Morning Edition for January 25, 2013
Jan 25, 2013 — James used to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. When he left, the value of the team fell by tens of millions of dollars — and the value of his new team, the Miami Heat, rose by tens of millions. Planet Money looks at why economists say James should be making closer to $40 million a year.
Jan 25, 2013 — Obtaining a U.S. visa can be pretty straightforward if you have $500,000. The EB-5 program grants foreigners permanent residency if they invest $500,000 in an American business and create at least 10 jobs. Despite its success, critics say the program pushes the rich to the front of the immigration line.
Jan 24, 2013 — Bryan Wilmoth grew up in a strict, religious household where all of his siblings either ran away or were kicked out. He was the first to go, after his father discovered he was gay. Years later, Wilmoth tried piecing the family back together and assuming the big brother role once again.