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Mid-day Extra: Are payroll tax cuts bad for business?

Dec 21, 2011
We hear more from Republican Congressman Bob Gibbs on why he decided to not vote for the two month payroll tax extension that was passed in the Senate.
Posted In: payroll tax, Bob Gibbs, politics

PODCAST: AT&T hangs up on T-Mobile

Dec 20, 2011
AT&T backs out of its plan to takeover its rival T-Mobile. In Foxboro, Mass. controversy is brewing over a plan to build a casino. The movie box office is suffering this year, and Chinese airports are getting an upgrade.
Posted In: AT&T, payroll tax

Mid-day Extra: Is vanity good for a city's economy?

Dec 20, 2011
A recent poll has found Miami to be the vainest city in the U.S., but could that be a good thing?
Posted In: Miami, shopping

PODCAST: The latest Saab story, what's next for North Korea

Dec 19, 2011
Markets around the world are reacting to the death of Kim Jong-Il, and where North Korea will go from here. Foreclosures in the U.S. will be put on hold for two weeks. In Las Vegas, more focus is being put on the non-gambling experience. Allan Sloan offers his thoughts on the business story of the year, and what we'll be talking about 2012.
Posted In: Kim Jong-Il, payroll tax, Saab

PODCAST: Austerity for the holidays

Dec 16, 2011
Congress reaches a deal to avoid a government shutdown -- and it hinges around light bulbs. Retired Americans are no longer shipping off to Florida when they are done working. On the front lines of the European debt crisis, Italy passes austerity measures proposed by new Prime Minister Mario Monti.
Posted In: Washington D.C., austerity

Mid-day Extra: More from Alabama

Dec 16, 2011
Governor Robert Bentley of Alabama discusses illegal immigration, the federal budget, and disaster relief spending.
Posted In: Alabama, FEMA, Governor Robert Bentley

PODCAST: Shed your tie for Mother Earth, Will Ferrell's beer of choice

Dec 15, 2011
With the Iowa caucuses just a few weeks out, we take at closer look at the economic policies of Republican candidate Newt Gingrich. Federal student aid programs could be on the chopping block. Russia is about to get its invitation to join the World Trade Organization as ministers from the group's 153 members meet in Geneva. And our weekly Attitude Check, part of our partnership with Gallup, looks at how Americans feel about the crisis in Europe.
Posted In: Will Ferrell, basketball, Europe debt crisis, Washington D.C.

PODCAST: OPEC reaches a deal, iPads in the cockpit

Dec 14, 2011
Conflict in Washington continues over the possible extension of the payroll tax cuts, as experts disagree whether the measures help or hurt the broader economy. The SEC is pushing for a rule that would disclose the income gap between the average American worker and CEOs. It is about to get a bit more difficult to be a cab driver in Chicago. And what kind of football team will make its home in Los Angeles?
Posted In: OPEC, euro

Mid-day Extra: A car rental alternative in the U.K.

Dec 14, 2011
If your car is spending most of the day sitting unused on your driveway, it could be working a lot harder to earn you some spare cash.
Posted In: car, rental car, Britain

PODCAST: Six months of rising sales, raising a glass of bubbly

Dec 13, 2011
The Federal Reserve officials meet today to discuss the slow domestic recovery, the ongoing crisis in Europe, and a plan for better communication surrounding its actions. In Russia, billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov announced he will run for president against Vladimir Putin in next spring's elections. Wall Street types can expect smaller bonuses this year, but many are thankful to just have a job.
Posted In: champagne, retail sales, Russia

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A look at Egypt's post-revolutionary economy -- one year after the uprising that toppled longtime leader Hosni Mubarak.