May 17, 2012

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According to the latest Gallup polls, one presidential candidate has a nine-point edge in American opinion of who would best fix the U.S. economy. Meanwhile, it looks like JPMorgan's recent bad bet could be costing the company more than just $2 billion. Pinterest has become the latest social company to get a billion-dollar valuation. The U.S. Census made it official today: minority families are having more children than whites -- and businesses are getting ready. We also hear about the booming economy in Mongolia, how a band is fighting back against Ticketmaster's steep fees and the Euro Challenge competition.

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Super Bowl ring up for auction

May 17, 2012
It's the real deal -- former New York Giant Lawrence Taylor puts his Super Bowl XXV ring on the block.
A view of Howie Long's Super Bowl XVIII Championship ring. Former player Lawrence Taylor is putting his XXV ring up for auction.
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The String Cheese Incident takes stand against Ticketmaster

May 17, 2012
The band protests Ticketmaster's high fees by scalping its own tickets. Bassist Keith Mosley discusses the message his band is trying to send.
The band protests Ticketmaster's high fees by scalping their own tickets. Bassist Keith Mosley discusses the message his band is trying to send.
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Forget G-8, try the G-Zero

May 17, 2012
Commentator Ian Bremmer says no group of countries can control the global economy.

'Minorities' now more than 50% of U.S. births

May 17, 2012
Latinos represent a large and growing consumer market. But reaching them poses big challenges.

Pinterest joins the billion-dollar club

May 17, 2012
The social media scrapbooking site is the latest startup to be valued at over a $1 billion. Big money for a company with no profits or business model.

Which candidate can better steer the economy?

May 17, 2012
Gallup's latest polls reveal which presidential candidate Americans believe can best fix the U.S. economy.

JPMorgan trading loss grows by $1 billion

May 17, 2012
A week after JPMorgan said it lost $2 billion on complex trades gone bad, the bank reported is another $1 billion deeper in the hole. How's that?
The JPMorgan Chase headquarters on May 14, 2012 in New York City.
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World's fastest-growing economy wary of neighbor

May 17, 2012
Mongolia saw its economy grow faster than any other country's last year. China has invested heavily in its vast coal reserves, but Mongolia is wary.

High schoolers to the rescue -- of Europe

May 17, 2012
Each year, high school freshmen and sophomores take part in the Euro Challenge, a competition to solve the eurozone's economic woes.

According to the latest Gallup polls, one presidential candidate has a nine-point edge in American opinion of who would best fix the U.S. economy. Meanwhile, it looks like JPMorgan’s recent bad bet could be costing the company more than just $2 billion. Pinterest has become the latest social company to get a billion-dollar valuation. The U.S. Census made it official today: minority families are having more children than whites — and businesses are getting ready. We also hear about the booming economy in Mongolia, how a band is fighting back against Ticketmaster’s steep fees and the Euro Challenge competition.

Music from the episode

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Orange Blossom Special - Live The String Cheese Incident