with Kai Ryssdal

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Public radio's only national series about the global economy and finance takes a broad view of business, covering any story related to money — most of the world's stories are. Hosted by Kai Ryssdal.

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Weekly Wrap: Immigration and the New York Fed
Kai's weekly chat about the week in business news.

Your Wallet: Making Thanksgiving work for you
Let us in on the secrets of your Turkey-day economics.

Good at video games? That could land you a job.
Companies are using video games to determine whether job candidates are the right fit.

The economic impact of Obama's immigration reform
Obama's executive action on immigration will affect more immigrants than any previous immigration action by a sitting president. The centerpiece will provide protection from deportation and a path to a work permit for about 4 million unauthorized immigrants.

Avoiding the 'regulatory capture' trap
The Senate grills the president of the New York Fed about perceived coziness with the banks and people it oversees.

The logistics (and costs) of moving an NFL game
Teams have specific needs. Not just any hotel will do. Nor will just any food.

Professional cuddlers for hire in Portland
$60 will buy you an hour of platonic cuddling at a new business, Cuddle Up to Me.

Your Wallet: Giving versus getting
How do you balance helping others with your personal financial needs?

Coming out at work, in context
The Human Rights Campaign says shifts towards LGBT equality in the workplace isn't just the right thing to do, it's smart business

What's with the addiction to subscription boxes?
Beauty sample site Birchbox is crediting with starting the trend. And now almost any American, and her finicky pet, could survive on these subscription boxes alone.

Student data and school attendance
Schools are gathering data on kids, and as student databases grow, so does the ability of technology to predict how or what a kid might do next.

Aereo files for Chapter 11 reorganization
CEO and Founder Chet Kanojia released a blog post detailing the move.

Quiz: Have you seen your kid’s data?
States gather data on students over time in longitudinal databases

Gauging the crush of college debt, major by major
Here are the stories we're reading and numbers we're watching Friday morning.

PODCAST: Predicting truancy
China's surprise drop in interest rates, student loan debt, and data on attendance.

For troubled Detroit, could immigration help?
Some believe offering visas to immigrants could give a boost to the troubled city.

Cutting interest rates on student debt
Wells Fargo has launched a loan modification program for student loan customers.

Silicon Tally: Tweetin' Turkey
How well have you kept up with the week in tech news?

Inflating art ... No, not Koons' balloon animals
A look at art as a smart financial investment.

How immigration reform can change immigration
To get a little context on how the President's plans might affect some of the various immigration constituencies in this country, we spoke with Barbara Hines, Co-Director of the Immigration Clinic and professor at the University of Texas, and Emily Lam, vice-president of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group for Health Care & Federal Issues.

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