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The 'muddle through' economy

Jan 12, 2012
After all the talk of booming holiday retail sales, December's numbers were up by just a tenth of a point.
Posted In: retail sales

Can good unemployment numbers be bad?

Jan 11, 2012
Commentator Robert Reich says they can be for President Obama.
Posted In: 2012 election, Unemployment

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

President Obama appoints new chief of staff

Jan 10, 2012
The President's budget director Jack Lew is taking over as chief of staff. He's replacing Bill Daley, who spent just a year on the job. What will this mean for White House relationships with big business?
Posted In: politics, Barack Obama, Washington D.C.

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.

As earnings season begins, fears of euro debt crisis

Jan 10, 2012
Alcoa, a major aluminum producer, kicked off earnings season on a dull note. Will other American companies be affected by the ongoing problems in Europe?
Posted In: Alcoa, Earnings, Europe debt crisis

OJ squeeze?

Jan 10, 2012
The wholesale price of orange juice hit a 34-year high on news the FDA is testing for an illegal fungicide reportedly found in the juice of oranges imported from Brazil.
Posted In: orange juice, commodities, brazil

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

Will the U.S. lead the economic recovery?

Jan 9, 2012
With ongoing troubles in Europe and an obvious slow down in many Asian economies, it looks as though America might be the bright spot in the global economy.
Posted In: China's Economy, Earnings

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