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Podcast: Super Bowl winners emerge, and Greece looks for win

Feb 6, 2012
Weekend talks in Europe over a second bailout plan for Greece stumbled just as leaders in that country made progress on a deal to eliminate about half of the private debt it owes. Meanwhile, a bailout might be on the way for troubled homeowners if states sign onto a settlement with the nation's largest banks over abusive foreclosure practices. The New York Giants won the Super Bowl, and so did Madonna and her half-time performance. But Ford said it didn't after Chevy ran a commercial claiming its chief competitor's pick-ups couldn't survive the apocalypse. At least that means the auto industry is recovering, right?
Posted In: podcast

PODCAST: Tiger bread and chicken wings

Feb 3, 2012
Nevada led the nation in the number of home foreclosures last year, a fact that could help steer the caucus there tomorrow. States have until Monday to decide if they want to join a national settlement with banks over abusive mortgage practices. In the U.K., restaurants and bars have declared war on the straw. And we dig into the January unemployment numbers from the government.
Posted In: Super Bowl, Unemployment, Jobs

Cracking down on Super Bowl counterfeits

Feb 3, 2012
Authorities from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement recently seizied around $5 million worth of counterfeit NFL merchandise.
Posted In: Super Bowl, NFL, counterfeit, streaming

PODCAST: Facing the Facebook IPO, changing labor laws

Feb 2, 2012
Facebook's initial public offering means that the general public now knows more about the company than it did yesterday. In Nebraska, farmers don't typically save, but instead invest back into their farm, with more land or new equipment. Happy Groundhog Day!

Mid-day Extra: Laws schools sued over job placement numbers

Feb 2, 2012
A number of law schools across the country are being sued by former students who claim they inflated the numbers on post-graduate job placement.
Posted In: Law, Education, legal, Admissions

PODCAST: Super PACs, big recalls, and too many snow plows

Feb 1, 2012
Super PACs are allowed to spend unlimited cash, as long as they reveal where the money's coming from -- but it is often still hard to know who is making the donations. Gambling isn't the only thing the Nevada economy has to offer in this election year. And does a foreclosed home down the block hurt your chances of staying above water?

Turning board games into Hollywood blockbusters

Feb 1, 2012
With news that Adam Sandler might be ready to work on a Candy Land movie, we look at whether bringing board games to the big screen can really work.
Posted In: board game, hollywood

PODCAST: Consumer confidence, Pfizer profits retreat

Jan 31, 2012
Facebook's IPO looks to be drawing near, and even if you aren't investing in the company, it could still offer you something valuable. We take a look at the current state of the gambling industry through the eyes of the president and CEO of Caesars. And our election 2012 coverage kicks off with peek into the Real Economy of Nebraska, a place where agriculture still takes center stage.

More on the state of the gambling industry

Jan 31, 2012
The president and CEO of Caesars Entertainment speaks about where gambling is doing the best now, and where he hopes to expand in the near future.
Posted In: gambling, Caesars, Las Vegas

More from NASCAR CEO Brian France

Jan 30, 2012
Heading into the Florida primary, we went to the CEO of NASCAR to get a glimpse at the state's economic situation.
Posted In: Florida, NASCAR, 2012 election

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Follow the latest updates in campaign finances, from Super PACs to candidate fundraising events, in the Daily Disclosure blog, produced in collaboration with the Center for Public Integrity, online at iWatch.org.