Dec 19, 2012

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With six shopping days left until Christmas, we take a look at dynamic pricing. In part two of our series on Michigan’s right-to-work legislation, we look ahead to what’s next for the state’s middle class. General Motors will purchase 200…

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GM execs can use corporate jets again

Dec 19, 2012
Under its bailout terms, GM was banned from owning corporate jets. Now that U.S. government has announced its selling its remaining GM shares, that ban will be lifted.

After shooting, buyers snap up gun magazines

Dec 19, 2012
When acts of violence shake the nation, sales of guns go up -- and the same happens with gun magazine sales.
A magazine with newly manufactured 5.56mm cartridges is seen at Stone Hart manufacturing, Co. in Miami, Fla. When acts of violence shake the nation, sales of guns go up -- and the same happens with gun magazine sales.
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Barge lines on the Mississippi expect a waiting game

Dec 19, 2012
Continued drought along the Mississippi River is creating problems for barge lines and the goods they ship.

The costs and the limits of school security

Dec 19, 2012
Schools are willing to spend to make schools safe, but security systems aren't a panacea.

Would no GM bailout have been worse?

Dec 19, 2012
The government is on track to lose money on the GM bailout. But would doing nothing have cost more?

Michigan residents seek new path to the middle class

Dec 19, 2012
Community college replaces unionized auto factories as landmarks of economic mobility in Flint, Mich.

The brave new world of dynamic pricing

Dec 19, 2012
Online retailers are changing their prices multiple times a day, raising prices when they can, lowering them when they must. Want a better deal? Wait 10 minutes.
Online retailers are changing their prices multiple times a day, raising prices when they can, lowering them when they must. Want a better deal? Wait 10 minutes.
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Five tips for getting the best price online

Dec 19, 2012
How to navigate the brave new -- and complicated -- world of dynamic pricing.
How to navigate the brave new -- and complicated -- world of dynamic pricing.
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Dr Pepper takes on no-cal with low-cal sodas

Dec 19, 2012
A year after launching Dr Pepper TEN, a diet drink targeted at men, Dr. Pepper Snapple says it will unveil new 10-calorie drinks to challenge zero-calorie brands.

With six shopping days left until Christmas, we take a look at dynamic pricing. In part two of our series on Michigan’s right-to-work legislation, we look ahead to what’s next for the state’s middle class. General Motors will purchase 200 million shares of stock from the U.S. Treasury in its first step towards a government exit. When acts of violence shake the nation, sales of guns go up — and the same happens with gun magazine sales. Meanwhile, some schools are looking to beef up security. And Dr. Pepper and other affiliated products are introducing a new soda to attract more male consumers.

Music from the episode

Fast As You Can Fiona Apple
The Matador Has Fallen Danger Mouse, Daniele Luppi
The Matador Has Fallen Danger Mouse, Daniele Luppi