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Islamist Abdelmonen Abol Fotoh appeals to broad spectrum in Egyptupdated: Tue May 22 2012 18:03:00

Moderate Islamist Abdelmonen Abol Fotoh has gathered support from the left and the right since he was ousted from the Muslim Brotherhood over his decision to run for the Egyptian presidency.

World economy still on life supportupdated: Sun Apr 15 2012 22:02:00

The world economy "remains on life support" from central banks and has deteriorated since last autumn, the latest Brookings Institution-Financial Times tracking index shows, despite some recent signs of stabilisation.

CNNMoney: 3.1 million 'green jobs' number casts a wide netupdated: Thu Mar 29 2012 05:21:00

The 3.1 million "green jobs" the government reported last week was a large number -- it's nearly five times the number of people that work making cars and trucks and over half the amount employed in the construction industry.

CNNMoney: Middle class dropoutsupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 05:23:00

Nearly one third of Americans who were raised in the middle class dropped down the economic ladder as adults -- and that's before the Great Recession hit.

Hospital: Smokers need not applyupdated: Fri Dec 30 2011 18:49:00

A Pennsylvania hospital is expected to begin screening job applicants for signs of nicotine early next year, claiming it will not hire smokers, a hospital spokeswoman said Friday.

Returning troops have unique needsupdated: Sun Dec 18 2011 16:28:00

Troops returning from Iraq face special challenges as they settle back into private life. David Mattingly reports.

Occupy 2.0? Church leaders join movement updated: Thu Dec 15 2011 05:43:00

A group of African-American church leaders announced Wednesday their intention to join ranks with the Occupy movement in the nation's capital, bolstering what some consider a mutual message of condemning income inequality and social injustice.

CNNMoney: Debt committee: Decision timeupdated: Sun Nov 20 2011 11:13:00

With just days left for the bipartisan debt committee to agree to a deal or call it quits, the mood is pessimistic.

CNNMoney: Debt committee: Deal or no deal - then what?updated: Tue Nov 15 2011 05:28:00

The congressional debt committee has nine days to come up with a deficit reduction proposal.

CNNMoney: Regulation: Not the job killer GOP saysupdated: Fri Oct 14 2011 05:44:00

Want to help the economy and create jobs? Well, roll back those government regulations! It's a talking point trumpeted by nearly every Republican politician. But would less regulation really spur hiring?

CNNMoney: Unemployed risk a permanent pay cutupdated: Sat Oct 08 2011 13:28:00

It's a terrible time to be unemployed. Millions of people are out of work and finding a new job can take months, if not longer.

CNNMoney: Poverty pervades the suburbsupdated: Fri Sep 23 2011 17:11:00

Guess where most people in poverty live? Hint: It's not in the inner cities or rural America.

Global recovery in danger of skidding off courseupdated: Mon Sep 19 2011 06:11:00

The global recovery "is in danger of skidding off course", according to the latest Brookings Institution-Financial Times tracking index of the world economy, with growth slowing down sharply amid financial turbulence and policy paralysis.

CNNMoney: Debt ceiling: The trillion dollar mysteryupdated: Thu Jul 28 2011 06:22:00

The two calamity-avoiding debt ceiling measures under consideration in Congress have something in common.

CNNMoney: Need jobs? Bring in the foreign entrepreneurs!updated: Tue Jul 19 2011 13:22:00

Giving more foreign entrepreneurs visas could help lower unemployment and jumpstart the economy, a nonpartisan research organization said.

CNNMoney: Debt deal: Brace for spending cutsupdated: Tue Jul 05 2011 09:06:00

Huge spending cuts, and maybe some targeted tax hikes.

CNNMoney: Government job cuts hurt citiesupdated: Fri Jun 24 2011 17:08:00

Metro economies struggling the most to recover from the Great Recession typically lost government jobs, a new Brookings Institution report found.

Money Magazine: Retirement planning for you and your spouseupdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 16:53:00

Have you discussed your retirement plans with your spouse lately?

