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The EPA announced emission rules that will require new coal-burning plants to cut carbon-dioxide pollution by 40 percent. The industry says no can do, but in fact utilities are way ahead of the EPA in cutting coal emissions in general, by closing old plants and not building new ones. We’re about to hear a lot about the debt ceiling and the threat of a government shutdown.  Krissy Clark is our guide as we head back down the budget war road. And finally, Nielsen, the counter of all things media, will start counting TV viewership on tablets and smartphones in fall 2014.

Beyond Germany's elections -- celebrating Luther

Germany is preparing for elections but also for the 500th anniversary in 2017 of Martin Luther kicking off the Reformation. How important is the Protestant work ethic in Germany's economic success?
Posted In: Germany, Lutheran, religion

Can dog food help Louisiana's wetlands?

Large rodents called nutria damage thousands of acres of coastal wetlands in Louisiana each year. But trappers are becoming a dying breed.
Posted In: nutria, wetlands, Louisiana

How dirty honey made its way to the U.S.

The U.S consumers 400 million pounds of honey a year, but do we know where it comes from?
Posted In: honey, smuggling, China, trade

The future of the Fed, and the government shutdown

The Weekly Wrap on this week's Federal Reserve announcement and another possible government shutdown looming.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap

Once again, Congress threatens a federal budget crisis

We’re about to hear a lot about the debt ceiling and the threat of a government shutdown.
Posted In: federal budget, government shutdown

How to watch 'New Girl' on a phablet

Nielsen, the counter of all things media, will start counting TV viewership on tablets and smartphones in fall 2014.
Posted In: nielsen, netflix, streaming tv

New EPA rules: Clean coal or end of coal?

The EPA announces emission rules that will require new coal-burning plants to cut carbon-dioxide pollution by 40 percent.
Posted In: coal technology, EPA, climate change

iOS 7 hate starts young

Apple's new operating system upgrades on iPhones and iPads means change for many.
Posted In: apple, iOS 7

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Bavarian #1 (Say You Will)
Miike Snow
So Fresh, So Clean [Explicit]
OutKast
The Mashed Up Mixes (Diplo / Haul & Mason Remixes)
Fievre
Oddisee