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JPMorgan Chase is facing six federal investigations or lawsuits, making it in line to unseat Bank of America as the bank with the most legal problems.  Plus, Merck has pulled, at least temporarily, a supplement widely used to bulk up cattle at feedlots. The supplement became popular as the cost of feed rose and now eliminating this and similar supplements would shrink the country’s meat supply and possibly raise prices. Finally, the upheaval in Egypt is terrible for the Egyptian economy. Businesses can’t operate and foreign companies are running in the other direction.

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Hacking Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg

Aug 19, 2013
A developer apologized for the hack in the message he left on Zuckerberg's page.

Who's still investing in Egypt's economy?

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Aug 19, 2013
The upheaval in Egypt is terrible for the Egyptian economy, but some countries and companies remain.

Raising beefier cattle just got harder

Aug 19, 2013
Merck withdraws, at least temporarily, a supplement widely used to bulk up cattle at feedlots.

JPMorgan in the crosshairs?

Aug 19, 2013
JPMorgan Chase is facing six federal investigations or lawsuits, in line to unseat Bank of America as the bank with the most legal problems.

At the English seaside, poverty comes to stay

Aug 19, 2013
Britain's coastal resorts were once the summer playground of its people with funfairs, bands and acres of sand. But the holidaymakers now head for mainland Europe.

Book publishing business tries a rewrite

Aug 19, 2013
Once upon a time, running a publishing house was a prestige thing -- even if it was one with a challenging business model.

My first job: At the amusement park

Aug 19, 2013
Now a truck driver, Don Holzschuh talks about his first job in Minnesota.

Living with fire: In the dry West, it's not if a house will burn, it's when

Aug 19, 2013
Wildfires are burning across the West and are expected to get worse as global temperatures rise. One problem: people living in high-risk fire zones.

JPMorgan Chase is facing six federal investigations or lawsuits, making it in line to unseat Bank of America as the bank with the most legal problems.  Plus, Merck has pulled, at least temporarily, a supplement widely used to bulk up cattle at feedlots. The supplement became popular as the cost of feed rose and now eliminating this and similar supplements would shrink the country’s meat supply and possibly raise prices. Finally, the upheaval in Egypt is terrible for the Egyptian economy. Businesses can’t operate and foreign companies are running in the other direction.

Music from the episode

Pyramids Frank Ocean