Economy

 
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  Elizabeth Warren on the next real estate crisis

Alison Stewart sits down with Elizabeth Warren, attorney, Harvard Law professor and chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel, in a Blueprint America special report about the potential of a national commercial real estate foreclosure crisis.

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Why the Dodd-Frank act is a valuable step forward

Need to Know’s Sam Weber on why the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act represents a seismic shift in the regulatory framework of our financial system.

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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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Remembering Robert C. Byrd

The West Virginia Democrat, who died on Monday at the age of 92, was a formidable autodidact, known for including Shakespearean allusions in his speeches on the Senate floor.

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Financial-reform bill greeted by mixed reviews

Just over a year after President Obama unveiled his proposal for financial reform and well over two years since the collapse of Bear Stearns, Congress is poised to pass a sweeping overhaul of the way Wall Street is regulated. After 20 hours of nearly continuous negotiations, House and Senate conferees, led by Sen. Chris Dodd  [...]

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Recovery.gov provides a wealth of information on stimulus spending

In case you’re wondering where the stimulus package money has gone, a handy government website is keeping tabs.

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  America’s modern gold rush

Gillian Tett, the U.S. managing editor of The Financial Times, talks about the latest fascination with gold in America, and whether gold is actually a good investment.

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  End of the road for Grand Isle?

A documentary portrait of the community of Grand Isle, La., which is facing economic ruin from the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.