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The U.N. climate group has moved forward, not just warning of climate change -- because it’s here. What are the economic barriers to investing in what they call "adaptation? Plus:  Michael Jackson's estate has done a big turnaround. Before his death it was a mess; now it's making millions, and there's even a new Jackson record. And finally: GM boss Mary Barra testifies before Congress later this week about the problems with Chevy Cobalts, linked to deaths. We look at the costs and budgeting behind a recall.

Segments From this episode

Back up a sec: what's a 'rear-view visibility system?'

Mar 31, 2014
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will begin phasing the cameras into 2016 models.

As fast food makes inroads, India's obesity rate rockets

Mar 31, 2014
For many better-off young Indians, Western-style fast food is considered cool. And as they down burgers and sugary sodas, obesity is spreading.

The cold truth about the ice business

Mar 31, 2014
How many bags of ice do you buy a year? Enough to make it a $2.5 billion industry, that's how much.

Why adapting to climate change is so difficult

Mar 31, 2014
The U.N. climate group has moved forward, not just warning of climate change -- because it’s here. What are the barriers to investing in "adaptation"?

Jackson estate success is a thriller

Mar 31, 2014
Michael Jackson's estate has done a big turnaround. Before his death it was a mess; now it's making millions.
Michael Jackson performs on stage during is 'HIStory' world tour concert at Ericsson Stadium November 10, 1996 in Auckland, New Zealand.
Phil Walter/Getty Images

A limestone mine and government paperwork

Mar 31, 2014
In the backwoods of Pennsylvania sits 28,000 file cabinets full of paper and an army of employees.

The healthcare deadline is here. Now what?

Mar 31, 2014
The enrollment period for signing up for health insurance via healthcare.gov is over. What you need to know.

The economics of the GM recall

Mar 31, 2014
GM CEO will answer tough questions about car safety

The U.N. climate group has moved forward, not just warning of climate change — because it’s here. What are the economic barriers to investing in what they call “adaptation? Plus:  Michael Jackson’s estate has done a big turnaround. Before his death it was a mess; now it’s making millions, and there’s even a new Jackson record. And finally: GM boss Mary Barra testifies before Congress later this week about the problems with Chevy Cobalts, linked to deaths. We look at the costs and budgeting behind a recall.

Music from the episode

Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' Michael Jackson
Mathematics Mos Def
Beloved - Thievery Corporation Remix Anoushka Shankar, Thievery Corporation