Economy

4:59pm

Tue January 14, 2014
Business

Northern Colorado Economy Poised For Strong Growth In 2014

The 2014 NCBR Summit was held at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley.
Grace Hood KUNC

5:12am

Wed January 8, 2014
Economy

Kentucky County That Gave War On Poverty A Face Still Struggles

Originally published on Mon April 28, 2014 12:31 pm

President Lyndon Johnson, on the porch of Tom Fletcher's cabin, listens to Fletcher describe some of the problems in Martin County, Ky., in 1964.
Bettmann Corbis

Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson stood before Congress and declared an "unconditional war on poverty in America." His arsenal included new programs: Medicaid, Medicare, Head Start, food stamps, more spending on education, and tax cuts to help create jobs.

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6:00am

Mon December 23, 2013
Planet Money

A Locked Door, A Secret Meeting And The Birth Of The Fed

Originally published on Mon December 23, 2013 10:01 am

J.P. Morgan: Not a pussycat.
Hulton Archive Getty Images

In 1907, the U.S. economy was in the grip of a financial crisis. Unemployment was up. The stock market was down.

People started panicking. They were lining up overnight to pull their money out of healthy banks. This can be deadly for an economy: Healthy banks have to shut down, businesses can't get credit, they lay people off, and the economy gets worse.

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1:23pm

Fri December 20, 2013
Economy

Colorado's Growth, Employment Positive Heading Into 2014

For Nov. 2013, nonfarm payroll jobs increased 4,200 over the month from October to November to 2,378,900 jobs, according to the survey of business establishments. Private sector payroll jobs increased 2,900 and government increased 1,300.
Colorado Department of Labor and Employment

There’s good news for Colorado’s economy going into 2014, the latest economic forecast is projecting solid growth. The state’s employment rate also continues to grow faster than the nation’s.

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11:05am

Fri December 20, 2013
Politics

VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT: Obama's 2013 Year End News Conference

Screencap of President Obama as he holds his end of year news conference, Dec. 20, 2013
White House YouTube.com

President Obama held a news conference Friday from the White House before departing Washington for the holidays. The President addressed the economy, health care and the NSA among other topics.

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