Dec 4, 2014

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Airing Thursday Dec. 4, 2014: The US fertility rate edged down last year to a record low. The now-5-year-old economic recovery has yet to translate into an upturn in births. Plus, if someone were to pen the story of Barnes & Noble today, booksellers would probably file it under mystery. We take a look at the future of the Nook.

Segments From this episode

Millions are paid less than minimum wage, study says

Dec 4, 2014
Between 3.5 and 6.5 percent of workers are making less than they should.

The baby bust: U.S. births at record low

Dec 4, 2014
Fertility rates are at a record low in the US.

Barnes & Noble move may signal a spinoff

Dec 4, 2014
Bookseller bought back Microsoft's stake. But it's still unclear if company might split in two.

Which government agencies get cursed at the most?

Dec 4, 2014
The website Regulations.gov breaks it down.

York & Fig: The business of gentrification

Dec 4, 2014
In many gentrifying neighborhoods, the story of how the change got started often involves a cute little café/

Airing Thursday Dec. 4, 2014: The US fertility rate edged down last year to a record low. The now-5-year-old economic recovery has yet to translate into an upturn in births. Plus, if someone were to pen the story of Barnes & Noble today, booksellers would probably file it under mystery. We take a look at the future of the Nook.

Music from the episode

Beautiful Liar Beyoncé, Shakira