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The 8-Hour Workday: Past, Present & Future | Senate to Vote to Extend Unemployment Benefits | Drones: The Defining Airspace Technology of 2014
Monday, January 06, 2014
The Costs of Climate Change | Senate to Vote to Extend Unemployment Benefits | Drones: The Defining Airspace Technology of 2014 | Al-Qaeda Aims to Inflame Sectarian Tensions | The 8-Hour Workday: Past, Present and Future | The Top Risks Facing the U.S. & the World in 2014
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The 'New Rich' and What It Means to be Wealthy
Thursday, December 12, 2013
"A lot of these people are people who had one good year," says Harvard Business Professor Michael Norton on Americans considered "rich."
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What is Your Work Worth?
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Our work determines how we spend most of our days, the people we spend our time with, the kind of lifestyle we can afford, and it influences our fundamental sense of who we are. It turns out that what we're paid and how we really feel about our jobs aren't always in sync. Al Gini, a professor of Business Ethics at Loyola University’s School of Business Administration and resident philosopher at WBEZ, has dedicated much of his career to understanding the value of work. He’s also the author of “My Job My Self." 
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The Economic Impact of the Volcker Rule
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
This week, financial regulatory agencies officially approved the Volcker Rule, passed as the centerpiece of the Dodd-Frank Act in June 2010. Kathryn Wylde, Deputy Chair of the Board of the Federal Reserve of New York, compares the final iteration of the Volcker Rule to what Volcker originally devised, and describes how the Rule might influence the U.S.'s economic future. 
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Seattle Labor Dispute Causes Boeing to Take Flight
Monday, November 25, 2013
Earlier this month, Boeing machinists in Seattle refused a new contract. Now, Boeing is looking for a new location to build the 777x, a place where unions have less of a foothold. Washington State is still lobbying to keep 777x production at home. But Aviation Industry Analyst Scott Hamilton explains why the state expects a lot of outside competition and what this means for American labor overall.
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JPMorgan's Efforts to Influence China's Ruling Elite
Thursday, November 14, 2013
JPMorgan Chase secretly recruited the daughter of China's former prime minister, Wen Jiabao, as part of a bigger strategy to gain influence with the country's ruling elite and promote the bank's status in China. According to our partner The New York Times, JPMorgan paid a consulting firm run by the prime minister's daughter, Wen Ruchun, who used the fake name "Lily Chang." All of this comes at the same time that U.S. authorities are investigating the bank and its practices. The Takeaway speaks with New York Times reporter Ben Protess.
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How the Federal Government Got into the Economic Data Business
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
The September jobs report finally arrived today, delayed nearly three weeks because of the government shutdown. Despite the shutdown, the economy kept bumping along without the federal unemployment numbers. Is the private economy really so dependent on government data? Joining The Takeaway to examine the history and credibility of federal economic data is Heidi Moore, finance and economics editor for The Guardian U.S.
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Lessons from the Sequester and the Shutdown
Thursday, October 10, 2013
While few economists would argue that automatic spending cuts—through the sequester or the shutdown—are the best way to reduce wasteful spending, the cuts are in effect. Nick Gillespie, editor in chief of Reason.com and Reason TV, and Ryan Alexander, president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, examine what the federal government has learned from the sequester and the shutdown: What spending is wasteful, and which programs are worth it?
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Small Businesses On the Impact of the Shutdown
Friday, October 04, 2013
The economic consequences of the government shutdown are being felt by small businesses across the country. The closing of parks, national attractions and amenities, plus the ripple of effect of 800,000 national employees staying home from work this week, is hitting a lot of small businesses pretty hard. We've invited some of these small business owners on to talk about the economic impact they're feeling this week.
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Government Shutdown: A Sign of Failure or Success For Democracy? | Chemical Weapons Inspectors on the Ground in Syria | Valerie Plame on the CIA, Current Events
Wednesday, October 02, 2013
Gingrich Vs. Clinton & Boehner Vs. Obama: Government Shutdowns, Now & Then | Chemical Weapons Inspectors on the Ground in Syria | Coping With the Closing of the National Parks | Why Americans Abroad are Giving Up U.S. Citizenship | Valerie Plame on the CIA, Current Events, and Her New Crime Novel ...
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Can Georgia's Mysterious Monument Help the Local Economy?
