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CEPR in the News: Jan - March 2008

CEPR in the News (Archive)

January - March 2008  

Financial Times: The Trade Impact of a US Recession
(registration required)
March 31, 2008

Lou Dobbs Tonight (CNN): Wall Street Oversight
March 31, 2008 (Dean Baker)

CNNMoney.com: Fed Up With the Fed
March 31, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Minnesota Public Radio (KSJN-FM): More Oversight for Wall Street, But Is It Enough?
March 31, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Miami Herald:
Will U.S. Economic Woes Expose Latin America to New Turmoil?
March 31, 2008 (Mark Weisbrot)

New York Times: Homeowner's Pleas Put G.O.P. Lawmakers in Bind About Defaults
March 30, 2008 (Dean Baker)

MarketWatch: Treasury Regulatory Blueprint Hobbled From the Start
March 30, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Coeur D'Alene Press (ID): Is the Economy in Recession?
March 29, 2008

Daily Herald
(WA): Social Security Remains Star in the Gloom
March 28, 2008 (Dean Baker)

BusinessWeek.com: Two Cheers for Free Trade
March 28, 2008 (Dean Baker)

FAIR: Dean Baker on the Financial Crisis, Keith Poole on Voteview
March 28, 2008 (Dean Baker)

ABCNews.com: Candidates' Plans Don't Match Up
March 27, 2008 (Dean Baker)

PBS NewsHour: Paulson Urges Oversight in Wake of Bear Stearns Bailout
March 26, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Charleston Gazette (WV): Dropouts: Lost Potential
March 26, 2008

Your Call (KALW, NPR in CA): What is the State of Our Economy?
March 25, 2008 (Dean Baker and Robert Pollin)

WCSH-TV (NBC, Maine): Economic Woes Continue; No End in Sight
March 25, 2008 (Dean Baker)

MarketWatch: Candidates Low on Specifics for Economy Cures
March 25, 2008 (Dean Baker)

CNBC: The Imperial Fed
March 25, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Los Angeles Times
: Bear Stearns Fetches a Better Price, Shoring up Deal
March 25, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Rabble.ca: We Don't 'Hafta' NAFTA
March 25, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Marketplace Radio (PRI): Why the Changes to Bear Stearns Deal?
March 24, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Christian Science Monitor
: Recession is a Given. Can We Avoid Depression?
March 24, 2008 (Dean Baker)

San Francisco Chronicle: Fed's Bold Moves: Band-Aid or Breakthrough?
March 23, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Miami Herald (McClatchy-Tribune News Service): 'Good Jobs' Hard to Find
March 23, 2008 (John Schmitt)

Beneath The Surface With Jerry Quickley (KPFK in CA): What's Happening in Venezuela?
March 21, 2008
(Mark Weisbrot joins the program at minute 7)

San Francisco Chronicle
: New Crisis, Old -Isms
March 21, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Wakeup Call (WBAI): The Bear Stearns Sell-out and What it Portends for the Rest of the Economy
March 21, 2008 (Mark Weisbrot joins the program at minute 18)

New York Times
: The Affluent, Too, Couldn’t Resist Adjustable Rates
March 20, 2008 (Dean Baker)

MSNBC.com: Rising Gas Costs Crimping Budgets
March 20, 2008 (Dean Baker)

NPR Morning Edition: Fed Rate Cut Boosts Stocks; Another Cut Coming?
March 19, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Associated Press:
Poll: Majority of Venezuelans Say Chavez Was Key to Easing Colombia Crisis
March 19, 2008
(Mark Weisbrot)

Boston Globe: A Government Cure to the Sliding Economy
March 19, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Orlando Sentinel (FL): Stay Afloat After Layoff
March 19, 2008 (John Schmitt)

Lou Dobbs Tonight (CNN): Will the Latest Fed Interest Rate Cut Help?
March 18, 2008 (Mark Weisbrot)

