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Mid-day Extra: Cyber Monday goes mobile

Nov 28, 2011
Today is Cyber Monday, and it follows on the tails of a very promising Black Friday sales weekend. But what do customers, and companies, have to lose from the surge in mobile shopping?
Posted In: retail sales, holiday shopping, Cyber Monday, Black Friday

PODCAST: Black Friday's leftovers

Nov 28, 2011
The national retail federation says sales over the last 4 days jumped 16 percent from last year. Consumers spent an average of 398 dollars on Black Friday-- and Black Thursday, and all Black Saturday and Sunday. And about 40 percent of that shopping was done online.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Black Friday

PODCAST: Black Friday strikes again

Nov 25, 2011
More and more mobile devices like iPads are handling our purchases, but the makers of computers and cash registers aren't ready to give up the industry yet. TV sets are among the most discounted items for Black Friday this year. New York City's Grand Central Station is about to become home to Apple's newest store, and we speak to the CEO of Macy's on this year's holiday season.
Posted In: Black Friday, retail sales, syria, Europe debt crisis

Mid-day Extra: More on the cranberry industry

Nov 24, 2011
Today is Thanksgiving, and to celebrate -- and check in on the state of the markets for popular Thanksgiving foods -- we went to the CEO of Ocean Spray. Here is the extended version of the conversation.
Posted In: Cranberries, Ocean Spray, Thanksgiving

PODCAST: The cranberry industry, no Thanksgiving for Europe

Nov 24, 2011
This Thanksgiving, we talk to a big wig in the cranberry industry, the CEO of Ocean Spray. While the U.S. is on holiday, financial troubles in the eurozone march on. And Google wants to light up your home -- with lightbulbs, that is.
Posted In: Thanksgiving, Food, Europe debt crisis

PODCAST: Stress tests are back, China loves smartphones

Nov 23, 2011
China has just surpassed the United States as the biggest smartphone market in the world. Smartphones here at home are helping consumers to find the best deal this holiday season. Holiday travel could be hindered by fewer flight delays and cancellations, thanks to new government penalties.
Posted In: stress tests, Federal Reserve

Mid-day Extra: Are presidential debates free advertising?

Nov 23, 2011
This year has had an unusual number of Republican presidential debates on television. Does this help candidates without much money hold on longer than they should?
Posted In: politics, Republicans, 2012 campaign

PODCAST: What the super committee lost, Egypt's revolutionary flare up

Nov 22, 2011
We speak to the President of Panama Ricardo Martinelli about how the debt crises in the U.S. and Europe are affecting his country, and how Panama is continuing to grow. Reporter Mitchell Hartman shows us one place that was shaken to its core by the housing crisis. And what does the OWN network need to do to succeed?
Posted In: Egypt, super committee, GDP

Mid-day Extra: 4.74 degrees of separation

Nov 22, 2011
A new study put on by Facebook and the University of Milan have found that the old six degrees of separation adage is a bit outdated.
Posted In: Facebook, six degrees

PODCAST: Super committee nears the end

Nov 21, 2011
Talks are winding down at the Congressional super committee, and so far, no deal has been made. Spain has a new government after elections were held over the weekend. Hewlett-Packard reports earnings today, the first time since Meg Whitman took the reins. And Tyson foods, the big meat producer, reported even bigger quarterly losses.
Posted In: super committee, spain, chicken

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