Sep 5, 2012

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has left the Obama campaign to help raise money for a pro-Obama super PAC. As the Democratic National Convention continues in Charlotte, just how much does trending on Twitter matter for lawmakers? One North Carolina farmer tell us the importance of immigration when it comes to casting his vote. Plus, we check in with a nuclear processing plant in New Mexico that was brought in to create jobs. We speak with one teacher who was laid off due to budget cuts. We look at the job situation for NFL refs on strike. We explore the possibility of adding another work day in Greece. And, a look at the @ symbol.

Segments From this episode

For a town in need of jobs, going nuclear was easy call

Sep 5, 2012
Eunice, in a dusty corner of New Mexico, rode the ups and downs of the oil business for decades. Then a nuclear-processing plant came calling, and Eunice welcomed its jobs.

NFL is back, but with replacement refs

Sep 5, 2012
The NFL season kicks off when the New York Giants host the Dallas Cowboys, but regular referees won't be there because of a contract dispute. We check out the financial lives of the men who wear black and white to make some green.

North Carolina farmer ties success to immigration

Sep 5, 2012
Cotton grower thinks immigration reform will help farm workers become upwardly mobile.

What's the value of 'trending'?

Sep 5, 2012
Some pay to have their their views considered as hot topics on Twitter, but what do they get for their money?

The inspectors call... on Greece

Sep 5, 2012
Inspectors from the troika of the European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund are checking up on Greece’s austerity measures.

NY's high court considers: Is lap dancing a tax-exempt art?

Sep 5, 2012
New York's highest court is hearing legal arguments by a strip club about whether nude lap dancing is art -- and therefore eligible for state tax exemption.

The story of one very big little symbol: @

Sep 5, 2012
The surprising origin of the "@" sign and how it went from obscurity to communication rock star.

Laid-off teachers look for their Plan B

Sep 5, 2012
A trip to the airport paid off for former technology teacher Chris Bjuland.

Conventions aside, super PACs reign supreme

Sep 5, 2012
Rahm Emanuel’s resignation from the Obama campaign to raise big-money funds shows the primacy of newly empowered super PACs

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has left the Obama campaign to help raise money for a pro-Obama super PAC. As the Democratic National Convention continues in Charlotte, just how much does trending on Twitter matter for lawmakers? One North Carolina farmer tell us the importance of immigration when it comes to casting his vote. Plus, we check in with a nuclear processing plant in New Mexico that was brought in to create jobs. We speak with one teacher who was laid off due to budget cuts. We look at the job situation for NFL refs on strike. We explore the possibility of adding another work day in Greece. And, a look at the @ symbol.

Music from the episode

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