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Job Outlook For 2010 grads: Still Stinks

Updated: 11/18/2009 - It's a tough time to be starting a career. Job prospects for the class of 2010 remain bleak after hiring of new college graduates plunged 40% this year to the lowest level in decades, a new report shows.

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Obama Officials, Business Owners To Discuss Lending Drought

Updated: 11/18/2009 - Several top administration officials, including Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Small Business Administration head Karen Mills, will meet Wednesday with bankers, policy makers and business owners to discuss the grim state of small business lending.

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Buffett's Berkshire Ups Wal-Mart Stake

Updated: 11/16/2009 - Investor guru Warren Buffett almost doubled his stake in Wal-Mart, adding 18 million shares in the discount retailer in the third quarter of 2009.

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How Fed Let AIG Banks Off Easy

Posted: 11/16/2009 - Federal regulators, in rushing to rescue AIG last year, failed to use their clout to negotiate concessions from business partners of the troubled insurer, a bailout overseer said on Monday.

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How One Worker Survived Wall Street's Downfall

Posted: 11/16/2009 - When the financial storm sent shock waves through Wall Street and the broader economy, millions of people lost their jobs. Workers in New York City were particularly hard hit.

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Fed Proposal Restricts Gift Card Fees

Posted: 11/16/2009 - The Federal Reserve Board announced proposed rules Monday to implement the gift card provisions of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009.

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Gold's Record Run: No End In Sight

Posted: 11/16/2009 - Gold prices surged to record highs yet again Monday, topping $1,139 an ounce, as investors continue to favor the precious metal over currencies like the U.S. dollar.

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Protecting Grandpa From Investing Peril

Posted: 11/15/2009 - Congress wants to help protect seniors who buy complex investment products that they don't understand or may do more harm than good.

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Nicolas Cage: Movie Star, Foreclosure Victim

Posted: 11/13/2009 - Even Academy Award winners are suffering from financial woes this recession. Actor Nicolas Cage lost two homes in New Orleans worth a total of $6.8 million in a foreclosure auction Thursday.

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Senate Bill Would Crack Down On Banks

Posted: 11/10/2009 - A far-reaching Senate proposal to overhaul the financial system would create three new agencies, while wiping out existing ones, to monitor risky bank practices and protect consumers.

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Twitter & LinkedIn Hook Up

Posted: 11/10/2009 - Tuesday, LinkedIn and Twitter announced a partnership that will allow users to share information across both social-networking platforms.

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KU Grad, FDIC Chair Bair Delivers Landon Lecture

Posted: 11/02/2009 - FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair offered these thoughts on the economy, its collapse and recovery during her Monday Landon Lecture at Kansas State. Read her speech here.

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Chrysler offers buyout to 23,000 workers

Posted: 11/01/2009 - Days before unveiling its latest recovery plan, Chrysler Group has extended a buyout program to 23,000 U.S. workers in an effort to further trim its workforce.

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Free Cash For Your Business

Posted: 11/01/2009 - When hunting for cash, desperate small business owners may find themselves sucked into buying books and software packages promising "Billions in Free Grants!" from Web sites with names like NeverPayItBack.com, or hiring consultants who promise to find them gads of money. All they're likely to get, though, are empty promises.

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Are 'Too Big To Fail' Powers Just Too Big?

Posted: 10/31/2009 - As Congress starts debating how to deal with financial firms deemed "too big too fail," some lawmakers and advocates are worried about giving the executive branch expansive new powers over the financial sector.

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Stimulus Creates 640,000 Jobs

Posted: 10/30/2009 - The largest stimulus program in the nation's history has created or saved just over 640,000 jobs, the Obama administration said Friday.

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Stocks Take A Big Slide

Posted: 10/30/2009 - Stocks tumbled Friday, more than erasing the previous session's gains, as investors dumped a variety of shares at the end of a rough week and choppy month on Wall Street.

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Madoff Accountant To Plead Guilty

Posted: 10/30/2009 - David Friehling, the long-time accountant for Ponzi schemer Bernard Madoff, is expected to plead guilty to fraud charges next week, in a deal with federal prosecutors.

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Stocks Take A Big Slide

Posted: 10/30/2009 - Stocks tumbled Friday, more than erasing the previous session's gains, as investors dumped a variety of shares at the end of a rough week and choppy month on Wall Street.

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