Mid-day Update - Most Commented


PODCAST: Mortgage rates spike, Colorado River drops

May 29, 2013
Is the era of super-low mortgages over? Tornado victims worry first response donations won't cover long-term needs. And, as drought lowers the Colorado River, conserving water gains urgency.

PODCAST: April showers bring May markets

May 28, 2013
McDonald's looks to slim down...its menu. Stock markets are still up in May. And why doesn't the MLB want baseball to be part of the Olympics?

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.
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