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Feb 12, 2016

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How low oil prices can hurt Saudi Arabia's economy in the long run; what Downton Abbey's latest season has in common with today's health care system; and a look back on business and economics with the Weekly Wrap.

Segments From this episode

Red Lobster is still riding the Beyoncé wave

Feb 12, 2016
First, a spike in sales, now....t-shirts
Cheddar "Bey" Biscuits are probably not going to catch on. 
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Weekly Wrap: Janet Yellen and market volatility

Feb 12, 2016
David Gura and Nela Richardson join Kai to recap the week that was.

Health reform roils Downton Abbey

Feb 12, 2016
Hospital consolidation plot is historically accurate, and has parallels today.
Health policy wonks may not all agree with Maggie Smith's Dowager Countess of Grantham on Downton Abbey when it comes to hospital policy, but they're fans of  her character and this season's plotline. 
Courtesy of Nick Briggs/Carnival Film & Television Limited 2015 for MASTERPIECE

Is Pandora being boxed in by a flawed business model?

Feb 12, 2016
Pandora was music-industry pioneer, but its ad-supported service isn't paying off
A banner with Pandora's logo in front of Wall Street on the first day of trading as a public company in 2011. The online radio service has fallen a long way since then. 
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Retail sales beat expectations, but so what?

Feb 12, 2016
Not bad, but not outstanding either.
According to a new report, retail spending numbers aren't bad — they aren't great either.
Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images

What's up with Saudi Arabia and its oil?

Feb 12, 2016
Why does Saudi Arabia keep pumping oil when it's driving prices down?
Oil pumping on the Saudi Arabian border.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The appeal of post-recession films

Feb 12, 2016
A look at the trend of films depicting the 2008 financial crisis
"The Big Short" is nominated for multiple Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Last year, "Wolf of Wall Street" was also nominated for several Academy Awards. 
Kevin Winter/Getty Images

How low oil prices can hurt Saudi Arabia’s economy in the long run; what Downton Abbey’s latest season has in common with today’s health care system; and a look back on business and economics with the Weekly Wrap.

Music from the episode

Ms. Jackson OutKast
Rich Girl Gwen Stefani, Eve
Rather Be (feat. Jess Glynne) Clean Bandit, Jess Glynne
Passin' Me By The Pharcyde
Fever The Black Keys