Chipotle faces scrutiny over illegal workersupdated: Tue Feb 08 2011 18:04:00

A number of Chipotle employees across Minnesota were fired after an immigration audit targeted the restaurant chain for allegedly hiring undocumented workers, officials said.

Inside the numbers: The frustrations of a generationupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 05:59:00

Mohamed Bouazizi, a 26-year-old unemployed college graduate from Tunisia, began a fruit and vegetable stand to earn a living. But he did not have a permit.

'Don't ask, don't tell': The reality of repealupdated: Thu Dec 02 2010 14:49:00

It's not if, but when, the law banning openly gay men and lesbians from serving in the military will be repealed, say advocates and top administration officials.

Fortune: Corporate America shrugs off deficit planupdated: Thu Dec 02 2010 14:00:00

The deficit reduction plan that President Obama's bipartisan commission will vote on tomorrow is drawing sharp fire from ideological groups on both the left and the right. To bring federal spending in line with revenues, the proposal released by co-chairmen Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles inflames liberals by slashing spending on social programs and conservatives by raising taxes.

'Rolling Stone' writer defends methodsupdated: Mon Jun 28 2010 09:14:00

CBS reporter Lara Logan criticizes "Rolling Stone" writer Michael Hastings over his profile of Gen. Stanley McChrystal.

Did Twitter cost McChrystal his command?updated: Mon Jun 28 2010 09:14:00

That's the argument John Timpane made in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Thursday: that our hypermetabolic, Twitter-fueled media culture allowed the remarks from General McChrystal 's crew to spread so far and so fast, Obama had almost no choice but to relieve him. Think of it as information blitzkrieg.

CNNMoney: Census Bureau: Dallas posts biggest population gainupdated: Tue Mar 23 2010 13:39:00

Don't mess with Texas! Cities in the Lone Star State were among the fastest growing places in 2009.

CNNMoney: Census jackpot: $500 billion a year in U.S. aidupdated: Tue Mar 09 2010 09:23:00

Federal programs will dole out more than $500 billion a year over the next decade based on data collected through the 2010 Census, according to a study released Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Financial reform: Do-or-die timeupdated: Thu Feb 25 2010 09:18:00

A second Senate effort to come up with financial reform legislation could run aground unless a deal on protecting consumers is reached.

CNNMoney: Intel plans $3.5 billion investment fundupdated: Tue Feb 23 2010 14:16:00

Intel Corp. announced Tuesday that it will create an alliance with leading venture capital firms to invest $3.5 billion in U.S. technology companies over the next two years.

CNNMoney: Intel said to plan USA-only investment fundupdated: Tue Feb 23 2010 08:15:00

Intel Corp. is planning a $2 billion fund with venture capital firms that would invest only in U.S. companies, according to a report published Tuesday.

Iran cites 60 groups as 'soft war' agentsupdated: Tue Jan 05 2010 00:31:00

Iran's Intelligence Ministry has compiled a list of 60 groups -- several based in the United States -- saying it considers them "soft war" agents against the country, Iranian media reported Monday.

11 areas where jobs are increasingupdated: Wed Dec 23 2009 14:28:00

I'm probably as sick of writing about job loss as you are reading about it. But I have some good news to report.

Optimism on economy fading, poll showsupdated: Tue Dec 08 2009 14:35:00

Two years into the recession, Americans don't see economic conditions getting better any time soon, and the steady growth in optimism that previous surveys measured throughout the year appears to have stalled, according to a new national poll.

CNNMoney: What Congress has in store for the Fedupdated: Mon Nov 23 2009 08:23:00

More than a year after the financial meltdown of 2008, Congress is moving forward on plans to drastically curtail the power of the Federal Reserve.

Deal could return Zelaya to Honduran presidency, analysts sayupdated: Fri Oct 30 2009 19:33:00

Four months after he was escorted in his pajamas onto a military plane and flown out of the country, ousted Honduran President Jose Manuel Zelaya could return to power within days, analysts said Friday.

CNNMoney: Fed believes recovery is hereupdated: Wed Oct 14 2009 15:29:00

Most Federal Reserve policymakers believe that an economic recovery has started, although they view the turnaround as weak enough that some want the central bank to take additional steps to stimulate the economy, according to minutes of a meeting last month that were released Wednesday.

