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Airing on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015: Now that Standard & Poor’s has settled and been fined, what’s next for ratings agencies? Plus, the Federal Communications Commission is nearing a decision on regulating the Internet as a public utility. We examine what that means for the consumer. Finally, both UPS and FedEx are increasing their fuel surcharges despite low oil prices. What’s behind the move?


Segments From this episode

Water: The high price of cheap

Waukesha: A spa town that took its water for granted

by Sarah Gardner Feb 3, 2015
Cities hit water problems even in wet regions, and finding a new source of water is difficult.

What's changed in the credit ratings business?

by Sabri Ben-Achour Feb 3, 2015
"Transformed" industry has more regulatory oversight and internal safeguards.

The what-ifs of net neutrality

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Feb 3, 2015
What may change if FCC starts treating Internet service providers like utilities.

UPS and FedEx increase fuel surcharge – because they can

by Dan Weissmann Feb 3, 2015
Opposite of a price war: Despite cheaper fuel costs, shipping companies charge more.

RadioShack's long road to bankruptcy

by Kai Ryssdal Feb 3, 2015
The curtain is finally closing on the troubled chain's long decline.

An aerial map quest, with drones

by Kai Ryssdal Feb 3, 2015
Skycatch uses drones to obtain 3D images of construction sites.
Screen Wars

'Fresh Off the Boat' star Constance Wu on Asians and TV

by Kai Ryssdal and Tommy Andres Feb 4, 2015
She says the show — premiering Wednesday — may not be perfect, but it's important.

Music from the episode

Sunrise The Kooks
The Coathanger Squarepusher
Vase Miike Snow

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