MID-DAY UPDATE: January job numbers, German stock market, and banana wars

Feb 4, 2011
Big news from the U.S. Labor Department today. The unemployment rate is down to 9 percent -- the lowest it's been in almost two years. At the same...

MID-DAY UPDATE: Protests in Egypt, and the new iPad newspaper

Jan 31, 2011
The ongoing protests in Egypt have raised economic concerns worldwide. Moody's Investors Service has cut Egypt's credit rating and revised its...

Midday Update: Job numbers, calorie counts, and Romanian witches

Jan 7, 2011
The U.S. Labor Department's jobs report threw us for a loop today. The nation's unemployment rate fell from 9.8 to 9.4 percent today -- the lowest...

Economy created fewer jobs than expected

Jan 7, 2011
Just when the U.S. job outlook looked a little brighter, the Labor Department's unemployment report threw us yet another curve ball....

Fed expects burst of economic relief as risks to long term recovery loom

Jan 4, 2011
Federal Reserve officials are expecting some economic relief this year from the recent tax cut deal between President Barack Obama and Republicans...

MIDDAY UPDATE: Goldman Sachs and Facebook

Jan 3, 2011
Investment bank Goldman Sachs has "friended" Facebook. The mega-bank is pouring half-a-billion dollars into Facebook, boosting the social network's...

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MIDDAY UPDATE: Groupon, unemployment, college admissions

Dec 29, 2010
Venture capital Groupon may raise $950 million from private investors to fuel its growth. This comes after recently turning down a $6 billion...

MIDDAY UPDATE: Looking ahead to 2011

Dec 24, 2010
Today we spoke to Jill Schlesinger, as we look forward to 2011. Stock prices are ending the year at their highest level since the collapse of...

MIDDAY UPDATE: Weekly jobless numbers down 17,000

Dec 9, 2010
Today's weekly unemployment numbers were down 17,000 from last week. These numbers are the second lowest of the year. Of course these numbers still...