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More from CEO of Domino's Pizza on his changing company

Feb 23, 2012
Domino's Pizza, which has its headquarters in Michigan, is one company that's felt the ups and downs of the American -- and global -- economy.
Posted In: Domino's

PODCAST: Corporate taxes and state budgets

Feb 22, 2012
The Obama administration is expected to announce a plan to cut the federal corporate tax from 35 percent (that's the second highest rate in the world) down to 28 percent. The consumer sentiment figure is a measure of how consumers are feeling about the economy and it's put together by Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan. The nation's most populous state, California, had a brush with fiscal calamity this month, and lawmakers had to scramble recently to close a $5 billion budget shortfall.

Learning more about consumer sentiment

Feb 22, 2012
Thomson Reuters and the University of Michigan put together a consumer sentiment survey, which serves as an important economic indicator for the U.S.
Posted In: economic indicator, consumer sentiment, 2012 election

PODCAST: Live from Michigan, day one

Feb 21, 2012
All week, our own Jeremy Hobson will be broadcasting from Michigan as part of our Election 2012: The Real Economy coverage. Today, he speaks with Republican Governor Rick Snyder about the state's economic recovery. Michigan was a big recipient of bailout money -- and speaking of bailouts, Greece will receive another round of money from its European partners.

More from Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder

Feb 21, 2012
How has Michigan rebounded from the days of the auto bailout, bringing its unemployment down from 14 to 9 percent?
Posted In: Michigan, Rick Snyder

PODCAST: Happy President's Day

Feb 20, 2012
The group that runs the Medical College Admissions Test -- or MCAT -- is rolling out a new exam in 2015 that will include questions about the psychological and social underpinnings of medicine. Ohio is betting big on casinos, opening up gambling later this year in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo. As outdoor outfitter L.L.Bean celebrates its centennial this year, one of the company's oldest products is making a comeback. Happy President's Day!

Threatened species decision on koalas delayed

Feb 20, 2012
In Australia, conservationists are making the case that koalas are a threatened species. Government regulators aren't so sure.
Posted In: Australia, animals

PODCAST: Taxpayers lose on mortgage settlement, Ford's turnaround

Feb 17, 2012
What's the driving force behind Ford's turnaround? CEO Alan Mulally discusses from Detroit. Down South, reality TV is looking for new voices in the backwoods. Prices are rising -- for both food ingredients and gas. Britain and France are set to sign a nuclear energy deal. Whitney Houston's estate isn't making much money from all those "I Will Always Love You" plays. We explain why. Plus, what does the spectrum auction mean? And are taxpayers bailing out the banks again?

Mid-day Extra: More from Ford's CEO

Feb 17, 2012
Listen to an extended conversation with Ford CEO Alan Mulally, where he discusses whether consumers will want larger or smaller cars 20 years from now and the importance of emerging markets like China to the carmaker.
Posted In: Ford, Alan Mullaly

PODCAST: Is America accelerating?

Feb 16, 2012
Rupert Murdoch is facing tensions with his staff at The Sun after nine of its journalists were arrested in the last few weeks for alleged corruption. The rental car market in the United States has been dominated by American brands, but that could soon change. Commercial real estate experts are starting to see what will become of the hundreds of Borders store spaces that closed last year.

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