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Jan 4, 2013

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its December jobs report today, and economists are modestly optimistic. The world's biggest Consumer Electronics Show kicks off this weekend in Las Vegas, and it'll be the first one in 15-years where Microsoft has no presence whatsoever. And the Vatican goes cash-only.

 

Segments From this episode

Economists cautiously hopeful ahead of monthly jobs data

Jan 4, 2013
Private payroll data points to an encouraging trend in service-related jobs that are key to economic growth.

CES: Not all about tech these days

Jan 4, 2013
The Consumer Electronics Show is drawing more non-tech companies.

Swiss bank closes after U.S. tax evasion fine

Jan 4, 2013
Switzerland's oldest bank, Wegelin and Company, has plead guilty to helping wealthy Americans evade taxes.

Unemployment ticks up to 7.8 percent, 155,000 jobs added

Jan 4, 2013
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is reporting that unemployment has stayed steady at 7.8 percent, and the economy added 155,000 jobs last month.

After FTC win, can Google keep up search success?

Jan 4, 2013
The Federal Trade Commission has decided that Google is not being anti-competitive when it promotes its own services in search results.

The jumbo mortgage is back

Jan 4, 2013
Jumbo mortgages, too large to be backed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, were hard to come by after the financial crisis. But in expensive real-estate markets like San Francisco, they're coming back.

Obama adviser: Jobs report shows continued progress

Jan 4, 2013
Alan Krueger, chair of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, weighs in on the government's December jobs report

'Pot for profit' laws attract entrepreneurs

Jan 4, 2013
Colorado and Washington are magnets for new businesses, after voting to legalize recreational marijuana.

PODCAST: The man in the solid gold shirt

Jan 4, 2013
What does the president's top economist on the labor market have to say about today's jobs report? What's next for Google after an antitrust victory. Colorado and Washington, get ready to unleash the pot business. And the great Bicholim war of 1640 -- turns out it never happened.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its December jobs report today, and economists are modestly optimistic. The world’s biggest Consumer Electronics Show kicks off this weekend in Las Vegas, and it’ll be the first one in 15-years where Microsoft has no presence whatsoever. And the Vatican goes cash-only.

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC