Mar 12, 2012

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The $25 billion mortgage settlement is one step closer to being done, but it's still moving pretty slowly. Disney's "John Carter" is one of the most expensive movies ever made, but it's also on track to be one of the…

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Mortgage settlement to be closely policed

Mar 12, 2012
The $25 billion settlement announced last month finally details all the different types of relief for borrowers. But it sure took a long time.

France accused of fostering market in hostages

Mar 12, 2012
Despite official denials, France is accused of being too ready to pay ransoms for hostages -- and so encouraging kidnappers to abduct its citizens.

The dirty business of consulting in 'House of Lies'

Mar 12, 2012
Actor Don Cheadle and writer Matthew Carnahan talk about their new Showtime comedy series, "House of Lies," which follows the lives and business of management consultants.

Deficit cutting vs. social spending: Finding a balance

Mar 12, 2012
Commentator Liz Herman says we need to find a way to both reduce the deficit and spend the right amount on social services.

For-profit schools try to talk a better game

Mar 12, 2012
They're looking into trading their business-y jargon for education speak in hopes of taking the "for-profit" perception out of for-profit colleges and universities.

'Homeless Hotspots' program sparks debate

Mar 12, 2012
A controversial new experiment at South by Southwest puts Wi-Fi units in the hands of the homeless. Accused of condescension and exploitation, "Homeless Hotspots" creators hope the debate will encourage entrepreneurship and visibility.

Disney digests a movie bomb with 'John Carter'

Mar 12, 2012
After a lackluster opening weekend, "John Carter" is on track to be a huge money loser. Disney could be facing a loss of $100 million or more.

The $25 billion mortgage settlement is one step closer to being done, but it’s still moving pretty slowly. Disney’s “John Carter” is one of the most expensive movies ever made, but it’s also on track to be one of the biggest flops in modern movie memory. “Homeless Hotspots” is a new — and controversial — experiment happening right now at SXSW in Austin. And actor Don Cheadle and writer Matthew Carnahan discuss their new TV show, “House of Lies,” based on the world of business consultants.

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