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Mid-day Extra: Rupert Murdoch pays up

Jan 19, 2012
Rupert Murdoch's News International is paying up again over the phone-hacking scandal.
Posted In: Rupert Murdoch, Jude Law, News Corp.

PODCAST: Yahoo! or Yahoo?

Jan 18, 2012
News of Jerry Yang's exit from Yahoo after 17 years may mean that the company will have to fine tune its vision. Home Depot has just announced it's going to hire 70,000 seasonal workers over the next few months, but how many of those temps will land permanent jobs? Plus, we look at the true costs of online piracy.
Posted In: Wikipedia, SOPA, World Bank

Mid-day Extra: Will students miss Wikipedia today?

Jan 18, 2012
The Wikipedia website blackout, in protest to the proposed Stop Online Piracy Act, might hurt some more than others.
Posted In: Wikipedia, library, Education

PODCAST: Managing for value

Jan 17, 2012
China's GDP growth has slowed, but was still at 8.9 percent for the last quarter of 2011. The upcoming primary in South Carolina will focus more on economic issues than earlier contests this year. Newly appointed CFPB Director Richard Cordray explains his plans for the agency. We take a look at how companies spin news stores for their own advantage, and stock brokers in Hong Kong are fighting for their right to a long lunch break.

PODCAST: The cruise ship industry, more euro downgrades

Jan 16, 2012
World leaders are meeting in Abu Dhabi today to discuss the future of renewable energy, especially in developing countries. What would the the planet look like if other countries caught up to the rate of car ownership we have here in the U.S.? And yet another Standard and Poor's downgrade has hit Europe.

Mid-day Extra: Banning secondhand underwear sales

Jan 16, 2012
Zimbabwe has banned imports of second hand underwear. The government says it's protecting the health and dignity of Zimbabwean women. But many Zimbabweans aren't happy about the change because they say it's the only underwear many can afford.
Posted In: Zimbabwe, underwear

PODCAST: A government slim down

Jan 13, 2012
Apple tries to launch its latest iPhone 4S in mainland China to disastrous results. As cash-strapped local and state governments look to raise more money, many are moving toward privatizing things that used to be public -- but is that a good thing? And the University of Connecticut said this week that one of its scientists falsified data in a new study about red wine that claimed the drink slows the aging process.

PODCAST: Obama's $68 million stash

Jan 12, 2012
Top fashion designers launch a campaign today to help raise money for President Obama's re-election, but when fashion gets political, there can be some complications. Marketplace's Economy 4.0 correspondent David Brancaccio explains the Fed's Beige Book. And a look at the Haiti earthquake, which took place two years ago today, shows where all that donation money went.

Mid-day Extra: How football games help travel agencies

Jan 12, 2012
According to a recent article in the Vail Daily News, some Colorado area resorts are seeing a bounce in the number of reservations this week because of last weekend's Denver Broncos football game.
Posted In: advertising, football

Mid-day Extra: As skyscrapers grow, economy could collapse

Jan 11, 2012
Barclays Capital has produced a new skyscraper index, which finds the correlation between the tallest buildings in the world and economic recessions.
Posted In: commercial real estate, skyscraper

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