Business

5:29am

Thu September 8, 2011
Business

Effects of 9/11 Still Felt by Colorado Business Community

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, were felt not only on a global scale, but also at a local level. KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Boulder County Business Report publisher Chris Wood about how the attacks affected business in the Boulder Valley and Northern Colorado.

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8:18am

Tue September 6, 2011
Whiteboard Video

Marketplace: Fiscal and Monetary Policy

Fiscal and Monetary Policy from Marketplace on Vimeo.

Often conflated, often confused, fiscal and monetary policies take very different approaches to influence the economy. And use two very different departments: the government and the Fed. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains.

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12:05pm

Mon September 5, 2011
The Road Back To Work

Bumps On The Road Back To Work

Originally published on Mon September 5, 2011 2:09 pm

Casaundra Bronner returned to work in July and says being able to walk her daughters to the bus in the morning is one of the benefits of her new job at a small company.
Tamara Keith NPR

Part of an ongoing series.

Like some 14 million Americans, the people in our series The Road Back to Work started the year unemployed and searching for a job.

Back in January, we gave six people, all living in St. Louis, Mo., digital recorders and asked them to document their experience as they went through the process of looking for a job.

Working, Still Struggling

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1:43pm

Fri September 2, 2011

11:25am

Fri September 2, 2011
Business

Why Stores Sell Halloween Stuff Before Labor Day

If you walk into the Safeway near Washington, D.C.'s Chinatown, you'll see a small display of Halloween decorations: witches hats, haunted houses, jack-o-lanterns — the works. That might not seem so strange if it were October or even late September. But it hasn't even hit Labor Day yet.

Safeway isn't the only retailer getting a jump on the holiday. Across the city, shoppers will find Halloween merchandise in Walgreens, Claire's Accessories, Target and Macy's.

The National Retail Federation doesn't have hard numbers on this trend, but the group does have anecdotal data.

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