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Episode Description 
The latest revelations about government snooping have to do with money transfers – the CIA is building a database of transactions through firms like Western Union and MoneyGram. Also, health insurers have spent retooling their business plan in order to prosper under the ACA.  What do those companies do now that the President has announced a change that upends their strategy? Finally, Google Books gets the legal go-ahead to continue scanning copyrighted works into its enormous database.

Weekly Wrap: No yellin' at Yellen

Chatting with CNBC's John Carney and Nela Richardson, from Bloomberg Government.
Posted In: Economy, Fed, dodd-frank

Do the right thing: Don't work on Thanksgiving

Costco, Nordstrom and BJ's Wholesale Club will stay closed on Thanksgiving Day.
Posted In: Costco, BJ's, Nordstrom, Walmart, Target

China Eases One-Child Policy

China to ease restrictions on one-child policy among other reforms.
Posted In: China, China's Politics, One-Child Policy, China's Environment
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Google Books wins lawsuit: Searching is transformative

Google Books gets the legal go-ahead to continue scanning copyrighted works into its enormous database.
Posted In: Google Scholar, fair use

More CIA tracking: This time, money transfers

The latest revelations about government snooping have to do with money transfers.
Posted In: remittances, money transfer, cia

Adjusting to the new contours of the ACA

Health insurers have spent millions retooling their business plan in order to function under the ACA.
Posted In: health insurers, Obamacare, ACA

Britain gets tough with health tourists

Britain's National Health Service offers free treatment at the point of service. The government says many foreigners are abusing the system and now need to pay up for the services they receive.
Posted In: nhs, United Kingdom (U.K.), medical tourism

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