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Airing on Tuesday, March 24, 2015: Three banks have had their “living wills” turned down by regulators. Living wills are instructions that you draw up for doctors and lawyers and accountants, to facilitate your demise and the arrangement of your estate, should you become incapacitated. Pretty simple, really. So why is it so hard for banks? Plus, Facebook is quietly holding talks with at least half a dozen media companies about hosting their content. Details on how this will actually work are scarce but why does Facebook want to do this and why would media companies agree? We investigate.


Segments From this episode

Banks struggle to create "living wills"

by Stan Alcorn Mar 24, 2015
Three big banks have had their failure plans rejected by regulators.

Facebook seeks new friends in media companies

by Tracey Samuelson Mar 24, 2015
The company wants to cut content deals. Why? And who wins?
Final Note

Ted Cruz is Obamacare's latest customer

by Kai Ryssdal Mar 24, 2015
With his wife on leave, the family had lost its health care.

If cars don't need drivers, do drivers need insurance?

by Nova Safo Mar 24, 2015
The auto-insurance industry could lose billions in the shift to automated cars.

There's more than money in the Army's handgun contract

by Tim Fitzsimons Mar 24, 2015
The Pentagon is searching for a new official supplier. Will Beretta keep the job?

In Somalia, wire transfers go underground

by Scott Tong Mar 24, 2015
Banks' efforts to curb money laundering and terror financing may have backfired.

‘Corporate sponsored art’ isn’t as bad as it sounds

by Kai Ryssdal Mar 24, 2015
Writers and artists are finding financial support from Corporate America.

Music from the episode

Daffodils Mark Ronson, Kevin Parker
Astoria STRFKR
Motion Sickness Hot Chip

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