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Jul 31, 2013

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The political battle over who will become the new chairman of the Federal Reserve has intensified. A look at the dirty tricks, whisper campaigns and crass politicking taking place.  Plus, today’s GPD report shows the economy grew faster than expected. But you should still be scared. What else is scary? Student loan debt. How much does the government really make off that debt? And a new study looks at education inequity. Also, stories on housing workers, why Oprah has a reason to smile, and the state of the cotton industry.

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Facebook getting more primetime viewers than any major TV network

Jul 31, 2013
The social network is getting half of television viewers between 18 and 24 years old during the primetime hours.

Are student loans big money makers?

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Jul 31, 2013
It should be easy to figure out if the government makes money off of student loans. But it's not.

Why you should be scared by 1.7% GDP growth

Jul 31, 2013
The U.S. economy expanded 1.7 percent in the spring months -- but does that mean the recovery is out of the woods?

This summer's best drama: The fight over who will be Fed chair

Jul 31, 2013
The political battle over who will succeed Ben Bernanke is heating up -- and it could be the most important economic policy decision made this year.

Study: Black and Latino students missing out on selective colleges

Jul 31, 2013
A new study finds that America's higher education system perpetuates white advantages.

Cotton no longer king in Louisiana

Jul 31, 2013
Southern farmers have largely turned away from planting cotton, because grain crops are more profitable.

Will laid off construction workers return in housing boom?

Jul 31, 2013
The housing industry is rebounding. But will the many construction workers who lost their jobs in the downturn come back?

Oprah's OWN bounces back with help from Tyler Perry

Jul 31, 2013
The Oprah Winfrey Network turned a profit this quarter thanks to two Tyler Perry shows.

The political battle over who will become the new chairman of the Federal Reserve has intensified. A look at the dirty tricks, whisper campaigns and crass politicking taking place.  Plus, today’s GPD report shows the economy grew faster than expected. But you should still be scared. What else is scary? Student loan debt. How much does the government really make off that debt? And a new study looks at education inequity. Also, stories on housing workers, why Oprah has a reason to smile, and the state of the cotton industry.

Music from the episode

True Affection The Blow
Let Me Blow Ya Mind Eve, Gwen Stefani
Take a Walk Passion Pit
Cloudbusting Kate Bush