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PODCAST: Facebook buys Oculus, and its headaches

Mar 26, 2014
Orders for durable goods are up. And, the first time in more than a century, Americans are eating more chicken than beef.
Posted In: Facebook, Oculus VR, chicken, durable goods

PODCAST: Disney gets into viral videos

Mar 25, 2014
A look at how the Fed measures inflation when deciding to adjust interest rates. And despite inheriting one of the toughest economic environments in years, Millennials are still optimistic.
Posted In: disney, inflation, millennials

PODCAST: China, the U.S. dollar, and learning to code

Mar 24, 2014
In the past two weeks, we've seen the most rapid fall in China's currency in decades.
Posted In: yuan

PODCAST: IRS scam

Mar 21, 2014
Walmart is putting on a "Black-Friday-like" for gardening and outdoor supplies. And we look at how legalization might affect undocumented workers as part of our series, City of Dreams.
Posted In: IRS, Walmart, immigration reform

PODCAST: Veteran unemployment

Mar 20, 2014
Interest rates are up after the new Federal Reserve chair's briefing yesterday. And the Washington monument is reopening, thanks to private money.
Posted In: bonds, veterans, Washington Monument

PODCAST: The dual mandate

Mar 19, 2014
The Fed grapples with balancing interest rates and a shrinking unemployment rate.
Posted In: Janet Yellen

PODCAST: Stress tests and more political ads

Mar 18, 2014
Just what we need, right?

PODCAST: Markets look past Ukraine

Mar 17, 2014
New Cold War? What new Cold War?
Posted In: ukraine, Crimea

PODCAST: Is BP back?

Mar 14, 2014
Beginning next week, BP will be allowed to bid on leases to drill for oil on government land.
Posted In: BP

PODCAST: Shop 'til you freeze

Mar 13, 2014
Despite the cold weather, American consumers still went to the stores.
Posted In: retail sales

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