Nov 30, 2011

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The European debt crisis spreads to American banks. The National Labor Relations Board could speed up the process for elections. In light of recent scandals, universities are taking a closer look at candidates before hiring them on. And the end of Napster has finally come.

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Foreign aid recipients hurt by global economic concerns

Nov 30, 2011
In South Korea today, UN Secretary Ban Ki-moon warned rich countries not to shortchange their international aid programs as they cut their budgets.

Mid-day Extra: Are cheaters more creative?

Nov 30, 2011
A new study suggests that creative-minded people might also be more likely to cheat -- and find a good reason for it after the fact.

PODCAST: Central banks join forces

Nov 30, 2011
The European debt crisis spreads to American banks. The National Labor Relations Board could speed up the process for elections. In light of recent scandals, universities are taking a closer look at candidates before hiring them on. And the end of Napster has finally come.
The euro sign is seen in front of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Daniel Roland/AFP/Getty Images

Central banks step in to help Europe with debt crisis

Nov 30, 2011
The planned liquidity injection might not solve all the problems in Europe, but it shows that central banks are getting serious.

Private sector gains offset by continued government layoffs

Nov 30, 2011
John Challenger of Challenger, Gray & Christmas speaks about his company's November jobs numbers, which show some signs of improvement

What remains of Napster

Nov 30, 2011
Music subscription service Rhapsody has signed an agreement to acquire Napster from parent company Best Buy for an undisclosed sum. What Napster leaves behind is what can now be seen as a foreshadow to social media.

Dozens of financial institutions downgraded by S&P

Nov 30, 2011
Banks today are reeling, just a day after Standard & Poor's downgraded dozens of financial institutions all around the world -- including here in the United States.

Standard & Poor's downgrades major U.S. banks

Nov 30, 2011
Pressure builds in Europe as clear signs begin to show that a default there would hit the U.S. banks hard.

The Fed, ECB team up to give banks more access to cash

Nov 30, 2011
Central banks from around the world have reached a deal that they hope will increase liquidity and avoid global recession.

'Light at the end of the tunnel' for poor job market

Nov 30, 2011
Paul Ashworth of Capital Economics explains why the nation's current employment measures, while not stellar, are positive signs for the future.

NLRB considers speeding up union elections

Nov 30, 2011
The National Labor Relations Board is scheduled to take a preliminary vote on speeding up elections to unionize businesses.

Colleges taking careful approach to hiring coaches

Nov 30, 2011
In light of the recent scandals at Penn State and Syracuse, universities are taking more into consideration when hiring for their sports teams.

Can financial cops help the eurozone?

Nov 30, 2011
The European Union is considering having a set of 'budget police' look over its countries' finances, but it still may not solve all the problems.

The European debt crisis spreads to American banks. The National Labor Relations Board could speed up the process for elections. In light of recent scandals, universities are taking a closer look at candidates before hiring them on. And the end of Napster has finally come.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC