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Mid-day Extra: More on the cranberry industry

Nov 24, 2011
Today is Thanksgiving, and to celebrate -- and check in on the state of the markets for popular Thanksgiving foods -- we went to the CEO of Ocean Spray. Here is the extended version of the conversation.
Posted In: Cranberries, Ocean Spray, Thanksgiving

PODCAST: The cranberry industry, no Thanksgiving for Europe

Nov 24, 2011
This Thanksgiving, we talk to a big wig in the cranberry industry, the CEO of Ocean Spray. While the U.S. is on holiday, financial troubles in the eurozone march on. And Google wants to light up your home -- with lightbulbs, that is.
Posted In: Thanksgiving, Food, Europe debt crisis

PODCAST: Stress tests are back, China loves smartphones

Nov 23, 2011
China has just surpassed the United States as the biggest smartphone market in the world. Smartphones here at home are helping consumers to find the best deal this holiday season. Holiday travel could be hindered by fewer flight delays and cancellations, thanks to new government penalties.
Posted In: stress tests, Federal Reserve

Mid-day Extra: Are presidential debates free advertising?

Nov 23, 2011
This year has had an unusual number of Republican presidential debates on television. Does this help candidates without much money hold on longer than they should?
Posted In: politics, Republicans, 2012 campaign

PODCAST: What the super committee lost, Egypt's revolutionary flare up

Nov 22, 2011
We speak to the President of Panama Ricardo Martinelli about how the debt crises in the U.S. and Europe are affecting his country, and how Panama is continuing to grow. Reporter Mitchell Hartman shows us one place that was shaken to its core by the housing crisis. And what does the OWN network need to do to succeed?
Posted In: Egypt, super committee, GDP

Mid-day Extra: 4.74 degrees of separation

Nov 22, 2011
A new study put on by Facebook and the University of Milan have found that the old six degrees of separation adage is a bit outdated.
Posted In: Facebook, six degrees

PODCAST: Super committee nears the end

Nov 21, 2011
Talks are winding down at the Congressional super committee, and so far, no deal has been made. Spain has a new government after elections were held over the weekend. Hewlett-Packard reports earnings today, the first time since Meg Whitman took the reins. And Tyson foods, the big meat producer, reported even bigger quarterly losses.
Posted In: super committee, spain, chicken

PODCAST: Boeing signs a deal, passengers shell out money for plane gas

Nov 18, 2011
President Barack Obama is in Indonesia today, and will attend the signing of a deal that could bring 110,000 jobs to the U.S. Reporter Scott Tong concludes his three part series from the Horn of Africa. In the ongoing European debt crisis, Spain is the latest hot-button country. And store employees fight back against Black Thursday openings.
Posted In: mid-day update

Mid-day Extra: Midnight movie madness

Nov 18, 2011
The Twilight movie was released early this morning. Why do so many fans line up at midnight to see big blockbusters?
Posted In: movies, Twilight

PODCAST: Engineers study harder than business majors

Nov 17, 2011
In today's Mid-day Update, we look at the ongoing debt crisis and Europe and its potential effects on U.S. banks. Meanwhile, the deadline for the Congressional super committee is not far off. And poverty numbers among the elderly are rising.
Posted In: mid-day update

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