MarketWatch: Homeowners Need Help, Not Wall Street
March 17, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Mario Solis-Marich Show (KTLK): Interview with Dean Baker (begins at 18:50)
March 17, 2008

Media Matters (WILL AM): Interview with Mark Weisbrot
March 16, 2008

MarketWatch: The Fed Acts Sunday to Prevent Global Bank Run Monday
March 16, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TX): Loose Change
March 16, 2008

Valdosta Daily Times (GA): Pain at the Pump
March 15, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Yahoo: DC Mandates Sick Leave, Exempts New Hires
March 14, 2008

Reuters: Consumer Prices Flat, but Confidence Dips
March 14, 2008 (Dean Baker)

The World Today: Gold Hits $1,000 an Ounce as Investors Seek Shelter
March 14, 2008 (John Schmitt)

CNN Radio: Recession and the Labor Market
March 13, 2008 (John Schmitt)

CNNMoney.com: Meet Your New Banker: Uncle Sam
March 13, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Fortune Magazine: Bailing Out Lenders Hurts the Economy
March 13, 2008 (Dean Baker)

MarketWatch: U.S. Mint is Making Cents, but at a Price Far More Than a Penny
March 12, 2008 (Dean Baker)

PharmaTimes: Clinical Trials Need a Public-Sector Solution, Says US Report (Subscription needed)
March 12, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Gaylord Herald Times (MI): Broken Dreams: Has Crisis Plunged Us Into Recession?
March 12, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Christian Science Monitor: Job Losses' Ramifications Far-Reaching
March 10, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Shanghai Daily: Downturn Hits Hard at Plans for Retirement
March 10, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Colorado Springs Gazette
: 438 Million Vacation Days Went Unused By U.S. Workers in '07
March 9, 2008

New York Times: Sharp Drop in Jobs Adds to Grim Economic Picture
March 8, 2008
(Dean Baker)

Kansas City Star
: Jobs See Their Biggest Monthly Dip in Year
March 7, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Associated Press: Housing Market Spirals, No End in Sight
March 6, 2008 (Dean Baker)

The Insighters (KPFK): Should We Brace Ourselves for an Economic Recession?
March 6, 2008 (John Schmitt joins the program at minute 22)

BBC World Service: Bubble in Property Prices in Europe
March 5, 2008 (Dean Baker)

CNNMoney.com: More Signs of Job Weakness
March 5, 2008 (Dean Baker)

New York Times: Bush and Fed Step Toward a Mortgage Rescue
March 5, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Washington Post
(Reuters): Rocky Markets Highlight Retirement Insecurity
March 3, 2008 (Dean Baker)

CNNMoney.com: New Recession Worry: Bank Failures
March 3, 2008 (Dean Baker)

MarketWatch: Tips to Deal with Job Loss
March 2, 2008 (John Schmitt)

New York Times
Is a Lean Economy Turning Mean?
March 2, 2008

Arizona Republic: Arizona Consumers Feeling Recession Effects
February 29, 2008

MotherJones.com: Is the Economy a Casualty of War?
February 29, 2008 (Dean Baker)

CBS Evening News: Bush Rebukes Recession Claims
February 28, 2008
(Dean Baker)

Talk of the Nation (NPR): What Does 'Stagflation' Mean for You?
February 28, 2008 (Dean Baker)

U.S. News & World Report
: The Housing Nightmare Hits Main Street
February 28, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Charlotte Observer
: Requests for Food Stamps Surge
February 28, 2008

Denver Post: Stagosaurus Back on Display
February 27, 2008 (Dean Baker)

News and Observer
(NC): The Incidental Costs of a Costly Defense
February 25, 2008 (Dean Baker)

San Francisco Chronicle: Consumer Price Index a Real Guessing Game
February 24, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Telepolis: The Politics of Sustained Civil Unrest
February 23, 2008 (Mark Weisbrot)

Pantagraph (IL): 5.8 Million More Could Lose Jobs in Recession
Febraury 23, 2008 (John Schmitt)

