Mid-day Update - Most Commented


PODCAST: A big tuna and two big bank settlements

Jan 7, 2013
Two big mortgage-related settlements to fill you in on, plus who sports the worst bruises from the hockey lockout, happy birthday No Child Left Behind, and a big, fat, expensive fish.

PODCAST: The man in the solid gold shirt

Jan 4, 2013
What does the president's top economist on the labor market have to say about today's jobs report? What's next for Google after an antitrust victory. Colorado and Washington, get ready to unleash the pot business. And the great Bicholim war of 1640 -- turns out it never happened.

PODCAST: Spam spreads its wings, and 228 'boosts of goodness'

Jan 3, 2013
New data on auto sales shows bumper year for big three carmarkers. The cost delaying federal Superstorm Sandy relief. Al Jazeera is buying Current TV. And a company known for canned meat is spreading its wings.

PODCAST: Paycheck expectations, A seeing-eye cat?

Jan 2, 2013
Your next paycheck could be a bit of a shocker, and we'll tell you why. In corporate news, Avis is buying Zipcar. And is the company Herbalife nothing more than a giant pyramid scheme? Some people think so.

PODCAST: New Year, new deal

Jan 1, 2013
We've got some good analysis on this evolving deal and some informed prognoses on where we go from here, from a couple of heavy-hitting economists of both parties. Then we'll pivot to another controversial topic: Obamacare... And see how one of the most progressive states is doing at setting up its insurance exchange.

PODCAST: Can you temporarily jump off a cliff?

Dec 31, 2012
Amidst the fiscal cliff festivities, we'll hear about one part of the government that is making money -- and a lot of it. We'll also talk about record profits at OPEC. And in California, prospective bosses can no longer make you log them into your Facebook account.

PODCAST: Port strike averted, the fiscal cliffhanger continues

Dec 28, 2012
After a quick update on the strike that almost was, we'll talk about the end of that payroll tax break you probably forgot you were even getting... we'll see how this whole fiscal cliff thing is playing overseas, find out why kids in eastern Montana are putting off college. And the iPhone -- now available in Brazil. And Apple ain't happy.

PODCAST: Turning over a new leaf at Toyota, and at the EPA

Dec 27, 2012
Toyota announces a big settlement, the EPA will have a new director, and we all keep waiting for the inevitable fiscal cliff on the horizon.

PODCAST: Starbucks takes on the fiscal cliff, will Obama re-up refi?

Dec 26, 2012
Twas the day after Christmas, and a big credit card company says we were not spending enough -- go figure. Plus a plan to help more folks who are underwater on their mortgages. And a single-payer healthcare system is on its way to Indonesia.

PODCAST: No more Moutai for officials in China, Affordable Care Tax?

Dec 25, 2012
Netflix apologizes for a streaming movie outage. Fiscal cliff or no fiscal cliff -- some taxes are going up next year either way. A look ahead at the environment and energy in 2013. And we'll explain why it's a bad week for Chinese liquor stocks.


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Everyday people's issues in the presidential election.