About the Program
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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How Facebook helps advertisers target ads in India
Facebook is giving advertisers cell reception data to serve ads more efficiently.
Has the rise of the e-reader changed how we read?
How e-readers are both helping and hurting our ability to read and comprehend.
The benefits of developing an Ebola vaccine
While the market for an Ebola vaccine is small, the payoff of production is big.
Tablets: do they really help with reading education?
Author and parent Jason Boog talks about his book, "Born Reading."
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory's dark lost chapter
Deemed too wild and subversive for its time, the unprinted chapter has resurfaced.
The story of a 1957 Chevy
Lizzie O'Leary talks to Earl Swift about his book "Auto Biography."
Wage growth in the U.S. is stuck in the 70s
Most American workers have seen little to no growth in wages since the 70s.
Thriving and surviving at the Fringe Festival
The world's biggest arts festival keeps getting bigger, but not everyone profits.
Will Apple's next offering be "insanely great"?
Apple is expected to announce an iWallet, but what happens if they don't deliver?
What, exactly, does "Made in the USA" mean?
"Made in USA" is a powerful label, but you'd better be sure you use it correctly.
A business with a taste for risk and honey
Despite tough odds, new small businesses like Wise Acre still try to make it.
PODCAST: Economic effects of protests in Hong Kong
Plus: bad luck for Atlantic City casinos and reporting food poisoning on Twitter
Insurers find wiggle room in requirement to cover all
Some health insurers are discouraging the sickest patients from enrolling.
LinkedIn censors its members in China...globally
Company says it censors posts from China "to protect the safety" of its members.
Atlantic City loses again as more casinos close
The gaming industry is suffering, and Atlantic City is the most obvious casualty.
The Marketplace Inflation Calculator
We misremember the past, and inflation is part of the reason.
Using tablets to teach reading
We're kicking off a week-long series on how technology is changing reading.
Micro-unit apartments: Tiny and booming
Cities experiment to accommodate the glut of singles and childless couples.
What was your first job?
Tales from your first paycheck.
Tech IRL: A smart way to stay cool
This week, a new app promises to control the air conditioning remotely.
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