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America's Jobs Report: Not Swooning, Not Soaring

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WILL America be fourth time lucky? A better-than-expected jobs report for April has soothed fears that the economy was swooning, as it has in the spring or summer of each of the last three years. The relief sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average over 15,000 and the S&P 500 over 1,600 for the first time.

Obama: JPMorgan Losses Make His Point

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President Obama and JPMorgan Chase CEO and Chairman Jamie Dimon each tried to make complex facts fit simple narratives this week. The president may have the easier task. Were JPMorgan's more than $2 billion in trading losses "stupid," but part of doing business, as Dimon suggested, or painful evidence that risk-taking by financial institutions poses a systemic threat and demands tougher federal restrictions, as Obama indicated Monday?

Obama Says JPMorgan Loss Shows Need for Tighter Rules

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President Barack Obama said the specter of a well-run bank such as JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) suffering a $2 billion trading loss demonstrates the need for closer regulation of the financial services industry. On a day he raised cash from Wall Street donors at the New York apartment of Blackstone Group LP (BX) President Tony James and his campaign took aim at Republican Mitt Romney’s private-equity experience, Obama extolled free-market capitalism and risk taking while also arguing that tough Wall Street rules are needed to protect taxpayers and the banking industry.

Parties United in Grilling Corzine Over Missing Funds

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PBS NewsHour: Wife, Son Give Texture to 'the Way Madoff Kept Them in the Dark'

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Nearly three years after the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme scandal erupted, wife Ruth Madoff and son Andrew are telling their side of the story. Gwen Ifill and "Wizard of Lies" author Diana Henriques take a deeper look into the Madoff family.

Street Cred: Why Herman Cain keeps trying to say Mitt Romney is Wall Street’s candidate.

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Mitt Romney can claim a lot of geography. He was born in Michigan, was governor of Massachusetts, worked and lived in Utah, and has a summer place in New Hampshire. Oh, and he’s said to be building in San Diego.

August 12, 2011

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Gwen Ifill reports from Iowa on the 2nd Republican primary debate and the Ames Straw Poll.  Joined by Dan Balz, The Washington Post, they look at the testy exchanges on the debate stage.  Plus, in the Washington Week studio, Judy Woodruff examines the White House’s response to recent troublesome economic news with John Harwood of CNBC/The New York Times and Jackie Calmes, The New York Times.

On the Radar: August 17, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar

And They're Off: The GOP campaign, in full effect

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DES MOINES – About halfway through my grilled pork chop on a stick at the State Fair, I was reminded why covering politics in Iowa is so different than anywhere else.

On the Radar: August 8, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar