economy

The Roundtable
10:10 am
Mon February 24, 2014

"The Leading Indicators" By Zachary Karabell

    We are bombarded every day with numbers that tell us how we are doing, whether the economy is growing or shrinking, whether the future looks bright or dim. Gross national product, balance of trade, unemployment, inflation, and consumer confidence guide our actions, yet few of us know where these numbers come from, what they mean, or why they rule our world.

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Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Congressional Corner with Richard Neal - Part 2

  Long represented by John Olver, the Berkshires are getting used to their new Congressman.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Massachusetts Democratic Representative Richard Neal tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that economic growth in the commonwealth needs to come from the local level.

The Roundtable
9:35 am
Tue January 29, 2013

"After The Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead" by Alan Blinder

    Alan Blinder is an esteemed Princeton professor, Wall Street Journal columnist, and former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. He has written a major new book on this nation’s most recent financial crisis.

After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead is a comprehensive and coherent narrative of how the worst economic crisis in postwar American history happened, what the government did to fight it, and what we can do from here—mired as we still are in its wreckage.

Economy
3:44 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Geithner Began With 'Smoldering' Economy; What Does He Leave?

In this handout image provided by the White House, President Obama talks with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner at the United Nations on Sept. 23, 2010.
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Originally published on Fri January 11, 2013 8:35 am

Outgoing Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has had a bruising four years. He took office when the U.S. economy was plunging into the worst recession since the Great Depression.

Nominating Jack Lew as Geithner's successor Thursday, President Obama praised his departing Treasury secretary for helping to get the economy back on track.

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New England News
4:42 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Veterans Day Job Fair Held

The Massachusetts Office of Labor and Workforce Development is holding a series of events and activities in November to help veterans find work.   WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.

The Career Point Career Center in Holyoke would not normally be open on the Veterans Day holiday, but it opened its doors for two and a half hours Monday morning to host a job fair just for military veterans.  David Gadaire, the executive director of Career Point says on a typical day they’ll see 40 to 50 veterans come into the local state employment office looking for work.

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