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Green Shoots: Is An Economic Recovery Underway?

The number of jobless claims for January 2012 was at the lowest point since March 2008. Businesses are reporting profits, buyers are reporting confidence. Diane Swonk, chief economist for Mesirow Financial, discusses whether it's safe to say an economic recovery has begun.

Record GM Profits Could Make Romney's Anti-Bailout Message A Harder Sell

The potential problem for Romney, however, is that even some Republicans, let alone Democrats and many independents, are likely to see GM's financial results as further vindication of the federal bailouts and Obama's approach.

Frustrations Mount As Greece Waits For Bailout

Greece has pushed itself to the edge of chaos with austerity measures, and Europeans officials say it's still not enough. The Greeks need more European help — $170 billion to avoid default next month.

Many Jobs May Be Gone With The Wind Energy Credit

The wind power industry in this country has grown fast in recent years, but that could come to a screeching halt if Congress doesn't renew a tax credit that wind farms get for the power they produce. Tens of thousands of jobs now depend on the tax credit, as more wind turbine manufacturers have taken root in the U.S.
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Teacher Pension Sharing Being Fought By Maryland Counties

County leaders from across Maryland are pushing back against a plan they say would devastate their budgets and cause layoffs and service cuts.


Europe Wants Assurances For Latest Greek Bailout

The European Union says Greece has made some progress, but not enough, to merit the new bailout it desperately needs to avoid default and keep the euro as its currency. Now, talk is growing about contingency planning if Greece fails to meet the bailout conditions and defaults.