The Real News Network:
Democrats on the Economy
February 22, 2008 (Dean Baker)

The Nation
: Transforming the Liberal Checklist
February 21, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Marketplace Radio (PRI): High Prices Spread Throughout Economy
February 20, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Philippine Daily Inquirer
: Capitalism in an Apocalyptic Mood
February 20, 2008 (Dean Baker)

: The Economy: How Bad Can it Get?
February 19, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Reuters: Unthinkable Housing Solutions Now Thinkable
February 15, 2008 (Dean Baker)

The Pitt News (PA): Rebates Not for All Students
February 15, 2008 (John Schmitt)

Financial Times: Luxuries Re-evaluated As Budgets Tighten
February 14, 2008 (John Schmitt)

USA Today
Senior Benefit Costs Rise 24% Since 2000
February 14, 2008 (Dean Baker)

The Real News Network:US Economy and the Elections
February 13, 2007 (Dean Baker)

Detroit Free Press
: Mortgage Firms to Cut Many a Break
February 13, 2008 (Dean Baker)

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Raising Limits for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac is Risky Business
February 13, 2008 (Dean Baker)

USA Today: Buffett's Muni Move: Nothing Risked, Something Gained
February 12, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Marketplace Radio (PRI): Exxon Freeze Gets Venezuela Moving
February 11, 2008 (Mark Weisbrot)

Philadelphia Inquirer
: Take Time Off? Americans Prefer to Work
February 11, 2008 

New York Times: Recession Would Work in Democrats’ Favor
(registration required)
February 9, 2008 (Dean Baker and John Schmitt)

Workforce Management
: Union Membership Rises, but Quality of Jobs Has Changed
February 7, 2008

The Real News Network: A Stimulus Proposal to Fight Recession
February 7, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Agence France-Presse: World Bank Chief Safely Bets on Chinese Economist
February 8, 2008 (Mark Weisbrot)

AlterNet: Tom Friedman's Folly: The Lies Behind 'Free Trade'
February 5, 2008 (Ha-Joon Chang)

CNNMoney.com: Recession Watch 2008: Stimulus Plan May Not Lead to Many New Jobs
February 4, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Kansas City Star: Jobs in the Balance
February 4, 2008

The New Yorker: The Minsky Moment
February 4, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Christian Science Monitor: The Economic Stimulus Package: How Does Spending Help?
February 4, 2008

Barron's: Worry Beads, Anyone? (subscription required)
February 4, 2008 (Dean Baker)

San Francisco Chronicle: 'Bad Samaritans' and 'Myth' of Free Trade
February 3, 2008 (Ha-Joon Chang)

MarketWatch: Jobs at Risk
February 3, 2008 (John Schmitt)

Workday Minnesota: House, Senate at Odds Over Economic Stimulus Package
February 3, 2008

Le Monde Diplomatique
: Why the US Has Really Gone Broke
February 2008 (Dean Baker)

Atlanta Journal-Constitution (GA): Jobs Report Heightens Economic Gloom
February 2, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Washington Post: Decline in U.S. Jobs Could Prove Costly to GOP Nominee
February 2, 2008 (Dean Baker)

CNNMoney.com: Recession Watch 2008: Why Job Market is Even Worse Than You Think
February 2, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Book TV (C-SPAN): Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism
February 1, 2008 (Ha-Joon Chang)

Lou Dobbs Tonight (CNN): How Long Will Recession Last?
February 1, 2008 (John Schmitt)

The Kojo Nnamdi Show (WAMU): The Politics of Combating Global Poverty
January 31, 2008 (Ha-Joon Chang)

KXAN (Austin, TX): UT Financial Expert Gives Refinancing Tips
January 30, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Kudlow & Co. (CNBC): State of the Stimulus
January 29, 2008 (Dean Baker)

CNNMoney.com: Recession Watch 2008: Home Ownership in Record Plunge
January 29, 2008 (Dean Baker)

