Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at 5:29 AM
The fact-checking organization PolitiFact looked into a claim made in a political ad. It said 85 percent of recent college graduates moved back in with their parents. That number is wrong. Kim Parker, the lead researcher for a Pew Research Center survey on the boomerang generation, talks to Steve Inskeep about what the real number is.
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There was a 2.6 percent increase in housing starts in April from March.
Debt Ceiling Debate Is Revived In Washington
The debt ceiling topic came up at the third annual Peter G. Peterson Foundation Fiscal Summit.
The Latest On Greece's Financial Crisis
Government talks in Greece ended badly after the president invited the leaders of five parties to try to form a coalition. Meanwhile, analysts, economists and several European politicians are talking about a Grexit — a Greek exit from the eurozone — as being inevitable.
Portugal Looks Back On 1 Year Since Its Bailout
Uncertainty in Greece is rattling nerves in other European economies worried about a domino effect, if Athens were to leave the euro. Among those is Portugal. Wednesday marks one year since that country received a 103 billion dollar bailout. Reporter Lauren Frayer has more on how Portugal is faring.
Greeks To Head Back To Ballot Box After Talks Fail
Political leaders failed to agree on a governing coalition to run the economically-troubled country.
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