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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study put on by Facebook and the University of Milan have found that the old six degrees of separation adage is a bit outdated.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

PODCAST: Boeing signs a deal, passengers shell out money for plane gas

Nov 18, 2011
President Barack Obama is in Indonesia today, and will attend the signing of a deal that could bring 110,000 jobs to the U.S. Reporter Scott Tong concludes his three part series from the Horn of Africa. In the ongoing European debt crisis, Spain is the latest hot-button country. And store employees fight back against Black Thursday openings.
Posted In: mid-day update

Mid-day Extra: Midnight movie madness

Nov 18, 2011
The Twilight movie was released early this morning. Why do so many fans line up at midnight to see big blockbusters?
Posted In: movies, Twilight

PODCAST: Engineers study harder than business majors

Nov 17, 2011
In today's Mid-day Update, we look at the ongoing debt crisis and Europe and its potential effects on U.S. banks. Meanwhile, the deadline for the Congressional super committee is not far off. And poverty numbers among the elderly are rising.
Posted In: mid-day update

Mid-day Extra: How book awards translate to dollars

Nov 17, 2011
Last night, the winners of this year's National Book Awards were announced.
Posted In: mid-day update

Mid-day Extra: Teaching preschoolers about finance

Nov 16, 2011
A new program set to launch in January will have preschoolers learning basic business and finance skills at the Chicago Public Library. The program is inspired by a Sesame Workshop multi-media kit.
Posted In: School, Sesame Street

PODCAST: Oil prices over $100, teaching preschoolers finance

Nov 16, 2011
In today's Marketplace Morning Report, we take a look at why oil prices have risen so much in the last month. The threat of European contagion is pressing as bonds are quickly being sold off. And the NBA season, if totally cancelled, could have bad effects on the TV business.
Posted In: mid-day update, podcast

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Hitting the campaign trail to see how the 2012 election is shaping up.