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MIDDAY UPDATE: Illinois raises income tax, California's budget, and Haiti -- One year later

Jan 12, 2011
Illinois state legislators raised the state income tax from 3 percent to 5 percent, a 66 percent hike. In plain terms, if you owed the Illinois...
Posted In: budget, california, Haiti, Illinois, income tax, mid-day update

MIDDAY UPDATE: Goldman Sachs to increase transparency, The Onion on TV

Jan 11, 2011
Goldman Sachs is expected to disclose 39 accounting changes geared to make the transactions it handles more transparent. The investment bank said...
Posted In: Big Book, Goldman Sachs, inequality, investment, mid-day update, Sports, The Daily Show, The Onion

MIDDAY UPDATE: Verizon iPhone, Trans Alaska oil pipeline leak

Jan 10, 2011
Tomorrow will be a big day for Verizon Wireless, as the company is expected to announce it soon will offer customers the Apple iPhone. Since the...
Posted In: AT&T, BCS Championship, BP, cell phones, iPhone, iphone 4, mid-day update, Oil, stubhub, Trans Alaska Pipeline, Verizon

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

Jan 7, 2011
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

Jan 6, 2011
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

Jan 5, 2011
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

Jan 4, 2011
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

Jan 3, 2011
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

Dec 31, 2010
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

MIDDAY UPDATE: Vatican financial transparency, NASA budget woes, and beer baths

Dec 30, 2010
Pope Benedict XVI is working to make the Vatican's financial operations more transparent amid a financial investigation involving its bank. The...
Posted In: Ares I, beer, budget, Congress, Germany, mid-day update, NASA, Pope Benedict, Vatican, Vatican Bank

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