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PODCAST: Fed tapering and video games

Sep 17, 2013
The Fed's plans for future stimulus spending. And the rising costs of video game development.
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PODCAST: Larry Summers withdraws his name from the Fed chair job

Sep 16, 2013
Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers has withdrawn his name from the Fed chair job. Could a little more inflation be good for the economy? And shipping ports on the east coast are getting an upgrade.
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PODCAST: A bit of wrong news sways the markets today

Sep 13, 2013
False information from a Japanese newspaper affected investor activity today.
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PODCAST: Too Big to Fail, right? So who's deciding to shrink?

Sep 12, 2013
Unemployment claims fell last week -- but there's a catch. And 'Too Big to Fail' became the signature line of the giant bailouts. So who's getting smaller?
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PODCAST: From Lehman executive to handyman

Sep 11, 2013
Former Lehman executive talks about how his life has changed since the 2008 financial crisis.
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PODCAST: The Dow does some reshuffling

Sep 10, 2013
The Dow swaps out some members. The AFL-CIO broadens it's membership. And Stephen Hawking--the brand.
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PODCAST: Apple wants your old iPhone back

Sep 9, 2013
Retirees from some big corporations are about to get a taste of health care reform. Obama is taking another crack at reining in for-profit colleges. And Apple wants you to sell your old iPhone back to them.
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PODCAST: Jobs numbers and the Olympics

Sep 6, 2013
Jobs numbers came out today--it's been a slow economic recovery. And what role does a nation's economy play when the International Olympic Committee picks a host for the 2020 Olympic Games?
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PODCAST: The football may be fantasy, but the money is real

Sep 5, 2013
Fans are obsessed with fantasy football--and that has the NFL worried. And a preview of Friday's jobs report.
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PODCAST: A job right out of college? Fancy that!

Sep 4, 2013
Auto sales come out today. Drugstores are offering flu shots earlier this year. And colleges that partner with private companies for training and guaranteed jobs for students.

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