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  • Life After

    Weighing in on whether Greece will default, with Martin Feldstein, Harvard University economics professor/Council of Economic Advisors former chairman, who says there is no question that Greece will default. Feldstein also says the weakness in the U.S. is not due to banks exposure to Europe. He adds that we can easily slip into negative numbers.

  • Free Trade = More U.S. Jobs

    In a Democracy, debating is very healthy but both parties should be respectful, says Sen. Charles Grassley, (R-IA), who weighs in on immigration issues and free trade.

  • Obama Jobs Bill and the Economy

    Discussing why President Obama's jobs bill will help create modest economic growth, with former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, (D), who also weighs in on why President Obama will be re-elected.

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    The youth unemployment rate is expected to show a "minimal decrease" in 2011 since its peak last year but the young, particularly in areas most hit by the crisis, are struggling to find jobs, the International Labor Organization said in a report released Wednesday.

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    Optimism has been a rare commodity in financial markets in 2011, however, institutional investors don’t have the luxury of being able to place their cash under the bed.

  • Firms in Asia to Cut Back on Hiring in Q4

    Mike Game, Asia CEO of Hudson, says hiring expectations are falling across Hong Kong and Singapore, especially in the banking and financial services sector.

  • by Daniel Yergin

    Daniel Yergin's best-selling new book, "The Quest: Energy, Security and the Remaking of the Modern World" is an in-depth look at the state of the global energy industry that picks up where his Pulitzer Prize winning, "The Prize: the Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power" left off.

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    While investors wait to see if the Europeans will agree to a major boost in their rescue fund to backstop sovereign debt and the banks who own it, here at home the economic news has turned slightly more positive.

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    Local governments, once a steady source of employment in tough economic times, are shedding jobs in unprecedented numbers, and heavy payroll losses are expected to persist into next year. USA Today reports.

  • Laughing At Wall Street

    The author says he can "show how the average consumer with no previous financial education can outsmart Wall Street’s brightest by learning to identify game-changing information hidden in their everyday life."

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    Two market crashes and a couple of recessions later, 25 percent of all boomers don’t have anything saved for retirement and now find themselves in dire need of government services and potential bailouts of math defying pension plans.

  • Reviving Work Ethic

    The author writes, "I interact with thousands of leaders, managers, business owners and execs each year and I’ve yet to find any who believe that the work ethic represented in the current labor pool stands up to that of the labor pool twenty, ten—or even five years ago," adding, "It’s time to stop complaining about the lack of work ethic and take steps to revive it."

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    Four members of the reggae band UB40 were declared bankrupt on Tuesday by a UK judge in Birmingham County Court.

  • Ron Paul: Fixing America's Debt Crisis

    "I'm amazed that this is a unique idea that we've got to cut," says Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX). He continues, "in order to get back to growth again, you cannot keep dumping debt on the people. It will dig a much bigger hole."

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    A Republican debate will play out in one of this city's glittering casinos, but the real battleground for next year's U.S. presidential election lies in the foreclosure-racked neighborhoods that sprawl beyond the Las Vegas Strip's bright lights.

  • How by Dov Seidman

    The author says we're in what he calls the, "Era of Behavior" and that "our behavior now matters more than we thought and in ways we never imagined."

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    Resourceful women should be taking steps to become board-ready, in order to take advantage of the increasing number of women elected to company boards, according to Molly Ashby, chairman and CEO of Solera Capital.

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    One of the greatest lessons I have learned is that adversity is a gift. Leaders inevitably face daunting and seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

  • Gina Rudan | Practical Genius

    This author says, "You are capable of exceptional accomplishments in your work, in your community, and with your family and friends," and in her new book, she lays out how you can find that "Practical Genius" within.

  • Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs taught us a lot about success and failure, "showing us the blood and guts of innovation, which is neither linear nor easy, but rather happens in fits and starts, setbacks and comebacks," writes the author.