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The tech-heavy trading on the Nasdaq stock exchange was halted by technical glitch. That means investors were unable to exchange the shares of more than 3,000 U.S. companies including Google, Apple and Microsoft. Its the latest problem in a series of mistakes and errors for the U.S. securities trading business. President Obama spoke about college affordability and what his administration is planning to do to lower costs for an education -- but what does a college degree actually cost? 

Segments From this episode

Nasdaq trading glitches ... and squirrels

Aug 22, 2013
There are fat finger trades, there are flash crashes and there are squirrels.

The true cost of college and reasons for it

Aug 22, 2013
The Obama administration wants to restrain high tuition by tying federal aid to a college’s performance.

UPS health care cuts: What Obamacare will look like?

Aug 22, 2013
UPS’s decision to cut health benefits for spouses of some employees is the latest move by employers to reduce health care costs.

NASDAQ takes an unforced lunch break

Aug 22, 2013
NASDAQ, the second-biggest stock exchange in the country, halted trading for about three hours due to a technical glitch.

Worries that U.K. is rebooting the housing bubble

Aug 22, 2013
The British government is offering incentives to homebuyers but critics argue that the economy is recovering and they are not a good use of taxpayers' money.

My first job: Hauling hay

Aug 22, 2013
Rancher Ken Lenox looks back at his first paid job on the farm.

National parks take out the trash (cans)

Aug 22, 2013
Parks are increasingly translating 'Leave No Trace' into 'Leave No Trash Can.'

Starbucks coffee isn't as strong as you think

Aug 22, 2013
Coffee snobs might want to take their french press and find another article to read.

The tech-heavy trading on the Nasdaq stock exchange was halted by technical glitch. That means investors were unable to exchange the shares of more than 3,000 U.S. companies including Google, Apple and Microsoft. Its the latest problem in a series of mistakes and errors for the U.S. securities trading business. President Obama spoke about college affordability and what his administration is planning to do to lower costs for an education — but what does a college degree actually cost? 

Music from the episode

Drank in My Cup Kirko Bangz
Babylon of the Occident - Instrumental The Shanghai Restoration Project
Changes Are No Good The Stills