Dollars & Sense: 3-D TVs at CES, Ford gets high marks from consumers
Traditional 3-D viewing requires glasses, but Toshiba’s new 3-D TVs and laptops don’t. They’re being shown at the 2011 CES.
January 5th, 2011
05:12 PM ET

Dollars & Sense: 3-D TVs at CES, Ford gets high marks from consumers

A roundup of today’s CNNMoney news:

A spike in small-business hiring: Companies with fewer than 50 workers added 117,000 jobs in December. That’s the biggest monthly surge in almost five years. And companies that have fewer than 500 workers added 261,000 new positions, according to payroll processor ADP.

Boehner targets House spending: Last year, the House shelled out almost $190,000 for bottled water during the first quarter. During the same period, members also spent $10.2 million on mail and $6.4 million on travel. New House Speaker John Boehner wants to cut lawmakers' office budgets by 5%, which is only $35 million, but he says you have to start somewhere.

3-D TVs without glasses (video): Can’t get to the Consumer Electronics Show but want to know what techies are talking about? How about a 3-D TV that you don’t need to buy glasses to watch?  Toshiba has one, and you’ll be able to buy your own by the end of the year. If you can’t wait that long, you’ll be able to get your hands on a 3-D laptop this summer. Are they any good? Watch our preview.

Holiday 2010 winners and losers: 2010 was one of the best holiday seasons retailers have seen in years, with shoppers hitting Macy’s, Kohl’s, Ann Taylor, Gap, Apple and Target. But with gas prices above $3 a gallon, consumers might take a breather and regroup after the holiday marathon.

Shopping for a new car? You might want to consider a Ford: The brand is getting high marks from consumers. Toyota is still No. 1, but Ford is nipping at its heels, according to Consumer Reports.

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soundoff (39 Responses)
  1. Hey, it is not me!

    Finally we have come full circle to the issue of the single issue voter.
    The issue is guns.
    Many of the American people will vote for any candidate who joins fast to the NRA as a partner.

    January 5, 2011 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Hey, it's me!

    Hey, that's not me!

    January 5, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  3. schaark

    3D is not good at this time. I own one and it hurts your eyes. The frame rate should be quicker or something. And the ones without galsses only work if you are sitting in the middle of the TV. Every company is trying to be the vhs to Beta. Until they work on similarity it will be a useless and content dismal failure.

    January 5, 2011 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  4. tengo gusanos

    Yes I enjoy thee ah NHRA

    January 5, 2011 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  5. tengo gusanos

    yes yes! I also seet in meedle ov TV!

    January 5, 2011 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
  6. omaba bin laden

    move over, i always sit in the middle so i can see omaba brack face.

    January 5, 2011 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  7. omaba bin laden

    you can sit on my lap, michelle.

    January 5, 2011 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  8. captkbpb

    If you are sitting in the middle of the TV it certainly seems like it should be 3D.

    January 5, 2011 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
  9. martin

    @ tengo gusanos really you have worm's?

    January 5, 2011 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  10. big AL

    NRA? Get a grip!

    January 5, 2011 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  11. drap

    I have to agree with ladykaka not sure bout a cleveland steamer in 3D

    January 5, 2011 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  12. drap

    do you suppose if I had a ford in dodge city,It would be equipped with a holster?

    January 5, 2011 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  13. king solo

    Ask urself n others y gas is so high try 2 find a answer let us know.

    January 6, 2011 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  14. phil

    The price American's pay for gas has never been based on supply and demand. Get a clue.

    January 6, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  15. LOW LYF

    BECAUSE GAS IS COOL I HAVE GAS RIGHT NOW BUT MY WIFE SAYS IT STINKS

    January 11, 2011 at 4:12 am | Report abuse |
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