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PODCAST: Walmart profits up, Dish Network at odds with TV execs

May 17, 2012
Shareholders of Chesapeake Energy are asking a judge to delay the company's annual meeting so they can get more information about their CEO's compensation and his personal financial interest in drilling natural gas wells. Chicago is getting ready for all the world leaders who will be in town for the big NATO meeting that starts today -- and for the busloads of people who will be coming into town to protest. What is a joint venture, and why is it worthwhile for companies? And Los Angeles sports fans -- and the Staples Center -- are flying high as three of the city's pro teams are in the playoffs.

Dish Network clashes with TV execs

May 17, 2012
The best laid advertising plans could be thwarted by a new service from Dish Network -- the satellite TV operator -- that lets users skip commercials all together.
Posted In: dish network, tv, advertising

PODCAST: Facebook helping California, construction helping housing

May 16, 2012
There are new concerns this morning of a banking crisis in Greece, after the country's political parties failed to come together and form a coalition government. This week's Facebook IPO could mean big things for the California state budget. And in Atlanta this morning, the world's busiest airport welcomes its first passengers to a brand-new, $1.4 billion international terminal.

GM pulls out of Facebook advertising

May 16, 2012
Just days before Facebook stock trades publicly for the first time, General Motors is giving no official reason for the decision but published reports suggest the ads aren't having the impact GM hoped.
Posted In: Facebook, General Motors

PODCAST: Chipotle, JPMorgan and Europe -- hits and misses

May 15, 2012
Chipotle Mexican Grill opens a new location every few days, and has seen several quarters of growth while other chains falter. We talk to Steve Ells, CEO, about his company's recipe for success (hint: lots of guac). With shares of Facebook about to go on the market after months of anticipation, how much of a chance does the average shareholder even have of scooping some up? JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon will face shareholders at the bank's annual meeting today in Tampa, and Europeans will face the possible shift away from austerity as Francois Hollande is sworn in as president.

Where we can find 0% unemployment in the U.S.

May 15, 2012
While the overall unemployment rate in the country exceeds 8 percent, some graduates in the right fields face an almost certain change of a job.
Posted In: Jobs, Education, college, Unemployment

PODCAST: Greece could exit eurozone soon, Yahoo CEO resigns

May 14, 2012
Turmoil in Europe continues, as it begins to look more and more likely that Greece will soon exit the eurozone. Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson resigned over the weekend, bringing yet another leadership change to the embattled tech company. New York City launches a bikeshare program sponsored by Citibank, which could prove to be profitable for both the bank and the city. JPMorgan executives face shareholders tomorrow in its annual meeting, the week after its announcement of a $2 billion loss. And endangered California condors are presenting special concern for wind farms.

Facebook co-founder renounces U.S. citizenship

May 14, 2012
In letting go of his U.S. citizenship now, Eduardo Saverin will also be able to avoid paying nearly $600 million in U.S. capital gains taxes when Facebook goes public.
Posted In: Facebook, IPO, Taxes

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.

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