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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and fmr. CBO director Douglas Holtz-Eakin debate whether raising the minimum wage would help or hurt the economy.
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CNN's Chris Lawrence investigates who is bankrolling North Korean leaders while the country's economy is in shambles.