Jun 8, 2012

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After the CEO of Chesapeake Energy was drilled by allegations of impropriety, angry shareholders are demanding change. Like the rest of us, companies are still uncertain of the economic future and holding on to their cash. But spending and investing…

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Obama calls on Congress to act on jobs bill

Jun 8, 2012
Today at a White house press conference, President Obama warned the American public of the banking crisis in Europe and the stalled congressional action on jobs legislation.

Olympics to be broadcast on YouTube

Jun 8, 2012
The International Olympic Committee will provide live web coverage of the London games this summer to nations in Asia and Africa. If the online feed catches on, a television network might be interested in paying for future international rights.

Why companies are still hoarding their cash

Jun 8, 2012
Like the rest of us, companies are still uncertain of the economic future. But spending and investing could help to push the economy forward.

Chesapeake shareholders want more answers, action

Jun 8, 2012
After the CEO of Chesapeake Energy was drilled by allegations of impropriety, angry shareholders are demanding change.

Throw out that milk: A guide to food expiration dates

Jun 8, 2012
You buy food, it sits in your fridge, and you wonder what to throw out when. Finally, here's a definitive guide to expiration dates that goes beyond what's printed on the carton.

Will Greece return to the drachma?

Jun 8, 2012
Greece continues to struggle through a debt and banking crisis and rumors of a 'Grexit' abound. If the country does leave the euro, how will it roll out the drachma, and what are the costs?

How to outsmart a password hacker

Jun 8, 2012
Following the theft of 6.5 million passwords from LinkedIn along with hacks at the dating site eHarmony and the music site Last.FM, we get advice from an industry insider on how to protect yourself -- tell a lie.

Obama urges action on Euro crisis, jobs bill

Jun 8, 2012
Today President Obama urged Europe's leaders to act quickly to solve their economic crisis. On the domestic front, the president asked Congress to reevaluate the jobs bill he delivered to the Capitol last year.

Spain asks for bailout, Fed sets new banking buffer

Jun 8, 2012
One of the big rain clouds hanging over markets this morning is coming from Spain. There are reports that the Spanish government could ask Europe to bailout its banks this weekend.

PODCAST: Animal waste as energy, and advice for grads, 'you're not special'

Jun 8, 2012
After the CEO of Chesapeake Energy was drilled by allegations of impropriety, angry shareholders are demanding change. Like the rest of us, companies are still uncertain of the economic future and holding on to their cash. But spending and investing…

One animal's waste is another man's treasure

Jun 8, 2012
Here in the United Kingdom, retail giants like Wal-Mart and grocery store chain Tesco are food waste into green energy.

U.S. Fed approves Basel III

Jun 8, 2012
The Federal Reserve has just approved a proposal to make every bank in America keep more capital on hand. The measure may help taxpayers weather the next financial storm, but hurt bank stockholders.

After the CEO of Chesapeake Energy was drilled by allegations of impropriety, angry shareholders are demanding change. Like the rest of us, companies are still uncertain of the economic future and holding on to their cash. But spending and investing could help to push the economy forward. The International Olympic Committee will provide live web coverage of the London games this summer to nations in Asia and Africa. And finally, what to throw out when, we give you a guide to food expiration dates beyond what’s printed on the carton.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC