PODCAST: Greek and Spanish protests, 3-D printing buzz
Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 09:35 Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images Demonstrators march on September 26, 2012 in Athens during a 24-hours general strike. Feels like we've seen this before, and yet -- today's angry confrontations and the tens of thousands on the streets in Spain and Greece come at a sensitive time. Spain has signaled it is close to asking for a bailout that will bring some harsh conditions for people used to a big-spending government. And Greece is trying to find a way to adhere to the conditions it has already accepted. New home sales in the U.S. fell a bit in August. But they're still sitting near two-year highs. Prices of new homes hit the highest point in five years. Also new this morning: Applications for mortgages rose last week -- thanks to interest rates plumbing record lows. In recent years Americans have been replacing their knees at an remarkable rate. A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association finds total knee replacements have more than doubled ...
PODCAST: Greece holds on, an ATM lets too much go
After weeks of uncertainty, it appears as though Greece will be staying in the eurozone... at least for now: the pro-bailout, pro-austerity New Democracy party narrowly beat the anti-bailout Syriza party in yesterday's elections. Critics say President Obama's decision to allow undocumented immigrants to work legally will make the job market here in the U.S. even tougher. Look out for sunburns today, as some new federal rules for sunscreen products that were supposed to take effect won't actually be enforced until December. And what Microsoft is up against when it finally releases its new tablet.
PODCAST: Is BlackBerry back? A euro crack?
BlackBerry is back in the black. Banks in Cyprus re-open today to long lines and eager customers. And President Obama meets with leaders of four African countries.
PODCAST: Whale watch, medical match
Washington goes 'Whale' watching. Will President Obama's second term have a greener tint? And a generation of medical school students learn how to huddle.
PODCAST: Retail sales grow, cybersecurity limbo
Retail sales sprout a surprise bump. Zara-owner Inditex turns fast-fashion into big profits. And President Obama enlists corporate CEO's to help protect against hacking.