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Double-dip days

Avoiding a double-dip recession will be difficult says economist Nouriel Roubini.

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  Need to Know, July 9, 2010

This week on Need to Know: Women in the military’s elite bomb squad. Special courts for veterans. And BP’s “other” disaster in the Gulf. Plus: A special summer movie edition of Next Week’s News.

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  The battle over unemployment

Chrystia Freeland, global editor at large for Reuters, talks with Jon Meacham about the nation’s 9.5 percent unemployment rate, and the debate over how to fix the economy.

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Prospects remain grim for the long-term unemployed

Too young to retire, but too old to be hired. As Congress fails to pass a new unemployment benefits extension, some unemployed wonder, what now?

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It’s the jobs, stupid

Encouraging signs about the rise of entrepreneurship in the U.S. surface, but the scarcity of jobs remains extreme.

How to commit the perfect crime

Note: Dan Ariely’s new book, “The Upside of Irrationality,” was released this week. See the video below for more from Dan about the book. There is a certain perverse pleasure in contemplating the perfect crime. You can apply your ingenuity to the hypothetical issues of choosing a target, evading surveillance and law enforcement, dealing with [...]

As midterms near, Democrats weigh two hot-button issues

President Obama is contending with two hot-button issues: gays in the military and government spending.

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Financial reform clears Senate, but some say it’s not enough

The financial reform bill vastly reshapes federal agencies and creates several more, including one to monitor financial markets and another to police lending.

Fake debate: The Senate will not vote on big banks

A growing number of senators insist we should do more to reduce the size and limit the leverage of megabanks. But the debate might never reach the Senate floor.

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