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PODCAST: Buffett's successor, uptick in remodeling

Feb 27, 2012
BP's "trial of the century" has been postponed. State tax revenue has been rising at the fastest pace since 2006 -- many states are even reporting surpluses. Some German tax experts want to volunteer their services to Greece, but Greek tax officials aren't happy with the idea. Warren Buffett reveals Berkshire Hathaway has chosen his successor -- but he isn't saying who. And Mitchell Hartman reports from the Wealth and Poverty Desk on the definition of wealth.

Home improvement stores report profits

Feb 27, 2012
Warmer weather helped boost sales for outdoors and spring planning. But what does it say about the U.S. housing picture?
Posted In: home improvement, Home Depot, Lowe's, Housing

Why are we outraged over high gas prices?

Feb 27, 2012
Behavioral economist Sendhil Mullainathan puts into perspective why we shouldn't be too angry over rising gas prices.
Posted In: gas prices, gas, behavioral economics, spending

Housing market gets good news

Feb 27, 2012
Home sales jumped 8% last month. Those numbers and better than expected quarterly sales in home improvement supplies could mean some long-awaited relief for the housing market.
Posted In: Housing, home sales, real estate, construction

Tax surpluses for many states

Feb 27, 2012
Amid gloomy reports of government budget deficits, there was some good news at the National Governors Association meeting in Washington. State tax revenue has been rising at the fastest pace since 2006. Many states are even reporting surpluses.
Posted In: state budgets

Crude oil drops, home remodeling up

Feb 27, 2012
Economist Ellen Zentner discusses what a drop in crude oil prices could mean for consumers, and about the rise in home remodeling in the U.S.
Posted In: home remodeling, Lowe's, crude oil

Pain at the pump

Feb 24, 2012
Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale discusses how rising gas prices are hurting consumers, enough to get the president's attention.
Posted In: gas prices, family budget, President Obama

PODCAST: A last look from Michigan

Feb 24, 2012
Michael Jordan plays defense against a Chinese sportswear company. Romney's doing his best to sway voters to pick him in next week's primary, playing up his Michigan roots and pushing hard for a law that would get rid of mandatory-union-membership in union shops. And host Jeremy Hobson wraps up a week in Michigan by taking a closer look at two places in Detroit with the same name, but very different stories.

The 'gargantuannaire' on a gargantuan problem

Feb 24, 2012
In Rome this week, Microsoft founder Bill Gates said the current system of delivering food aid to starving people is “outdated and inefficient.”
Posted In: bill gates, genetically modified food, Gargantuannaire

A few final voices from Michigan

Feb 24, 2012
As Jeremy Hobson wraps up his week in Michigan, we hear from a few last Michiganders on their forecasts for the U.S. economy.
Posted In: Michigan, election

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