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American Airlines plans to make coach seats thinner and adjust legroom in the economy section. How much is an inch worth, to both parties? How much more money with American Airlines make from the move? And will passengers be more willing to pay for upgraded seats? Also, how the NSA surveillance story may be a harbinger about the future of the internet.

Segments From this episode

The case of the Super Bowl ring: Kraft says Putin pocketed it

Jun 17, 2013
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Russian President Vladimir Putin have differing stories about what happened to Kraft's Super Bowl ring.

American Airlines legroom: How much is an inch worth?

Jun 17, 2013
American Airlines plans to make coach seats thinner and adjust the amount of legroom in some seats.

Composting in New York: Lessons from the West Coast

Jun 17, 2013
Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants New York residents to set aside food scraps in a separate bin. Similar programs are already in place in San Francisco and Seattle.

Tales from a Shanghai job fair: Why China's college grads, employers mismatched

Jun 17, 2013
The scale of China's higher education system has developed so fast, the country fails to produce graduates who have the right skills for companies operating in China.

H-1B visas: Not always a magic bullet for employers

Jun 17, 2013
Tech companies bemoan H-1B no-shows and interview imposters.

Court says deals to protect drug patents can be challenged

Jun 17, 2013
Makers of patented drugs sometimes pay generic drug makers not to copy their drugs when they go off patent, allowing them to keep charging high prices. The U.S. Supreme Court says the FTC can challenge such deals.

Why do actors in France get paid so much? Subsidies

Jun 17, 2013
French win concession in Transatlantic trade negotiations.

Should the NSA send you a check when they wiretap you?

Jun 17, 2013
Computer scientist Jaron Lanier has a market solution for the NSA's wiretapping needs -- and it involves taking out the agency's checkbook.

American Airlines plans to make coach seats thinner and adjust legroom in the economy section. How much is an inch worth, to both parties? How much more money with American Airlines make from the move? And will passengers be more willing to pay for upgraded seats? Also, how the NSA surveillance story may be a harbinger about the future of the internet.

Music from the episode