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Obama Team: Household Net Worth Actually Rose During His Presidency

Using additional Federal Reserve data, White House officials on the president's National Economic Council argued that while household net worth fell before President Obama took office, it has risen since then and he bears some of the credit.
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Sharp Drop In Gas Prices Puts Brakes On Inflation

Wholesale prices fell 1 percent in May from April thanks to an 8.9 percent plunge in the price of gasoline.
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Spain's Bank Yenta On What Went Wrong

Spain's plan to combine small banks didn't go so well. The man who helped make it happen explains.
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Credit Card Debt Cut: The Reason May Surprise You

A new study showing that Americans lost nearly 40 percent of their wealth in the Great Recession turned up another notable result: Credit card debt also fell sharply; the median family's balance tumbled 16 percent. But it's not just because people rushed to pay off their plastic.
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Employers Could Fill Jobs If They Trained More, Complained Less, Prof Says

Wharton's Peter Cappelli says too many businesses are searching for the "perfect" candidate rather than investing in people and teaching them the skills to do their jobs.
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Dropping Out With Debt

Student loan debt in the U.S. adds up to more than a trillion dollars, putting a major strain on graduates. But the weight of debt is even heavier for those who leave school without receiving a degree. Host Michel Martin speaks with Anthony Carnevale, who heads the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University.
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Trouble Finding Jobs? It Might Be The Software

Many job hunters are downright frustrated. But one expert says it's not you, it's the employers and a flawed electronic application process that may be preventing qualified people from finding work. Host Michel Martin speaks with University of Pennsylvania's Peter Capelli. He's the author of Why Good People Can't Get Jobs.

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