Sep 4, 2012

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Home prices are up and household debt is down, and that's got car sales on the rise. Toys 'R' Us implemented a new layaway program that has no service fee and does not require a minimum purchase amount. Teens are getting a job boost from the national political conventions. David Gura reports on a fourth-generation furniture maker who sold his factory, watched it move overseas, then bought it (and some of its jobs) back to North Carolina. Kai Ryssdal talks to the people behind the documentary "Detropia." And Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner talks about how selling beer at college football stadiums could actually reduce alcohol abuse on game days.

Segments From this episode

Millions of Apple IDs hacked

Sep 4, 2012
This morning, we woke to news that a hacker group had leaked a million Apple IDs.

Can selling beer help college fans drink less?

Sep 4, 2012
A small group of popular college football teams are allowing beer sales inside their stadiums, saying the change acknowledges reality and may actually help them control problem drinking.

For youth, some truly odd jobs at DNC

Sep 4, 2012
Youth Radio sets out to find some of the highest- and lowest-paying gigs for young people at the Democratic National Convention.

How housing affects car sales

Sep 4, 2012
As car makers report higher sales, a strengthening housing market can play a role.

'Detropia' sees Detroit as a reflection of the U.S.

Sep 4, 2012
The new film "Detropia" chronicles the problems going on in the city and how the rest of the America can take a lesson from the problems Detroit is having.

Furniture comeback draws attention of politicians

Sep 4, 2012
Lincolnton Furniture is hailed as a success story for bringing jobs back to the U.S.

Retailers sweeten layaway plans to lure buyers

Sep 4, 2012
Toys 'R' Us, Sears and Kmart cut fees or offer discounts for layaway plans to lure shoppers and avoid big holiday season markdowns.
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Home prices are up and household debt is down, and that’s got car sales on the rise. Toys ‘R’ Us implemented a new layaway program that has no service fee and does not require a minimum purchase amount. Teens are getting a job boost from the national political conventions. David Gura reports on a fourth-generation furniture maker who sold his factory, watched it move overseas, then bought it (and some of its jobs) back to North Carolina. Kai Ryssdal talks to the people behind the documentary “Detropia.” And Freakonomics Radio’s Stephen Dubner talks about how selling beer at college football stadiums could actually reduce alcohol abuse on game days.

Music from the episode

Tight Times Jimmy McGriff
Three Shoes The Horse Flies
Move Your Body - Toy Selectah Raverton Remix Sammy Bananas, Toy Selectah
All For U RJD2