Economy

 
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The EU-bailout aftermath

Will the $1-trillion bailout plan work? We took a quick survey of prominent reactions to the ambitious plan.

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Report: Black-white wealth gap is widening

A new report says the disparity in wealth between black and white Americans has multiplied fourfold since 1984.

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As Texas goes, so goes the nation?

Decisions made by the Texas school board on which materials to include in textbooks can have ramifications across the U.S. Or can they? Three experts weigh in.

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Children working on farms at younger ages, report says

More kids are working at younger ages on farms, according to a new Human Rights Watch report, and a bill pending in Congress attempts to change that.

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  Is the Texas school board rewriting history?

Members of the Texas education board open a new front in the culture wars with a push for ideologically driven curriculum standards.

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  Is ‘capitalism’ a dirty word?

Members of the Texas education board debate the merits of “capitalism” versus “free-enterprise system.”

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Ratings downgrade

Proposed regulatory reform legislation could mean big problems for ratings agencies.

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Detroit’s second act

Can an innovative tech development jump-start Detroit’s economy?

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  Google and the ups and downs of world domination

The free market at work or a monopoly in the making? Google’s legal chief spoke with Alison Stewart about ubiquity, innovation and the elusive Google phone.