May 23, 2012

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Egyptians will vote today and tomorrow in the first presidential elections since Hosni Mubark was removed from office. Meanwhile, it looks like the U.S. headed for another debt ceiling debate. Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon is under fire for some…

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HP announces layoffs, Facebook to NYSE?

May 23, 2012
A few tech stories we've been following: Hewlett-Packard does announce major layoffs, and there are reports Facebook is thinking of leaving the Nasdaq.

Survey: China is richer, but not happier

May 23, 2012
A survey finds more money does not equal more happiness in China.

Parents use stocks to teach kids about Wall Street

May 23, 2012
Some adults buy stocks for kids, less as an investment and more for a teaching tool.

Egypt holds first round of presidential elections

May 23, 2012
It's a historic day for the country. Journalist Amira Ahmed talks about the atmosphere in Egypt right now.

Chesapeake Energy at the crossroads

May 23, 2012
The giant Oklahoma natural gas company and its charismatic CEO Aubrey McClendon face an uncertain future.

Why owls make bad pets

May 23, 2012
They may be cute in "Harry Potter" movies. But clueless wizard fans in England are learning the hard way that owls are not like parrots.

Who pays for 3-D movie glasses?

May 23, 2012
The popularity of 3-D movies is growing. So is a battle over who should pay for them -- the studios or the theaters?

CFPB to regulate prepaid debit cards

May 23, 2012
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau takes aim at hidden fees for prepaid debit cards, the fastest growing form of payment in the U.S.
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Debt ceiling déjà vu

May 23, 2012
Last summer, the battle over raising the debt ceiling consumed D.C. And guess what -- new battle lines are being drawn again.

Egyptians will vote today and tomorrow in the first presidential elections since Hosni Mubark was removed from office. Meanwhile, it looks like the U.S. headed for another debt ceiling debate. Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon is under fire for some questionable personal expenses. Studios and movie theaters are fighting over exactly who should shoulder the cost of the glasses for 3-D movies. And in our new series Money Matters, we hear about people who bought shares of Facebook not for the investment, but as a way to teach their kids about how Wall Street works.

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Love Jones J Dilla