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After getting their clocks cleaned a few weeks ago, do Democrats need to rebrand? Plus, as Donald Trump picks his secretaries for Health and Human Services and the Treasury, we look at Tom Price's record and Indiana's Medicaid program.

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The economics of mattress recycling: the spring's the thing

Nov 29, 2016
Millions of mattresses are thrown out each year, creating an expensive challenge for waste managers.
Mattresses piled on the warehouse floor at Goodwill Industries in Duluth, Minnesota. Ultimately, as part of the recycling process, each of these mattresses will be deconstructed and separated into component parts.
Britta Greene

The high-volume, high-speed world of online luxury sales

Nov 29, 2016
One company plays a huge role in helping high-end boutiques sell online.
Shoppers walk past the window of a designer clothes shop on Old Bond Street on November 22, 2008, in London.
Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Do Democrats need to rebrand?

Nov 29, 2016
Some want fresh faces post election.
Hillary Clinton greets staff and supporters after addressing them at the New Yorker Hotel after her defeat in the presidential election.
BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

Will Indiana’s Medicaid template go national?

Nov 29, 2016
The agency's new head is known for expanding the program in Indiana, with restrictions.
Seema Verma, president and founder of SVC Inc., was chosen by President-elect Donald Trump as head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Allstate wants to protect your washing machine, too?

Nov 29, 2016
The Insurance giant is betting on the warranty business.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Gulf Coast residents upset by BP settlement funds

Nov 29, 2016
Alabama has used most of a recent settlement to help fund Medicaid and pay off debt.
Absorbent material is placed on the beach as oil residue washes ashore from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in Orange Beach, Alabama, in 2010.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

A likely Trump administration proposal: health insurance subsidies for everyone

Nov 29, 2016
The president-elect picks Rep. Tom Price, an ACA critic, for Health and Human Services secretary.
Rep. Tom Price, a surgeon by training, is one of the biggest critics of the Affordable Care Act.
Alex Wong/Getty Images

New five pound notes contain traces of tallow

Nov 29, 2016
Vegetarians and other groups petition to have the animal fat derivative taken out.
Bank of England Gov. Mark Carney poses with a new polymer five pound note in London in September.
Stefan Wermuth - WPA Pool/Getty Images

Trump picks Steve Mnuchin for Treasury secretary

Nov 29, 2016
Wall Street has a friend in the campaign's national finance chairman.
Steven Mnuchin, finance chairman for the Trump campaign, was picked as Treasury secretary.
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

After getting their clocks cleaned a few weeks ago, do Democrats need to rebrand? Plus, as Donald Trump picks his secretaries for Health and Human Services and the Treasury, we look at Tom Price’s record and Indiana’s Medicaid program.

Music from the episode

Stress Me Out Bibio, Olivier St.Louis
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