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A former Goldman Sachs trader known as "Fabulous Fab" has been found liable in a massive mortgage fraud case.  A look at this historic win for U.S. financial regulators. U.S. manufacturing jobs have risen to their highest level in two years. But do they pay enough for a decent living? Also, the Affordable Care Act has the potential to reshape not just how we live our lives, but also a huge piece of the American economy. We tell the story of reform from Camden, N.J. And stories on a Postal Service program offering discounts on samples, the MLB considering a lifelong ban for Alex Rodriguez, and why Fortune's Leigh Gallagher says the American Dream is moving out of the suburbs.

Segments From this episode

Why gay activists shouldn't be boycotting Stolichnaya Russian vodka

Aug 1, 2013
Latvians are saying not to boycott Stolichnaya Vodka over Russian gay rights abuses...because Stolichnaya is actually made in their country.

Is manufacturing growth creating 'decent wage' jobs?

Aug 1, 2013
Manufacturing activity grew last month to its highest level in two years. But is it producing jobs you can raise a family on?

U.S. Postal Service gets creative with samples discount program

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Aug 1, 2013
The Postal Service has launched a discount program for marketers who want to send out little samples of things, like detergent and toothpaste. Will it help spur more business?

Fabrice Tourre found liable in mortgage fraud case

Aug 1, 2013
The SEC has scored its first court victory related to the financial crisis. A federal jury found former Goldman Sachs trader Fabrice Tourre liable for defrauding investors in a subprime-mortgage securities deal just before the housing market collapsed.
Former Goldman Sachs bond salesman Fabrice Tourre heads to his civil-fraud trial with his lawyers on July 30, 2013 in New York City.
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A-Rod and the case for stronger incentives not to dope

Aug 1, 2013
Major League Baseball is weighing a life-long ban for New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez over using performance-enhancing drugs. What might that mean for baseball's future?

The suburbs: No longer the American Dream?

Aug 1, 2013
The American Dream is moving away from suburbia. Why?

Creating a healthier Camden

Aug 1, 2013
As the Affordable Care Act unfolds, we zero in on one city to cover the real-life impact of health care reform.

A former Goldman Sachs trader known as “Fabulous Fab” has been found liable in a massive mortgage fraud case.  A look at this historic win for U.S. financial regulators. U.S. manufacturing jobs have risen to their highest level in two years. But do they pay enough for a decent living? Also, the Affordable Care Act has the potential to reshape not just how we live our lives, but also a huge piece of the American economy. We tell the story of reform from Camden, N.J. And stories on a Postal Service program offering discounts on samples, the MLB considering a lifelong ban for Alex Rodriguez, and why Fortune’s Leigh Gallagher says the American Dream is moving out of the suburbs.

Music from the episode

The High Road Broken Bells
Tubthumping Chumbawamba
Strange Chemistry Sackcloth Fashion