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American companies and consumers are, according to multiple new studies. We take a closer look. Then: The 2020 election has barely begun, and candidates are already sick of dialing for dollars. Is the phone-banking model ready for a disruption? Plus, the anatomy of a megamerger.

Segments From this episode

Can the internet save Congress from “call time”?

by Kimberly Adams Mar 4, 2019
Members want to rely on recurring small-dollar online donations to avoid spending time “dialing for dollars.”

In West Texas, growing oil production comes with deadly highways

by Travis Bubenik Mar 4, 2019
A combinations of dense traffic and time-pressed truckers has led to a spike in fatal crashes.

AT&T has plenty to reorganize after Time-Warner deal

by Sabri Ben-Achour Mar 4, 2019
The first changes are being made to media operations.

Here's why Eli Lilly will sell a generic insulin

by Marielle Segarra Mar 4, 2019
Lawmakers have been critical of big pharma's pricing structures.

Bitcoin offers stability in Venezuela's shaky economy

by Kai Ryssdal , Bennett Purser and Liz Sanchez Mar 4, 2019
One Venezuelan economist uses bitcoin to defend his family against financial instability.

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Som transparents El Petit De Cal Eril
Reflektor Arcade Fire
Let's Call It Off - Single Version Peter Bjorn and John
Pretty Pimpin Kurt Vile
Lady Tune-Yards, Angelique Kidjo, ?uestlove, Akua Naru
Moonshape Blackbird Blackbird

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