Sep 4, 2012
Automakers are enjoying a good earning season. Analysts look to the UK for insight into Paul Ryan's proposed deficit cuts, and Hillary Clinton heads to Beijing to talk economy.
Aug 28, 2012
Housing is up, consumer confidence is down. How do you feel about the economy?
Jul 27, 2012
Filmmaker Kevin Smith discusses his new Hulu podcast, "Spoilers," and how he found success in his new career of podcasting online.
Jun 26, 2012
It's the anniversary of George H.W. Bush famous tax quote. The tiny island of Cyprus is the latest eurozone nation seeking a bailout. And News Corps is on the splits, according to The Wall Street Journal. All that and more in today's Mid-Day Update Podcast.
May 7, 2012
The French elect a socialist president, and the Greek parliament gets a shake-up. It's all in a weekend for voters in Europe who took to the polls in what turned out to be a referendum on harsh austerity measures aimed at solving Europe's financial crisis. Also on the show, Disney avenges at the box office with a superhero blockbuster, college degrees as an employment perk, and Hollywood fights for California's State Parks.
May 3, 2012
CEOs get a raise as average pay goes up 15 percent. Meanwhile, planned job cuts rose 7 percent in April, with the education sector hardest hit. The head of the European Central Bank said today that economic growth has to be central to the plan to get Europe out of its debt crisis. But a shift away from austerity will be easier said than done. Plus, Clinton and Geithner meet in China for talks; Tsunami trash headed to our Pacific shores; and older workers facing softening job market.
Mar 21, 2012
Tune in for an updated broadcast of our program featuring Kai Ryssdal's exclusive interview with President Barack Obama, discussing energy and the economy as the president begins a two-day trip promoting his energy policy.
Mar 20, 2012
The number of new homes starts last month fell, but a rise in future home-construction plans gave economists hope that the housing market has stabilized. Meanwhile, the number of new students taking the law-school entrance exam dropped to the lowest level in 12 years. Also on the show, China announced a major increase in gas prices, a reported delay in cleaner fuels could harm the new engines designed to burn it, and an oil spill off the coast of Brazil last November is the subject of a lawsuit this week. Plus, our interview with the author of a story that makes comparisons between Mitt Romney's GOP campaign and that of French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
Mar 19, 2012
Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a conference call today that the company would start spending down its nearly $100-billion pile of cash with a $10 billion share buyback and a quarterly stock dividend of $2.65 a share. We talk to Henry Blodget, CEO of Business Insider, for more on this story. Shipping giant United Parcels Service said it would pay $6.8 billion for Dutch shipping rival TNT Express in effort to expand its global reach. Plus, Ireland struggles with 14 percent unemployment, Greece's prime minister said the company is on its way to a recovery, and Yahoo! fends off an aggressive investor.
Feb 7, 2012
Forty states have signed onto a settlement deal with the nation's largest banks over abusive foreclosure practices. We talk to the attorney general from the hold-out state of Delaware to find out why he wants a better deal. Congress passed a bill to fund technology upgrades for the FAA, but airline industry unions are balking at the deal. And Puerto Rico looks to ease its overpopulation of invasive iguanas by exporting them as "exotic meat." Plus, more headlines from this Tuesday morning.