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MIDDAY UPDATE: Groupon and the Fed

Dec 1, 2010
All eyes were on Google today and the Internet mega-corp deliberates on buying the up-and-coming Groupon. In a move that can only be seen as...
Posted In: Banks, Cancun, China, Federal Reserve, Google, groupon, Ireland, Japan, Kyoto, mid-day update, Portugal

MID-DAY UPDATE: Unemployment and genetically-modified food

Nov 30, 2010
The two million long-term unemployed could find themselves cutting back drastically if unemployment benefits ends today, and this could affect...
Posted In: Comcast, Europe, genetically modified food, mid-day update, National Leprechaun Museum, netflix, Small Business, TARP, unemployment benefits

MIDDAY UPDATE: Sustainability and Cyber-Monday

Nov 29, 2010
Today is "Cyber-Moday," Black Friday for e-tailers. It is statistically the least productive work day, because employees log onto super sales to...
Posted In: Black Friday, Cancun, Cyber Monday, Environment, France, Ireland, Ireland bailout, Michael Jackson, mid-day update, sustainability, tobacco, video games

MID-DAY UPDATE: Black Friday, how would the Better Business Bureau rate itself?

Nov 25, 2010
Happy Thanksgiving! After that big dinner, many people will gear up for Black Friday shopping. There are deals galore to be had, and a new retailer...
Posted In: Better Business Bureau, Black Friday, Education, euro, frozen yogurt, grilled cheese, Ireland, McDonald's, mid-day update, shopping, Yelp

MID-DAY UPDATE: T-day air travel and the economy

Nov 24, 2010
Hey all you travelers: Today and tomorrow may be a massive headache! Steve Chiotakis talked to George Hobica of airfarewatchdog.com about how all...
Posted In: airline safety, ATM, cable TV, China, fees, Hp, Ireland bailout, Korea, lawsuit, mid-day update, Oracle, SAP, Small Business, Time Warner, unemployment benefits

MIDDAY UPDATE: FBI and the GDP

Nov 23, 2010
Today we heard about yesterday's FBI seizures following a long and wide investigation into insider trading. The FBI seized documents from different...
Posted In: FBI, GDP, hedge funds, insider trading, mid-day update, North Korea, Sarah Palin, South Korea

MID-DAY UPDATE: Ireland in the spotlight

Nov 22, 2010
Today's big story was Ireland. Yesterday, the country agreed to a bailout from The European Central Bank and the IMF, though the terms and...
Posted In: cell phones, China, Detroit, Housing, Ireland, London, Michelle Obama, mid-day update, utilities

MID-DAY UPDATE: Ben Bernanke Visits Europe

Nov 19, 2010
Ben Bernanke visits Europe today to defend the Fed's decision to pump $600 billion more into government bonds. Germany in particular was vocal in...
Posted In: Bernanke, deficit-cutting, Germany, holiday, Ireland, mid-day update, Portugal, sustainability, Thanksgiving, TSA

MID-DAY UPDATE: GM ticks on Wall Street and Rolls Royce engines replaced

Nov 18, 2010
GM officially goes public today, the first time since it went bankrupt more than a year ago. This is just one of many new Initial Public Offers...
Posted In: China, deficit-cutting, GM, mid-day update, Qantas, Retirement, Rolls Royce

MID-DAY UPDATE: Equal pay for equal work, foreclosure fund and a royal wedding

Nov 17, 2010
The U.S. Senate will be considering a bill to ensure women and men receive equal pay for equal work. There's yet another budget deficit reduction...
Posted In: Boeing, deficit-cutting, Equal Pay Act, FDIC, foreclosure fund, happiness, mid-day update, U.S. - Mexican border, virtual fence

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