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Michigan's right-to-work law recently took effect. It's the latest blow to U.S. organized labor.  But there is one industry where union membership is actually growing. We take a behind-the-scenes look. Plus, the politics of the Keystone XL pipeline are heating up again. A recent spill in Arkansas has environmental activists saying, we told you so. Meanwhile, opponents in the President's own party are donating big money to oppose the pipeline. And what's the difference between a bone-in pork loin chop and a pork loin top loin chop? The meat industry doubts you know ... or care. In an effort to increase sales, it's about to roll out a new labeling system.

 

Segments From this episode

Oil spills, pipelines, and angry environmentalists, oh my!

Apr 4, 2013
The latest oil spill in Arkansas has environmentalists up in arms over how Big Oil transports their product.

Political intelligence or insider trading?

Apr 4, 2013
The Government Accountability Office is releasing a new report on the so-called 'political intelligence' industry -- a growing arm of investment research.

Samsung takes the floor at Best Buy

Apr 4, 2013
Smartphone maker Samsung announces it's opening a branded store of its own -- inside the big box retailer.

In the European debt crisis, size matters

Apr 4, 2013
Europe's debt crisis started in Greece. Now, residents in the tiny countries of Luxembourg, Slovenia and Malta are worried they're the next stop.

Film unions buck labor's struggles

Apr 4, 2013
Film unions flex muscle in efforts to expand production tax credits

When is a pork chop not a pork chop?

Apr 4, 2013
What's a beef shoulder top blade steak? How about a bone-in pork loin chop? The meat industry's worried you don't know and is rolling out a new labeling plan

Big Data creates big industry for storing data

Apr 4, 2013
Every purchase, online web search and even cellphone call generates data that companies hope to use to boost sales. But storing all that data is becoming a big expense, and it has spawned a multibillion-dollar industry.
The data storage market is now worth about $70 billion a year.
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Michigan’s right-to-work law recently took effect. It’s the latest blow to U.S. organized labor.  But there is one industry where union membership is actually growing. We take a behind-the-scenes look. Plus, the politics of the Keystone XL pipeline are heating up again. A recent spill in Arkansas has environmental activists saying, we told you so. Meanwhile, opponents in the President’s own party are donating big money to oppose the pipeline. And what’s the difference between a bone-in pork loin chop and a pork loin top loin chop? The meat industry doubts you know … or care. In an effort to increase sales, it’s about to roll out a new labeling system.

 

Music from the episode

Make The Road By Walking Menahan Street Band
Contusions Lack Of Afro
Backslider Wild Belle
Thunder Chicken The Mighty Imperials
In Case The World Changes Its Mind Medeski Scofield Martin & Wood
The Contender Menahan Street Band