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Economy

 
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  What’s at Stake: Jobs and taxes

From the beginning of the 2012 presidential campaign, probably no issues have received more attention than jobs and taxes. And perhaps no issues matter more to millions and millions of voters.

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  October 12, 2012: The fiscal cliff

Anchor Ray Suarez hosts a round table discussion where experts discuss whether or not the U.S. will go over the “fiscal cliff.” Plus, an in-depth look at ways to prevent another recession.

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  Need to Know, October 5, 2012: Main Street, Pueblo, Colo.

We travel to Pueblo, Colorado to assess the mood along Main Street in a once-thriving steel town that now depends on the global economy.

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  American Voices: Mae Watson Grote

This week’s essay features Mae Watson Grote, whose organization services the working poor.

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Bigger hurdles, than dismal job growth for unemployed

One study that sampled online job posts found more than 150 “unemployed-need-not-apply” job ads across a wide range of industries, in what may be only the tip of the iceberg.

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  American Voices: Rasanath Dasa

Rasanath Dasa, a former investment banker who participated in the Occupy Wall Street protests, quit his job to become a Hindu monk.

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  Braking the banks

Need to Know travels to D.C. to examine Better Markets, a nonprofit advocating for increased Wall Street regulation.

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  Taking the initiative

Need to Know travels to the Bay Area to examine the Family Independence Initiative, a program designed to help the working poor help themselves emerge from poverty.

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  American Voices: Msgr. Kevin Sullivan

The executive director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York talks about society’s obligation to serve those in need.