CNNMoney: More air travel misery on the wayupdated: Thu Oct 08 2009 10:12:00

If you think flying is a miserable experience now, just wait until 2010.

How a 'perfect storm' led to the economic crisisupdated: Mon Apr 13 2009 12:14:00

The U.S. economy is clearly in terrible shape. What is less clear is how we got here.

CNNMoney: Obama's G-20 testupdated: Wed Apr 01 2009 19:10:00

As President Obama brings a proposed wish list for fixing financial markets and the global economy to the world stage, he's likely to have a tough sell.

CNNMoney: Obama to shop market reforms to G-20updated: Mon Mar 30 2009 10:21:00

Last week, Congress. This week, the world.

CNNMoney: How much risk is too much risk?updated: Mon Mar 23 2009 18:08:00

The Obama administration has a new plan to wipe toxic assets from banks' books, but it forces the government to make a calculated gamble.

CNNMoney: Stimulus: Stuck on carsupdated: Sat Jan 24 2009 08:01:00

A major chunk of the stimulus plan dealing with transportation is drawing fire for focusing too much on building new highways and not enough on regular maintenance projects and public transport.

Money Magazine: Why we need to cut seniors' benefitsupdated: Fri Oct 24 2008 08:36:00

Whether or not Congress or the Federal Reserve manages to solve the financial crisis, there will be an equally scary situation that has not yet made newspaper headlines. White Americans Not a Majority by 2042updated: Thu Aug 14 2008 10:00:00

White people will no longer make up a majority of Americans by 2042, according to new government projections. That's eight years sooner than previous estimates, made in 2004

CNNMoney: Energy's easiest fix: Use lessupdated: Thu Jul 03 2008 11:06:00

Want to help the country save a quick million barrels of oil a day? Drive 5% less. Slow down. Inflate your tires. Researchers: City Residents Produce Less Carbonupdated: Thu May 29 2008 11:00:00

hile cities are hot spots for global warming, people living in them turn out to be greener than their country cousins

Ice shelves may be meltingupdated: Thu May 29 2008 10:26:00

Arctic scientist Derek Mueller discuses possible new signs of global warming in northern Canada.

CNNMoney: Rebates: What you need to knowupdated: Mon Feb 11 2008 17:51:00

Lawmakers have given their final seal of approval to a $170 billion plan intended to spark the slowing economy.

CNNMoney: Why job market is even worse than you thinkupdated: Sat Feb 02 2008 09:05:00

A government report on January jobs showing that employers trimmed payrolls for the first time in four years set off alarm bells.

CNNMoney: Why the job market is worse than you thinkupdated: Thu Jan 31 2008 15:16:00

Ahead of Friday's January employment report, there is a lot of concern about the weakening job market, even as the unemployment rate stands at a relatively modest 5%.

Real people, real mortgage nightmaresupdated: Tue Aug 28 2007 22:00:00

The walls are bare, the closets are empty, and Connie and Timothy Pent and their two teenage children are living out of boxes as they wait for a dreaded knock at the door of their three-bedroom house in Ocala, Florida.

CNNMoney: Middle class: You're better off than you thinkupdated: Mon Jul 16 2007 04:21:00

The middle class may not be as badly off as they think - or hear - they are. But that doesn't mean their anxieties are unfounded.

Dobbs: Big media hide truth about immigrationupdated: Tue Apr 24 2007 17:22:00

The Bush administration and the leadership of the Democratic Party are preparing to take another legislative leap at imposing a massive illegal alien amnesty on American citizens.

Fortune: The $7.3 billion clubupdated: Mon Sep 25 2006 10:14:00

Before the final hours of the Clinton Global Initiative, the lobby of Manhattan's Sheraton hotel was so jam-packed that it was almost impossible to move through the crowd. It wasn't easy to pick out people in the sea of the famous, the wealthy and the powerful, but they were there. Barbara Streisand. First Lady Laura Bush. Hillary Clinton. And so on.

