Jan 8, 2013

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After being bailed out by the government in 2008, AIG is considering suing the U.S. government over the terms of the bailout. With more and more movies being filmed outside of Hollywood, businesses that once solely depended on the L.A.…

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Action figures for 'Django Unchained'

Jan 8, 2013
Quentin Tarantino's new film has some possibly controversial merchandise.

AIG: 'Thanks for the bailout. See you in court?'

Jan 8, 2013
AIG board mulls whether to join a former CEO in suing the U.S. government for shortchanging shareholders in a $182 billion financial crisis bailout.

Not everyone in oil-boom country finds what they want

Jan 8, 2013
The oil boom in North Dakota has attracted tens of thousands of people looking for work. There are a lot of jobs, but it's not a boom for everyone.

Less biz from Hollywood has some L.A. companies scrambling

Jan 8, 2013
With more and more movies being filmed outside of Hollywood, Los Angeles businesses that once solely depended on the movie industry have to find new ways to make money.

Sing a song of Walmart -- pro or con

Jan 8, 2013
A sonic tour of Walmart fans and foes as a judge moves a case against Walmart one step forward.

Short line railroads face tough track ahead

Jan 8, 2013
Even with a new tax break for upgraded train tracks, short line railroads have trouble picking up business.

Pharmacies look to leverage flu shots

Jan 8, 2013
Drug store chains see flu shots as step towards increased health care offerings.

What would the trillion dollar coin look like?

Jan 8, 2013
Coin designer Garret Burke gives two cents on what a trillion dollar coin would look like

U.K. government battles to cut deficit

Jan 8, 2013
The U.K.'s coalition government has just passed the halfway point in its first term. Critics say its continuing tough talk on austerity is constraining growth.

After being bailed out by the government in 2008, AIG is considering suing the U.S. government over the terms of the bailout. With more and more movies being filmed outside of Hollywood, businesses that once solely depended on the L.A. movie industry have to find new ways to make money. The battle between austerity and stimulus is being hashed out by Britain’s coalition government. Retail pharmacies are using the flu vaccine to make big bucks. Low-wage warehouse workers are suing Walmart for wage theft, even though they don’t directly work for the retailer. And coin designer Garrett Burke talks about his concept for a proposed trillion-dollar coin.

Music from the episode

Sleeping Ute Grizzly Bear
Vase Miike Snow
Enough Dujeous
The Rifle's Spiral The Shins
Be Easy Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

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