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Just 90 minutes outside Atlanta, the town of Elberton, GA is home to a mysterious monument: The Georgia Guidestones. The stones consist of two massive granite slabs weighing more than 100 tons, engraved with a few words of advice: Guidelines in eight languages for how to rebuild society after a nuclear attack. Mart Clamp helped his father engrave the stones more than three decades ago. He's hoping to use them to revitalize Elberton’s flagging economy.
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Major Companies Change Health Plans in Anticipation of ACA Roll Out
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Drugstore giant Walmart announced this week that it will provide payments to eligible employees to purchase insurance on a private health insurance marketplace. Ezekiel Emanuel is the former Obama administration adviser on health care. He explains how and why more and more companies are transforming their health plans as the Affordable Care Act goes into effect.
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Pols That Take On the NRA Lose | The Doctor Will See (All Of) You Now | Can Georgia's Mysterious Monument Help the Local Economy?
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Boehner Bows to Pressure From Right as Shutdown Looms | Major Companies Change Health Plans in Anticipation of ACA Roll Out | Fed Shocks with Move to Hold Bond-Buying Program Intact | Can Georgia's Mysterious Monument Help the Local Economy? | Here's What Happens When You Take on the NRA: ...
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Janet Yellen and the Future of the Fed
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Janet Yellen is the new presumptive front-runner for chair of the Federal Reserve. But who is Janet Yellen? And how might she change the Fed if she's put in charge? Susan M. Phillips has some insights to share. She served on the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve from 1991 to 1998, overlapping with Janet Yellen during Yellen’s first appointment from 1994-1997.
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With Generational Shifts, The New Sharing Economy Flourishes
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
In the new sharing economy, consumers can easily rent or share everything from bikes to luxury clothing. Arun Sundararajan, professor at NYU's Stern School of Business, says the new investment in renting is fueled by the rise of the internet and urbanization. The millennialtendency to rent caught the eye of Jennifer Hyman, the co-founder and CEO of Rent the Runway, a company that allows its customers to rent luxury clothes for a tenth of the retail price. 
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Recruiting & Retaining Women at the Top
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Back in the late 1960s, when the first female traders were allowed on the floor of Wall Street, they were treated more like the butts of jokes than like trailblazers. Today, the finance and business sectors have come a long way, but they still struggle to put women in the ranks, or keep them there. Malli Gero and Rachel Sklar are two people who are trying to change that.
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Proposals & Threats, But No Answers for Syria | The Quest to Save AM Radio | Recruiting & Retaining Women at the Top
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Proposals & Threats, But No Answers for Syria | Humanitarian Crisis in Syria Worsens as U.S. Deliberates Action | Missouri Moves One Step Closer to Nullifying All Federal Gun Laws | The Quest to Save AM Radio | New Super Camera Seeks Answers to the Mystery of Dark Energy | Recruiting & ...
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New Study Shows Damaged Products Less Likely to Be Recycled
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Does a dent in a soda can or a crumpled piece of paper affect people’s recycling habits? As it turns out, yes. According to a recent study by professors at the University of Alberta and Boston University, what our refuse looks like may be a determining factor in whether or not we recycle. Jennifer Argo, co-author of the study, joins the Takeaway to discuss how people perceive waste and how re-branding recycling may help people to recycle more often.
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Taxi-Hailing Apps Thrive Across the U.S. & Meet Unique Need in NYC
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Most city dwellers are familiar with the vain attempts to flag down a cab when it’s raining or freezing or both. But new taxi-hailing smartphone apps are revolutionizing the relevancy of the outstretched arm and whistle. The apps are serving an alternate, and perhaps more important purpose in New York however. They are bringing cabs to underserved areas and underserved people. New Yorker Stacy-Marie Ishmael explains.
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Report: Illegally Mined Conflict Minerals in Everyday Consumer Products
Monday, August 12, 2013
A new report for Bloomberg Markets Magazine exposes "conflict tungsten" from Colombia. A major tungsten mine in a remote part of Colombia is controlled by the guerrilla terrorist group FARC. It uses the proceeds from the sale of the precious metal to fund its activities. Michael Smith is a Bloomberg Markets Latin America Reporter. He joins The Takeaway to discuss the use of tungsten in electronic devices.
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