Dec 11, 2012

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The Wealth & Poverty Desk's Krissy Clark reports from Lansing, Mich., about the state's passing of right-to-work legislation. The U.S. Treasury has sold all of its remaining shares of AIG, but the government still owns shares of some pretty big…

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Starbucks cards get $1,000 bids on eBay

Dec 11, 2012
The Starbucks Steel Card is a limited edition metal card that's like a debit card loaded with $400 worth of coffee and other items. It's selling for far more than face value.

U.S. energy production already affecting OPEC

Dec 11, 2012
Higher oil and gas production in the U.S. will change oil relationships around the world. The Middle East won't be called on to produce as much, costing it income, but Saudi Arabia will remain a key player.

Michigan governor signs right-to-work legislation

Dec 11, 2012
Thousands of union members protest before Michigan becomes the 24th right-to-work state.

Seeing opportunity in North Dakota's oil boom

Dec 11, 2012
Daniel Brock was happily teaching. Then he heard about jobs in the oil fields of North Dakota. Now he's happily working there.

Keeping tabs on the bailout

Dec 11, 2012
Sure, AIG's rescue turned a profit, but what about the rest of the bailouts?

Taking AOL beyond 'You've Got Mail'

Dec 11, 2012
CEO Tim Armstrong talks about AOL's hopes to reinvent itself and compete with Google and Facebook.

Gridlock: Crossword constructors puzzled by pay

Dec 11, 2012
Puzzle maker Ben Tausig on the problems with pay for those who make our daily mind bender.

Fiscal cliff? WebMD hit by the patent cliff

Dec 11, 2012
Online health site WebMD plans to lay off 14 percent of its staff. Drug companies have curtailed ads because lucrative patents have expired.

Drugged-up American horsemeat sold to Europe

Dec 11, 2012
About 140,000 horses from the U.S. were sold to be eaten abroad. But some horses were never meant for human consumption.

The Wealth & Poverty Desk’s Krissy Clark reports from Lansing, Mich., about the state’s passing of right-to-work legislation. The U.S. Treasury has sold all of its remaining shares of AIG, but the government still owns shares of some pretty big companies. With drug patents expiring, there’s been a drop off in big pharmacy advertising, and that’s hurting Web MD. The consumption of horsemeat is commonplace in the EU, but now there’s cause for concern because some of the drugs given to American horses aren’t safe for humans. And crossword puzzle creator Ben Tausig talks about the economics of creating crosswords for a living.

Music from the episode

Empire Reprise (feat. Sam Beaubien of Will Sessions) - Bonus Track House Shoes, Sam Beaubien of Will Sessions
Motion Sickness Hot Chip
Love Jones J Dilla
Love Jones J Dilla
Love Jones J Dilla