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Occupy Protesters Gather On Capitol Hill

The Occupy Wall Street movement came to Capitol Hill Tuesday to welcome House members back after their holiday break.

Suze Orman Discusses Her Prepaid Debit Card

Audie Cornish speaks with financial expert and author Suze Orman about her new prepaid debit card, Approved.
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'Occupy Congress' Protesters Gather At Capitol

As Congress reconvenes from their winter recess Tuesday, Occupy protesters from around the country have descended on the west lawn of the Capitol in one of the largest gatherings of Occupy activists.


Businesses Show More Confidence In The Economy

American small business owners say they are growing more optimistic about the economy and their own prospects for success. That's according to a survey by the National Federation of Independent Businesses. Other recent reports also suggest that the economy is continuing to improve.

Italy's Bad Economy Leaves Immigrants Vulnerable

Immigrants say they face increasing hostility on the streets, and legislation would require the government to deport foreigners who don't have jobs.

Dashboard Distractions: New Luxuries Cause Concern

In many ways, the Detroit Auto Show has become a kind of consumer electronics show for cars, but some worry that the latest developments in dashboard technology — like touch screens — could pull a driver's attention off the road.

Do Law Schools Cook Their Employment Numbers?

Many students say they were lured into law school by the promise of high salaries upon graduation, but instead ended up with just a major debt load. How exactly schools calculate their graduates' employment statistics isn't regulated — it's up to students to scrutinize it, the ABA says.

9 European Countries Lose AAA Rating Status

Standard and Poor's has downgraded the credit ratings of nine Euopean countries including France. They face exposure to financial troubles in Greece among other places. Zanny Minton Beddoes, global economics editors at The Economist, talks to Steve Inskeep about the latest European financial troubles.

Greeks Worry Over A Possible Return To The Drachma

Envoys from the European Commission, European Central Bank and IMF descend on Athens Monday to see if Greece is worthy of receiving its next bailout installment. If the international community concludes that Greece can't be saved as a member of the Eurozone it will have to revert to its old currency, the drachma, which some say would be "catastrophic."