Dollars & Sense: Government shutdown avoided; Libya's spending; iPad 2's debut
Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveils the iPad 2 Wednesday at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California.
March 2nd, 2011
04:40 PM ET

Dollars & Sense: Government shutdown avoided; Libya's spending; iPad 2's debut

A roundup of today's CNNMoney news:

$4 billion down, $57 billion to go Congress passed a spending bill Wednesday that will keep the government open for another two weeks. Get ready for a knock-down fight between now and March 18 over the next round.

Libya: Spending oil money across the globe From Italian football team Juventis to Financial Times owner Pearson publishing, just what is Libya invested in?

Gas station owners: Don't call us gougers! In the past month, Mike Bellman has raised gas prices by a penny a day at his Sunoco station in Columbus, Ohio. And he's not apologizing for it.

iPad 2: Thinner, faster, cooler Apple CEO Steve Jobs made a surprise appearance to present the second generation of the iPad tablet. As expected, it will feature front- and rear-facing cameras and will be capable of FaceTime video chatting - a feature that debuted last year on the iPhone 4.

How to avoid drowning in debt Sam's credit card debt is out of control and he's asked Chuck to help him get a handle on his spending.

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  1. 3Dsat.TV - Sat3D.TV - - - - - ---

    but the iPad 2 hasn't a new 1280 pixels display 🙁

    March 2, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Brutus

    One can only wonder the feel of a dead human body submerged in water. Open eyes,stiff limbs and once retrieved onto land a scent that will make your insides turn with disgust. The lungs so filled with water , the water spews all the way to the city morgue.

    March 2, 2011 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Help Stop The Shenanigans Our Government & The Rich Oppress On Us & Demand The Natural Resources God Has Put On Earth For Man To Survive

    Illegal immigrants are desperate and use less as good neighbors in the U.S. They break laws entering our country then are to scared to report criminal activity of which is a deep concern to U.S communities and citizens. Most illegal immigrants are lazy drunks, illegal drug users, not smart and business owners are to blame too for hiring / harboring them which makes them worse than the illegal immigrant. Also we should push congress to have all business owners / hiring managers in the U.S jailed & fined if they knowingly hire an illegal alien. Our U.S government corporations and business owners have figured out how to enslave, rob us, and kill us without even using a gun. These Guys R Evil Geniuses! Watch Out U.S Citizens & The International Poor! Every time a U.S business hires and illegal alien before a legal citizen is an assault or act of indirect violence to cause death to legal U.S citizens by financial impairing us. Please help us stop this pelage that is destroying our young growing nation and support the American Dream at

    March 2, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  4. raven

    Its as vivid as you imagined and worse Brutus.

    March 2, 2011 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Cesar

    @raven, hi. So nice to see you posting. How you been? Winter is almost over, bet your glad, huh?

    March 2, 2011 at 8:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. raven

    Hey Cesar,hows every lil thing ? I keep missin everyoneand looks like you have a few people hijackin your name lately!

    March 2, 2011 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Cesar

    Everything's good. Haven't won the lotto yet. Yes, a few clowns doing me and others as well. Raven, you are an interesting person. Weird, but when I read your posts, I hear a feminin, strong, level headed voice. I don't respond to all your posts, but I read them all. I hope banasy comes back too.

    March 2, 2011 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jeff Frank - Ohio

    Gas man "A" charges $3.37 a gallon for gas. SuperSucker "B" down the street charges a whoppin' $3.48 a gallon for gas. But wait! Did you sign up for the SuperSuckerPlus Card? For every $200 dollars a week you spend, you get $.10 off a gallon of Super Sucker gas. Don't you feel "saved" showing off your stupid looking SUV at the Super Sucker pump with your 50 gallon tank?

    March 2, 2011 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Derrick Pride

    We as American's need to start viewing problems as challenges. No matter what the economic climate, no matter how high the gas prices, America still remains to be the greatest country in the world where opportunities are attainable. We are truly a blessed nation! We are a nation on the leading edge of technology as well as thought.

    A good example of an American company being creative by introducing a new patient pending business model and a fresh new business concept, headlines in my opinion, "The Most Extraordinary Business News of 2011 for Entrepreneur's"!

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    March 3, 2011 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
  10. per

    I did a job for a school once for about a month putting up dry wall It had to be certified pay roll only I got paid $40.40 an hour that's call prevailing wage maybe if they cut stuff like that in the schools and gov. USA might have money

    March 3, 2011 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
  11. per

    And Air force 1 spends around $130000 every hour in flight roughly

    March 3, 2011 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
  12. raven

    Thats nice ta hear Cesar,and I read yours too .sometimes i get confused cuz there are so many Cesars but i still check em out .and i noticed banasys absence too ,i hope shes alright .

    March 3, 2011 at 1:36 am | Report abuse |