Mar 15, 2012

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In the final stretch of the campaign, Rick Santorum will be strongly challenged by Mitt Romney's organizational scheme. Young adults are moving back with their parents, providing happiness and financial benefits for all. As Greece roles out its new austerity…

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'Boomerang Kids' are helping out financially

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Mar 15, 2012
Forty percent of 18- to 24-year-olds live at home. It makes financial sense, and most kids and their parents don’t even mind.

No riots, but Ireland feels the pain of austerity

Mar 15, 2012
Ireland is tackling its debt crisis with a harsh program of austerity measures. The Irish are not rioting, as the Greeks did, but they are hurting.

Breaking down the price of gas

Mar 15, 2012
Not all gas prices are created equal, especially in the U.S.

Commentator: Illegal immigration hurts the economy

Mar 15, 2012
San Diego resident Nancy Parker says the costs of undocumented immigration outweigh the benefits.

Italian mayor bans death

Mar 15, 2012
Giulio Cesare Fava has forbidden his residents to die, "because the cemetery is running out of room."
Giulio Cesare Fava has forbidden his residents to die, "because the cemetery is running out of room." Here, a non-Catholic cemetery in Rome.
GIULIO NAPOLITANO/AFP/Getty Images

New York latest state to cut pension benefits

Mar 15, 2012
New York legislators approve state employee pension cuts by $80 billion over 30 years. Now 44 states have cut benefits to close budget gaps.

Wendell Pierce on bringing grocery stores back to New Orleans

Mar 15, 2012
The actor from shows like "The Wire" and "Treme" is opening a chain of grocery stores in his hometown of New Orleans, a place he says has been underserved by American industry.
Actor Wendell Pierce promotes 'Treme: The Complete First Season' on March 31, 2011 in New York City. Pierce is opening a chain of grocery stores in his hometown of New Orleans, a place he says has been underserved by American industry.
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Gap turns to big name designer for small customers

Mar 15, 2012
Diane Von Furstenberg creates a collection for GapKids in a move to build its brand among shoppers in training.

In the final stretch of the campaign, Rick Santorum will be strongly challenged by Mitt Romney’s organizational scheme. Young adults are moving back with their parents, providing happiness and financial benefits for all. As Greece roles out its new austerity plan, we take a look at Ireland for some possible lessons. Diane von Furstenberg is designing for Baby Gap, another example of the marriage between high-end designer and kids’ clothing. And actor Wendell Pierce from “The Wire” talks about opening grocery stores in some of the most underserved communities in New Orleans.

Music from the episode

Escapade Janet Jackson
Gold on the Ceiling The Black Keys
Gold on the Ceiling The Black Keys