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12:47pm

Mon March 25, 2013
The Two-Way

Goldman Cuts BlackBerry Rating After Stalled Smartphone Launch

Originally published on Mon March 25, 2013 1:06 pm

BlackBerry's Z10: "Disappointing" launch.
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Goldman Sachs on Monday downgraded BlackBerry after a disappointing launch for the company's new smartphone, the Z10.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Goldman slashed its investment rating on the Canada-based company — formerly known as Research in Motion, or RIM — to neutral from buy, citing weak support for the new product.

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11:34am

Wed March 20, 2013
The Two-Way

Ahead Of Federal Reserve Statement, Stocks Are Up

Originally published on Wed March 20, 2013 12:27 pm

Update at 2:03 p.m. ET. Rates Unchanged:

Following a meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee, the Federal Reserve said in a policy statement today that it is continuing with its "highly accommodative stance of monetary policy."

That means that it will stay the course with its aggressive stimulus, buying $85 billion of bonds a month.

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9:59am

Tue March 19, 2013
The Two-Way

Lululemon Vows To Get To The Bottom Of Its See-Through Pants Problem

Originally published on Tue March 19, 2013 11:51 am

Perhaps not the moment when you want "increased sheerness."
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The buns ... er, puns ... seem endless:

Lululemon, the yoga and running clothier, concedes in a letter to its customers that some of the black "luon women's bottoms" it has been selling since early March aren't quite covering their "guests" the way they should.

As Lululemon puts it, there's been some "increased sheerness."

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5:03pm

Tue March 12, 2013
Planet Money

Episode 443: Don't Believe The Hype

Originally published on Wed March 13, 2013 7:20 am

Despite all the celebration, the Dow Jones industrial average has not hit record highs recently. If you adjust for inflation, the highs just aren't as high as they seem.

And even if it does hit a real, inflation-adjusted high in the next few weeks, it won't mean much. The Dow is a seriously flawed stock index, and it's certainly not a good way to measure what's going on in the overall economy.

On today's show, we rain on the Dow's parade and explain why a lot of very smart people say we should ignore the Dow.

For more on the Dow:

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6:44am

Fri March 8, 2013
The Two-Way

Pleasant Surprises: 236,000 Jobs Added; Jobless Rate Dips To 7.7 Percent

Originally published on Fri March 8, 2013 7:54 am

The scene at a job fair in Manhattan earlier this month.
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