Dec 19, 2011

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Markets around the world are reacting to the death of Kim Jong-Il, and where North Korea will go from here. Foreclosures in the U.S. will be put on hold for two weeks. In Las Vegas, more focus is being put…

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What Kim Jong-Il's successor could do for North Korea

Dec 19, 2011
Now that Kim Jong-Il is no longer the leader, questions remain as to what direction his son Kim Jong-Un will to to help, or hurt, his country.

U.S. economic relationship with North Korea unlikely to change

Dec 19, 2011
The death of Kim Jong-Il still leaves much to be determined before the U.S. will ever remove sanctions against North Korea and engage in an economic relationship with the country

What was the business story of 2011?

Dec 19, 2011
Allan Sloan offers his thoughts on the business story of the year, and what we'll be talking about 2012.

Payroll tax cut debate continues in Washington

Dec 19, 2011
Debate over whether payroll tax cuts are good for the economy, both in the short and long-term, continues to cause friction in Washington as a deadline fast approaches

The state of North Korea's economy

Dec 19, 2011
North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Il left the economy of his country in shambles, with a sharp divide between the rich and poor.

Vegas without the gambling

Dec 19, 2011
Caesar's Palace's new Octavius tower will be a boutique casino less focused on the gambling experience. The non-gambling approach is a new trend for Sin City.

Consumers are spending, but still skittish

Dec 19, 2011
A new report shows Americans' feelings of financial security rebounded during November, but only back to the same levels as last year.

Foreclosures on hold for the holidays

Dec 19, 2011
Big lenders are halting foreclosures for the next two weeks. But after the new year, foreclosures will speed up again.

PODCAST: The latest Saab story, what's next for North Korea

Dec 19, 2011
Markets around the world are reacting to the death of Kim Jong-Il, and where North Korea will go from here. Foreclosures in the U.S. will be put on hold for two weeks. In Las Vegas, more focus is being put…
South Koreans watch a television broadcast following the announcement of the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il on December 19, 2011 in Seoul, South Korea.
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After Kim Jong-Il, uncertainty for future of North Korea

Dec 19, 2011
Kim Jong-Il, the leader of North Korea, has passed away, leaving room for much uncertainty in his country.

Where North Korea's economy stands today

Dec 19, 2011
Under Kim Jong-Il, North Korean society was sharply divided between rich and poor, and great emphasis was put on building up the military.

Will the 2% payroll tax increase come soon?

Dec 19, 2011
If lawmakers in Washington don't agree on a deal soon, Americans could soon feel a 2 percent tax hike come the first of the year

Payroll tax cut decision down to the wire

Dec 19, 2011
Last week, the Senate agreed on a two month temporary extension of the payroll tax cuts, but the House of Representatives is yet to get on board. We speak to Congressman John Carter of Texas as to whether it will…

North Korea will go about 'business as usual'

Dec 19, 2011
With inflation soaring, the last few years have been particularly difficult for the North Korean people, and that isn't likely to change right away

Mid-day Extra: MTV's Choose or Lose gets lost

Dec 19, 2011
After 20 years, MTV's long running campaign to get youth voters to the poles is getting revamped -- starting with the name

Markets around the world are reacting to the death of Kim Jong-Il, and where North Korea will go from here. Foreclosures in the U.S. will be put on hold for two weeks. In Las Vegas, more focus is being put on the non-gambling experience. Allan Sloan offers his thoughts on the business story of the year, and what we’ll be talking about 2012.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC