Mar 23, 2012

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Starting Monday, all eyes will be on the Supreme Courts as it holds a three-day hearing on the Affordable Care Act -- and the event is the hottest ticket in town. Could Bank of America's plan to turn homeowners facing…

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Where'd Nigeria get so many princes anyway?

Mar 23, 2012
The U.S. Department of Justice takes AT&T to court over yet another Nigerian scam.

Letters: Chinese factories, diaper debate

Mar 23, 2012
Going over listeners' responses to past broadcasts. This week: The bigger picture in the Mike Daisey story, the great American diaper debate and talking to President Obama.

Madison Avenue’s new advertising lords

Mar 23, 2012
“Mad Men” returns for a fifth season Sunday. But who are the Don Drapers in today’s advertising industry and how has Madison Avenue changed?
“Mad Men” returns for a fifth season Sunday. But who are the Don Drapers in today’s advertising industry and how has Madison Avenue changed? Here, the cast of the show ring the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange March 21, 2012.
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Everyone's lining up for the Supreme Court health care hearing

Mar 23, 2012
The court's grounds will be clogged with a colorful mix of characters: activists, lawyers, journalists and oh, tourists.

Can ignoring medical advice hurt your wallet?

Mar 23, 2012
Doctor and commentator John Schumann says it's a medical urban legend.

Bank of America throws homeowners new lifeline

Mar 23, 2012
Bank of America starts a foreclosure-prevention program that lets borrowers give up ownership of their home but stay on rent-paying tenants.

Weekly Wrap: Jon Corzine, World Bank nomination

Mar 23, 2012
Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street. This week: The new memo that reveals Jon Corzine apparently authorized the transfer of customer funds, and the new World Bank nomination.

World Bank presidential nominee as 'Dartmouth Idol'

Mar 23, 2012
Check out Jim Yong Kim, whom President Obama today nominated to head the World Bank, in this rap performance.

Starting Monday, all eyes will be on the Supreme Courts as it holds a three-day hearing on the Affordable Care Act — and the event is the hottest ticket in town. Could Bank of America’s plan to turn homeowners facing foreclosure into renters become an industry-wide model in which everybody wins? We explore why Nigeria is a hotbed for credit card scams. And, as the new season of “Mad Men” premieres, we look at how much the characters are like current ad men.

 

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