Economy

  • 11:49am Mar 07, 2013
    Economy Economy

    Time For The Fed To Take Away The Punch Bowl?

    The stock market's long climb has some people concerned it may be a bubble about to burst — a bubble artificially pumped up by the Federal Reserve's easy-money policy. That's led to calls — even from within the Fed — for an end to the central bank's extraordinary efforts to keep interest rates low.
  • Tilghman Logan and his instructor, Craig Stagg, do some practice turns using sit skis. Some ski resorts have created opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in snow sports.
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    11:18am Mar 06, 2013
    Sports Sports National Economy

    With Adaptive Skiing, Disabled People No Longer Left Out In The Cold

    As the fresh snow falls in New Mexico's ski resorts and mild temperatures welcome visitors into the region, new ski enthusiasts are making their way to the mountain tops. Some ski resorts now offer lessons to people with disabilities, and owners say not only is it a great equalizer, it's also increasing business.
  • Two figures stand near a signpost.
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    5:18am Mar 05, 2013
    Books Books Arts Economy Education

    Skipping Out On College And 'Hacking Your Education'

    Dale Stephens says many students would be better off ditching college and finding alternate ways to complete their educations. His new book, Hacking Your Education, explores that idea. "When you think about education as an investment, you have to think about what the return is going to be," he says.
  • 2:37pm Mar 04, 2013
    Economy Economy

    State Of Emergency: Cities In Financial Crisis

    With at least $14 billion in long-term liabilities and $327 million in debt, Detroit has declared a financial emergency. Several cities have tried this approach before, and the results have been mixed.
  • 1:02pm Mar 04, 2013
    Economy Economy

    Hard-Hit Boise Subdivision Lacks Owner-Occupied Homes

    The housing crisis has taken a toll in Idaho. Home prices dropped by 46 percent in the Boise area and many people lost homes to foreclosure. Before the bubble burst, Charter Pointe became less a neighborhood of neighbors, and more about investor-buyers looking to make money.
  • 11:04am Mar 02, 2013
    National National Economy

    'It Can't Go On Forever': Michigan Steps In To Help Detroit

    Host Scott Simon talks with the Republican governor of Michigan, Rick Snyder, who on Friday announced he will appoint an emergency financial manager for Detroit. The city faces a $327 million budget deficit and more than $14 billion in long-term debt.
  • With a declining population and dwindling tax base, Detroit has grappled with severe financial problems in the past decade.
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    8:01pm Mar 01, 2013
    National National Economy

    Michigan Officials Take Control Of Detroit's Empty Wallet

    With Detroit deep in the red, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has announced that the state will take over the city's finances, cut existing labor contracts and sell city assets. The business community and some residents applaud the move, but others fear a greater decline in already faltering city services.
  • 12:03am Mar 01, 2013
    Economy Economy

    The Future of Downtown Greensboro

    Greensboro has made great strides in downtown development, with more amenities, activities and people living downtown, and big projects waiting in the wings.