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PODCAST: Facebook's bet on WhatsApp

Feb 20, 2014
Facebook made one of the most expensive tech acquisitions in recent history.
Posted In: Facebook, instant messaging

PODCAST: A higher minimum wage

Feb 19, 2014
Will raising the minimum wage hurt jobs or reduce poverty? A new report says: both.
Posted In: minimum wage

PODCAST: College debit cards and Chinese taxi cabs

Feb 18, 2014
The government looks at the student debit card market.

PODCAST: Tennessee car workers reject union

Feb 17, 2014
Stimulus woes in Japan put a hamper on the country's recovery. And taking a look at how we value water.
Posted In: Japan, tennessee, water

PODCAST: How to make it rain (cash) in California

Feb 14, 2014
President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the agriculturally-rich city of Fresno, Calif. to address the state's drought.
Posted In: drought, Barack Obama

PODCAST: Cable mega-merger

Feb 13, 2014
Comcast is trying to buy Time Warner Cable for $45 billion.
Posted In: Comcast, Time Warner

PODCAST: Living in the 'state' of Silicon Valley

Feb 12, 2014
Timothy Draper has a crazy idea. The noted tech venture capitalist is pushing a ballot initiative to break California into six separate states.

PODCAST: Silicon Galley?

Feb 11, 2014
Another Obamacare delay that gives businesses some breathing room. And, the first part of our series on the increasingly isolated culture of the tech industry: Silicon Island.
Posted In: Silicon Valley, Affordable Care Act

PODCAST: Problems in the U.S. drug pipeline

Feb 10, 2014
The U.S. has a new ambassador to China, who'll have to face challenges in getting Chinese and American businesses to play nice. And in New Orleans, learning music by watching the feet.
Posted In: pharmaceuticals, China, music education

PODCAST: January jobs report

Feb 7, 2014
This months jobs report showed unemployment inching down, but fewer jobs were created than expected. And we look at how much personal debt is too much?
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Attitude Check is a regular segement from Marketplace and Gallup Editor in Chief Frank M. Newport public opinion of the economy on issues from income to politics to consumer confidence with data, insight, and expert commentary.