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Report: Google's search results protected under First Amendment

May 11, 2012
UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh discusses his report, which was commissioned by Google, on the search giant's rights to pick and choose the search results it wants to display.
Posted In: Google, search engines

PODCAST: Fallout from JPMorgan's huge loss

May 11, 2012
We look at the JPMorgan Chase debacle that caused a $2 billion loss and explore how it may affect European banks and financial regulation efforts. Plus, meet the trader the losses are being attributed to: the London Whale. A new study says millennials are less likely to be brand loyal. And we look at young activists who are suing the government over climate change and the costs of dancing ballet.

The future of workspace design

May 10, 2012
Kelly Bacon from TPG Architecture in New York discusses the latest trends in workspace design and what offices should do to create sophisticated work environments.
Posted In: office, design

PODCAST: Obama heads to Hollywood, Fed OKs Chinese bank moves

May 10, 2012
President Obama could raise as much as $15 million at a fundraiser in Hollywood. The fundraiser comes on the heels of his endorsement of gay marriage. We speak with Gallup's Frank Newport about how Americans feel about same-sex marriage. The Fed has approved three Chinese banks expanding into the U.S. And in other international news, we take a look at the ongoing woes in the eurozone, Russia's troubled aviation industry, and a territorial dispute between China and the Philippines.

PODCAST: An uncertain future for Greece, Post Office keeps rural posts open

May 9, 2012
Turmoil surrounds Greece as the nation remains without a new government. Profits are up at Disney, Toyota, and Macy's. In housing news, mortgage delinquencies are down. We take a look at how banks are adopting the mortgage settlement rules. The Post Office holds back on more closures. And do you like the all-you-can-eat business model? Well, David Lazarus of the L.A. Times says those plans aren't really good for business.

Study: More consumers using public spaces as work spaces

May 9, 2012
Have you gone to a cafe and found there are no seats left because people are using tables as their work spaces? We speak with Merlyn Griffiths from UNC Greensboro about a study she conducted on this phenomenon.
Posted In: cafe, consumer, consumer behavior

PODCAST: AMC in talks with Chinese buyer, ABC and Univision plan new cable channel

May 8, 2012
Movie theater chain AMC Entertainment is entertaining selling off a big chunk of itself to a Chinese theater operator. ABC and Univision plan to launch a new English-language TV channel next year. And we look at stories involving student loans, Dunkin' Donuts, and more troubles with Spain. Plus, we speak with world-renowned chef Charlie Trotter about why he's closing his Chicago restaurant.

Americans plan to travel more this summer

May 8, 2012
A new survey finds Americans plan to take more vacation trips during the summer and are placing a higher priority on value compared to the past.
Posted In: summer, Travel, summer vacation

Big Girl Cosmetics owes its glow to Oprah

May 7, 2012
Seven years ago Kiley Russell sold the car she received as a lucky audience member at The Oprah Winfrey show. Today, that seed money has grown into a thriving cosmetics business.
Posted In: Entrepreneur, Small Business, cosmetics, Oprah

PODCAST: Austerity goes to the polls in Europe

May 7, 2012
The French elect a socialist president, and the Greek parliament gets a shake-up. It's all in a weekend for voters in Europe who took to the polls in what turned out to be a referendum on harsh austerity measures aimed at solving Europe's financial crisis. Also on the show, Disney avenges at the box office with a superhero blockbuster, college degrees as an employment perk, and Hollywood fights for California's State Parks.
Posted In: Greece, France, podcast

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