A year later, recovery in New Orleans not easyupdated: Tue Aug 29 2006 02:14:00

After months of rebuilding, Henry and Flora Hamilton's house doesn't look like it was sitting in 7 feet of water a year ago. The same can't be said for most of their neighbors' homes.

Recovery in New Orleans big but not easyupdated: Fri Aug 25 2006 10:11:00

After months of rebuilding, Henry and Flora Hamilton's house doesn't look like it was sitting in 7 feet of water a year ago. The same can't be said for most of their neighbors' homes.

Expert: Lebanon needs $1B in southupdated: Tue Aug 22 2006 23:06:00

Lebanon's government needs a cash infusion of at least $1 billion to rebuild its shattered south if it is to meet Hezbollah's challenge for authority there, according to a U.S.-based expert on the Middle East.

CNNMoney: New pension law affects public-sector, non-profit workers, tooupdated: Mon Aug 21 2006 18:13:00

The pension law signed by President Bush last week will have its primary impact on tens of millions of private-sector workers who have defined benefit pension plans and defined contribution plans such as 401(k)s.

CNNMoney: Incentives to save aren't workingupdated: Tue May 16 2006 17:05:00

NEW YORK ( - By now everyone knows American workers aren't saving enough for retirement.

Big questions remain for the Big Easyupdated: Thu Mar 02 2006 16:53:00

New Orleans, six months after Hurricane Katrina first came ashore, killing hundreds of people and displacing thousands in its wake, is a study in contrasts.

CNNMoney: The $25 trillion land grabupdated: Wed Oct 26 2005 14:11:00

There has been an impressive amount of construction in the United States over the last three centuries: All told, we've built more than 300 billion square feet of homes, offices, factories and other structures.

CNNMoney: Automatic 401(k) optionsupdated: Mon Jun 27 2005 11:28:00

More and more companies are offering new ways of 401(k) investing that will allow you to sit back and hit "autopilot."

Fortune: By The Numbersupdated: Mon May 30 2005 00:01:00

They're the shadow government--the millions of private-sector contractors doing everything from Homeland Security--related IT projects here to interrogations in Iraq. Estimates vary, but Paul Light...

CNNMoney: Social Security: Beyond accountsupdated: Wed May 25 2005 09:48:00

NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Both the House and Senate committees charged with drafting Social Security reform legislation are holding hearings this week. There likely will continue to be sharp partisan bickering over individual investment accounts.

Iraqi police prime targets of insurgencyupdated: Tue Jan 11 2005 17:21:00

The weapon: A powerful car bomb. The target: A police station. The toll: At least six policemen blown up. This scene and the refrain from Iraq's current leader strike a familiar chord.

Fortune: What the economy needs is simpler taxesupdated: Mon Nov 15 2004 00:01:00

"... if I am President, we're going to scour that tax code and make it simple and fair once and for all." -- John Kerry, September 2003

Who is Abu Musab al-Zarqawi?updated: Fri Sep 24 2004 16:04:00

U.S. officials say they are doing everything they can to capture the man who now rivals Osama bin Laden as public enemy No.1.

Most wanted not necessarily most dangerous updated: Wed Jun 16 2004 17:17:00

By simple count, it appears to be a success. Of the coalition's 55 individuals on the Pentagon's "Most Wanted Iraqis" deck of playing cards, 43 have been killed, captured or have surrendered, including Saddam Hussein and his sons.

Money Magazine: Buy your retirement home nowupdated: Tue Jun 01 2004 17:23:00

These days, many 40-year-olds are already thinking about how and where they want to live when they retire.

Business 2.0: A More Productive Outsourcing Debateupdated: Sat May 01 2004 00:01:00

Listen to Lou Dobbs or John Kerry and you could easily get the impression that the outsourcing of white-collar jobs is just another form of Enron-like corporate treachery. But the fact is, the serv...

Why do primaries continue after the battle is over?updated: Mon Mar 15 2004 16:30:00

Does this make sense? Illinois is holding presidential primaries Tuesday -- even though the nominations of both parties have already been locked up.

