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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.

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.

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

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: 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.

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