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Wednesday, April 7, 2010 as of 11:14 AM ET

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Economy

State of the Union’s Jobs

In 2011, President Obama is expected to focus on unemployment, job creation and American competitiveness in the global market -- a theme that dominates this year's State of the Union Address.  But some critics question the President's track record, when it comes to helping unemployed workers and businesses struggling in the worst recession in decades. The State of Missouri has often been called a political and ... read more

Brooks Blanton

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January 25, 2011

02:43 PM

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Dan Springer

January 5, 2011 1:18 PM

Green Giant Planned for Portland

Portland, Oregon prides itself on being an eco-friendly city claiming to have the second most green buildings in the nation behind only Chicago. And now officials are investing in what they ... read more



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stemple

December 27, 2010 1:07 AM

Smartphone Danger: Cell Users Targeted

We all do it, talk and text aimlessly on our cell phones in the mall or on the street, but did you know Smartphone crime is on the rise, especially among commuters? Thieves are targeting expensive Smartphones (like iPhones and Droids). And, the holidays are a particularly vulnerable time. Former D.C police detective Rod Wheeler put it this way to Fox News on Sunday, ... read more



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Dan Springer

December 21, 2010 1:18 PM

Too Much Recycled Glass

Americans are doing a better job of recycling all the time. Unfortunately, when it comes to glass there are still major challenges. Recyclers have been going out of business and many of those still hanging on are seeing their piles grow out of control. Concrete Recyclers in Tumwater, Washington has a stack of crushed glass that's 8,000 tons and getting bigger. They may ... read more



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Adam Housley

November 26, 2010 4:35 PM

Viva Hispanic Businesses

There are a number of reasons business is booming at CR&A Custom Banners in Los Angeles California and for that matter amongst the hispanic population across the country. While the numbers are growing and while everyone else is laying off ... read more



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Leland Vittert

October 18, 2010 1:11 PM

Housing Hot…in Israel

Less than ten years ago, a suicide bomber blew himself up at the Dolphinarium night club killing 21 Israeli kids on a Friday night. Today, a multi-million dollar high-rise is going up just on the other side of the street. Penthouses along the coast in Tel Aviv compare to those of Dubai, New York, Miami and Hong Kong; the biggest difference is they are selling and selling ... read more



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Meredith Orban

October 6, 2010 11:38 AM

Financial Ed: A New Graduation Requirement

Planning for their financial future isn't something most kids learn about in high school, but in New Jersey it is now a graduation requirement.  Starting this year, each student in the class of 2014 is required to take one semester of financial literacy and eight districts are piloting a program to teach kids to manage their money. North Warren Regional High School in ... read more



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Casey Stegall

September 25, 2010 2:19 PM

Honoring the Fleet

Each year, various cities around the country hold a “fleet week” event to honor members of the US Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. Event organizers say the “fleet week” concept is two-fold… thanking our troops for their service while ... read more



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Malini Wilkes

September 6, 2010 7:58 PM

U.S. Taxpayer Money Creating Jobs – in Iraq

With temperatures still hitting triple digits every day, Ahmed Saad stays busy installing and repairing air conditioners in his western Baghdad shop. He recently expanded his business and added staff after getting a $6,000 loan, thanks to the U.S. Agency for International Development. “Before, there were only two workers,” Saad said in Arabic. “Now I have six ... read more



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Tom Jachman

August 23, 2010 11:04 AM

King of Pops Plays Joblessness Coolly

On a noisy street corner in Atlanta, people are finding a new way to beat the sizzling summer heat.  And a simple treat like a popsicle is becoming an entirely new career for a young entrepreneur.   Steven Carse was an AIG employee who lost his job and then instead of joining the ranks of the unemployed he and his brother Nick started their own business. They call it ... read more



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Elizabeth Prann

July 30, 2010 8:59 AM

Gulf Vacationers Heading East

Vacationers have been flocking to East Coast beaches since the oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico last April. Preliminary numbers show a trend of some vacationers steering clear of the beaches of Florida, Alabama and Mississippi fearing tar bars and oil stained shores. "When you spend that kind of money on vacation you don’t want to really risk having a bad ... read more