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On Heels Of Sequestration, The Business Of Spending Cuts

With automatic budget cuts set to take effect Mar. 1, politicians are jockeying to control the message about sequestration and what it will mean for their constituents. Meanwhile, the cuts may create economic choke points that could affect industries from agriculture to air travel.

After The Spill: The Environment And Economy Of The Gulf

In July 2010, the oil spill caused by the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion fouled beaches and wetlands, killed wildlife, and ruined seafood businesses. Nearly three years later, as the civil trial against BP begins, those who live and work in the area continue to feel the disaster's effects.

Federal Gay Marriage Ban Hurts The Bottom Line, Businesses Argue

Google, Apple, Facebook and other big names are wading into the same-sex-marriage debate, which will come before the Supreme Court next month. They argue the federal government's ban on recognizing gay unions causes "unnecessary cost and administrative complexity."
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US Health Care Costs (Rebroadcast)

What makes U.S. health care so expensive: Understanding the complex pricing schemes that drive up costs, create an enormous tax burden and bankrupt households.


Chrysler Plans To Add 1,250 Jobs, Invest $374 Million In Indiana

The company plans to expand work at transmission plants.

China Accuses U.S. Of Hacking Military Sites

Barely a week after a major report outlining likely Chinese hacking on American companies, Beijing officials say the U.S. is doing the same thing.

U.S. Boss Offers Blunt Critique; French Workers Give Fiery Response

The Illinois-based Titan tire company was weighing the purchase of an ailing factory in France. But in a leaked letter, Titan's CEO said the deal was off because the workers were unproductive and the unions "crazy." A war of words has ensued.

How Washington Chose Not To Be Careful With Spending Cuts

No rational person would try to cut nearly all government spending by a fixed amount, regardless of the individual merit of any given program. That's kind of the point.

Job Applicants Are Wary Of Firms' Resume Sorting Software

Some big companies are using talent management software to narrow the pool of job applicants before an employer reviews the resumes. Human resources officials say in today's economy, the systems are crucial. But employment seekers often find the software puts them at a disadvantage.