The Planet Money team digs into the rate-setting scandal engulfing the British bank Barclays. Emails reveal bank employees were shockingly casual and explicit in their communications about manipulating one of the key financial benchmarks in the global economy.
The summer is not looking very sunny for retails who market to the middle class. Upper and lower end stores are doing better. Retail experts said lousy weather was one factor in the lower than expected sales increase.
President Obama's campaign bus rolls from Ohio into Pennsylvania Friday. He is trying to make the case that the U.S. economy is slowly but surely on the mend. While touring Ohio's manufacturing belt Thursday, he highlighted the rebound of the auto industry.
The Labor Department releases June's unemployment figures Friday. After starting off the year with some new-found strength, in recent months job growth has been slowing. That's significant to anyone looking for work and to economists. Job growth is also front and center in the presidential election.
Major newspapers in Chicago, Houston and San Francisco are among those that have acknowledged they published dozens of items in print or online that appeared under fake bylines. The items in question were not written by reporters at the papers but by employees of a news outsourcing firm called Journatic.
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