Jan 12, 2012

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The latest Attitude Check explores what bugs Americans the most about the economy and how we feel about our standard of living. Private equity is the talk of the town, but how much do you know about these funds? Retail sales surprisingly hit record highs in 2011. The new wave of charitable giving is just one click away. British artist Damien Hirst is opening multiple exhibitions at Gagosian galleries around the world. Youth radio reporter Rayana Godfrey looks at the changing habits of TV viewers. And advertiser Janice Suter discusses what firms are doing to attract younger viewers.

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Advertising to a digital generation

Jan 12, 2012
Our "Future of TV" series continues with a look at how advertisers target youth through ever-changing mediums.

Damien Hirst kicks off latest mega art sale

Jan 12, 2012
British artist Hirst made millions in a 2008 auction. His latest marketing drive features a global gallery sale of his “Spot Paintings.”
An employee looks at the artwork 'Hydroquinone, 2006', part of the artist Damien Hirst's exhibition 'The Complete Spot Paintings' at the Gagosian Gallery on Jan. 12, 2012 in London, England. The exhibition is taking place in 11 locations across the world, with more than 300 paintings created by the artist lent to the Gargosian gallery by private individuals and public institutions.
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What is it about the economy that bugs you?

Jan 12, 2012
Our Attitude Check this week looks what Americans are concerned about within the economy and also how they feel about the future of their standard of living.

The 411 on mobile giving

Jan 12, 2012
A just-released study says texting donations for crises like the Haiti earthquake could become the new norm.

Private equity: Job killer or creator?

Jan 12, 2012
Professor Joshua Rauh at Northwestern University explains what private equity is, and what impact it has on the job market.

The future of TV from inside a teenage bedroom

Jan 12, 2012
As tech gurus gather at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, we're looking at the future of television. And where better to glimpse future viewing habits than inside a teenager's bedroom?

When Geithner praised Greenspan

Jan 12, 2012
The minutes of Alan Greenspan's last meeting as chairman of the Federal Reserve were released today. It reveals some praising words from then-president of the New York Federal Reserve, Timothy Geithner.

A record year for retail: How did that happen?

Jan 12, 2012
Despite concerns over a still-fragile economy, consumers pushed retail sales to a new record in 2011.

The latest Attitude Check explores what bugs Americans the most about the economy and how we feel about our standard of living. Private equity is the talk of the town, but how much do you know about these funds? Retail sales surprisingly hit record highs in 2011. The new wave of charitable giving is just one click away. British artist Damien Hirst is opening multiple exhibitions at Gagosian galleries around the world. Youth radio reporter Rayana Godfrey looks at the changing habits of TV viewers. And advertiser Janice Suter discusses what firms are doing to attract younger viewers.

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