Jan 3, 2012

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The Republican presidential candidates have been getting something of a bargain so far in this election. About a year since the protests in Egypt, the military remains a force there. David Brancaccio talks about a study that figured out how many people will fall off a financial cliff this year. Bank of America is tightening credit to some of its small-business borrowers. Commentator Dahlia Lithwick goes over what the Supreme Court will discuss in the health care reform debate. A woman is suing Honda over allegedly false gas mileage numbers. And Rupert Murdoch's wife Wendi Deng's verified Twitter account turned out to be a hoax.



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Bank of America is
tightening credit to some of its small-business borrowers.

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Rupert Murdoch’s wife hit by Twitter hoax

Jan 3, 2012
Wendi Deng Murdoch is the latest high-profile hoax victim, even though Twitter said it had verified the account’s authenticity.

MPG: 54.5 is the 37 to 39

Jan 3, 2012
Why advertised mpg doesn't match what you drive. One hint: it's not designed to.

Federal Reserve to give quarterly interest rate reports

Jan 3, 2012
That's instead of the usual 'for the foreseeable future' thing they usually do. The Fed is striving to be more open in its communication.

How will the Supreme Court tackle health care?

Jan 3, 2012
It stands to be one of the biggest Supreme Court cases in the last decade: The argument over the constitutionality of the health care law. The final decision won't be easy to predict.

New year, more economic security?

Jan 3, 2012
A new study shows that 1 in 5 of us will fall off a financial cliff in the year ahead.

Egypt's army is still a force in the economy

Jan 3, 2012
Egypt's army has economic interests ranging from construction to tourism. Getting it to focus just on soldiering may not be easy.

This season's primaries cheapest in a decade

Jan 3, 2012
A combination of free TV debates and outside money is helping candidates penny-pinch for now.

The Republican presidential candidates have been getting something of a bargain so far in this election. About a year since the protests in Egypt, the military remains a force there. David Brancaccio talks about a study that figured out how many people will fall off a financial cliff this year. Bank of America is tightening credit to some of its small-business borrowers. Commentator Dahlia Lithwick goes over what the Supreme Court will discuss in the health care reform debate. A woman is suing Honda over allegedly false gas mileage numbers. And Rupert Murdoch’s wife Wendi Deng’s verified Twitter account turned out to be a hoax.



Bank of America is
tightening credit to some of its small-business borrowers.

Music from the episode

Sweet Child O' Mine Vitamin String Quartet
1517 The Whitest Boy Alive
Gotta Be Something II D-Tension