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Mid-day Extra: In-flight wi-fi isn't so popular

Jan 4, 2012
Only a small percent of airline passengers log on to the internet in-flight despite a growing number of airlines and private services
Posted In: wi-fi, Airlines, Internet

PODCAST: New blood at Yahoo!, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Jan 4, 2012
Today was a day of new directions for Internet giant Yahoo!, which named a new CEO. And President Obama is expected to appoint a new top cop for protecting consumers. Meanwhile today, the low-calorie, natural sweetener Stevia got the green light to be sold in Europe; Italy said it will allow 24-hour businesses; U.S. car sales look good in 2012; and more headlines from the GOP campaign trail.
Posted In: podcast

Mid-day Extra: An insider's look at the Iowa caucuses

Jan 3, 2012
We all know that the Iowa caucuses happen every four years, and that they help set the tone for presidential elections. But what is it like to sit in on the meetings?
Posted In: politics, Iowa, 2012 election

PODCAST: Central Time takes center stage

Jan 3, 2012
Today's Iowa caucuses mark the start of the 2012 election season. While the car brand Cadillac is expecting a strong year ahead, with a focus on becoming a global brand -- but Ford's Lincoln isn't going to be quite so lucky. Manufacturing hiring is finally picking up, but this time around companies are looking for more skilled workers. And Steve Chiotakis heads to the junk yard with Paddy Hirsch to understand junk bonds.
Posted In: politics, 2012 election, Iran, fracking

Mid-day Extra: Another dose of reality TV

Jan 2, 2012
A new magazine will feature only news about reality television stars. Will it succeed competing against all the other publications at newsstands?
Posted In: reality tv, tv, magazines

PODCAST: Forecasts for 2012, Rupert Murdoch tweets

Jan 2, 2012
The change of leadership over the weekend at IBM puts a fresh spotlight on the ongoing struggle women face landing top corporate jobs. The University of North Alabama has decided to spend $3.4 million to jump up to the NCAA's Division I. Will the sports move help or hinder other students?
Posted In: Rupert Murdoch, ExxonMobil

PODCAST: Verizon's new $2 charge, predictions for 2012

Dec 30, 2011
States could expand lotteries and start new games like online poker thanks to a new ruling that allows Internet gambling. The Times Square celebration brings in a worldwide audience and millions of tourist dollars to NYC every year. And now that U.S. troops have pulled out Iraq, turns out direct benefit for American oil companies never materialized.
Posted In: Verizon, 2012

PODCAST: Gold prices drop, Kraft's 'liquid gold'

Dec 29, 2011
As the Iowa caucuses approach, we look a little deeper at the economic policies of Republican candidate Mitt Romney. New York is threatening to strip some funding from struggling schools that don't install new systems for evaluating teachers. A hacker collective known as Anonymous stole credit card and other info from security firm Stratfor. And in today's Attitude Check, we look at how approval of Obama's economic policies stacks up to presidents of years past.
Posted In: gold, weekly jobless, Kraft, Samoa

PODCAST: Blocking the waterway, blocking the oil

Dec 28, 2011
San Francisco has raised to the minimum wage to over $10 an hour, and that will effect the cities famed restaurants. On the other side of the country, negotiations will start today in New York between building owners and the union representing the people that clean those buildings. As the 10 year birthday of the euro approaches, David Brancaccio looks back at how Marketplace's resident poet described the deal at the time.
Posted In: Oil

Mid-day Extra: Occupy Wall Street is history

Dec 28, 2011
A number of museums are already collecting Occupy Wall Street materials in the hopes for future exhibits. Is it too soon?
Posted In: Occupy Wall Street, museums

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About this collection

It's good to have a laugh or chuckle amid all the news about this troubled economic time. So, we're posting some of the best humor we can find from the Web and your suggestions. We hope the jokes and items below lighten your load. Keep smiling!