Fortune: An Irrational Tax Bill? No Way!updated: Mon Nov 24 2003 00:01:00

On at least one topic, Americans and Europeans agree: Current U.S. tax laws violate international trade treaties. With Europe threatening to impose $4 billion in tariffs on products ranging from cu...

Business 2.0: Numbersupdated: Sat Mar 01 2003 00:01:00

ECONOMY A Taxing Burden

Business 2.0: Let's Underwrite Broadband Every American home should be connected to the information superhighway. The problem? updated: Sat Feb 01 2003 00:01:00

It's time for the U.S. government to subsidize broadband connections to the home. I never thought I'd say that, but I've gotten over my free-market puritanism. The Bush administration should write ...

Money Magazine: The GOP Agendaupdated: Wed Jan 01 2003 00:01:00

The Republican takeover of Congress virtually ensures a slew of tax cuts that could take effect, retroactively, as early as Jan. 1, say tax experts and Washington insiders.

Money Magazine: The Myth Of The Quick Fix Politicians think reviving the economy is a snap. But what does the economy think?updated: Wed Jan 01 2003 00:01:00

If the U.S. economy were a person, you can be sure it would have serious emotional problems. For well over a year now, it's had to weather one withering insult after another. Academics have dubbed ...

Money Magazine: Money poll: The affluent mindsetupdated: Thu Oct 10 2002 15:12:00

After a year in which Americans endured a terrorist attack, layoffs, a stock market swoon and news of billion-dollar corporate swindles, we wanted to gauge the mood of affluent Americans. Are they worried? What, if anything, are they changing about their financial lives? How much is enough to feel rich? What do they think their chances are of becoming wealthy? What's the best way to do it? What does affluence mean to them, anyway?

Fortune: Hey, Al! Looking For Something to Do?updated: Mon Jan 08 2001 00:01:00

After more than a month of legal battles, Al Gore has finally conceded the presidency. The 52-year-old is certainly young enough to run again in four years, but in the meantime he has a pressing co...

Fortune: How The U.S. Expansion Defies All Oddsupdated: Mon Apr 17 2000 00:01:00

Americans are feeling a bit like lottery winners lately when it comes to the economy. I choose the analogy advisedly. From the perspective of, say, January 1993, the current state of the U.S. econo...

Fortune: ECONOMIC INTELLIGENCE NEW DEMOCRATS TRY AGAINupdated: Mon May 31 1993 00:01:00

Anyone who wonders what the elusive ''new'' Democrats really think should read Growth With Equity, published by the Brookings Institution. The book raps Republicans preoccupied with the former and ...

Fortune: WHY IT STILL PAYS TO BUY A HOUSE updated: Mon May 03 1993 00:01:00

After a rewarding love affair with homeownership in the Seventies and Eighties, some people feel they've been jilted in the Nineties. Those who bought at the top in California and the Northeast suf...

Fortune: NOW HEAR THIS updated: Mon Jan 11 1993 00:01:00

-- DAVID MULLINS JR., 46, vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, on why the Fed should resist pressure from businesses that want more loans and not relax capital requirements for banks: ''We've been...

Fortune: FIXING THE ECONOMY REPAIRING OUR INFRASTRUCTURE Politicians love sinking vast sums into new projects. We'd be better off if theyupdated: Mon Oct 19 1992 00:01:00

MOST Americans don't think they need an economist to tell them the nation has been underinvesting in its infrastructure. They can feel the evidence when they bounce through a pothole and see it in ...

Fortune: WHO'S INVESTING WHERE updated: Mon Jul 27 1992 00:01:00

Investors have more choices than ever in a world of mounting demand for money and increasingly efficient flows of information and capital. So when the U.S. economy tanked, foreigners had no trouble...

Fortune: SHIFTING POWER OUT OF THE BELTWAYupdated: Mon Jun 29 1992 00:01:00

Past plans to devolve more of Washington's responsibilities failed because they either weren't thought through or were politically inopportune. Economist Alice Rivlin, 61, a Brookings Institution f...

