Dec 3, 2009

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Comcast deal will help GE with core biz

Dec 3, 2009
Much has been written and said about Comcast's plan to buy a controlling chunk of NBC Universal from General Electric and what it will mean for NBC. But what about the impact on GE? Jeremy Hobson has that story.

Ideas but no fixes for creating jobs

Dec 3, 2009
As President Obama convened his "jobs summit" with business and labor leaders there was plenty of news about the conundrum he's facing -- a decline in the service sector and retail sales. So Bob Moon asked economic experts how we might jump-start the economy.

How B of A made quick fix from bailout

Dec 3, 2009
Bank of America says it's finally able to pay back the $45 billion bailout it got from taxpayers last fall. Seeing as how it wasn't all that long ago that the company was on the ropes, we asked reporter Steve Henn to explain the turnaround.

Advertising heats up for climate summit

Dec 3, 2009
Nobody really expects a binding treaty to come out of the U.N. Climate Change Conference that begins next week in Copenhagen, but that hasn't stopped advertisers from trying to sell the idea of one. Sarah Gardner reports.

Too much technology too fast

Dec 3, 2009
Douglas Coupland's first novel, "Generation X," got him credit for naming a whole generation. His new novel, "Generation A," comes full circle, taking readers through a world where interpersonal communication is a dying art. He talks with Kai Ryssdal.

Beware of charities' 'donor illusion'

Dec 3, 2009
Donors to charities get satisfaction from thinking their money is going to a particular person or project with which they then have a special relationship. But those relationships sometimes aren't so special. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.

Asking for charity for the first time

Dec 3, 2009
Sherman Wilburn of Minneapolis has often given his time and money to others in need. Now he finds himself asking for help. He talks with Kai Ryssdal about the difficult times facing him and his family.

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