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Egypt has declared a state of emergency. What's that mean for its economy? Trader Bruno Iksil, nicknamed the "London Whale," is cooperating with the government in its case against JP Morgan. Who should be worried? In the U.K., tempers are flaring over the possibility of the government drilling fracking holes in the countryside. In California, farm workers are headed to the office of House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy to persuade him to advance immigration reform legislation in the House. Also, a look at what hummus wants to do with sports fan and why Coke is running an ad defending artificial sweeteners. Plus, a Los Angeles-based artist discusses her latest work, "Dream Home Resource Center."

Segments From this episode

The New York Times works around website outage

Aug 14, 2013
The Grey Lady's website went down for more than an hour today, leading to some creative workarounds.

Ex-JPMorgan employees charged. Who else should be worried by the London Whale?

Aug 14, 2013
Thanks to cooperation from Bruno Iksil, a.k.a. the London Whale, the Justice Department's charged two people for allegedly hiding the size of JPMorgan's $6 billion trading loss.

Why Coke is defending sweeteners in an ad campaign

Aug 14, 2013
Faced with declining diet soda sales, Coca-Cola launches campaign to defend the safety of artificial sweetener.

Egypt's state of emergency could have major effects on economy

Aug 14, 2013
Today the military-backed government of Egypt declared a month-long state of emergency -- as supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi continue to clash with security forces.

Making art out of the housing crisis

Aug 14, 2013
A new art exhibit in Los Angeles looks at the history of housing in America and how our views on the home have changed over time.

Farm workers march for immigration reform

Aug 14, 2013
Thousands of farm workers marched today in favor of promptly legalizing undocumented immigrants. Some farmers, however, want to hold out for a better deal.

Why hummus is looking for some sports fans

Aug 14, 2013
One brand of hummus is hoping to appeal to more male consumers across the U.S.

In rural England, fracking finds few friends

Aug 14, 2013
Britain's government supports fracking as a source of cheap gas and jobs but his plans are meeting stiff resistance in the countryside, where New Age protesters and rich conservative country-dwellers want none of it.

Egypt has declared a state of emergency. What’s that mean for its economy? Trader Bruno Iksil, nicknamed the “London Whale,” is cooperating with the government in its case against JP Morgan. Who should be worried? In the U.K., tempers are flaring over the possibility of the government drilling fracking holes in the countryside. In California, farm workers are headed to the office of House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy to persuade him to advance immigration reform legislation in the House. Also, a look at what hummus wants to do with sports fan and why Coke is running an ad defending artificial sweeteners. Plus, a Los Angeles-based artist discusses her latest work, “Dream Home Resource Center.”

Music from the episode

Dig A Little Deeper Peter Bjorn and John
Lying in the Reeds Lone