Fortune: ECONOMIC INTELLIGENCE HOW ZEALOUS GREENS HURT GROWTH . . .updated: Mon Mar 23 1992 00:01:00

How much is America overpaying for environmental regulations? Robert Crandall, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, reviewed a score of serious efforts to quantify the costs since the earl...

Fortune: NOW HEAR THIS updated: Mon Mar 09 1992 00:01:00

-- DICK ARMEY, 51, U.S. Representative (R-Texas), who wants Congress to kill an Agriculture Department program that awards millions of dollars to giant food companies for advertising: ''What next, ...

Fortune: ECONOMIC INTELLIGENCE CAPITAL SHORTAGE?updated: Mon Nov 18 1991 00:01:00

It's almost a truism that world capital shortages loom during the Nineties as emerging market economies vie for funds with the industrial countries. Barry P. Bosworth thinks otherwise. A senior fel...

Fortune: DOES IT PAY TO BUY A HOME NOW?updated: Mon Jan 28 1991 00:01:00

Mention to friends that you're thinking of buying a house, and odds are they'll tell you the only home you'll need is the nut house. Residential real estate is dead, they'll say. Prices are falling...

Money Magazine: Look back in wonder: Hits and misses in predictions for 1990 updated: Tue May 01 1990 00:01:00

Were you surprised by the sudden emergence of East Germany from behind the Iron Curtain? You wouldn't have been if you had remembered the hundreds of predictions that were floated by the 1,500 econ...

Fortune: Labor's march to single digits, slashing away at Harvard, Lotus looks at liberals, and other matters. THE VEGAS CONNECTIONupdated: Mon Sep 11 1989 00:01:00

We read the other day that nonstop air service from the New York area to Las Vegas is again available to ordinary mortals -- it never went away for the high rollers -- and had the darndest free ass...


One of the problems with reassuring paranoiacs, as any psychiatrist will tell you, is that their fears are not always groundless. That's also true in the case of economy watchers, who often seem co...

Fortune: Russia wants to be your partnerupdated: Mon Sep 28 1987 00:01:00

Has Mikhail Gorbachev gone Madison Avenue? Apparently so. The Soviet leader is using imperialist dog-and-pony shows to sell his country's products and politics to the West. In August the U.S.S.R. p...

Fortune: Mini-mills up the heat on the maxisupdated: Mon Apr 13 1987 00:01:00

As if cheap imports were not trouble enough for major U.S. steelmakers, small, low-cost domestic competitors are plotting a new attack on the giants. So- called mini-mills plan to make steel sheet ...

Fortune: PURSUING EFFICIENCY Productivity in manufacturing is up, though services lag.updated: Mon Jun 09 1986 00:01:00

DID THE first-quarter speedup in productivity growth herald the long-awaited turnaround in this fundamental measure of economic progress? The short answer is no, the longer answer yes. Productivity...

Fortune: Bulls and bears in the Middle Kingdom?updated: Mon May 12 1986 00:01:00

China may be poised for yet another experimental spin down the capitalist road. An article in the People's Daily, the Communist party's official newspaper, called for the establishment of Western-s...

Fortune: HERITAGE ASCENDANT Even Gorbachev knows the power of this right-wing outfit.updated: Mon Mar 31 1986 00:01:00

IN THE GALAXY of Washington think tanks, the archconservative Heritage Foundation is eclipsing its rivals. From privatization to Star Wars, Heritage prescriptions have become Reagan Administration ...

Fortune: A LOUD NEW UPROAR IN THE COMMODITY PITS Proposals to stiffen capital requirements for brokers are so stringent that even Merrillupdated: Mon Jan 20 1986 00:01:00

COMMODITIES BROKERS, who deal in everything from pork bellies to Treasury bills and precious metals, emerged from their trading pits months ago to fight sweeping new regulations proposed by the Com...

Fortune: Face-off at Wheeling-Pittsburghupdated: Mon Aug 19 1985 00:01:00

The first major U.S. steel strike in 26 years got under way when 8,200 members of the United Steelworkers walked off the job at Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp., the nation's seventh-largest steel c...

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