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PODCAST: Reindeer games in Canada, Brothel soccer in Greece

Dec 21, 2012
The census report tells us which states are growing the fastest. Two soccer teams in Greece are finding sponsors in unusual places. And, a reindeer in Canada spreads a little Christmas cheer, but that's not all it's spreading.

PODCAST: NYSE finds a mate, Boeing sacks up potatoes

Dec 20, 2012
Could the New York Stock Exchange have at last found a soul mate regulators can live with? In Europe, the Catholic Organization Opus Dei has gotten into a fight with a small Danish game-maker. And Boeing uses potatoes to test in-flight Wi-Fi.

PODCAST: Goodbye 'Government Motors', hello 'eagle baby'

Dec 19, 2012
GM wants you to never, ever call it 'Government Motors' again. Ralph Reed, of the Christian Coalition and more lately the Faith and Freedom Coalition, stops by to talk about what social conservatives want out of budget negotiations. And the most precise, nastiest-tasting Gingerbread house you've ever had the pleasure to not eat.

PODCAST: How rich is 'rich' and a Big Mac for Christmas?

Dec 18, 2012
For fiscal cliff tax hikes, just how rich is 'rich'? Officials are wrangling with a particular type of home business in the home of country music and news this morning that you can probably get a Big Mac on Christmas Day if you want to, but be sure to spare a kind word for the person behind the counter.

Podcast: Seventh time's a charm and is Sprint moving towards data dominance?

Dec 17, 2012
Japan has its seventh leader in six years. What politicians can learn from the Bush-era tax cuts as they negotiate to avoid the fiscal cliff. Sprint acquires Clearwire and possibly signals a step towards more data, faster. And checking in with Hoboken, N.J., after Hurricane Sandy.

PODCAST: Consumers spending, an international Internet agreement

Dec 14, 2012
U.S. Inflation: Wrapped up tight -- with a bow on top. We'll talk falling consumer prices, and find out why the US and its allies want nothing to do with a new international treaty to regulate the Internet. We'll also hit on the long-lost proposal to call up a U.S. National Guard of Geeks, and get the story behind what I think is one of the best company names I've ever heard: Jewpon.

PODCAST: 'One bank to rule them all' and the Pope tweets

Dec 13, 2012
The first real look at holiday retail sales. In Europe today: 'One bank to rule them all' -- a big step closer to a banking union. Google Maps is back for iPhone -- could this actually be good for Apple? And speaking of Apple, what happens when you give an iPad to the Pope?

PODCAST: What's next for right-to-work, buying your own island

Dec 12, 2012
What's next for right-to-work: We'll look ahead after the big vote in Michigan, talk about the economics of the North Korean missile launch, and talk with the author of Encyclopedia Paranoica -- a big fat book of all the horrible threats under which we somehow continue to live our lives.

PODCAST: Right-to-work in Michigan, Santa's political party

Dec 11, 2012
The "right to work" battle is raging in Michigan; A huge penalty for a money-laundering bank; The IMF delays a big bunch of money that was headed for Egypt. And what's the difference between $10 and $15 an hour? Bigger than you might think.

PODCAST: Italy in turmoil, U.S. on the cliff

Dec 10, 2012
You probably thought we forgot about Italy, what with all this business about Greece and Spain, but Italy is back this morning. Plus we've got a veritable cornucopia of important Democrats talking about the fiscal cliff -- by which I mean two. Republicans, you can return our calls any time. And Santa, if you're listening -- best keep your hatred of the Toronto Maple Leafs to yourself.

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