Nov 14, 2012

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In today’s press conference, President Obama talked about his ideas on how to fix the fiscal cliff. The state of Texas has enough signatures to go to the White House to secede from the United States. With the aftermath of…

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Beermaker Molson Coors blames NHL strike for poor sales

Nov 14, 2012
The CEO of Molson Coors says the strike in the National Hockey League has affected sales up north.

California's first carbon auction launches pollution market

Nov 14, 2012
It's official: Companies must now purchase permits to emit excess levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the state of California.

'Cliff' fix should include triggers

Nov 14, 2012
Commentator Robert Reich says we should hold tax increases and spending cuts until economy improves.

Costco offers home mortgages

Nov 14, 2012
Costco hopes getting a mortgage through the big box retailer will bring more customers into the store for the things they'll need to furnish those homes.

Strikes signal greater unity problems in eurozone

Nov 14, 2012
Europeans in Spain, Portugal and Greece protest austerity measures with a general strike today, but the real problem could be a greater lack of unity across the eurozone.

Firms point finger at Sandy for poor results

Nov 14, 2012
The recent storm is being blamed by firms who see a drop in profits or performance, but some doubt the poor results can really be blamed on the weather.

How lame ducks compare in business, politics

Nov 14, 2012
President Obama has four more years. Are there lessons from CEOs who have declared when they’ll leave or who face a mandatory retirement age?

Save the earth, drive your car?

Nov 14, 2012
Adding lots of train and bus lines to car-congested roads would seem to be an environmental slam dunk. If only the math would cooperate.

In today’s press conference, President Obama talked about his ideas on how to fix the fiscal cliff. The state of Texas has enough signatures to go to the White House to secede from the United States. With the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy still looming, many companies are using the storm as a cover-up for their lost in sales. California is holding its first auction of carbon permits, launching its cap-and-trade system. Austerity strikes are going on across Europe. One stop shops Walmart and Costco are beginning to sell something a little different: home mortgages. And Freakonomics Radio’s Stephen Dubner talks the hidden side of mass transit.

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