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  • The federal government may not have a bridge to sell you, but it does have an ammunition plant, an access road, and a handful of lighthouses. They’re all part of the government’s ongoing effort to unload unused and unwanted federal real estate to save money on maintenance – and bring in some bucks in the real estate market. The government lists 14,000 buildings and structures as excess and 55,000 as under- or not-utilized, and by selling handfuls of property at a time, officials believe that rem

    The federal government may not have a bridge to sell you, but it does have an ammunition plant, an access road, and a handful of lighthouses.

  • Auto assembly line

    Even at manufacturing companies that are profitable, union workers are reluctantly agreeing to tiered contracts that create two levels of pay, the New York Times reports.

  • Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says the Obama administration will oppose any effort in Congress to strip the Federal Reserve of its legal mandate to pursue low unemployment.

  • Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke

    You could call it Ben Bernanke's, "Speak softly and carry a big stick" speech.  The Fed boss offers a lesson on global trade and the important role a healthy US economy plays in it.

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    The CEO of UBS Americas told CNBC Thursday that Federal Reserve President Ben Bernanke has “done a fantastic job” and that quantitative easing may be good for the country after all.

  • Warren Buffett

    For many years, I’ve been a fan of Warren Buffett’s long term approach to value investing. Understanding the value of a company, regardless of its momentary stock price, is a great long term investing strategy. But it pains me whenever I read commentary from Buffett that glosses over reality or is somehow self-serving.

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    Despite a devastating recession, the collective personal wealth of congressional members increased by more than 16 percent between 2008 and 2009, according to study released Wednesday by the Center for Responsive Politics.

  • Senate Committee on Banking Housing and Urban Affairs hearing during which Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke delivers second semi-annual report on monetary policy.

    There’s something new going on in Washington, DC.

  • One of the world’s largest automakers, General Motors has been manufacturing cars since it was founded as a holding company for Buick in 1908. Since then, GM has sold millions of vehicles annually, and many of these models have become staples of American culture. To get an idea of which GM models are the most iconic and important over the company’s history, Karl Brauer, Senior Analyst & Editor-at-Large at listed his top picks. Some of the models launched iconic lines, others marked the beginning

    To get an idea of which GM models are the most iconic, Karl Brauer, Senior Analyst & Editor-at-Large at Edmunds.com listed his top picks.

  • Fedex President and CEO Fred Smith told CNBC Monday that US corporate tax rates need to be reduced to promote job growth.

  • Grille of the 2010 Ford Taurus

    Plus, Cramer highlights the most important events of the coming week.

  • Not that you're surprised or anything.

  • Now that the recession has killed the McMansion, what does the home of the future look like? It’s a lot smaller than you think. Builders are chopping out the rooms we just don’t use anymore and slashing the size of yards. But don’t panic: They’re making up the difference with more charming downtown areas and shared spaces like parks and pools. Click here to take a stroll through the home – and neighborhood -- of the future.

    Now that the recession has killed the McMansion, what does the home of the future look like? It’s a lot smaller than you think.Take a stroll through the home of the future.

  • Confidence about the economy over the next six months is rising among CEOs worldwide, with nearly half of the US-based executives expressing optimism, according to quarterly survey by the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO).

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    Everyone these days is citing the findings of Narayana Kocherlakota of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve explaining why unemployment rate has risen even while the job vacancy rate has.

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    So what did our congressional representatives really learn from last Tuesday’s election? Not much, I fear.

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    Consumer borrowing increased in September for the first time since January even though the category that includes credit cards dropped for a record 25th straight month.

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    In today’s report, the service sector was shown to have added 154k private-sector service-producing jobs. The gain fits with recent data suggesting the composition of U.S. growth has shifted favorably, with spending moving toward services rather than manufactured products. This is of course good for the U.S. job market, because the service sector is where the vast majority of jobs exist.

  • The US economy added 151,000 jobs in October, while the unemployment rate remained at 9.6%. The growth came from gains in the private sector, with 159,000 jobs added in October.

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