PODCAST: Who gets the big holiday tips, impact of the payroll tax cut extension

Dec 23, 2011
Congress has passed the payroll tax cut extension. We take a look at what the means for consumers. We have some numbers for you: Consumer spending grew just 0.1 percent in November, while orders for U.S. factory goods went up…

French nuclear giant Areva to slash 1,500 jobs

Dec 13, 2011
After the disaster in Fukushima, nuclear energy is less popular than it once was. Now, the nuclear company Areva will take drastic cost-cutting measures.

European debt crisis reaches pivotal moment

Nov 28, 2011
Last week marked more bad news for economies across Europe, including Germany. If more countries follow suit this week, the crisis could reach its threshold

European bond market on a rollercoaster ride

Nov 16, 2011
With ongoing fears of contagion in Europe, the bond market in the eurozone has hit trouble this week.

Pirates vanquished!

Oct 7, 2011
Well, only for a month. And they're French Internet pirates. It seems they've been violating France's Internet copyright laws but instead of going...

France bans mention of Facebook and Twitter in ads

Jun 6, 2011
Sometimes I feel sorry for whoever handles government relations in Europe for American tech companies. They must get into work in the morning, grab...

MID-DAY UPDATE: Oil prices concern consumers, HBO taps job-strapped market

Mar 3, 2011
Unrest in Libya continues, and as stranded workers wait to return to their countries, Britain and France have volunteered aircraft to evacuate...

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MIDDAY UPDATE: Sustainability and Cyber-Monday

Nov 29, 2010
Today is "Cyber-Moday," Black Friday for e-tailers. It is statistically the least productive work day, because employees log onto super sales to...

MID-DAY UPDATE: BP wears black, GM's IPO and video games in the Supreme Court.

Nov 2, 2010
General Motors expects to raise $10 billion, from an initial public offer, which would allow it to partially repay taxpayers. Our analysts examine...

MID-DAY UPDATE: Flight delays and electric cars

Oct 19, 2010
Flight delays don't only cost you a lot of frustration and time -- they also happen to cost the country more than $32 billion a year. Jeremy Hobson...