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Richmond, Calif., is attempting to seize foreclosed homes in the city using government eminent domain laws. There's one specific company pushing the concept of using those laws to refinance foreclosures, but several banks have sued Richmond to stop the plan. The pop star Beyonce has unveiled a new look: A shorter hairdo. Sounds like a personal choice, right? Not when you're a celebrity. At that level, a hair cut can be big money. Plus, the unemployment rate for young Greeks is above 60 percent. That scares many college graduates and young workers in the country.

Segments From this episode

States scramble to get the word out on ACA exchanges

Aug 8, 2013
There's less than two months before Americans can start signing up for health insurance through state exchanges, but many of the uninsured still don't know much about them.

Banks sue a California city trying to take over underwater mortgages

Aug 8, 2013
Richmond, Calif., is trying to help distressed homeowners by reducing the principal on their mortgages using eminent domain.

Beyonce's pixie cut rattles hairstyle industry

Aug 8, 2013
The pop star is sporting a new, shorn look, and there's a financial fallout when a pop or beauty icon changes styles.

What Amanda Bynes' parents want for her

Aug 8, 2013
The 27-year-old actress has run through $1 million in recent months while acting increasingly erratically. Her parents are seeking a conservatorship to put them in charge of her finances.

Britain's immigration crackdown sparks anger

Aug 8, 2013
In Britain, a recent government crackdown on illegal immigration has had trucks touring immigrant neighborhoods with signs inviting undocumented immigrants to go home or face arrest. Some say this is heavy-handed.

Unemployed Greek youth: 'We don't feel useful'

Aug 8, 2013
Greek unemployment as a whole is at a staggering 27.6 percent.
A man sits near the entrance of a Manpower Employment Organization (OAED) office in Athens on May 9, 2013, with graffiti on the wall reading 'terrorism is the search for a job.'
LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images

Detroit art sale: Museum ready to fight

Aug 8, 2013
The city of Detroit has brought in Christie's to appraise its art collection to help bail the city out of its $18 billion debt.

How much caffeine is in that Starbucks cup?

Aug 8, 2013
Ranking coffee brands by caffeine amounts.

Richmond, Calif., is attempting to seize foreclosed homes in the city using government eminent domain laws. There’s one specific company pushing the concept of using those laws to refinance foreclosures, but several banks have sued Richmond to stop the plan. The pop star Beyonce has unveiled a new look: A shorter hairdo. Sounds like a personal choice, right? Not when you’re a celebrity. At that level, a hair cut can be big money. Plus, the unemployment rate for young Greeks is above 60 percent. That scares many college graduates and young workers in the country.

Music from the episode

No Worries Suzanne Kraft
Countdown Beyoncé
Boys I Like Desert Stars
Nothin' N.O.R.E.