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Coming Of Age In An Ever-Recovering Economy

Students of all backgrounds are coming of age in an era when the economy is always described as "recovering" — never "recovered". So with graduation coming up, how are college students are feeling about their prospects? Audie Cornish visited the University of Maryland to find out.

Stocks Give Back Some Gains After Weak Economic Data Are Released

After hitting its highest mark since December 2007 on Tuesday because of a bullish report about the health of the manufacturing sector in April, the Dow Jones industrial average is down because of negative news about hiring and manufacturing.
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Risky Bank Investments and The U.S. Economy

Reports of a massive trading blunder at JPMorgan Chase renew debate over new rules for banks. Diane and guests discuss what risky bank investments mean for the U.S. economy and ongoing efforts to impose new regulations for the banking industry.


Hiring Slowed In April, Report Signals

Businesses added just 119,000 jobs to their payrolls last month, a sharp drop from an estimated 201,000-gain in March, according to the latest ADP National Employment Report.
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Long-Term Care Insurance

As America ages, more people are considering insurance for long-term care. Diane and her panel of experts discuss what the policies cover and who should purchase them.


Should Banks Maintain Abandoned Properties?

Chicago has dug in its heels on a new city ordinance that puts banks on the line for securing and maintaining vacant homes. But the federal government, on behalf of mortgage backers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, is fighting the law in a test case that could affect other cities, too.

Time To Trade The Lease For A Mortgage?

Falling prices and low interest rates are making it even cheaper to buy a house these days. And rising rents in many areas make it more tempting to take the plunge. According to the Census Bureau, the national homeownership rate is at a 15-year low.