Mid-day Update - Most Recent
Jan 10, 2014
The U.S. economy added only 74,000 jobs in December, way below most economists' predictions. The unemployment rate dropped to 6.7 percent. Attention, Target shoppers: That data breach was worse than you thought. And, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack talks polar vortex, the farm bill, and food prices.
Jan 9, 2014
The unemployment report comes out tomorrow, but there are some positive signs in advance. And, in Silicon Valley, a failed start-up is often considered to be a helpful lesson in how to succeed -- next time.
Jan 8, 2014
At CES in Las Vegas, the Commerce Department highlights its "Open for Business Agenda." 50 years of the War on Poverty. And, Silicon Valley's embrace of failure as a step toward success can be confusing -- especially if you're the venture capitalist that put up the money.
Jan 7, 2014
Made in the USA fossil fuels alter the country's trade status. The American Beekeeping Federation and the American Honey Producers Association both start their annual meetings. And, Provo and Salt Lake City are home to a cluster of tech start-up companies, thanks to the culture and geography of Utah.
Jan 6, 2014
Janet Yellen is expected to be confirmed as the chair of the Federal Reserve today. Expect unemployment to drop -- but not because people are heading back to work. And, Delta Air Lines will take its final DC-9 to the skies today, punctuating a most unlikely and colorful span of airliner history.
Jan 3, 2014
A look at what happened on the first trading day of the new year. Soon, you will be able to buy a box of Cheerios that is GMO-free. And, which country gets most of its energy from renewable resources?
Jan 1, 2014
With the budget fight resolved, Congress should have plenty of time to deal with other issues next week. And Google tries to make CAPTCHA easier to figure out.
Dec 31, 2013
Stocks were on a roll this year. Does it follow that it's time to turn to bonds? Also, on Jan. 1, the Freedom from Drone Surveillance Act goes into effect in Illinois.
Dec 30, 2013
The Dow is up by 29 percent for the year on this penultimate day of trading for 2013. And, Sprint's CEO talks fast data, HD phone calls, "The Three Little Pigs," and a potential T-Mobile merger.
Dec 27, 2013
The taper pushes up the 10-year. California, Illinois, and Oregon are just three of the states changing their hands-free, cell phone driving rules next year. And, DirecTV has launched its own weather-related TV channel right next to the Weather Channel.