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May 18, 2016

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An art heist, displaced oil workers and Google's new Amazon Echo competitor. 

Segments From this episode

Oil bust forces Texas H-1B visa holders to exit country

May 18, 2016
As layoffs continue, foreign-born oil workers have little choice but to go home.
Workers construct new sidewalks in the Permian Basin oil field on January 21, 2016 in the oil town of Midland, Texas.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

We finally know how much U.S. debt is owned by Saudi Arabia

May 18, 2016
The answer to a question you didn't even know you had.

Tracking down Warhol's stolen 'Campbell's Soup' prints

May 18, 2016
Authorities know one thing: There was no mastermind behind the Missouri art museum theft.
 A spectator walks past Andy Warhol's "Campbells Soup Cans" at the 2002 Warhol retrospective exhibition  at the Tate Modern Gallery in London. 
Photo by Sion Touhig/Getty Images

Why some refugees go back

May 18, 2016
Hundreds of thousands have fled countries like Syria and Iraq. But some find Europe is far from what they'd hoped for.
Iraqi women at the Khazair displacement camp on June 30, 2014 in Khazair, Iraq.

Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Google wants to get into your home — again

May 18, 2016
The company unveiled Google Home to compete with Amazon's Echo.
A still from Google's demo video for Google Home.
Screenshot via Google

How tariffs on Chinese imports affect the U.S. steel industry

May 18, 2016
Kai Ryssdal checks in with Delaware Steel in Pennsylvania.
Hot steel slab being rolled. 
Roger Ball/Worldsteel via Getty Images

When a $2 million pay cut is a symbolic blow

May 18, 2016
Good thing Sumner Redstone is worth $5 billion.
Sumner Redstone in a 2013 photo. Viacom's board voted Wednesday to stop paying his salary.
Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

An art heist, displaced oil workers and Google’s new Amazon Echo competitor. 

Music from the episode

Get By Talib Kweli
Sunday! 9th Wonder, Keisha Shontelle, Chaundon
The Way I Are Timbaland, Keri Hilson, D.O.E.
Black Sun Death Cab for Cutie
The Message (feat. Melle Mel & Duke Bootee) Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Duke Bootee