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Corporations have been moving away from providing retiree health benefits for years. Now IBM joins those choosing to pay retirees an annual lump sum they can use to buy insurance through a private exchange. How much can companies save by sending people to private exchanges?

Segments From this episode

U.S. is 17th in happiness

Sep 9, 2013
Denmark tops the United Nation's World Happiness Report list. America drops to 17th.

Will an inexpensive iPhone sell in China?

Sep 9, 2013
Apple has scheduled a Tuesday product launch for the U.S., the EU, Japan and China. Will the Chinese get excited about a cheaper iPhone?

Companies push retirees into the private market

Sep 9, 2013
IBM is the latest corporation moving to pay retirees an annual sum they can use to buy insurance through a private exchange.

What's a TV appearance worth?

Sep 9, 2013
President Obama's effort to convince America to take action on Syria involves six TV appearances today and a primetime address tomorrow. What's that kind of exposure worth?
An elderly Israeli woman watches the arrival of U.S. President Barack Obama on television on March 20, 2013 in Jerusalem, Israel.
Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images

What can Google do?

Sep 9, 2013
Google says it’s going to boost its encryption efforts to better safeguard our data. It can't promise to keep us totally secure, but the effort's worth plenty of PR points.

Louisiana's Gulf Coast adapts to global warming's rising seas

Sep 9, 2013
Flood protection uses construction techniques developed by the oil industry. Coastal protection in Louisiana grows into an export industry.

World Trade Center name brings in thousands of dollars

Sep 9, 2013
Big bucks for the "World Trade Center" moniker -- is it worth it?

Egypt's trains falter; microbuses fill the gap

Sep 9, 2013
Egypt's new government has suspended the national rail service. This is bad news for most Egyptians, but good news for the country's microbus drivers.

How does NASA get to Mars? By capturing an asteroid

Sep 9, 2013
NASA wants to capture an asteroid and send astronauts to train on it for Mars. Congress is skeptical.

Corporations have been moving away from providing retiree health benefits for years. Now IBM joins those choosing to pay retirees an annual lump sum they can use to buy insurance through a private exchange. How much can companies save by sending people to private exchanges?

Music from the episode

God Made the World Cold Cave
It's Tricky Run–D.M.C.
It's Tricky Run–D.M.C.