Mar 27, 2013

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Today’s Supreme Court case on gay marriage focuses on the inheritance tax, which impacts only a fraction of Americans. But there are hundreds, if not thousands, of financial benefits for married couples, so we look at some that are below…

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U.S. housing department plans 7-day shutdown due to sequester

Mar 27, 2013
The Department of Housing and Urban Development chooses total shutdown over furloughs.

DOMA and the lesser-known benefits of gay marriage

Mar 27, 2013
Today’s Supreme Court case on gay marriage focuses on inheritance tax. But there are more than 1,000 financial programs and benefits for married couples.
Elodie Huttner of Washington, D.C., joins hundreds of other people lining up outside the Supreme Court for a chance to hear oral arguments March 27, 2013 in Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court will hear arguments in the second case this week about same-sex marriage.
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

I think the soup is worth $0.34, so that's what I'll pay

Mar 27, 2013
Panera Bread today expands its experiment in “pay what you want” pricing, allowing patrons in St. Louis to name their own price for a bowl of turkey chili.
Panera Bread's Meal of Shared Responsibility (Turkey Chili).
Panera Bread

Where will money launderers turn after Cyprus?

Mar 27, 2013
The recent crisis in Cyprus threw the spotlight on its reputation as a haven for money launderers. Now, some dodgy investors with money its banks have taken a hit. Where can they turn now to shelter their ill-gotten goods?

A $100 million home run for Dodger Stadium

Mar 27, 2013
Dodger Stadium is in the midst of a $100 million remodel. Janet Marie Smith, the architect who designed it, took us on a tour less than a week before opening day.

Call me a spammer? I'll attack the Internet

Mar 27, 2013
Why a site that rents space to just about anyone is attacking vulnerabilities in the basic architecture of the Internet.

China's urban refugees: Leaving pollution, city life behind

Mar 27, 2013
In the midst of a national urbanization campaign, more and more young urban professionals in China are quitting their jobs and starting over in the pollution and stress-free environment of rural mountainous Western China.

Today’s Supreme Court case on gay marriage focuses on the inheritance tax, which impacts only a fraction of Americans. But there are hundreds, if not thousands, of financial benefits for married couples, so we look at some that are below the radar and available to many Americans. Also, the Cyprus financial system remains frozen with banks planning to open, in limited fashion, tomorrow. One of the things that regulators are worried about is money launderers removing their capital from Cypriot banks. But where does that money go then? Whers are the places that money launderers store their cash?

Music from the episode

(Don't Let Them) Cool Off Peter Bjorn and John
Spilt Milk Dujeous

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