Jun 5, 2012

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Disney says they are putting an end to all junk food ads on their TV and radio stations. The White House has announced a deal with college and university presidents to try and simplify financial aid language. We take a…

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Disney kicks junk food out of the magic kingdom

Jun 5, 2012
The entertainment giant will reject advertising for certain sugary, salty and fatty foods, and give Mickey Mouse the final say on what's healthy.

Making college costs easier to understand

Jun 5, 2012
With interest rates on some student loans about to double, the Obama administration joins with colleges to provide clearer guidance on the real price of school.

Plan would strip conventions of taxpayer money

Jun 5, 2012
A Senate bill may end $36 million in funding for Republican and Democratic national conventions -- money that pays for everything from patriotic flags to the teleprompter.

What's Up, Europe? Shock and numbness in Greece

Jun 5, 2012
The spotlight of the eurozone crisis moves to Spain, but no one has forgotten Greece. While the official unemployment rate there is above 21 percent, many more are working without pay.

Nasdaq to compensate Facebook investors

Jun 5, 2012
It says there was a 30-minute glitch at the Facebook open a few weeks ago. Losses are estimated to be near $100 million.

Paycheck Fairness Act voted down

Jun 5, 2012
It may have been more electioneering that legislating, but a Democratic bill to close the pay gap between men and women fell short in the Senate along clear partisan lines.

Indian slum becomes hot property

Jun 5, 2012
In Mumbai, the square-mile area known as Dharavi has a million residents and myriad small businesses, but authorities plan to redevelop the slum.

What Mayor Bloomberg should ban next

Jun 5, 2012
Writers at the web magazine Brokelyn say banning Big Gulps isn't enough.

Fixing the weak U.S. economy requires more long-term policy

Jun 5, 2012
Stanford economist John Taylor, formerly with the Bush administration, discusses what needs to be done to solve the United States' economic problems.

Disney says they are putting an end to all junk food ads on their TV and radio stations. The White House has announced a deal with college and university presidents to try and simplify financial aid language. We take a look at how much of your tax money goes into political conventions and what that money is used for. Kai Ryssdal talks to economist John Taylor from the Hoover Institution at Stanford about fixing the global economy. And the staff of the web magazine Brokelyn, offers their ideas of what N.Y.C. mayor Michael Bloomberg may want to ban next.

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Swagger Mocean Worker
No Sleep Till Brooklyn Beastie Boys
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