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The NCAA announced sanctions against Penn State University today, and they could greatly affect the surrounding economy for years to come. Londoners are paying taxes to cover the Olympics bill at a time when a recession is hurting the economy.…

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Peet's Coffee sold to German conglomerate

Jul 23, 2012
It had been rumored that Starbucks was interested in buying Peet's.
It had been rumored that Starbucks was interested in buying Peet's.
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Vietnam expands fish farms, not without risk

Jul 23, 2012
Soon most seafood consumed worldwide will be farmed, not wild. Vietnamese farmers are raising pangasius -- sold in U.S. and European markets as "catfish" -- on an industrial scale, while researchers and environmentalists seek to make fish farming both efficient…

Do you have a case of social media depression?

Jul 23, 2012
Commentator Beth Teitell on how social media "friends" erode confidence with sunny status updates and photos of perfect children.

Behind the scenes of the bank bailouts

Jul 23, 2012
Former TARP Inspector General Neil Barofsky talks about his new tell-all, "Bailout," on what went on during the height of the financial crisis.
Neil Barofsky, Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), speaks during a hearing of the Senate Finance Committee on Capitol Hill July 21, 2010 in Washington, DC.
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Will the Olympics pay off for Britain?

Jul 23, 2012
The London Olympics will put Britain's capital in the spotlight, but some wonder how much of a payoff the Games bring in the long-term.

Penn State penalty hits business’s bottom line

Jul 23, 2012
The NCAA fines Penn State $60 million and imposes other penalties that will have economic ripple effects in State College, Pa., for years.

The NCAA announced sanctions against Penn State University today, and they could greatly affect the surrounding economy for years to come. Londoners are paying taxes to cover the Olympics bill at a time when a recession is hurting the economy. If you feel inundated by all your friends’ status updates and tweets, commentator Beth Teitell has a solution for the social media overload. Tess Vigeland talks to former TARP Inspector General Neil Barofsky about his new tell-all book on the U.S. bailout. And for our series Food for 9 Billion, Sam Eaton reports from Vietnam, where fish farmers are trying to make the process more sustainable.

Music from the episode

Be Easy Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings