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‘I Want People To Understand What We Knew’: Former Fed Chair Bernanke Writing Memoir

Ben Bernanke, who stepped down last month after eight years as chairman of the Federal Reserve, is planning a memoir.

02/24/2014

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Study: Half Of US Renters Pay More Than 30 Percent Of Income For Housing

A new study from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University finds that nearly 50 percent of renters are “cost-burdened,” meaning they pay more than 30 percent of their income to rent housing. This is nearly double from the less than one-quarter of renters who paid that much in 1960.

12/09/2013

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Jobs Report To Help Show If US Economy Is For Real

The U.S. economy is growing faster, corporate profits are rising and companies are laying off the fewest workers in six years.

12/05/2013

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Study: Great Recession Caused Additional 5,000 Suicides Worldwide in 2009

A new study finds that there were nearly an additional 5,000 suicides worldwide in 2009 thanks to the Great Recession.

09/19/2013

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Strained By Economy, Americans Using Cars Less

Driving in America has stalled, leading researchers to ask: Is the national love affair with the automobile over?

08/29/2013

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Study: Record Number 21 Million Young Adults Living With Parents

A record number of young adults are living with their parents.

08/02/2013

Drawing renewed attention to the economy, President Barack Obama will return this week to an Illinois college where he once spelled out a vision for an expanded and strengthened middle class as a freshman U.S. senator, long before the Great Recession would test his presidency. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

Obama to Begin Series of Economic Speeches Across the Country

Drawing renewed attention to the economy, President Barack Obama will return this week to an Illinois college where he once spelled out a vision for an expanded and strengthened middle class as a freshman U.S. senator, long before the Great Recession would test his presidency.

07/21/2013

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Study: Late Boomers, Gen-Xers Less Prepared For Retirement

Late boomers and Generation=Xers might want to reconsider their retirement plans.

05/17/2013

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Fewer US Banks Failing As Industry Strengthens

U.S. banks are ending the year with their best profits since 2006 and fewer failures than at any time since the financial crisis struck in 2008. They’re helping support an economy slowed by high unemployment, flat pay, sluggish manufacturing and anxious consumers.

12/28/2012

Pew surveys found that more Americans are worried about their finances now than they were at the end of the Great Recession in 2009. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Survey: Americans More Worried About Retirement Now Than During Recession

More Americans are worried about their finances now than they were at the end of the Great Recession in 2009.

10/23/2012

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