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Dec 4, 2013

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Now that regulators are close to deciding on the Volcker Rule, conventional wisdom has shifted from "it will be so weak as to be useless" to "it will be tougher than expected." But what is the rule? Also, the credit rating agency Experian says Americans are taking out bigger car loans and are taking longer to pay them back. We look at what’s behind the return of easy automotive credit, and whether we’re again on the slippery slope of subprime lending. Finally, Newsweek is to be revived, in print.

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How a little Asian bug is crushing the U.S. OJ business

Dec 4, 2013
Citrus greening is putting the squeeze on orange juice farmers, producers and futures traders. It's driving up OJ prices and making big changes to the business.
Oranges are cleaned before being sliced in half and squeezed into juice at the Peace River Citrus Products processing plant in Bartow, Fla.
Stacey Vanek Smith

Tell me again: What's the Volcker Rule?

Dec 4, 2013
Regulators are close to deciding on the Volcker Rule to limit banks' speculative trading.

Are too-easy car loans the next subprime disaster?

Dec 4, 2013
The credit rating agency Experian says Americans are taking out bigger car loans and are taking longer to pay them back.

Newsweek is dead. Long live Newsweek.

Dec 4, 2013
Newsweek is to be revived, in print.

States crack down on deceptive charity fundraising

Dec 4, 2013
Most charities use in-house staff to raise their money. But some rely on for-profit telemarketing to get it done. A new investigation reveals the deception and corruption behind this billion dollar industry.

In which U.S. holiday shopping is mellow

Dec 4, 2013
You think holiday shoppers in the U.S. are crazy? You ain't seen nothing.

Aluminum: A paradox in an element

Dec 4, 2013
Aluminum or aluminium? Either way, it's useful.

Fast food workers call for a minimum wage hike

Dec 4, 2013
President Obama wants to raise the minimum wage. Good idea?

Now that regulators are close to deciding on the Volcker Rule, conventional wisdom has shifted from “it will be so weak as to be useless” to “it will be tougher than expected.” But what is the rule? Also, the credit rating agency Experian says Americans are taking out bigger car loans and are taking longer to pay them back. We look at what’s behind the return of easy automotive credit, and whether we’re again on the slippery slope of subprime lending. Finally, Newsweek is to be revived, in print.

Music from the episode

Dreams - 2004 Remaster Fleetwood Mac
Pyramids Frank Ocean
jasmine (demo) Jai Paul
Dontcha The Internet
Sorry The Moth & The Flame