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President Barack Obama is reportedly exploring a range of options to "deter and degrade" Syria's military capabilities. After a new report of chemical weapons use by the Syrian regime, international pressure has ratcheted up for some show of force in…

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Final Note

The Abercrombie & Fitch Chair in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Aug 27, 2013
Ohio State trustees will vote this week on also renaming its medical school's emergency department after retailer Abercrombie & Fitch.
Raising the Debt Ceiling

Tough to predict exact deadline on U.S. debt

Aug 27, 2013
The Treasury Department says the U.S. will run out of money on some unknown date in October.

Consumers are confident? You've gotta be joking ...

Aug 27, 2013
Consumer confidence increased in August, outpacing economists’ predictions.
Shelf Life

Of poverty and sacrifice in Haiti

Aug 27, 2013
Edwidge Danticat's new novel, "Claire of the Sea Light," describes the economic difficulties of life in Haiti, even before the 2010 earthquake.

Louisiana alligator hunters set to reel in profits

Aug 27, 2013
For the next month, it's open season on wild alligators in the Bayou State, and it's big business for hunters and luxury fashion houses like Hermes and Gucci.

U.S. intervention in Syria likely has a time limit

Aug 27, 2013
President Obama has not made a final decision on military intervention in the country, but senior American officials say that missile strikes could be ordered as early as Thursday.

Grandfather, son, grandson reflect on economic equality

Aug 27, 2013
Since the March on Washington 50 years ago, how much has changed? We asked three generations of black men to talk about their economic opportunities.

Shipping index shows signs of growth in China

Aug 27, 2013
A key shipping index is up dramatically in the past several weeks, thanks largely to demand from China's steel industry. But analysts say it's only a small window into the industry.
My First Job

My first job: The local grocer

Aug 27, 2013
A listener recalls why she was let go from her first job at the neighborhood grocery store.

President Barack Obama is reportedly exploring a range of options to “deter and degrade” Syria’s military capabilities. After a new report of chemical weapons use by the Syrian regime, international pressure has ratcheted up for some show of force in the region. But each and every option on the table has costs. Meanwhile, in Washington, the Treasury Department says the U.S. will hit its debt limit, and run out of money, sometime in October. You know how much is in your wallet and your bank account, how much your paycheck is, how much more you can charge on your card. Why can’t the federal government? And finally, consumer confidence increased in August, outpacing economists’ predictions, as the markets continue to perform well and the housing market improves. 

Music from the episode

In A Sentimental Mood Duke Ellington, John Coltrane
Sunday - Instrumental 9th Wonder, Keisha Shontelle, Chaundon

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