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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Friday, May 31, 2013

Social Security funds will dry up in 2033. So what does this mean for the chronically unworried, like say, Alfred E. Neuman of Mad Magazine fame? He debuted in 1954, will turn 59 in November. Seven years shy of retirement age, Neuman can still expect to collect his full social security payments for 13 years, but what happens after that? You might not know it, but an estimated 8 in 10 woman wear the wrong bra size. So underwear stalwart Jockey spent eight years developing the solution: a $60 bra that comes in 55 sizes. On the coasts, we find out how hurrican season will affect your morning orange juice.

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