UPI: Outside View: Oil Firms Boom on Iraq War
January 29, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Al Jazeera.net: Bush's Union Speech Criticised
January 29, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Newsweek: The Fruits of Their Labor
January 28, 2008 (John Schmitt)

Kansas City Star: The Number’s Small, But Union Ranks Rose In 2007
January 28, 2008

Washington Journal (C-SPAN): Dean Baker on the State of the Union and Economy
January 28, 2008 (Dean Baker)

The Kojo Nnamdi Show (WAMU): New Money for Latin America?
January 28, 2008 (Mark Weisbrot)

Christian Science Monitor
: Footsteps of a Recession Grow Louder
January 28, 2008 (Dean Baker)

KCBS (CA): Californians Go Union
January 26, 2008

Washington Post
: Union Membership Up Slightly in 2007
January 26, 2008 (John Schmitt, Ben Zipperer) 

New York Times: Union Membership Sees Biggest Rise Since '83
(registration required)
January 26, 2008 (John Schmitt, Ben Zipperer)

Lou Dobbs Tonight (CNN): Unemployment
January 25, 2008
(John Schmitt)

Forbes.com (AP): Union Work Force Share Rises
January 25, 2008

San Francisco Chronicle: Economic Stimulus a Big Break for Home Buyers
January 25, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Marketplace Radio (PRI): Colombia Deal Uphill Battle in Congress
January 25, 2008
(Mark Weisbrot)

The New Republic
Maybe Romney Should Stay in the Private Sector
January 24, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Wall Street Journal: Housing Slump Starts to Hit Stronger Cities
January 24, 2008 (Dean Baker)

CNNMoney.com: Recession 2008: How Bad It Can Get
January 23, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Minnesota Public Radio: The Best Way to Boost the Economy
January 23, 2008 (Eileen Appelbaum)

New York Times: Borrowers With Good Credit May Benefit
(registration required)
January 23, 2008 (Dean Baker)

The Guardian
(UK) (Reuters): U.S. Rate Cut Weak Medicine for Consumer Ills
January 22, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Truthout: What Was Actually Happening While You Led a Life
January 22, 2008 (Interview with Dean Baker)

Washington Post: As Congress Talks Stimulus, Labor Leaders Worry They Won't Have a Voice
January 22, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Washington Post: Highly Skilled and Out of Work
January 21, 2008 (John Schmitt)

Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Trillions in Equity Has Vanished
January 21, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Gloucester County Times (MA): Rutgers Prof: Tax Relief Proposal Won't Avert a Recession
January 19, 2008 (Eileen Appelbaum) 

The Guardian (UK): Cheap and Cheerful: Venezuelans Cling to Right for Petrol at 42p a Tank
January 18, 2008 (Mark Weisbrot)

Washington Times: Edwards Stuck in Third Place
January 17, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Nightly Business Report (PBS): The Housing Crisis Leads To More Consumer Concern
January 15, 2008 (Dean Baker)

The Guardian (UK) (Reuters): Drop in Home Wealth Could Hit U.S. Spending Hard
January 14, 2008 (Dean Baker)

News Journal (DE): Which Bills Do I Pay?
January 13, 2008 (Dean Baker)

On the Media (NPR): The R-Word
January 11, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Sacramento News & Review
: Come Health or High Prices
January 10, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Reuters: Election-Year Recession May Hurt Republicans
January 9, 2008 (Dean Baker)

SmartMoney.com: Economists Braced for Hard Landing
January 7, 2008 (Dean Baker)

MarketWatch: Economists Say 2008 Will Be a Year to Forget
January 5, 2008 (Dean Baker)

Kansas City Star
: Unemployment Rate at Highest Level Since November '05
January 4, 2007 (Dean Baker)

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
(AP): Many Homeowners Own Less Than Before
January 4, 2008 (Dean Baker)

MineWeb.com: Hoping to Restore Confidence, Venezuela Rolls Out the 'Strong Bolivar'
January 2, 2008 (Mark Weisbrot)


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