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Siri is now up against some stiff competition. Google’s personal assistant, Google Now, has gone live on the iPhone, and we got the participants in this showdown to talk a little trash. In the world of states and money, state tax receipts are set to exceed the pre-recession peaks. So what are states spending that money on? Also, catch the next installment of our series on "raiteros" and the underground labor market in Chicago.

Segments From this episode

Major American companies benefit from undocumented workers

Apr 30, 2013
Major American brands and some of the country's largest temp staffing companies profit from undocumented workers while keeping them at arm's length.

No sequester reprieve for biomedical research

Apr 30, 2013
Dr. Francis Collins, the director of the National Institute of Health, on how sequester cuts have caused anxiety for young researchers.

Will you buy into Obamacare or pay the penalty?

Apr 30, 2013
The new health care law requires individuals to carry health insurance beginning next year, or pay a small fine. Behavioral economists say even a little punishment may go a long way to get people to sign up.

State budgets are doing better, but will they spend the new income?

Apr 30, 2013
State tax receipts have rebounded and are set to exceed the pre-recession peaks. After severe budget cutbacks, states are spending the new money on...what?

Siri, meet your new competitor, Google Now

Apr 30, 2013
Siri has some stiff competition in Google's Google Now, which just hit iPhone.

Backlash builds against online classes

Apr 30, 2013
Faculty at Duke and Amherst reject online partnerships -- for now.

Comparing CEO-to-employee pay ratios

Apr 30, 2013
Bloomberg breaks down the CEO-to-worker pay ratios of the top companies in the S&P 500 index.

Siri is now up against some stiff competition. Google’s personal assistant, Google Now, has gone live on the iPhone, and we got the participants in this showdown to talk a little trash. In the world of states and money, state tax receipts are set to exceed the pre-recession peaks. So what are states spending that money on? Also, catch the next installment of our series on “raiteros” and the underground labor market in Chicago.

Music from the episode

Cirrus Bonobo
Brass Monkey Beastie Boys
Windows Broken Bells