Jan 24, 2013

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President Obama made nominations for the heads of the SEC and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today -- how will this affect consumers? Now that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta wants to end the ban of women in combat, we compare…

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Jack Lew turned down a different nomination

Jan 24, 2013
The Jewish Daily Forward newspaper recounts an anecdote where Lew was once asked to serve as the treasurer at his local synagogue.

D.C.'s economy expects hit from defense cutbacks

Jan 24, 2013
Three big employers dependent on defense spending, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and General Dynamic all expect cuts to their contracting services.

The Street of Eternal Happiness: China's sandwich generation

Jan 24, 2013
A look at China's 'sandwich generation,' Chinese people in their 30s who carry the burden of caring for both their children and their parents. Being stuck in the middle is intensified for China's 30-somethings because they're typically only children and…

Market for desktops on decline

Jan 24, 2013
Smartphones and tablets are changing the equation for desktop computers. And an entire industry is feeling the pain.

Giving credit to the government for the bailout

Jan 24, 2013
Alan Blinder, an economist and former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, discusses why he thinks the government doesn't get enough credit for saving the U.S. economy from a much worse fate.

'Tebowing,' 'Linsanity'...and now 'Kaepernicking'

Jan 24, 2013
The 49er QB looks to trademark the name of his signature move, but is it worth it?

Training women for corporate combat

Jan 24, 2013
The business world isn't all that different from the military. You need to be on the front lines to get ahead.

Hilton CEO digs deep into foreign markets at Davos

Jan 24, 2013
Some of the attendees at Davos are there doing big business. And Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta has a free place to stay.

Obama taps former prosecutor as Wall Street cop

Jan 24, 2013
Mary Jo White battled mobsters and terrorists as U.S. Attorney. Now, she’ll face hedge fund titans and high-speed traders to revive the SEC.
Flanked by Director of the United States Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Richard Cordray (L) and former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Mary Jo White (R) , U.S. President Barack Obama makes a personnel announcement at the State Dining Room of the White House January 24, 2013 in Washington, DC. President Obama nominated Mary Jo White to become the new chairman of Securities and Exchange Commission. He also re-nominated Richard Cordray for the same position Cordray has been holding.
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President Obama made nominations for the heads of the SEC and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today — how will this affect consumers? Now that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta wants to end the ban of women in combat, we compare women in combat to women on the corporate ladder. Queena Kim reports on how mobile devices have led to the death of personal computer. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick could be the latest sports star using trademarks to score big bucks. Chris Nassetta, the CEO of Hilton Worldwide, talks about solving youth unemployment worldwide. And on the Street of Eternal Happiness, Rob Schmitz reports on China’s 30-somethings and the ‘sandwich generation.’

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Vase Miike Snow
Wide Eyes Local Natives
Who David Byrne, St. Vincent
Who David Byrne, St. Vincent
Who David Byrne, St. Vincent

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