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BP has pleaded guilty to criminal charges and will pay $4.5 billion in a settlement with the U.S. government. The Federal Housing Administration may be in need of a bailout. More than a year later after the rise of Occupy…

Segments From this episode

Top 9 personal finance expenses for a porn star

Nov 15, 2012
Adult film economics: A professional adult film performer shares her secrets to budgeting and financial planning.

Occupy debt?

Nov 15, 2012
Occupy Wall Street gets into buying and forgiving debt, but is it good for the economy?

'Like' to find a job? Facebook has an app for that

Nov 15, 2012
Facebook enters the job-search market with listings of nearly 2 million job openings. But be careful, especially if you've friended your boss.

New Chinese leadership's policies may benefit U.S.

Nov 15, 2012
As China's new leaders take power, some hope they will move away from running surpluses and building up reserves. Such reforms could benefit China and the U.S.

The effects of a short-term 'cliff'

Nov 15, 2012
Even a brief slide off the 'fiscal cliff' is likely to reverberate through the economy.

BP to cop to criminal charges in Gulf oil spill

Nov 15, 2012
BP to pay $4.5 billion to settle criminal charges related to Deepwater Horizon. But what does it mean when a company is a felon?

A $200 million gift and a medical school

Nov 15, 2012
Mt. Sinai Medical School in New York renames itself after business magnate/corporate raider Carl Icahn after his $200 million donation.

A musician on his 21-cent royalty check

Nov 15, 2012
Musician Damon Krukowski discusses the challenges of making a living in the era of Pandora.

Another housing agency may need bailout

Nov 15, 2012
The Federal Housing Administration may need taxpayer money as delinquencies mount on loans it guaranteed for first-time home buyers.

Porn industry threatens to leave Los Angeles

Nov 15, 2012
A new rule requiring condoms in all adult films has porn studios considering a move out of the San Fernando Valley.

BP has pleaded guilty to criminal charges and will pay $4.5 billion in a settlement with the U.S. government. The Federal Housing Administration may be in need of a bailout. More than a year later after the rise of Occupy Wall Street, supporters are looking to wipe out the debt of strangers. Facebook has launched a new app for job seekers. We hear about how the Internet affects how recording artists are paid. Reporter Jeff Tyler finds that the porn industry may be looking to set up shop outside of Los Angeles. And if we fell off the fiscal cliff for two weeks, would it be such a bad thing?

Music from the episode

Goodbye Kisses Joe Hertz, Pip Millett
Champions Dan The Automator, Rakaa, Aceyalone
Enough Dujeous
Rock & Folk Marc Grau