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Easy Money May Boost Economy But At What Cost?

Central banks in the U.S., Japan and Europe are easing credit, putting more money into the global economy. Some economists see these actions as necessary and appropriate. Others warn that it may actually restrict the flow of cash.
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Hiring Outlook For College Graduates Improves

The report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers says hiring for the upcoming class of graduates will jump 13 percent from a year ago. But the improvement won't get the job market for new grads back to where it was before the recession.
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Despite Record Drought, Farmers Expect Banner Year

After the Midwest's driest summer in decades, farmers are assessing their losses and gains. Despite the hit many farms took, the Agriculture Department predicts record high farm income this year, thanks to higher prices and federally subsidized crop insurance.
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'Angry Birds' Spinoff Flies To Top Of iTunes Charts

On Thursday, Rovio — the company behind the hit mobile game "Angry Birds" — released a new game. "Bad Piggies" is a spinoff of "Angry Birds" and its already among the top downloads in the iTunes App Store. Robert Siegel talks to Ina Fried, senior editor at All Things Digital about how profitable "Angry Birds" has been and whether Rovio can replicate its success.
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American Airlines Fliers Fed Up As Labor Clash Rages

It hasn't exactly been a barrel of fun flying American Airlines lately. The carrier, which is in bankruptcy, is in a bitter contract dispute with its pilots union. Its on-time performance has plummeted while cancellations are way up. Meanwhile, some of American's best customers are rethinking their loyalty.
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D.C. Dives: Tune Inn Thrives After Nearly Devastating Fire

In this month's D.C. Dives, Jerad Walker visits Capitol Hill's legendary Tune Inn, a bar that was almost lost to a fire in 2011.

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Housing Prices Up, But Market Far From Recovered

Housing prices are on the rise across the country, according to the latest Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller home-price index. But there's more to the story behind the numbers. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with WDET Senior News Editor Quinn Klinefelter and housing market expert Eugene James.

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