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Egypt has a new interim president. We head to Cairo to find out the latest news and explore how the unseating of former Egyptian President Morsi might impact U.S. businesses. Plus, on this Independence Day, a look at how brand "America" is doing. If you're having a drink today, you might want to check out our story on how cheap beer, like Pabst Blue Ribbon, is pushing up the price at bars and restaurants. Also, a look at "difficult men," Spain's "Robin Hood mayor," and what it takes to pass the Master Sommelier exam.

Segments From this episode

A window that talks to you

Jul 4, 2013
An ad agency has invented a talking window -- and how many hot dogs does it take to win a hot dog eating contest?

Spanish town embraces socialism

Jul 4, 2013
Mayor of Spanish town says socialism blunts sharp edges of the country's economic crisis.

American companies keep eye on Egypt

Jul 4, 2013
U.S. companies hope leadership change leads to more stable business climate.

Brand USA: How America's economic performance promotes the brand

Jul 4, 2013
On this Independence Day, we check in on our "national brand."

Cheap beer not as cheap anymore

Jul 4, 2013
As hipsters demand more Pabst Blue Ribbon, restaurants and bars raise prices.

How 'The Sopranos' and 'The Wire' showed ratings didn't matter

Jul 4, 2013
A look at how cable dramas changed the business of television.

Grapes of Hope: Passing the Master Sommelier exam

Jul 4, 2013
This weekend, more than 70 people will arrive in Texas to take what some say is one of the hardest exams in any profession. The test has roughly an 8 percent pass rate.
Montage Laguna Beach's Troy Smith samples wine at the hotel's Studio restaurant. 
Nancy Farghalli

Egypt's interim government faces tough economic issues

Jul 4, 2013
Egypt has sworn in an interim president, but it's not clear how much time the public will give him to solve the country's ongoing economic problems.

Egypt has a new interim president. We head to Cairo to find out the latest news and explore how the unseating of former Egyptian President Morsi might impact U.S. businesses. Plus, on this Independence Day, a look at how brand “America” is doing. If you’re having a drink today, you might want to check out our story on how cheap beer, like Pabst Blue Ribbon, is pushing up the price at bars and restaurants. Also, a look at “difficult men,” Spain’s “Robin Hood mayor,” and what it takes to pass the Master Sommelier exam.

Music from the episode

Recalled To Life Dutch Master
Days The Drums
This American Life (Instrumental) - Instrumental THE NEXT, Talib Kweli, Immortal Technique