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Oct 25, 2013

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Painkillers are some of the most abused drugs on the market. The FDA has been looking for ways to stem that abuse. Now it has reclassified certain painkillers as Schedule II, which means everyone involved needs to jump through more hoops to get the drugs. Plus, Instagram has come up with an obvious way to generate revenue: It's going to start including advertising in users photo feeds. Finally, Spalding is rushing to make basketballs with the new NBA commissioner’s autograph so they’re ready when he takes office.

Segments From this episode

What's a Schedule II narcotic?

Oct 25, 2013
Painkillers are some of the most abused drugs on the market. The FDA has been looking for ways to stem that abuse.

Consider the basketball: NBA swaps out balls for a new crop

Oct 25, 2013
Spalding is rushing to make basketballs with the new NBA commissioner’s autograph so they’re ready when he takes office.
 A Spalding basketball sits on the court during a stoppage in play between the Orlando Magic and the Charlotte Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena
Brian A. Westerholt/Getty Images

Wait, I'm an Instagram focus group and I'm not getting paid?

Oct 25, 2013
Instagram has come up with an obvious way to generate revenue. It's going to start including advertising in users' photo feeds.
An outcry from the plus-sized blogging community helped reinstate #curvy to the photo sharing platform.
THOMAS COEX/AFP/GettyImages

American Futures: Eastport's big bet on global trade

Oct 25, 2013
In the town of Eastport, Maine, a gamble on natural resources could revive a flailing economy.

Weekly Wrap: JP Morgan fines + #longreads

Oct 25, 2013
Recapping the shutdown's effects on the economy and the future of J.P. Morgan.

Ahead of deadlines, a bonanza for special interests

Oct 25, 2013
Lobbyists pound the pavement ahead of two big deadlines.

Pet costumes: The new consumer confidence indicator?

Oct 25, 2013
One robust sector of the economy is how much we're spending on our pets.

Painkillers are some of the most abused drugs on the market. The FDA has been looking for ways to stem that abuse. Now it has reclassified certain painkillers as Schedule II, which means everyone involved needs to jump through more hoops to get the drugs. Plus, Instagram has come up with an obvious way to generate revenue: It’s going to start including advertising in users photo feeds. Finally, Spalding is rushing to make basketballs with the new NBA commissioner’s autograph so they’re ready when he takes office.

Music from the episode

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