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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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Can the Warriors' winning streak bring in big bucks?
Winning games is great for fans but does a streak affect sales or advertising?
V-Tech hack affected millions of children — is anyone safe?
Hacks are common now, but going after children's information is a whole new ballpark.
A merger meant to shake up the sleepy mattress biz
The deal is a response in part to changes wrought by the Internet
More drama in prescription drug pricing
A firm hiked the price of a drug 50-fold, and now there's new generic competition.
Asylum seekers face a backlog
The wait for an interview often exceeds a year.
India, still poor, insists on its full serving of energy
Countries where millions live without electricity say they must emit more carbon
The Zuckerbergs announce a new baby and new initiative
Mark Zuckerberg announced the birth of his child and new foundation all at once.
The long wait for Section 8
Many Section 8 applicants face long waits and a shortage of housing.
From Wall Street to Silicon Valley
The shopping season, auto sales, effective altruism, and Wall Street's brain drain.
Growing movement to make altruism more effective
Effective altruism asks how each dollar spent can bring the most good possible.
Auto sales figures expected to cheer automakers
November's auto sales got a boost from special promotions and an uptick in jobs.
Can America weather a cyber attack on its power grid?
A conversation with former ABC News anchor Ted Koppel.
EPA tries to thread the biofuel needle
Rule increases amount of biofuel U.S. must use, but lowers target.
I'm dreaming of a wi-fi Christmas
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Tuesday.
The new 'Star Wars' movie could well be about a bailout
A new academic paper says blowing up the Death Star would have left the economy in shambles
North Korea's underground capitalism
One reporter's experience with capitalism in the dictatorship.
Adele's record-breaking success not easy to replicate
Adele’s new album “25” sold more than 3 million copies in its first week.
Got an invention? Head to your regional patent office
Fighting backlog, the US Patent office hopes regional offices will cut down wait.
China's currency joins the IMF's elite
The renminbi will be added to the fund's basket of currencies
A neighborhood divided over housing
A New Orleans neighborhood grapples with questions over low-income housing.
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