Jan 11, 2012

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The morning after the New Hampshire primary, the decisions made by independent Super PACS could have the biggest impact on the race going forward. We take a look at how the Glock changed gun culture in America. And John Moe helps untangle what's been going on at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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Regulators try to block NYSE, Deutsche Boerse merger

Jan 11, 2012
European officials are reportedly on the verge of blocking a deal to create the world's biggest stock exchange.

PODCAST: Tiffany's feeling blue, Twinkies go under

Jan 11, 2012
The morning after the New Hampshire primary, the decisions made by independent super PACS could have the biggest impact on the race going forward. We take a look at how the Glock changed gun culture in America. And John Moe helps untangle what's been going on at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The flagship Tiffany & Co. store is seen on November 29, 2011 in New York City.
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Super PACS continue to influence Republican race

Jan 11, 2012
Mitt Romney has won the first two primaries in this year's presidential election race, but thanks to super PACS, candidates who aren't doing as well might stay in the race longer than ever before.

People's Choice really is the people's choice

Jan 11, 2012
They're called People's Choice Awards for a reason. Anyone can vote – as often as they like That's why many critics don't take the awards seriously.

U.S. ambassador on futures of Iraq and North Korea

Jan 11, 2012
U.S. diplomat Chris Hill discusses the economic conditions of Iraq and North Korea as they make important transitions, and how they might change in the future.

Super PACS gain power in 2012 election season

Jan 11, 2012
After a 2010 Supreme Court decision, independent organizations are gaining increasing power in national elections.

When American politicians recycle

Jan 11, 2012
Mitt Romney won the New Hampshire primary last night. But why did his victory speech sound so familiar?

Chinese laborers take drastic measures for a raise

Jan 11, 2012
Workers at a Foxconn factory that makes iPhones all threatened to jump from the top of the building if they didn't get a raise. But these aren't the only workers protesting work conditions and pay in the country.

Nothing groundbreaking at this year's CES

Jan 11, 2012
Over the years, the Consumer Electronics Show has unveiled everything from the compact disc to HD TV. How does the 2012 show stack up?

The economic impact of presidents, past and future

Jan 11, 2012
Last night, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said that President Obama would like to turn the U.S. into a social welfare state. But even if he wanted to, how much impact does a president have on the economy anyway?

Hostess heads for 'Chapter 22' bankruptcy

Jan 11, 2012
Some companies just can't escape Chapter 11 bankruptcy, and have to declare twice.

How skyscrapers reflect on economic health

Jan 11, 2012
A new study out by Barcalys Capital explores the ongoing connection between the world's tallest buildings, and the world's biggest financial collapses.

Mid-day Extra: As skyscrapers grow, economy could collapse

Jan 11, 2012
Barclays Capital has produced a new skyscraper index, which finds the correlation between the tallest buildings in the world and economic recessions.

How the Glock became America's modern handgun

Jan 11, 2012
Author Paul Barrett explores the history of the Glock pistol in his new book, and explains how it came to popularity in the U.S.

The morning after the New Hampshire primary, the decisions made by independent Super PACS could have the biggest impact on the race going forward. We take a look at how the Glock changed gun culture in America. And John Moe helps untangle what’s been going on at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC