Aug 8, 2017

08/08/2017: These are the best states to win the lottery in

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San Francisco's Federal Reserve Bank is looking into whether Wells Fargo failed to refund insurance money it owed to some customers that financed car purchases through the bank. These customers may be entitled through this money through a type of insurance known as Guaranteed Auto Protection. On today's show, we'll explain how exactly GAP works. Afterwards, we'll look at why you want to be living in Texas or California when you win a lottery, and then talk about Eros International's potential plans to sell its catalog of movies and music.

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Wind power cuts into Nebraska's increasing use of coal

Aug 8, 2017
Nebraska is the only state in the lower 48 using more coal for generating electricity than it did a decade ago.
 Caterpillar front-loading machinery operates on mounds of coal.
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With lottery wins, the bottom line depends on where you live

Aug 8, 2017
It’s that time again when lottery jackpots are big enough that even non-regulars are daydreaming about what they might do with the windfall. The Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots are both over $300 million. You know, of course that if you win, you’ll have to pay big federal income taxes. But state income taxes on […]

08/08/2017: Why the First Amendment may not help you much on the job

Aug 8, 2017
Google has fired an engineer who sent around an internal memo criticizing the company's diversity initiatives. On today's show, we'll talk about the role the First Amendment plays when it comes to what you can say publicly. Afterwards, we'll discuss Nebraska's increasing reliance on coal — despite the rest of America's move away from it.

Netflix or cable? Why not both?

Aug 8, 2017
The nation’s third-biggest cable company, Charter Communications, has a new feature for its subscribers: access to Netflix. More than half of the leading cable and subscription TV companies now offer Netflix. It wasn’t too long ago these forces were fierce rivals. So what’s behind the business of partnering instead? Click the audio player above to […]
The Constitution and Bill of Rights.
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San Francisco’s Federal Reserve Bank is looking into whether Wells Fargo failed to refund insurance money it owed to some customers that financed car purchases through the bank. These customers may be entitled through this money through a type of insurance known as Guaranteed Auto Protection. On today’s show, we’ll explain how exactly GAP works. Afterwards, we’ll look at why you want to be living in Texas or California when you win a lottery, and then talk about Eros International’s potential plans to sell its catalog of movies and music.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC