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President Obama is worried that the nascent housing recovery is leaving too many people, including young people, behind. His administration is moving to increase lending to homebuyers will risky credit. But the question is, should those homebuyers be part of…

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A tale of two paycuts

Apr 3, 2013
One was voluntary, the other was not.

The Tax Man Nudgeth: Freakonomics

Apr 3, 2013
April 15 is less than two weeks away and Stephen Dubner has found some new ways to convince Americans to pay their taxes.

Recovery from job loss: Easier for whites than blacks

Apr 3, 2013
A new study from Pew on economic mobility examines how unemployment affects black and white families differently.

Jay-Z's blueprint for baseball

Apr 3, 2013
Jay-Z’s move into sports management adds to the rapper's business portfolio and help baseball.

Is the housing recovery leaving too many behind?

Apr 3, 2013
According to a report in the Washington Post, President Obama's administration is worried that the housing recovery is leaving too many people, including young people, behind.

A Facebook phone: Why?

Apr 3, 2013
Facebook may be introducing a smartphone soon.

Rural doctors slow to adopt electronic medical records

Apr 3, 2013
The federal government wants every doctor to have electronic records by 2015. But the high cost prevents some rural physicians from moving away from paper records.

SEC hits 'like' on corporations releasing info on social media

Apr 3, 2013
Reed Hastings landed in hot water for sharing info about Netflix on his personal Facebook page. Now, the SEC says, companies can share, tweet and Facebook, as long as investors know where to look.

President Obama is worried that the nascent housing recovery is leaving too many people, including young people, behind. His administration is moving to increase lending to homebuyers will risky credit. But the question is, should those homebuyers be part of the housing recovery. Also, rumors of a Facebook phone have early adopters interested. Facebook had struggled with mobile in the past. And finally, tax season is upon us, so we talk with Stephen Dubner about the Freakonomics of taxes.

Music from the episode

God Made the World Cold Cave
Be Easy Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings