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PODCAST: Bot not, SNAP shot

May 27, 2013
Twitter bots, cheap solar panels, and SNAP benefits for violent offenders.

PODCAST: The airline that doesn't like airplane subsidies

May 24, 2013
Delta's CEO on passenger fees, mergers, and why subsidies are bad for business. And, the week interest rates popped upward

PODCAST: More money, more problems?

May 23, 2013
A deal sweetener from SoftBank. Japan's markets plunge. And is it more money, more problems for professional athletes?

PODCAST: It's electric, boogie woogie woogie

May 22, 2013
The value of autistic employees. Could the country's largest public power utility really become private? And who is Daniel Werfel?

PODCAST: Dimon survives the chopping block

May 21, 2013
Shareholders allow Jamie Dimon to keep his dual role as CEO and Chairman of JPMorgan. And what percentage of Americans own stocks?

PODCAST: Yahoo tumbles to get back up

May 20, 2013
Yahoo buys Tumblr. What will happen if the Federal Reserve backs off? And public pensions bounce back, but not enough for some.

PODCAST: Food stamps under review; Fed easing stimulus?

May 17, 2013
With one in five Americans on food stamps, some in Congress want to cut back on the program. There's talk in high places about the Fed ratcheting back on policies it hoped would add pep to the wheels of commerce. It's no surprise farmers and home builders want more immigrant labor, but horse breeders? Texas lawmakers decide whether to allow craft beer sales at grocery stores and brewery tours. It could mean a big boost for craft breweries.

PODCAST: Weather to blame for low Walmart sales; Angelina Jolie surgery boosts film about breast cancer

May 16, 2013
Walmart sales are down and so are housing starts, but the weather could be to blame. Plus, a small film about breast cancer research gets an unexpected boost from Angelina Jolie's preventive mastectomy.
Posted In: Economy, weather, Cannes, Mexico

PODCAST: Retailers react to Bangladesh; oil companies raided in Europe

May 15, 2013
A look at how new retail figures impact the economy. After last month's collapse at a garment factory, retailers around the world are responding in different ways. The European Commission is investigating a potential price manipulation scheme among oil companies. A Senate committee on governmental affairs looks at 380 ways “to make Washington more efficient.”

PODCAST: North American fossil fuel domination; cell phone theft

May 14, 2013
A new report says North America will once again dominate fossil fuel production. Cell phone theft in this country is on the rise, but there’s not really any incentive for the industry to help curb the increase. Housing seems to be in recovery mode in places like Phoenix, Arizona. But it may be tough for homebuilders to lure back construction workers.

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Marketplace coverage of Europe's debt crisis and how it's affecting the U.S. and world markets.