Nov 21, 2012

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Hostess, maker of Twinkies, has won court approval to wind down. More and more companies are switching from Blackberry to iPhones and other Apple products. The Texas A&M football team has been wildly successful and it’s got others looking to cash…

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Man arrested for ID theft of most of Greek population

Nov 21, 2012
Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse for the Greeks.

The oil boom: Making a living off the workers

Nov 21, 2012
In any mining boom, some people are there to work in it, others are there to supply them. Need a knife in Williston, N.D.? Talk to Bobcat John.

Another big customer gives up Blackberry

Nov 21, 2012
The National Transportation Safety Board is following the lead of other agencies in replacing Blackberries with iPhones. Its original advantage -- security -- isn't as valued as smartphones' features.

Plumbers get ready for a busy Thanksgiving

Nov 21, 2012
Many Americans get the day off for Thanksgiving. But you know who's going to be really busy? Your friendly neighborhood plumber.

'Johnny Football' name sparks off-field battle

Nov 21, 2012
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is a national phenom, but his "Johnny Football" nickname has sparked a legal battle over naming rights.

Hostess closes, liquidators poised to move in

Nov 21, 2012
Hostess, maker of Twinkies, won court approval to wind down. Who will sell of its brands and factories? Companies called liquidators.

With Kickstarter, gamers take control

Nov 21, 2012
Video game producers are turning to the crowd-funding site Kickstarter to fund their projects. And people are forking over the big bucks with no guarantee they'll actually get their hands on the video game.

Moral hazard: Should taxpayers have to bail out disaster-prone regions?

Nov 21, 2012
When a hurricane costs billions to clean up, who should foot the bill?

Hostess, maker of Twinkies, has won court approval to wind down. More and more companies are switching from Blackberry to iPhones and other Apple products. The Texas A&M football team has been wildly successful and it’s got others looking to cash in on the glory. Some video game companies are using the crowd-funding site Kickstarter to raise millions of dollars, but there is no guarantee that people will get the video games they want. We hear about whether federal insurance money should go to people whose houses have been repeatedly destroyed by natural disasters. And we ask a plumber if Thanksgiving is one of the busiest days for the industry.

Music from the episode

Father and Son Apollo Brown
Second Chance Peter Bjorn and John
Sunday - Instrumental 9th Wonder, Keisha Shontelle, Chaundon
Direction Sackcloth Fashion
Direction Sackcloth Fashion