Economy & Business

Economy
6:35 am
Sat November 23, 2013

Who Gets JPMorgan's Settlement Cash?

Originally published on Sat November 23, 2013 10:18 am

Of the $13 billion settlement between JPMorgan and the Justice Department, $1.5 billion will go to underwater homeowners to help them avoid foreclosures. Host Scott Simon speaks with NPR economics correspondent Chris Arnold about how the settlement will be spent.

Health Care
6:35 am
Sat November 23, 2013

Obamacare Offers New Ways To Invest

Originally published on Sat November 23, 2013 10:18 am

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

While there is widespread frustration over the rollout of the health insurance exchanges, some people see opportunities. Venture capitalists are thinking a lot about what the health care industry may look like in the future while they invest today. Annie Lamont has been a health care venture capitalist for over 30 years. She's a managing partner at Oak Investment Partners. And we asked her what opportunities she sees coming up in her field.

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Economy
6:35 am
Sat November 23, 2013

Housing Market Struggles To Recover In Southern California

Originally published on Sat December 7, 2013 11:29 am

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SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

Well, the JPMorgan Chase news this week got us to thinking about one of the areas that were hardest hit by the foreclosure crisis: Southern California's Riverside/San Bernardino metro area. We asked NPR's Sam Sanders to check in and he found some signs of recovery.

SAM SANDERS, BYLINE: Doug Shepherd has been a realtor for 30 years. He's spent most of that time working in Riverside, California. He lived and worked through the housing crisis. Now he's eager to tell people his region is recovering.

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All Tech Considered
4:57 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Hard-Core And Casual Gamers Play In Different Worlds

Kelly Kelley, who goes by the gaming pseudonym MrsViolence, streams her play nightly for her many fans to watch.
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Originally published on Fri November 29, 2013 5:49 pm

This holiday season, the video game industry is looking to reignite sales as two game titans, Sony and Microsoft, launch the next generation of game consoles.

Their target demographic is the group of dedicated players known as hard-core gamers. Dive into the wide world of video game culture on YouTube and you'll hear that term being thrown about.

So what exactly is a hard-core gamer?

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Business
4:01 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

JPMorgan Says It Broke No Law. So Why Pay The $13 Billion?

The U.S. government says JPMorgan Chase & Co. knowingly sold faulty mortgage-backed securities in the years leading up to the financial crisis. The bank says it's broken no laws.
Emmanuel Dunand AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sat November 23, 2013 12:20 am

State and federal regulators have hailed Tuesday's $13 billion settlement with JPMorgan Chase & Co. over faulty mortgage assets it sold in the years leading up to the financial crisis as a big victory for the judicial system.

But like other big settlements to emerge from the financial crisis, the deal leaves unclear just what the bank did wrong.

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