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Jul 25, 2014

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We’ve come to expect lousy earnings reports from Amazon, but yesterday’s was beyond lousy, and the stock is  down 11 percent this morning. Has Amazon finally reached a point where it’s going to have to behave like other companies and make some money? Plus, under the Affordable Care Act, healthcare companies are required to spend at least 80 percent of premiums on actual medical care. We’ll explain how these rebates work and who actually gets the money. Also, has the automated red light camera system failed to live up to its promise? The system was created to improve safety on the roads and generate income in cities across the country, but the system has been plagued with controversy; and is increasingly unpopular with drivers. 

Segments From this episode

Weekly Wrap: The week that was

Jul 25, 2014
Catherine Rampell from the Washington Post and Linette Lopez from Business Insider

'Ace' Greenberg and the rise (and fall) of Bear Stearns

Jul 25, 2014
Alan Greenberg rose from clerk to CEO of Bear Stearns before its stunning fall.

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack on rural America

Jul 25, 2014
On the Farm Bill, infrastructure and chemicals.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Who gets a healthcare rebate? 4 questions answered

Jul 25, 2014
Insurers will be issuing $330 million in refunds, but few people will get checks.

Want to shop like a pro? Buy generic

Jul 25, 2014
A new study says chefs, pharmacists and other professionals prefer generic goods.

Amazon makes a lot of money. But it still loses more.

Jul 25, 2014
Amazon's stock fell 11 percent this morning following another sad earnings report.

Have red light cameras reached the end of the road?

Jul 25, 2014
Has the automated red light camera system failed to live up to its promise?

We’ve come to expect lousy earnings reports from Amazon, but yesterday’s was beyond lousy, and the stock is  down 11 percent this morning. Has Amazon finally reached a point where it’s going to have to behave like other companies and make some money? Plus, under the Affordable Care Act, healthcare companies are required to spend at least 80 percent of premiums on actual medical care. We’ll explain how these rebates work and who actually gets the money. Also, has the automated red light camera system failed to live up to its promise? The system was created to improve safety on the roads and generate income in cities across the country, but the system has been plagued with controversy; and is increasingly unpopular with drivers. 

Music from the episode

CINCO Minutos Con Vos Elvis Costello And The Roots
CINCO Minutos Con Vos Elvis Costello And The Roots