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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Jim Rogers on China's Future & Agriculture & Big Brother Wants More of Your Information

Our lead story: A new national database is being assembled by the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that will compel as many as 227 million Americans to disclose intimate details about their families' financial health. Erin takes a look at this new development in big government data. 

Erin then brings you her interview with famed investor and author Jim Rogers. Although China has been facing some deceleration recently, Rogers is still bullish. Erin sits down to ask him why and to learn more about his adventures in travel. Then, Erin discusses Federal Reserve policy and US macroeconomic health with Fed Watcher Tim Duy, a professor of economics at the University of Oregon and a blogger of Tim Duy's Fed Watch. 

In today's Big Deal, Edward Harrison and Erin sit down and talk about government surveillance into our digital privacy. They talk about Lavabit and what Uncle Sam's prying eyes will do to the US tech industry.