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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  1. RUFFNUTT

    how long till they have 3-d you know what...

    January 5, 2011 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • ?

      What?

      January 5, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • RUFFNUTT

      some 3d 34dd's.

      January 5, 2011 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • johnny

      There is a website that has experimented with the 3d "you know what"! They have about 10 videos posted as an experiment... and its freakn awesome. Go to tube8 with the dot com and they have a tab called 3d 😀

      January 5, 2011 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • ladykaka

      I'm not sure I want to see a money shot in 3D.

      January 5, 2011 at 11:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • jsr

      I DON'T KNOW WHAT!!!

      January 6, 2011 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jeff Frank

    Wow...a 3D TV that don't require those goofy glasses. Imagine Godzilla in 3D. Notice they don't indicate a price? There's a reason for that. Toshiba, just so you know, the wife and I can't even afford an a newer HDMI widescreen TV. We got a 52" RCA , with a converter box like a lot of others. Now that the market is flooded and demand is shorter, so are the prices, (exceeding $4,000, just a few years ago). I will bet, by years end, the new 3D FAD (all it is), is going to cost well over $10,000 each one. You could better bide your time in cheaper green energy for the avereage household to impress someone!

    January 5, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Fred Bartkowski

    If Dodge would only bring back the power wagon they would give Ford some real competion.
    Notwithstanding Dodge sales were better then Fords last quarter.

    January 5, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • ben

      Not true, last year Ford was the #2 volumn brand in the U.S. and not to Dodge.

      January 5, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Alihandroe Levine

    Just what we need. A big gas sucking beast.

    January 5, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • ben

      We sell Fiestas that get 40 mpg, Focus that get 35, and Fusions that get 33. Go ford!

      January 5, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
  5. RUFFNUTT

    they need to make a hemi cuda.

    January 5, 2011 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. drap

    hey dont knock it the best gas guzzler I've owened was an SUX 6000 with a Blaupunkt

    January 5, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Joseph Maximus Arileous

    Dirk Diggler was from Boggie Nights possibly.
    Funny with Burt Reykjavik.

    January 5, 2011 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Grover Cleavland Barron

    Yes Blaupuncts are very nice cars. Owned one myself in the 50's. Similar to a Harmon Kardon.

    January 5, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Bill Clankton

    Gene Sperling works at the Fed and will be Mr. President Obama's new chief economic advisor.
    This bodes well for the American people who desire unsurpased and unrefutiatable wealth.
    A rising tide lifts all boats and Mr. Sperling is nothing if not a rising tide or at least a breath of fresh air in an administration of constant stagnant sameness.

    January 5, 2011 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Henry Ford

    The transmission for the new Buick Regal is made in China.
    Think about it.

    January 5, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tim Lucas

      Erm, no, it's not! where do you get your facts?

      January 5, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • obsz

      regal is basically the opel insignia.

      January 6, 2011 at 1:27 am | Report abuse |
  11. Henry Ford

    This raises a complex and interesting series of possibilities. With potentially adverse negative cascading effects.
    Did the Chinese in effect bail out General Motors.
    The popular notion is that the U.S. Taxpayers bailed out G.M.
    Is it possible that the lower rates traunches of debt the Chinese held in American mortgage securities were traded for a piece of G.M.
    This could have only been possible with slieght of hand, aquessence available to a major trading house and Fed official.
    And for this reason will probably remain a mystery.

    January 5, 2011 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jim Bob

    For the answers don't ask Jeeves. Go instead to PBS.org

    January 5, 2011 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Hey, it's me!

    Where are those guys I was arguing with on here the other day that kept saying that 3-D TV would die because they would never be able to develop technology to get rid of those glasses? Where are you? I wish to place my hands on my hips and say, "ah ha ha ha haaa!"

    January 5, 2011 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Sybol

    Those guys are still inside your head. They have just stopped arguing for the moment.

    January 5, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Hey, its me!

    Oh. Thank God. Was worried.

    January 5, 2011 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
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