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Trouble in Syria is roiling oil markets. But Syria doesn't produce any oil, begging the question why the tiny Middle Eastern country's issues are having such an outsize effect on the global economy. Today the Dow Jones Industrials drops Alcoa, Hewlett Packard, and Bank of America, and adds Goldman Sachs, Nike and Visa. The apparently random and arbitrary changes highlight the shortcomings and limitations of the index, and raise the question why the Dow remains such an enduring economic indicator. Magazine covers can make or break celebrities, and the covers of big publications like Vogue or Vanity Fair can make news. Deciding what makes a cover is a tough business, and there's a whole lot at stake for everyone involved.

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Liar, liar, pants on fire!

Sep 10, 2013
10.2 million swallowed this one: hook, line and sinker.

Unemployed teens search for life lessons

Sep 10, 2013
Unlike a lot of teens, Kendrick Calkins has a job: He helps his grandfather fix old laundry machines.

Always judge a mag by its cover

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Sep 10, 2013
Vogue editor Anna Wintour has nixed Miley Cyrus' appearance on the cover of the magazine after Ms. Cyrus' risque dance routine at the MTV Video Awards. Magazine publishers put a lot of thought into who and what graces the front of their publications. They believe readers are affected by covers.

Why trouble in little Syria has a big effect on oil markets

Sep 10, 2013
Syria doesn't produce much oil. But the Middle Eastern country's issues are having a big effect on the market for crude.

Dow changes raise questions about relevance

Sep 10, 2013
There’s a shakeup in the 30 stocks that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average. How much will this affect the average investor?

Bob Odenkirk and David Cross talk success and failure

Sep 10, 2013
The actors from "Breaking Bad" and "Arrested Development" discuss their new book on failure and success in the entertainment industry.

How one hack got to engineers with security clearances

Sep 10, 2013
It's easier to hack the human mind than a computer network. Here's a case study that shows how it's done.

The new iPhone -- more secure or more colors?

Sep 10, 2013
Apple released two new iPhones at different price points today.

Trouble in Syria is roiling oil markets. But Syria doesn’t produce any oil, begging the question why the tiny Middle Eastern country’s issues are having such an outsize effect on the global economy. Today the Dow Jones Industrials drops Alcoa, Hewlett Packard, and Bank of America, and adds Goldman Sachs, Nike and Visa. The apparently random and arbitrary changes highlight the shortcomings and limitations of the index, and raise the question why the Dow remains such an enduring economic indicator. Magazine covers can make or break celebrities, and the covers of big publications like Vogue or Vanity Fair can make news. Deciding what makes a cover is a tough business, and there’s a whole lot at stake for everyone involved.

Music from the episode

Summertime Kreayshawn, V-Nasty
Take a Walk Passion Pit