Dec 21, 2011

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Gallup's latest polls show consumer confidence is up for this holiday season. NBC, Verizon and the NFL are joining forces to live-stream the Super Bowl. Comic writer, producer, and actress Mindy Kaling shares a tale about the holidays. A bunch of new companies want to help you make money off your social networks. What if beer were a commodity at the bar? The European Central Bank announced it has given about 490 billion euros in cheap loans to European banks. And we hear from one unemployed worker whose benefits are ending next month.

Segments From this episode

Taking your friends and followers to the bank

Dec 21, 2011
A bunch of new companies want to help you make money off your social networks.

Attitude Check: Consumers spending more for Christmas

Dec 21, 2011
The latest data from Gallup show that people are feeling better about the economy this holiday season, but worse about the U.S. government.

Super Bowl XLVI goes mobile

Dec 21, 2011
Multi-viewing sports fans charge your gadgets. NBC, Verizon and the NFL are joining forces to live-stream the big game.

Ferry system cuts capacity because of passenger weight

Dec 21, 2011
The Washington State ferry system says it has to limit the number of passengers on board because the average passenger weight has increased -- by 25 pounds.

What the end of jobless benefits means to one unemployed worker

Dec 21, 2011
Stephanie Elsenpeter has been unemployed for over a year. Her jobless benefits will run out in January. So what's she going to do?

European Central Bank bails out Europe’s banks

Dec 21, 2011
The ECB has given about 490 billion euros in cheap loans to European banks, reflecting the crisis in Europe’s banking system.

Letters: North Korea after Kim Jong-Il, brown vs. green

Dec 21, 2011
Going over listeners' responses to past broadcasts. This week: The payroll tax cut's effect on small business owners, whether North Korea could become another China, and UPS' 'less brown' initiatives.

Gallup’s latest polls show consumer confidence is up for this holiday season. NBC, Verizon and the NFL are joining forces to live-stream the Super Bowl. Comic writer, producer, and actress Mindy Kaling shares a tale about the holidays. A bunch of new companies want to help you make money off your social networks. What if beer were a commodity at the bar? The European Central Bank announced it has given about 490 billion euros in cheap loans to European banks. And we hear from one unemployed worker whose benefits are ending next month.

Music from the episode

Cruel St. Vincent