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The Department of Justice has blocked the American-U.S. Airways merger on anti-trust grounds. Why now? Speaking of setbacks, a cap on out-of-pocket costs that's part of the health care law has been delayed. Are Americans making more of an effort to make timely payments on their credit cards? The credit card delinquency rate is on the decline. Plus, the latest in our Conversations From the Corner Office series -- the CEO of Duke Energy discusses energy diversification. Also, stories on American exceptionalism and luxury housing for college students.

 

Segments From this episode

Ackman out at JCPenney, Icahn investing in Apple?

Aug 13, 2013
It's been a busy day for some activist investors.

On the waning of American exceptionalism

Aug 13, 2013
A new book explores 'American exceptionalism' in a historical context.

Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good: Embracing energy diversity is key

Aug 13, 2013
Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good on the future of the energy industry.

Why is the Department of Justice trying to block the American-US Airways merger from takeoff?

Aug 13, 2013
The Justice Department's anti-trust division and several attorneys general filed a federal lawsuit challenging the merger of American Airlines and US Airways.

Another Obamacare delay: Out-of-pocket limits pushed to 2015

Aug 13, 2013
A key consumer protection of the Affordable Care Act that limits out-of-pocket expenses that a consumer might have to pay for their own health care has been pushed back until 2015.

Late payments on credit cards near historic lows

Aug 13, 2013
Credit card delinquencies fall to their lowest level in nearly 20 years. One reason: people are paying their credit card bills before other bills.

Is Washington getting tougher on bad bank behavior?

Aug 13, 2013
Big banks are in the cross hairs of the Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission, as authorities push for tougher punishment for misbehavior.

The country club-ization of college living

Aug 13, 2013
With classes starting soon, college students are heading back to campus. But you might not recognize where they are living. In fact, you might be jealous.

The Department of Justice has blocked the American-U.S. Airways merger on anti-trust grounds. Why now? Speaking of setbacks, a cap on out-of-pocket costs that’s part of the health care law has been delayed. Are Americans making more of an effort to make timely payments on their credit cards? The credit card delinquency rate is on the decline. Plus, the latest in our Conversations From the Corner Office series — the CEO of Duke Energy discusses energy diversification. Also, stories on American exceptionalism and luxury housing for college students.

 

Music from the episode

Black Balloons Local Natives
Brain Freeze Sackcloth Fashion
Second Chance Peter Bjorn and John
Let the Music - Instrumental Oddisee