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PODCAST: The cruise ship industry, more euro downgrades

Jan 16, 2012
World leaders are meeting in Abu Dhabi today to discuss the future of renewable energy, especially in developing countries. What would the the planet look like if other countries caught up to the rate of car ownership we have here in the U.S.? And yet another Standard and Poor's downgrade has hit Europe.

Mid-day Extra: Banning secondhand underwear sales

Jan 16, 2012
Zimbabwe has banned imports of second hand underwear. The government says it's protecting the health and dignity of Zimbabwean women. But many Zimbabweans aren't happy about the change because they say it's the only underwear many can afford.
Posted In: Zimbabwe, underwear

PODCAST: A government slim down

Jan 13, 2012
Apple tries to launch its latest iPhone 4S in mainland China to disastrous results. As cash-strapped local and state governments look to raise more money, many are moving toward privatizing things that used to be public -- but is that a good thing? And the University of Connecticut said this week that one of its scientists falsified data in a new study about red wine that claimed the drink slows the aging process.

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

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