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Feb 22, 2012

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The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is cracking down on checking account overdraft fees charged by banks. President Obama has proposed a lower corporate tax rate and an end to dozens of loopholes that help U.S. companies move jobs and profits overseas. Reporter Adriene Hill catches up with the Class of 1986 from Ferris Bueller's high school. And Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner discusses the hidden side of trying to boost employee morale.

Segments From this episode

Arctic race for resources heats up

Feb 22, 2012
While a Canadian military leader calls for an increased Arctic presence, the U.S. still can't get more boats in the water.

The hidden side of keeping employee morale high

Feb 22, 2012
Freakonomics Radio takes a look at alternative indicators of office morale, and the unintended consequences when companies try to keep employees happy.

Class of 1986, 'Bueller... Bueller?'

Feb 22, 2012
The year: 1986. The place: Glenbrook North High School. The people: real-life classmates of Ferris Bueller. So, how did their lives turn out?

The return of manufacturing?

Feb 22, 2012
The GOP candidates and President Obama all have plans to boost manufacturing, but commentator Robert Reich says they're mostly wishful thinking.

Consumer bureau investigates bank overdraft fees

Feb 22, 2012
The Consumer Financial Protection Agency will question banks about how overdraft fees may create serious economic hardship for consumers least able to afford it.

Obama proposes lower corporate tax rates

Feb 22, 2012
Obama’s plan would cut the top corporate tax rate to 28 percent from 35 percent but close many loopholes that let companies pay far less today.

The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is cracking down on checking account overdraft fees charged by banks. President Obama has proposed a lower corporate tax rate and an end to dozens of loopholes that help U.S. companies move jobs and profits overseas. Reporter Adriene Hill catches up with the Class of 1986 from Ferris Bueller’s high school. And Freakonomics Radio’s Stephen Dubner discusses the hidden side of trying to boost employee morale.

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