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President Obama's first inauguration was an economic boon for D.C., but economic expectations are low this time around. Kai Ryssdal talks to a gun store owner about doing business after Obama's executive actions toward gun control. Quartz reporter Tim Fernholz…

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American Airlines unveils new logo

Jan 17, 2013
The airline debuted a new logo and exterior paint scheme in Dallas today.

Choose your own debt ceiling adventure

Jan 17, 2013
The known-knowns and the known-unknowns of the debt ceiling debate. And, a handy flow chart.

Gun store owner sees 'a storm' of sales

Jan 17, 2013
For one gun shop owner, the president's announcement of a gun control package has boosted sales.

D.C. economy likely to see smaller inaugural bump

Jan 17, 2013
Obama's second inaugural is not expected to be the same windfall as the first.

Is China's Huawei a threat to our national security?

Jan 17, 2013
The Chinese telecommunications equipment company is the largest in the world, but it struggles to gain a foothold in the U.S. Lawmakers say it's a threat to national security.

Literary voices: 'Hope' is about second chances

Jan 17, 2013
It's been four years since Barack Obama used 'hope' in his presidential campaign message. Author and journalist Héctor Tobar talks about how he sees hope where he lives.

Low interest rates boost auto refinancing

Jan 17, 2013
Like homeowners, car owners are taking advantage of low interest rates to refinance high-cost auto loans.
Like homeowners, car owners are taking advantage of low interest rates to refinance high-cost auto loans.
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President Obama’s first inauguration was an economic boon for D.C., but economic expectations are low this time around. Kai Ryssdal talks to a gun store owner about doing business after Obama’s executive actions toward gun control. Quartz reporter Tim Fernholz talks about comparing the debt ceiling debate to Choose Your Own Adventure books. Chinese telecom company Huawei says that U.S. government is wrong for labeling it a security threat. And four years after Barack Obama’s campaign message of ‘hope,’ journalist Hector Tobar talks about what the word means to him.

Music from the episode

Yet Again Grizzly Bear
Gimme More Britney Spears
The bootleggers Kid Loco