Mid-day Update

PODCAST: Hey Mickey! Bank earnings are pretty!

Jeremy Hobson Apr 12, 2013
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Mid-day Update

PODCAST: Hey Mickey! Bank earnings are pretty!

Jeremy Hobson Apr 12, 2013
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Since the financial crisis, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo have reported healthy report quarterly earnings. So can we finally stop worrying about the health of our financial system?

One business sector that has been turning out very strong earnings reports recently is the auto industry. Last month, Chrysler, GM and Ford had their best month of sales in 5 years. Marketplace Economics Correspondent Chris Farrell explains why long-term auto loans, which are boosting car sales, could be a bad deal for borrowers.

Disney is letting go of nine of its animators from the company’s hand drawn animation team, a month after it announced it has no further plans to work in the traditional 2D format. That’s despite the success of the Oscar winning short Paperman, a hybrid of hand drawn and computer animation. So how did Disney go from Snow White to Wreck-It Ralph?

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