Jan 4, 2013

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The FDA has released their new rules for food safety. Some people are promoting the idea of minting a trillion-dollar coin to prevent hitting the debt ceiling. The Wealthy & Poverty asks people who make $250,000 or more if they…

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Headhunters adapt to gig-based economy

Jan 4, 2013
As the creative economy moves toward contract work, headhunters are evolving their approach to business, as well.

Do the wealthy think they're wealthy?

Jan 4, 2013
The tax code may put high earners in the top bracket, but they don't always agree that they are rich.

Ringing in the New Year: So where are the jobs?

Jan 4, 2013
The U.S. economy adds 155,000 jobs in December, and the unemployment rate remains steady at 7.8 percent.

FDA to food industry: Food safety plans are required

Jan 4, 2013
The long-awaited FDA rules focus on preventing outbreaks of food-borne illnesses, rather than tracking after the fact how they occurred.

Why so many guns? For one thing, it's a business

Jan 4, 2013
The number of guns owned by Americans is rising, even though the percentage of people who own guns is falling. Turning gun owners into gun collectors is part of the business.

Ping Fu on entrepreneurship and the resilience of the human spirit

Jan 4, 2013
Ping Fu talks about her rise from prisoner in communist China to CEO of tech company Geomagic.

Minting, not printing, dollars to ease debt

Jan 4, 2013
A trillion dollar coin? It’s legal for the Treasury to mint and it could resolve the debt ceiling debate. But don’t bet your paper money on it.

The FDA has released their new rules for food safety. Some people are promoting the idea of minting a trillion-dollar coin to prevent hitting the debt ceiling. The Wealthy & Poverty asks people who make $250,000 or more if they consider themselves rich. Freelance workers are looking more and more attractive to companies that want to save money. Author and Geomagic CEO Ping Fu talks about her youth in communist China and her adulthood as a tech entrepreneur. And David Gura reports the number of guns owned by Americans is rising, even though the percentage of people who own guns is falling.

Music from the episode

Three Little Birds Chris McDonald
Second Chance Peter Bjorn and John
Gold on the Ceiling The Black Keys
Gold on the Ceiling The Black Keys

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