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Jun 3, 2016

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Why elections are bad news for the economy; people in Colorado can now legally collect water in a rain barrel; and breaking down the jobs report with the Weekly Wrap. 

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One way to cut medical errors: keep patients at home

Jun 3, 2016
It's a 'paradigm shift in medicine,' doctor says, with its own set of challenges.
It's a complicated relationship between patient and provider in the hospital at home program; if enough patients return to Mt. Sinai within 30 days, the hospital will be penalized.

 
Photo by George Freston/Fox Photos/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Colorado's rain barrel banditry is coming to an end

Jun 3, 2016
A frontier-era law ended last month when small drums were legalized.
Rain barrels are used to collect water that falls off into a home’s gutter system, and usually store between 40 and 60 gallons. In Colorado, their use has been illegal for decades.
Luke Runyon/KUNC and Harvest Public Media

Presidential elections are bad news for the economy

Jun 3, 2016
Uncertainty over who the next president will be makes businesses press pause.
"I don’t think there’s nearly as much uncertainty about Clinton" because she's "predictable," says Nicholas Bloom of Stanford University. Above, the Democratic presidential candidate speaks at an event on Friday in Westminster, California. 
Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Wal-Mart takes a kitchen-sink approach to its comeback

Jun 3, 2016
The retailer addressed shareholders in Fayetteville, Arkansas, this week with a big yellow smile.
Wal-Mart is bringing back its low-cost icon, the yellow smiley face.
Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images

What's a sustainable level of job growth?

Jun 3, 2016
Job creation has slowed and economists are divided as to whether it will revive significantly later in 2016.
Job growth slowed down for the month of May, according to numbers released from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but some economists say we might be reaching sustainable job growth. 
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Weekly Wrap: Jobs, Brexit and what Janet Yellen might be thinking

Jun 3, 2016
Felix Salmon and Catherine Rampell join Kai Ryssdal to recap the week that was.

Honk if you're a real person

Jun 3, 2016
Otherwise, just give a little toot.
Now Google wants to make a car that not only drives for you, it honks, too. 
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Why elections are bad news for the economy; people in Colorado can now legally collect water in a rain barrel; and breaking down the jobs report with the Weekly Wrap. 

Music from the episode

Who Can It Be Now? Men At Work
Shooting Holes Twin Shadow
The World Ender Lord Huron
All About That Bass Meghan Trainor
New Adventures (feat. Pav) Coucheron, Pav