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PODCAST: Italy in turmoil, U.S. on the cliff

Dec 10, 2012
You probably thought we forgot about Italy, what with all this business about Greece and Spain, but Italy is back this morning. Plus we've got a veritable cornucopia of important Democrats talking about the fiscal cliff -- by which I mean two. Republicans, you can return our calls any time. And Santa, if you're listening -- best keep your hatred of the Toronto Maple Leafs to yourself.

PODCAST: Google, Googlare, Googlizni, let's call the whole thing off

Dec 7, 2012
Michigan advances 'right-to-work' laws. Another earthquake and tsunami in Japan. Companies may be able to squeeze more productivity out of their workers by opening up shared office spaces. And, how do you say Google in Swedish?

PODCAST: Exporting gas, cars, and jobless claims

Dec 6, 2012
Jobless claims are down and the reason may be a bit unusual. Is the world ready for American energy? What do American's want out of the fiscal cliff negotiations? GM now sells more cars in China than it does in the U.S. -- now its looking to grow in Southeast Asia. And don't have a job? Here's a plane ticket out of the country.

PODCAST: Disney deals with Netflix, Citigroup slims down

Dec 5, 2012
Netflix and Disney -- is this the most magical match on earth? We'll also talk about Citigroup: Shrinking to suit the times. Working out the skills mismatch between future workers and the companies that need them. The plan to use hedge funds to pay more to Nobel prize winners. And the U.S government tries to make you feel better about both the zombie apocalypse and that other one that happens in 16 days.

PODCAST: High frequency trading, shooting film faster

Dec 4, 2012
Are high speed computer traders costing you, me, mom and pop investor -- money? Also: is a renewable energy boom on the way in Africa. And the new movie technology being rolled out next week with the hobbit -- why you might love or hate it.

PODCAST: Shake ups in air travel, Happy Birthday Texting

Dec 3, 2012
Today, a look at the next wave of fees airlines have up their sleeves. Plus, HBD -- that's "happy birthday" -- to text messaging, turning 20 today.

PODCAST: Face tattoo regrets and a public college fund

Nov 30, 2012
The economic damage from Sandy: Is it worse than we thought? New data on consumer spending and a big port strike at the country's most critical port. And aside from Mitt, who's got the biggest regrets post-election? It could be the guy with the Romney face tattoo.

PODCAST: Higher GDP growth, financial scandals

Nov 29, 2012
The Commerce Department has revised up its GDP growth estimate for the previous quarter, but it's what's inside that counts. And two scintillating new reports: One on the British phone-hacking scandal, another looking into what happened to turn a major bank in Afghanistan into a 'Ponzi scheme.'

PODCAST: The 'Oracle of Omaha' and party Popemobile

Nov 28, 2012
Damage from the Bangladeshi garment fire continues to spread. A new penalty for BP, a fight over royalties from online radio stations, and the renting out the pope-mobile for parties.

PODCAST: Robots in our lives, unused vacation time

Nov 27, 2012
Food giant ConAgra is buying private-label food producer Ralcorp for nearly $5 billion. Colin Angle, CEO of the iRobot Corporation, discusses why he wants to let robots take a bigger role in our lives. The OECD is calling on its members to shape up. And Americans aren't taking their earned time off. Why?

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