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Midday Update: Job numbers, calorie counts, and Romanian witches

The U.S. Labor Department's jobs report threw us for a loop today. The nation's unemployment rate fell from 9.8 to 9.4 percent today -- the lowest...
Posted In: california, calorie, jobless, labor, mid-day update, romania, Taxes, Unemployment, witches

MIDDAY UPDATE: BP oil spill, toning shoes, and the Recession Generation

A series of cost cutting tactics and management failures by BP and other companies, including Halliburton, are to blame for the Gulf oil spill...
Posted In: BP, bp oil spill, class action lawsuits, colleges, Halliburton, mid-day update, New Balance, offshore drilling, Oil, oil drilling, recession, UK

MIDDAY UPDATE: Oil prices, energy efficient light bulbs

Increasing oil prices could end the global economic recovery, according to Fatin Birol, chief economist at the International Energy Agency. Birol...
Posted In: GOP, light bulbs, mid-day update, Oil, oil drilling, oil industry, oil price, Republicans

MIDDAY UPDATE: Motorola splits and Australian floods

Today, Motorola calls it "splits" -- dividing up its business into halves based on stability and risk. For years, Motorola stayed afloat by...
Posted In: Australia, cell phones, commodities, flood, mid-day update, motorola, population, smart phones

MIDDAY UPDATE: Goldman Sachs and Facebook

Investment bank Goldman Sachs has "friended" Facebook. The mega-bank is pouring half-a-billion dollars into Facebook, boosting the social network's...
Posted In: Facebook, Goldman Sachs, iPad, labor, mid-day update, private sector jobs, Unemployment

MIDDAY UPDATE: New Years Eve

Cities across the world are preparing to celebrate the new year. But in the face of budget deficits and government cut-backs, how much is...
Posted In: Australia, Big Book, budget, flood, mid-day update

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