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The American road trip's modern appeal

Mar 5, 2012
25 percent of men and 33 percent of women want to drive across the country at least once in their lifetime.
Posted In: Travel, car, travel costs

PODCAST: China's predicted growth, BP's big settlement

Mar 5, 2012
President Obama has proposed giving the IRS an 8 percent budget boost in the hopes of bringing in more revenue to the government. We're just a day away from Super Tuesday, when voters in 10 states will choose who they want the Republican presidential nominee to be. The city of St. Louis is trying to get control of its police department back from the state of Missouri. And today, the L.A. Times will follow in the footsteps of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal by starting to charge to access some of the paper online.

Dollar coins vs. dollar bills: The debate

Mar 2, 2012
All morning long we've been asking for your opinion on coins vs. bills following our interview with Senator Tom Harkin on the subject.
Posted In: coins, dollar

PODCAST: Full 'throttling,' the rental market boom

Mar 2, 2012
A mild winter in many parts of the country has helped some businesses, like construction, while at the same time hurting others. Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa explains why we should get rid of the dollar bill once and for all. Russians will vote on Sunday in the country's presidential election and late tonight, United and Continental airlines are merging -- their reservation systems.

How the wait window is hurting productivity

Mar 1, 2012
Waiting around for something to get delivered during a four-hour window can be a frustrating experience -- and it's hurting worker productivity. Some businesses are trying to cut the window by two hours.
Posted In: productivity

PODCAST: New B of A fees, delivery waiting times

Mar 1, 2012
What is the wealth gap in America? It might be harder than ever to climb the ladder of success and move up in income levels. The U.N. Human Rights Council has voted to condemn the Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad. North Korea has reached a deal with the U.S. to suspend its nuclear program in exchange for U.S. food aid. And Justin Bieber turns 18 today, which means he finally gets access to his own finances.

Being born on Leap Day

Feb 29, 2012
Happy Leap Day, everyone! For most, it's just an extra day, but for those born on Feb. 29, it means a number of obstacles along the way.
Posted In: Leap Day

PODCAST: James Murdoch resigns, Happy Leap Day

Feb 29, 2012
It used to be that the middle class meant "doing well," and reaching the American Dream. What does "middle class" mean these days? James Murdoch steps down as chairman of News International. New Google privacy policies are about to go into effect. Super PAC money can keep candidates afloat longer. And businesses around the country are taking advantage of the extra day this year, trying to market and cash in on Leap Day.

PODCAST: Yelp IPO, whispering in airplanes

Feb 28, 2012
Online user review site Yelp is getting ready for its IPO. The Environmental Protection Agency is in court to defend its landmark global warming finding. A new study reveals the wealthy may be the least ethical. The number of "supercommuters" is on the rise. And the Wealth & Poverty Desk takes a look at poverty, revealing that many who are technically living above the poverty line in the U.S. actually can’t afford to pay for basic needs like clothing and food.

PODCAST: Buffett's successor, uptick in remodeling

Feb 27, 2012
BP's "trial of the century" has been postponed. State tax revenue has been rising at the fastest pace since 2006 -- many states are even reporting surpluses. Some German tax experts want to volunteer their services to Greece, but Greek tax officials aren't happy with the idea. Warren Buffett reveals Berkshire Hathaway has chosen his successor -- but he isn't saying who. And Mitchell Hartman reports from the Wealth and Poverty Desk on the definition of wealth.

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