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May 14, 2012

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It's been a few days since JPMorgan's $2 billion loss was announced, but New York bureau chief Heidi Moore tells us why it's a warning we shouldn't soon forget. We take a look at the housing market in three different cities across the U.S. Will President Obama's support of same-sex marriage lead to a windfall of campaign contributions from the gay community? There's more turmoil in Europe at the hands of Greece. And John Hoffman, executive producer of the HBO documentary "The Weight of the Nation," discusses America's obesity epidemic.

Segments From this episode

Yahoo CEO ousted over false biography

May 14, 2012
The ouster of Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson shows how activist investors sleuth about executives themselves, not just their corporate leadership.
The ouster of Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson shows how activist investors sleuth about executives themselves, not just their corporate leadership.
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Making a big deal out of the obesity crisis

May 14, 2012
John Hoffman, producer behind the new HBO documentary "The Weight of the Nation," dicscusses why we need to pay attention to America's obesity epidemic now.

JPMorgan's loss: More than a blip in the news cycle

May 14, 2012
New York bureau chief Heidi Moore discusses why JPMorgan's loss is a warning that suggests risky practices are taking place at other Wall Street banks.

New homes springing up in Phoenix

May 14, 2012
Like a lot of Western cities, Phoenix's housing market crumbled during the recession. But new home sales are up 35 percent from a year ago.

Guess what Kodak kept in its basement...

May 14, 2012
The now-bankrupt photography company kept a little something (surprising) in its basement for 35 years.

Even in Alabama, it's hard to get a home loan

May 14, 2012
Alabama wasn't hit hard by the housing collapse, and prices are now rising. But it's still difficult to get a home loan there.

Bidding wars return to one Boston neighborhood

May 14, 2012
Packed open houses, multiple offers, and higher prices. In (usually high-end) neighborhoods like Jamica Plain, the bidding wars still rage.

Greece hurls Europe back into crisis mode

May 14, 2012
Greece struggles to form a government after many voters rejected pro-austerity parties. Reneging on its promises could mean an exit from the euro.

A fundraising boost from same-sex marriage

May 14, 2012
President Obama's shift on same-sex marriage might have opened the door to more fundraising.

It’s been a few days since JPMorgan’s $2 billion loss was announced, but New York bureau chief Heidi Moore tells us why it’s a warning we shouldn’t soon forget. We take a look at the housing market in three different cities across the U.S. Will President Obama’s support of same-sex marriage lead to a windfall of campaign contributions from the gay community? There’s more turmoil in Europe at the hands of Greece. And John Hoffman, executive producer of the HBO documentary “The Weight of the Nation,” discusses America’s obesity epidemic.

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Autumn Leaves Cannonball Adderley