Sep 12, 2012

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Apple unveiled the iPhone 5 today; that could mean consumers will see an increase in the price of data plans. More people are taking out longer-term car loans, but this may be a case of one size does not fit all. The killing of Americans in Libya over a YouTube video raises questions about the video site, freedom of speech and corporate ethics. A census study reports that the poverty level in America has stayed the same. Commentator Robert Reich says with the election drawing closer, he’s not sure either candidate for president can revive the job market as people hope. And when the long-term unemployed finally get jobs, are they socially and technologically behind their new colleagues?

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McDonald's to post calorie counts in all restaurants

Sep 12, 2012
Now all customers will know how many calories are in that Big Mac.

Long-term unemployed face changing workplace

Sep 12, 2012
Being out of work for a long time is tough. Going back to work after a long absence can be almost as challenging to catch up in today's fast-changing work environment.

New from Detroit: A designer Chrysler

Sep 12, 2012
Car makers have produced special edition models before. Now Chrysler and fashion designer John Varvato team up to add some extra attitude to a model that already has street cred.

Why the annual poverty numbers matter

Sep 12, 2012
The U.S. Census Bureau released the latest figures on the nation's poverty rates. Nothing much has changed, and that's not a good thing for the economy.

Video controversy and YouTube's bottom line

Sep 12, 2012
The recent attacks on and killings of Americans in Libya over a YouTube video raises questions about the video site, freedom of speech and corporate ethics.

Who's got the right plan to boost growth?

Sep 12, 2012
Commentator Robert Reich says neither Democrats nor Republicans have a workable idea.

Indian court case crucial for cancer sufferers

Sep 12, 2012
This week, India's Supreme Court hears arguments in a case that will affect how many poor people can afford cancer drugs. Novartis is defending a patent on its cancer medication, Gleevec.

The iPhone 5 joins Apple's ecosystem

Sep 12, 2012
After the usual hype and secrecy, Apple unveils a phone -- and another way to lure consumers into its eco-sphere.

What's up, Europe? Germany affirms bailouts

Sep 12, 2012
A German high court rejected a petition to block Germany's participation in the eurozone rescue fund. What does that mean for Europe going forward?

Longer loans boost car sales

Sep 12, 2012
Cheap credit is boosting car sales. But more buyers are taking loans of up to seven years. Monthly payments are lower; the total cost is higher.

Apple unveiled the iPhone 5 today; that could mean consumers will see an increase in the price of data plans. More people are taking out longer-term car loans, but this may be a case of one size does not fit all. The killing of Americans in Libya over a YouTube video raises questions about the video site, freedom of speech and corporate ethics. A census study reports that the poverty level in America has stayed the same. Commentator Robert Reich says with the election drawing closer, he’s not sure either candidate for president can revive the job market as people hope. And when the long-term unemployed finally get jobs, are they socially and technologically behind their new colleagues?

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Black & Blue Miike Snow
Enough Dujeous
The High Road Broken Bells
The High Road Broken Bells