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PODCAST: Trader Joe's v. Pirate Joe's

Aug 23, 2013
Trader Joe's goes after Pirate Joe's for reselling products. Why college endowments don't cover tuition. NASDAQ freezes, fears heat up, and high speed trading is here to stay.

PODCAST: What can brown take from you?

Aug 22, 2013
UPS looks to drop spousal health insurance benefits. Fun with economists in Jackson Hole, Wyo. And can football programs stem the dwindling number of men on college campuses?

PODCAST: Big tuition, big grants

Aug 21, 2013
Getting to know the sickest patients. Colleges give largest grants to wealthiest students. And high-tech trading goes glitchy.

PODCAST: Taper tantrum

Aug 20, 2013
Al Jazeera launches with loads of cash. The markets throw a taper tantrum. And the fight for same-sex marriage goes door to door.

PODCAST: Boarding games

Aug 19, 2013
JPMorgan is probed over hiring practices in China. The defund Obamacare tour kicks off. And an astrophysicist weighs in on how to speed up plane boarding.

PODCAST: How international companies operate in a violent Egypt

Aug 16, 2013
A look at Egypt as companies plan their responses to widespread civil unrest. Ashton Kutcher plays Apple CEO Steve Jobs in the first Hollywood film about the visionary Silicon Valley legend. It could also impact his side vocation as a tech company investor if he doesn't get it right.

PODCAST: Walmart let down, foreclosure slow down

Aug 15, 2013
Foreclosures are down, but the housing market isn't quite moving yet. Retail earnings disappoint on slow economic recovery. And is long term care insurance worth it?

PODCAST: Business targets the Latino market

Aug 14, 2013
It takes two quarters of economic shrinking to be called a recession, but just one quarter of growth to end one. What are some of the strategies businesses are using to respond to the fast-growing Latino market? And what are the challenges? And, quiz time: In which category does the U.S. rank first in the Global Competitiveness Report?

PODCAST: Mexico seeks to tap its oil resources

Aug 13, 2013
People were, in fact, out shopping and buying during the mid-summer. Mexico is sitting on 87 billion barrels of untapped oil, yet production has dropped 25 percent in the last decade. And, tourism industry leaders say early school start dates cut into attendance and revenues at state fairs and other summer events.

PODCAST: AOL's Patch hyper-local news service goes way of print

Aug 12, 2013
Checking in with the summer consumer. Big banks are pledging to hire more vets. One Wall Street firm already has. And, AOL hoped to create a viable new model for local news, but now it's planning dramatic cuts to Patch sites and staff.

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