Jun 26, 2012

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News Corp. is considering splitting the publishing side of the business from the entertainment side. The travel discount site Orbitz is apparently showing Apple users pricier options than their PC counterparts. The Supreme Court's decision on the fate of President Obama's health care plan is coming this Thursday, but for Washington policy wonks and those in the health care industry, the anticipation alone might kill them first. Meanwhile,  SCOTUSblog covers the waiting game live. And Freakonomics' Stephen Dubner explains why he thinks we should look to our counterparts in Europe to see how politicians can begin to play nice.

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George Soros predicts an EU armageddon

Jun 26, 2012
The billionaire investor said yesterday there's not a lot of time left for Europe to fix its debt crisis.

Drought conditions hit Rocky Mountain tourism

Jun 26, 2012
Colorado got only 2 percent of its normal snowpack, which means low rivers this summer. But what's bad for rafting guides is good for fishermen.

Packed court docket is a boom for SCOTUSblog

Jun 26, 2012
A series of high-profile decisions from the Supreme Court this term have meant a giant jump in traffic and attention for the SCOTUSblog.

Marketers start to make sense of Big Data

Jun 26, 2012
Online travel site Orbitz offers pricier hotels to Apple computer users after data shows they tend to pay more than Windows PC owners.
Online travel site Orbitz offers pricier hotels to Apple computer users after data shows they tend to pay more than Windows PC owners.
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Lawyers and lobbyists play waiting game

Jun 26, 2012
With the Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Care Act pushed until Thursday, the usual parlor game of guessing what the justices will decide has become something of a waiting game, too.

University of Virginia reinstates Teresa Sullivan

Jun 26, 2012
After an outcry on campus and elsewhere, the UVA president was given back her job.

How the U.S. can fix its political infighting

Jun 26, 2012
By taking a note from our neighbors in Great Britain. Freakonomics' Stephen Dubner explains why he thinks U.S. Congress should borrow the U.K. tradition of the Prime Minister's Question Time.

News Corp. may become two separate companies

Jun 26, 2012
Rupert Murdoch’s troubled company is considering splitting the entertainment side of the business from the publishing business.

Deciding who gets what after a tragedy

Jun 26, 2012
How much to pay victims after tragedies like 9/11 and the BP oil spill.

News Corp. is considering splitting the publishing side of the business from the entertainment side. The travel discount site Orbitz is apparently showing Apple users pricier options than their PC counterparts. The Supreme Court’s decision on the fate of President Obama’s health care plan is coming this Thursday, but for Washington policy wonks and those in the health care industry, the anticipation alone might kill them first. Meanwhile,  SCOTUSblog covers the waiting game live. And Freakonomics’ Stephen Dubner explains why he thinks we should look to our counterparts in Europe to see how politicians can begin to play nice.

Music from the episode

Disparate Youth Santigold
Digital Love Daft Punk
Digital Love Daft Punk

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