Dec 23, 2016

12/23/16: Just relax

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A $12 billion fine for two European banks that reportedly foisted doomed debt onto others near the time of the great financial crisis; rising fees for filing certain immigration documents; and a conversation with a Stanford scholar about the importance of rest.

Segments From this episode

When being too productive can be counterproductive

Dec 23, 2016
The new book "Rest" looks at the importance of relaxation time and why overworking can hurt employees in the long run.
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Fees for filing immigration documents going up

Dec 23, 2016
The fee for a naturalization application has increased by $45.
A line forms near the entrance of the Immigration and Naturalization Service office in Miami.
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Drugstores try to cure last-minute shopping angst

Dec 23, 2016
Rite Aid is trying to fill more than the medicine aisles this season.
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The parallels between American and German politics

Dec 23, 2016
Germany's coal country could support a far-right party.
A coal mine in Jaenschwalde, Germany. 
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12/23/16: High-level defense policy — via Twitter

Dec 23, 2016
Trump continues to talk about high-level defense plans on social media. We'll look at a recent tweet, in which he asks Boeing to "price-out" the Lockheed Martin F-35 with a comparable aircraft. Plus: drugstores' bid to to catch last-minute shoppers and how the recent presidential election may highlight what's to come during Germany's upcoming election.

A $12 billion fine for two European banks that reportedly foisted doomed debt onto others near the time of the great financial crisis; rising fees for filing certain immigration documents; and a conversation with a Stanford scholar about the importance of rest.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC