Economy

 
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The jobs report: Don’t break out the champagne

Today’s jobs report is a step in the right direction, but we’re not out of the woods yet, writes Robert Reich.

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Time for the Fed to take over in Europe

With Europe’s deepening debt crisis imperiling the global economy, economist Dean Baker argues that the U.S. Federal Reserve should step in to serve as the lender of last resort for eurozone countries.

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New bill would allow unemployment pay for entrepreneurs

Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon is among those backing a move to allow more people to receive benefits while starting a new business.

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  Reihan Salam: ‘There is good job creation and there is bad job creation’

Reihan Salam of The National Review argues that private initiatives, not federal subsidies, are the way to get the country back on track.

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  Staying on the job: A program in Rhode Island helps businesses keep people employed

As part of our Help Wanted series, we report on one job-saving initiative that seems to be paying off: A program in Rhode Island helps businesses keep workers employed.

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  Self starters: Going from unemployed to entrepreneur

In most states, jobless benefits are there to cushion the blow while you look for work. But Oregon does something different, using the benefits to encourage people to start their own businesses.

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Poll: The jobs crisis

Who’s best equipped to solve the jobs crisis? Vote in our poll.

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Greece’s choice and ours: Democracy or finance?

Rule by democracy or by financial markets? Based on what’s happened in America, former Labor Secretary Robert Reich makes a case for the former.

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Banks cancel debit card fees, but anti-bank sentiment remains palpable

After weeks of public outcry, Bank of America announced it was canceling plans to charge debit card transaction fees. Still, a growing number of Americans are choosing to move their money elsewhere.