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Jul 12, 2013

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As the week wraps up, Congress seems to be stymied again by its own inaction. Was this week a waste of taxpayer dollars? Or a savings? We analyze why Wall Street continues to be in such a happy mood. And when it comes to health care, 10-minute physicals and keeping track of reimbursements don't just make patients mad, they drive doctors crazy too. So across the country, thousands of doctors are ditching insurance and taking a hint from luxury hotels.

Segments From this episode

A whole new meaning to the term 'sexting'

Jul 12, 2013
A new survey finds that one in 10 American adults admits to using a smartphone during sex. And among 18-34-year-olds, it's one in five.

Do-nothing Congress: What does it cost us?

Jul 12, 2013
Congress returns from its Independence Day recess and fails to reach any compromise on the farm bill, student loans and immigration.

Deadly virus among piglets puts hog farmers on alert

Jul 12, 2013
The virus is deadly for piglets less than a week old. Suspected to come from China, it does not affect humans.

More doctors offer concierge care

Jul 12, 2013
Ten-minute physicals and keeping track of reimbursements don't just make patients mad, they drive doctors crazy too. Across the country, thousands of doctors are ditching insurance and providing "concierge care."

JPMorgan's profits foretell good economic fortunes

Jul 12, 2013
JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo reported higher profits, after a quarter in which interest rates rose sharply.

If an empty 787 Dreamliner catches fire, does Boeing stock get pounded?

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Jul 12, 2013
An Ethiopian Airlines 787 Dreamliner was sitting empty on the tarmac at Heathrow Airport in London, minding its own business, when it caught fire.

A week of ups and downs for Greece

Jul 12, 2013
This week, Greece got mixed signals from the International Monetary Fund -- and the coming week looks equally murky.

Wall Street movie looks at life as the bull

Jul 12, 2013
For the past 23 years, there's been one up-close observer of Wall Street. A new short film offers perspective from the point-of-view of The Charging Bull of Wall Street.

As the week wraps up, Congress seems to be stymied again by its own inaction. Was this week a waste of taxpayer dollars? Or a savings? We analyze why Wall Street continues to be in such a happy mood. And when it comes to health care, 10-minute physicals and keeping track of reimbursements don’t just make patients mad, they drive doctors crazy too. So across the country, thousands of doctors are ditching insurance and taking a hint from luxury hotels.

Music from the episode

Dig A Little Deeper Peter Bjorn and John
Black Balloons Local Natives
Vase Miike Snow
Let's Call It Off - Single Version Peter Bjorn and John
Sunday - Instrumental 9th Wonder, Keisha Shontelle, Chaundon