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MIDDAY UPDATE: Groupon, unemployment, college admissions

Dec 29, 2010
Venture capital Groupon may raise $950 million from private investors to fuel its growth. This comes after recently turning down a $6 billion...
Posted In: colleges, groupon, jobless, labor, mid-day update, Unemployment, venture capital

MIDDAY UPDATE: Consumer Confidence and Case Shiller

Dec 28, 2010
This morning we had two important indexes released: Conference Board's Consumer Confidence Index and the Case Shiller index of home values. Despite...
Posted In: charities, consumer confidence, donations, football, Housing, mid-day update

MIDDAY UPDATE: Frightful weather on the East Coast and post-holiday recycling

Dec 27, 2010
The northeast corridor suffers a post-holiday blizzard, and travelers face canceled flights, trains and roads too dangerous to drive. The cold...
Posted In: blizzard, comics, holiday, mid-day update, Oil, oil price, recycle, sustainability

MIDDAY UPDATE: Looking ahead to 2011

Dec 24, 2010
Today we spoke to Jill Schlesinger, as we look forward to 2011. Stock prices are ending the year at their highest level since the collapse of...
Posted In: 2011, foreclosures, interest rates, jobless, mid-day update, Unemployment

MIDDAY UPDATE: Renting, credit cards, and buzzwords

Dec 23, 2010
Today, Mark Zandi of Moody's Analytics released a list of 55 U.S. organized according to how cost effective it is to rent a home, rather than buy....
Posted In: Credit Cards, credit rating, home prices, homeownership, homes, mid-day update, politics, rent

MIDDAY UPDATE: GDP up 2.6 percent, holiday shopping

Dec 22, 2010
U.S. Gross Domestic Product grew 2.6 percent in the third quarter. Stacey Vanek Smith spoke to Richard DeKaser, who explained while this is a good...
Posted In: AARP, GDP, green giving, holiday discounts, mid-day update, Retail, retail sales, Retirement

MIDDAY UPDATE: FCC and the census

Dec 21, 2010
The first figures from the U.S. Census are out today. Eve Troeh looks at how the census population numbers will affect how federal funding will be...
Posted In: advertising, census 2010, economic indicator, General Electric, mid-day update, online advertising, water

MIDDAY UPDATE: Ernst and Young, Kinect

Dec 20, 2010
New York prosecutors may charge accounting firm Ernst and Young for its role in the collapse of Lehman Brothers. New York prosecutors are...
Posted In: Banks, dover, Ernst and Young, kinect, Lehman Brothers, Microsoft, mid-day update, UK

MIDDAY UPDATE: Public education, tax deal approved, nuclear energy

Dec 17, 2010
Marketplace host Jeremy Hobson spoke to Mark Yudof, President of the University of California. At a time when even private universities are...
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MIDDAY UPDATE: Housing numbers, foreign trade

Dec 16, 2010
Today we heard some mixed news about the housing market. The number of new homes being built rose in November. Meanwhile, RealtyTrac said...
Posted In: China, Europe, foreclosures, homes, Housing, India, Japan, mid-day update

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