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February 6th, 2014
12:26 PM ET

What's behind the CVS tobacco ban?

CVS, the national chain of drug stores, surprised many by banning the sale of tobacco products, starting October 1. CNN's Brian Todd investigates what is behind the the decision.

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Filed under: Brian Todd • Economy • tobacco
February 4th, 2014
06:19 PM ET

Is Obamacare shrinking the workforce?

Republicans are using a new report by the Congressional Budget Office to argue that Obamacare is continuing to weaken the economy by shrinking the workforce. CNN's Brianna Keilar reports.


Filed under: Brianna Keilar • Economy • Obamacare
December 6th, 2013
06:46 PM ET

Jobless rate is lowest in 5 years

The stock market has continued to hit new highs as new unemployment numbers showed 203,00 jobs created and the lowest jobless rate in 5 years. But many across the country are still feeling pinched. CNN's Jim Acosta reports on the Obama administration and the economy.


Filed under: Economy • Jim Acosta • Jobs • President Obama
October 10th, 2013
11:36 AM ET

Economists debate how bad it could get

No one knows what exactly would happen if Congress did not raise the debt ceiling and the U.S. defaulted. Two economists debate the catastrophic forecasts many are predicting: the Wall Street Journal's Stephen Moore, former president of the Club for Growth, and the University of California, Berkeley's Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton.


Filed under: Debates • Debt ceiling • Economy • Government shutdown
October 8th, 2013
07:48 PM ET

Debt ceiling crisis and you

Chaos. Catastrophic. Apocalyptic.

Economists have thrown out some heavy words to describe what would happen if the U.S. defaulted on its credit. But what does it really mean for you? CNN's Tom Foreman looks at what could happen to your wallet, your home, your job, and your retirement if Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling before its October 17th deadline.


Filed under: Debt ceiling • Economy • Tom Foreman
October 7th, 2013
07:24 PM ET

Debt ceiling domino effect

Economists are waving red flags about the upcoming debt limit, saying if the U.S. government doesn't raise its debt ceiling before October 17, the world could fall into another recession. CNN's Tom Foreman takes a look at how the dominoes would fall.


Filed under: Debt ceiling • Economy • Tom Foreman
July 30th, 2013
06:26 PM ET

Money in your pocket... or job-killer?

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and fmr. CBO director Douglas Holtz-Eakin debate whether raising the minimum wage would help or hurt the economy.

RELATED STORY: Despite Congress' inaction, minimum wage fight still looms

RELATED VIDEO: Would higher minimum wage help or hurt?


Filed under: Bernie Sanders • Economy • Interviews
April 11th, 2013
07:07 PM ET

Political opposites on the same side

CNN's Wolf Blitzer talks to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Grover Norquist, who both oppose Obama's Social Security changes.

RELATED STORY: What's in Obama's budget

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Filed under: Bernie Sanders • Budget cuts • Economy • Grover Norquist
April 9th, 2013
09:46 AM ET

Who is bankrolling Kim Jong Un?

CNN's Chris Lawrence investigates who is bankrolling North Korean leaders while the country's economy is in shambles.


Filed under: Chris Lawrence • Economy • North Korea
March 13th, 2013
10:26 AM ET

Here we go again: Ryan unveils budget

Economic policy wonk Rep. Paul Ryan unveiled his budget plan, emphasizing spending AND and tax cuts. Dana Bash reports.

RELATED STORY: Ryan takes on Obamacare ... again


Filed under: Dana Bash • Economy • Paul Ryan
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