Mid-day Update

PODCAST: Orange Juice down

David Brancaccio Aug 19, 2014
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Mid-day Update

PODCAST: Orange Juice down

David Brancaccio Aug 19, 2014
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It’s hardly like World War II or anything, but Americans are increasingly finding ways to go without orange juice. Consumption has fallen to the lowest level since 2002 according to fresh numbers from Nielsen — we have more on why the breakfast staple is becoming less popular. And as families pack their 18-year-olds for college, they’re confronted by the tuition costs. Then there’s the cost of text books: one estimate puts the average at $600 for books and materials; another estimate runs twice that. Some students save money by renting or buying textbooks. But others don’t get the books at all, which can cause big headaches for the instructors leading their classesAs you’ve been hearing, two people were shot last night and more than 30 arrested in more confrontations in Ferguson, Missouri. Among the many issues that will be examined is the flow of post-9-11 federal money that critics say has lead to the militarization of American police forces.  And there are calls now for police officers to wear video cameras on the job. But that solution may only lead to more questions.

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