • January 20, 2011  

    Judy Woodruff talks to Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx about their meeting Thursday with President Obama and Vice President Biden, where they addressed how to cope with the economic crunch facing cities across the U.S. Continue reading

  • December 6, 2010    

    Headline unemployment (U-3) was up to 9.8 percent in November, and the government’s broadest indicator, U-6, which includes all who worked at all last month, even if just for an hour — is holding steady at 17 percent. Add in … Continue reading

  • December 6, 2010    

    Headline unemployment (U-3) was up to 9.8 percent in November, and the government’s broadest indicator, U-6, which includes all who worked at all last month, even if just for an hour — is holding steady at 17 percent. Add in … Continue reading

  • November 29, 2010    

    President Obama’s call to freeze federal workers’ pay for two years marks the biggest moment yet in an escalating debate over whether government employees are overpaid and often protected from the worst of economic conditions — or whether they actually … Continue reading

  • November 29, 2010    

    The following email comes via the PBS Ombudsman: Name: Phyllis Koch Question: I am constantly frustrated as I listen to your interviewers and commentators talk about deficits/budgets/where to cut and always including Social Security. Social Security is always mentioned as … Continue reading