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As Congress weighs whether to authorize military action in Syria, some have asked Secretary of State John Kerry what became of the small arms military aid already promised to Syrian rebels. The short answer? It’s complicated. Also, the ratings agency S&P is accusing the U.S. government of suing it over the financial crisis because it was the only agency to downgrade U.S. debt.

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Candy cane-eating bees make red-tinted honey

Sep 4, 2013
Red honey is showing up in beehives around Utah. The source seems to be the bees, feeding off leftovers from a local factory that makes candy canes.

Teenagers who could sign up for Medicaid, but don't

Sep 4, 2013
After a long fight over Obamacare, Michigan will offer expanded Medicaid coverage starting next spring. But will everyone take advantage of the benefit?

S&P says U.S. lawsuit is based in bitterness

Sep 4, 2013
As the three main credit-rating agencies try to restore their credibility after the financial crisis, we ask: Why is S&P different?
Standard & Poor's rating agency company headquarters in New York.
EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/GettyImages

KitKat: Break me off a piece of that Google Android

Sep 4, 2013
Hardly anyone cares what Google calls its operating system’s iterations, but the tech giant still had to license the brand-name candy bar.

Sioux Falls: The economic center of the universe

Sep 4, 2013
You've probably had a taste of something made in Sioux Falls, South Dakota — and you didn't even know it.
People come from all over the world to Sioux Falls for work. Above, the Smithfield Foods pork processing plant in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images

Where is it? Lawmakers complain aid hasn't made it to Syria

Sep 4, 2013
Congress asks Secretary of State John Kerry what became of the military aid promised to Syrian rebels. The short answer? It’s complicated.

The reality of insurance in fantasy football

Sep 4, 2013
The NFL season kicks off in less than 24 hours. For all those fantasy football gamers out there, there's a new game in town: Insurance.

As Congress weighs whether to authorize military action in Syria, some have asked Secretary of State John Kerry what became of the small arms military aid already promised to Syrian rebels. The short answer? It’s complicated. Also, the ratings agency S&P is accusing the U.S. government of suing it over the financial crisis because it was the only agency to downgrade U.S. debt.

Music from the episode

Money The Drums
Windows Broken Bells