Jan 30, 2018

01/30/2018: Warren Buffett, Jamie Dimon and Jeff Bezos walk into a bar …

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... and walk out running a health care company. Together they employ about a million people, and it appears health care was driving them nuts. They're starting their own company that will give coverage "free from profit-making incentives and constraints."…

Segments From this episode

Pittsburgh's influential but brief role in the Black Renaissance

Jan 30, 2018
Mark Whitaker's new book, "Smoketown," examines the sometimes overlooked role that the city played.
In the Hill District of the 1940s, Herron Avenue marked the boundary between the upper-class "Sugartop" neighborhood and the working-class "Middle Hill."
Getty Images/Teenie Harris Archive/Carnegie Museum of Art

When it comes to public transportation, that last mile to get home can be an issue

Jan 30, 2018
Getting people to their front door can sometimes make for a tricky problem for public transit. It turns out that’s a big challenge for package delivery too.
Atlanta’s Relay Bike Share lets people rent bikes by the hour or by the day. Drop off points near transit hubs and popular destinations give MARTA riders a last mile option.
Photo courtesy of MARTA

Inside social media's black market

Jan 30, 2018
New York Times reporter Nick Confessore tells how many celebrities have bought their followers from a company called Devumi.
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How much will immigration reduction impact the U.S. labor market?

Jan 30, 2018
Ahead of SOTU Trump Administration puts forth DACA framework

… and walk out running a health care company. Together they employ about a million people, and it appears health care was driving them nuts. They’re starting their own company that will give coverage “free from profit-making incentives and constraints.” We’ll start today by trying to make sense of it all. Then: Janet Yellen is presiding over her last Federal Open Market Committee meeting this week, so we’ll take a look at her economic legacy. Plus: inside the black market for Twitter followers.

Music from the episode

Tightrope - feat. Big Boi Janelle Monáe
Pigs - Instrumental Aesop Rock
Streamline - Instrumental Damu The Fudgemunk