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PODCAST: Obama's $68 million stash

Jan 12, 2012
Top fashion designers launch a campaign today to help raise money for President Obama's re-election, but when fashion gets political, there can be some complications. Marketplace's Economy 4.0 correspondent David Brancaccio explains the Fed's Beige Book. And a look at the Haiti earthquake, which took place two years ago today, shows where all that donation money went.

Mid-day Extra: How football games help travel agencies

Jan 12, 2012
According to a recent article in the Vail Daily News, some Colorado area resorts are seeing a bounce in the number of reservations this week because of last weekend's Denver Broncos football game.
Posted In: advertising, football

Mid-day Extra: As skyscrapers grow, economy could collapse

Jan 11, 2012
Barclays Capital has produced a new skyscraper index, which finds the correlation between the tallest buildings in the world and economic recessions.
Posted In: commercial real estate, skyscraper

PODCAST: Tiffany's feeling blue, Twinkies go under

Jan 11, 2012
The morning after the New Hampshire primary, the decisions made by independent super PACS could have the biggest impact on the race going forward. We take a look at how the Glock changed gun culture in America. And John Moe helps untangle what's been going on at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Posted In: Hostess

PODCAST: China closes surplus gap, Coors Light moves up

Jan 10, 2012
The Consumer Electronics Show is all about gadgets, but this year, it's also all about advertising. One organization is making strides to recycle all the unused soap from big hotel chains. And earnings season begins with a poor showing from bellwether stock Alcoa, a major U.S. aluminum producer.

Mid-day Extra: The Gatorade shower

Jan 10, 2012
Dumping Gatorade on a coach after a big victory is a tradition for college and professional athletes, but where did that tradition come from?
Posted In: football, Sports, Gatorade

PODCAST: Geithner heads to China, techies head to Vegas

Jan 9, 2012
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is on his way to Asia today with a goal of getting Japan and China on board with new economic sanctions against Iran, as tensions between that country and the U.S. continue to grow. The Consumer Electronics Show is underway in Las Vegas and there will be plenty of hype and hooey regarding a zillion new tech products being displayed.
Posted In: Iran, shopping mall, Consumer Electronics Show

Mid-day Extra: Protests in Nigeria over oil subsidy cuts

Jan 9, 2012
We speak to Marketplace's senior foreign editor, John Buckley, about protests going on in Nigeria over corruption in the government, and the recent cut of oil subsidies there.
Posted In: Nigeria

Mid-day Extra: Not so Hot Pockets

Jan 6, 2012
Why is the frozen food industry hurting, even as more people are dining at home?
Posted In: Food, frozen food, Hot Pockets

PODCAST: The 8.5%

Jan 6, 2012
The economy continues to add jobs, but not fast enough to make campaigning easy for President Obama. The government is about to reveal how many hours people work on average each week. Many businesses aren't happy about a move to start registering an expanded number of web suffixes next week. Alternative sentencing through special problem-solving courts is better for the job prospects and earning potential of offenders.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs

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