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Jun 28, 2013

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Next week, the U.S. government officially changes the way it measure the economy. How does the GDP calculation work? And U.S. mortgage rates jump to their highest level since July 2011, following comments from Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke.

Segments From this episode

Aaron Hernandez jerseys: Trade 'em in, for free

Jun 28, 2013
The New England Patriots organization is offering a free exchange for another player's jersey this weekend only.

No joke: The U.S. government says Kim Kardashian helps the economy

Jun 28, 2013
The U.S. government is set to begin calculating GDP in a way that factors in the economic value of entertainment, such as Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez and Angelina Jolie.

Amidst austerity, Britain spends to commemorate a war

Jun 28, 2013
Britain is spending $75 million on next year's commemoration of the outbreak of World War I. Some historians insist that for the money to be well spent, the commemoration must get the tone right.

Mortgage rates jump: Should we be worried?

Jun 28, 2013
U.S. mortgage rates jump to their highest level since July 2011, following comments from Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke.

Vatican's bank: Another day, another scandal

Jun 28, 2013
A monsignor, an Italian Secret Service Agent and a financier were arrested after plotting to smuggle millions into Italy.

Underwater no more and wanting to stay put

Jun 28, 2013
Not everyone wants to ditch their underwater mortgage once it resurfaces.

The middle class through the Hollywood lens

Jun 28, 2013
Movies and television have sometimes reflected and sometimes shaped our ideas of how the American middle class lives.

Next week, the U.S. government officially changes the way it measure the economy. How does the GDP calculation work? And U.S. mortgage rates jump to their highest level since July 2011, following comments from Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke.

Music from the episode

Digital Dub Daft Punk
God Made the World Cold Cave
God Made the World Cold Cave