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Justin Rowlatt of the BBC talks about helium’s impact on the world, and what’s being done to conserve it. Wall Street bankers take a turn on the stand-up comedy stage.  Cable TV has been losing subscribers to satellite and phone companies—not to mention a growing online video presence. How will merging Time Warner with another company affect the cable TV business? Social media art sales are breaking down the white walls of the traditional art gallery business model. Now that the rules for breaking a Senate filibuster have changed, what will be President Obama's first move?

Segments From this episode

Wall Street tries its hand at stand-up comedy

Nov 19, 2013
When Wall Street tries to get some laughs.

Filibuster reform: 'Nuclear option' melts Washington's hiring freeze

Nov 22, 2013
The Democrats go nuclear and finally crack the ice on what has amounted to a hiring freeze, since President Obama took office.

Why California needs ACA cancellations to stay

Nov 22, 2013
California says no to letting insurers reissue canceled plans for another year. And it’s not just because the policies are substandard. Without those customers on the exchanges the whole thing could collapse.

What the Time Warner buyout could mean for cable ... and the rest of us

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Nov 22, 2013
There are reports that Charter Communications is looking to swallow up the much larger Time Warner Cable in a leveraged buyout. And Comcast could be interested too.

Weekly Wrap: Dow hits 16,000; where will it go next? + longreads

Nov 22, 2013
A look back at the business and economic news of the week, with Sudeep Reddy of the Wall Street Journal and Leigh Gallagher of Fortune.

Helium: Not Just the Stuff in Balloons

Nov 22, 2013
Helium is a valuable finite resource that is often wasted just for fun.

Artists use social media to make an "Insta-grand"

Nov 22, 2013
Artists are finding more ways to sell their work online.

Justin Rowlatt of the BBC talks about helium’s impact on the world, and what’s being done to conserve it. Wall Street bankers take a turn on the stand-up comedy stage.  Cable TV has been losing subscribers to satellite and phone companies—not to mention a growing online video presence. How will merging Time Warner with another company affect the cable TV business? Social media art sales are breaking down the white walls of the traditional art gallery business model. Now that the rules for breaking a Senate filibuster have changed, what will be President Obama’s first move?

Music from the episode

Fievre Oddisee
It Paid Off In the End (Instrumental) Anwarrior