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PODCAST: Defining a subscriber, making healthier lunches

Jan 26, 2012
Netflix is bouncing back, gaining subscribers after a rough 2011 full of price increases and botched plans to separate its mail order service from the rest of the business. Economy 4.0's David Brancaccio explains the new Leading Economic Index. And in this year's presidential debates, the audience has played a bigger role than ever before.

Drones lead the way to tighter defense budgets

Jan 26, 2012
Facing nearly half a trillion dollars in mandated budget cuts over the next 10 years, the U.S. Defense Department will spend more on technology like robots and drones -- and less on soldiers, ships, fighter planes and other conventional weapons.
Posted In: military, drones

Financial Trust Index: Faith in U.S. banks slides

Jan 26, 2012
According to the Financial Trust Index, Americans have little faith in their investment options.
Posted In: Banks, Trust, anger

Durable goods: More economic green shoots

Jan 26, 2012
Durable goods purchases were up in December, reinforcing the feeling that the economy is making a recovery. Should we believe the hype?
Posted In: Fed, Ben Bernanke, durable goods

How MERS helped the housing downfall

Jan 25, 2012
Harper's Magazine's Chris Ketcham discusses his latest article on MERS, the Mortgage Electronic Registration System, which he says contributed to the problems that led to the mortgage finance bubble.
Posted In: Housing, MERS

Can we bring manufacturing back from overseas?

Jan 25, 2012
In his State of the Union speech last night, President Obama said he hopes to bring manufacturing jobs back to the country from overseas. But with countries like Apple firmly planted in factories abroad, will that ever happen?
Posted In: Jobs, manufacturing, State of the Union, Barack Obama

Long-term manufacturing decline hard to reverse

Jan 25, 2012
President Obama announced that he hoped to start bringing manufacturing jobs back to our shores. But we might never again reach the peak of the 1940's.
Posted In: manufacturing, State of the Union, Barack Obama

President Obama heads to Arizona

Jan 25, 2012
Following his State of the Union address yesterday that focused on job growth, the president heads to Arizona today. We talk to a congressman there about what the president's speech and visit mean for him.
Posted In: politics, Barack Obama, Congress

PODCAST: Chevy Volts and puppy Uggs

Jan 25, 2012
President Obama's State of the Union speech put a spotlight on American manufacturing and job growth. We take a closer look at the Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, and how the process affects people across the country. Today marks the one year anniversary of the uprising in Egypt. And is it possible to trademark the color red?

Memo from the president: Step up manufacturing

Jan 25, 2012
In his State of the Union address, President Obama drove home the point that manufacturing is going to get us out of the economic hole the banks dug for us.
Posted In: Barack Obama, manufacturing, General Motors

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