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PODCAST: Savings speak, Under Armour chic

Feb 15, 2013
Why Carnival Cruise passengers may have a tough time suing the company, a makeover for Under Armour, and does the language you speak affect your savings?

PODCAST: Password 1, 2, 3

Feb 14, 2013
A merger between American Airlines and US Airways, Warren Buffet to enter the ketchup business, the creative and risky financing being used by public school districts around the country, and the most common business passwords.

PODCAST: Pizza as just dessert, Valentine's Day insurance

Feb 13, 2013
Obama's plans for education from pre-school to college. Will an increase in minimum wage help or hurt workers? And in a twist, some former employees who'd been duped out of overtime pay are becoming part-owners of a Harvard Square pizzeria they used to work for.

PODCAST: Valentines Day sludge

Feb 12, 2013
Betting wrong on gentrification in Chicago, the safest year for air travel since 1945, and looking back at the president's first term, where have the jobs actually come from?

PODCAST: Down with the beef burger, the State of the Union for toddlers

Feb 11, 2013
Pope Benedict and the church's branding, the State of the Union for toddlers, and a check in on Egypt two years after its revolution.

PODCAST: Clear skies, congested roads

Feb 8, 2013
the U.S. trade deficit fell in December to its lowest level in three years. Airlines are cancelling flights by the minute as a major winter storm bears down on the northeast -- about 3,000 flights have alreday been cancelled today.

PODCAST: Inhabiting a desert island...as a job

Feb 7, 2013
A possible merger between American Airlines and US Airways. Half of all Afghans pay bribes. And in Scotland, a 'dream job' offer.

PODCAST: The man who created BRIC's, so long Saturday mail?

Feb 6, 2013
Boeing remains upbeat about the Dreamliner's future. What's got stock markets around the world booming? Samsung stakes a claim in Silicon Valley.

PODCAST: Dell reaches a deal to go private, Muzak changes to Mood

Feb 5, 2013
The U.S. government is suing Standard & Poor's. A check in on the business market in Boise, Idaho. And, Muzak gets a name change.

PODCAST: When the lights go out, and a puppy surprise brought to you by Jell-O

Feb 4, 2013
When the power goes out on the air, the advertising goes online. The British treasury secretary has given an ultimatum to the country's banks: Obey new rules or be broken up. A new documentary airs tonight on CNBC about one of the riskiest bets out there.

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