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Controversy hit the football field last night, when a substitute referee called a Seattle Seahawks pass a touchdown -- though seemingly everyone else in the world says a Green Bay player intercepted the ball. Besides angering Packers fans, that one…

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This apple product from China might come as a surprise

Sep 25, 2012
China grows eight times as many apples as the U.S., and supplies most of the concentrate used to make apple juice here. But as more Chinese can afford fresh apples, concentrate prices are soaring.

In Morocco, some dream of a kingly gift

Sep 25, 2012
In Morocco, unemployment hovers at around 15 percent and many dream of receiving a license from the king to operate a business -- such as a bus company.

Some see dollar signs in invasive fish

Sep 25, 2012
U.S. exporters hope to sate Chinese demand for Asian carp.
An Asian carp leaps into the air on the Illinois River in Peoria, Ill.
Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images

Not taxed enough? Check here to pay more

Sep 25, 2012
House Republicans have passed a bill to allow for voluntary contributions on tax forms. While the Treasury already welcomes donations, they typically only receive a few million dollars each year -- far from enough to pay down the deficit.

Controversial call costs Packers more than a victory

Sep 25, 2012
Last night's decision by replacement refs has ripple effects on teams, betting outfits, and the referee's labor dispute

For pop music, it's the economy, stupid!

Sep 25, 2012
How the economy influences our taste in pop music. Hint: Ballads aren't big in recessions.
A herd of headphones proceeds down an escalator in California.
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Myspace tries yet another comeback act

Sep 25, 2012
The once-popular social media site is revamping its look and aiming to be a destination for musicians and artists.

Obama weighs in on disputed NFL call

Sep 25, 2012
What did the president have to say about the controversial ruling made by referees at the end of the Seahawks-Packers game?

Controversy hit the football field last night, when a substitute referee called a Seattle Seahawks pass a touchdown — though seemingly everyone else in the world says a Green Bay player intercepted the ball. Besides angering Packers fans, that one call could cost the NFL a whole lot more. Myspace has unveiled a new look and a new mission, but in a Facebook world the question is — who actually uses Myspace? Plus, we look at the Republicans’ modified version of the Buffett Rule bill, the potential invasion of Asian carp into the Great Lakes, apples in China, and how the economic climate affects our music playlists.

Music from the episode

Disparate Youth Santigold
Father and Son Apollo Brown
Every Single Night Fiona Apple
The Matador Has Fallen Danger Mouse, Daniele Luppi
The Matador Has Fallen Danger Mouse, Daniele Luppi