Life at a glance

Airlines sometimes overbook their flights, but there's a reason.

PODCAST: Friendly-ish skies

Aug 31, 2015
A look to the week ahead, Obama's visit to Alaska, and airline profits.
A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during Thursday morning in New York City. Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks continued their rally, opening approximately 200 points higher on Thursday.

PODCAST: Mixed stock market indicators

Aug 28, 2015
The economy-market relationship, globalization and Greece’s new prime minister.

PODCAST: Happy birthday, now cut me a check

Aug 27, 2015
On today's show: retiring amid volatile markets and paying up to sing "Happy Birthday."
Using the "Happy Birthday" song in movies comes with a hefty price tag.

Why singing happy birthday can come with a fee

Aug 27, 2015
A lawsuit challenges the song's copyright.
Posted In: birthdays, celebration, copyright
Everest College is one of the college systems owned by Corinthian Colleges Inc.

PODCAST: Wall Street's rusty plumbing

Aug 26, 2015
A Dow rally, ETFs and a for-profit college's bankruptcy plan
Josh 'The Fat Jew' Ostrovsky attending a movie premiere in New York City last year.

Joke stealing is no laughing matter

Aug 24, 2015
Some are making money tweeting others' material. That breaks a comedian code.
Posted In: comedy, jokes, copyright, copyright law
911 telecommunicator Carl Hasting answers a call at the 911 center at the Evanston Police Department in Evanston, Illinois.

As 911 outages increase, FCC considers new rules

Aug 24, 2015
The system is moving from analog to digital. The in-between phase has weak spots.
Posted In: 911, phone calls, emergency
Actress Felicia Day takes a selfie.

Felicia Day and the guild of geek

Aug 21, 2015
A million hats weren't enough for her, so the producer-performer wrote a memoir.
Posted In: felicia day, World of Warcraft, YouTube, Internet

PODCAST: A paint store ten years after Katrina

Aug 21, 2015
On today's show: stock markets, firefighters, and a paint store in New Orleans.

PODCAST: The economics of palliative care

Aug 20, 2015
The CPI, palliative care and a check-in on a street in New Orleans.
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