Dollars & Sense: Pizza man goes to Washington, Google's 'Honeycomb'
Google's tablet-optimized Android 3.0 comes with a holographic user interface.
January 6th, 2011
07:07 PM ET

Dollars & Sense: Pizza man goes to Washington, Google's 'Honeycomb'

A roundup of today’s CNNMoney news:

Happy New Job 2011: Companies have started hiring again, but people are waiting for Friday’s big government report to see if there really has been an improvement. According to a CNNMoney survey, economists expect companies added 150,000 new jobs last month. The hottest jobs? Try accounting or IT - both have big growth prospects.

Google dazzles with Android preview: The tablet-optimized Android 3.0 nicknamed Honeycomb  comes with a holographic user interface, home screen customization, desktop-like Web browsing and simpler multitasking.

Motorola’s new phone… is a laptop (video): This powerful little smartphone packs a big punch. It features a portable docking station complete with keyboard, trackpad, and LCD screen.

Obama’s bromance with big business: The president wants to play nice with the big boys, and he’s serious about it. Sources say he’s about to nominate former JPMorgan exec James Daley as his new chief of staff. Last month, Obama met with 20 of the nation’s most powerful CEOs. All of this is part of his effort to get big companies to start pumping money into the economy without him compromising his regulatory goals.

Debt debate heats up: Everyone is talking about debt, more specifically the debt ceiling. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner just said the clock will start ticking on the current borrowing limit of $14.294 trillion on March 31. But how many people actually know what it is or why we have it?

Pizza man’s first day in Congress: Take an inside look at Rep. Bobby Schilling’s first day as a member of the House. Schilling owned and operated a pizza shop in Moline, Illinois, for 14 years before coming to DC… and yes, he served pizza and ice cream to celebrate his first day.

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  1. Cesar

    All the world's a stage.......... And all the men and women merely players

    January 6, 2011 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • interesting project for 2011 ..... x.co/LVoN

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      why the Apple's App Store logo looks pretty much like the Masonry's symbol? ... x.co/Lb0n
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      January 6, 2011 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • interesting project for 2011 ..... x.co/LVoN

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      January 6, 2011 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. martin

    Full of wise ice cream and modern pizza... should be a rousing 2 years in congress!

    January 6, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Major Tom

    congress wont spend $ for nosecone unless old fashion or sugar....Houston control we have a problem....

    January 6, 2011 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Name*Andy

    Dhy

    January 6, 2011 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Marge

    Of course companies are hiring. They held on to all the money except what they were spending because of the five radical activist justices who voted to let corporations break the rules for the first time in hundreds of years and spend freely billions of dollars to get republicans elected. They knew if republicans got in all regulations and rules that they would have to follow, which would cost them money would be taken off their business. After all the Corporation Party incorrectly know as the Republican Party knows where they futures lie....not with the people in this country that elect them and they are suppose to serve but to the big businesses and corporations that throw money at them.

    January 6, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Marge,

      Not that anyone really cares about your political views, or how you loath the Republican party, but since we are on the subject, why is it that you hate the Republicans? Is it because they are fiscally responsible and actually care about containing costs in this country? Or do you just want a public forum to complain on?

      January 7, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Ground Control

    To Major Tom.
    The headline clearly states "Bromance".
    Pretty funny. Not as funny as Weeper of the house.
    Still, takes balls to use this edgy humor in mainstream.

    January 6, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  7. mikey

    Chris are you nuts about the republicans i bet you blame all the problems on obama well it is not his fault the debt is so high it is the republicans and bush he did what he wanted to do is to get the rich richer which includes him wake up from your dream world the republicans are spenders but i will also say the democrates are not much better but they care more about america then the republicans

    January 7, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |