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Why the company behind the GED lowered the passing score; a look at Apple's stock after their latest earnings report; and an interview with Mohammed El-Erian, author of new book about central banks

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Once famous for beer, Milwaukee now bets on water

Jan 26, 2016
Milwaukee, on the shore of Lake Michigan, hopes to become a center for water-technology research and jobs
Milwaukee was a city built on water. Now it's trying to become the global center of technology to address the world's water woes. 
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Feds push to increase probation period for new hires

Jan 26, 2016
It comes despite existing recruitment struggles for government jobs.
Staff and members of congress exit the Capitol building in Washington D.C. 
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Making sure the GED test isn't harder than high school

Jan 26, 2016
The company behind the GED is lowering the test's passing score
The end of high school means a lot of bubbling in answers for students with standardized tests such as the GED, SAT and ACT. The company behind the GED recently announced that they will be lowering the passing mark for students. 
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 People walk out of Whole Foods Market in the Brooklyn borough on May 7, 2014 in New York City. Whole Foods Market.
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Central banks and avoiding the next financial collapse

Jan 26, 2016
The U.S. is obsessed with finance, here's a look at why it's time for a pivot.
The Federal Reserve building in Washington D.C. 
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Russia's economy is hit by low oil prices

Jan 26, 2016
Russia's economy fell 3.8 percent in 2015 and the country's in an economic crisis

Why the company behind the GED lowered the passing score; a look at Apple’s stock after their latest earnings report; and an interview with Mohammed El-Erian, author of new book about central banks

Music from the episode

Intro The xx
Intro The xx
Pop It Anamanaguchi, meesh
Pop It Anamanaguchi, meesh
I Was Never Young of Montreal
I Was Never Young of Montreal
Heartbreaker (feat. John Legend) MSTRKRFT, John Legend
Heartbreaker (feat. John Legend) MSTRKRFT, John Legend