with Kai Ryssdal

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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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How driverless cars could end up saving Uber
The EU's order that Apple pay Ireland $14.5 billion in back taxes, and one economist on why he thinks Uber is doomed. (08/30/2016)

Why the US is on Apple's side in EU decision
The US says the European Union is unfairly targeting American businesses. (08/30/2016)

Why Uber's business model could fail
The company lost $1.2 billion in the first half of this year. (08/30/2016)

A growing industry caters to college cheats
Online companies promise to take your class for you. (08/30/2016)

Decline in unions hurts nonunion workers' wages
The median pay for non-union men without a college degree is about 13 percent lower than in 1979. (08/30/2016)

Massachusetts could move one time zone east
The state is studying a move to the Atlantic Time Zone. (08/29/2016)

When nations police what women wear
Here are just a few examples of how governments are trying to impose dress codes on women. (08/29/2016)

Tracing the history behind the cyber wars of today
Thomas Rid on his new book “Rise of the Machines: A Cybernetic History” (08/29/2016)

The frozen orange juice market is getting squeezed
A change in consumer tastes and a crop disease have taken their toll on this American breakfast classic. (08/29/2016)

"Good ideas never die at Disney"
Disney almost shut down in the 1940s, but they were also the studio's most creative time. (08/29/2016)

There are more adult diapers sold in Japan than baby diapers
The country's aging population means businesses have to shift their approach. (08/29/2016)

Drones: getting down to business
The rules to use commercial drones have gotten a little loser. (08/29/2016)

Mylan to offer cheaper EpiPen
Amazon's entrance into music streaming, a marked-down EpiPen, and Florida's tough time keeping corrections officers. (08/29/2016)

Amazon to launch music streaming service
Amazon is reportedly joining the likes of Spotify and Apple Music. (08/29/2016)

Step right up for your half-price generic EpiPen
Accused of price-gouging, Mylan will offer a cheaper alternative to its EpiPen. (08/29/2016)

Florida has a shortage of corrections officers for state prisons
Turnover in the department last year was 22 percent. (08/29/2016)

More companies insure against employee harassment
Employment Practices Liability Insurance has exploded in recent decades. (08/29/2016)

Payroll services and software industry in transition
Fewer employers are doing payroll calculations in-house and on proprietary office servers. (08/29/2016)

Florida struggles to keep corrections officers in state prisons
Hours for corrections officers are long, and pay is low. (08/29/2016)

Drones rule: FAA makes commercial drones legit
Regulations governing commercial drone use take effect Monday. (08/29/2016)

There might be a way to eliminate traffic jams
Just in time for the holiday weekend. (08/26/2016)

Tech Intervention: There's such a thing as too many Ks
If people aren't buying 4k TVs, why would they go for 8k? (08/26/2016)

Americans are eating more cheese than ever
Then why is the government buying surplus of the dairy staple? The global market is saturated. (08/26/2016)

Supermarket price wars heating up
Wal-Mart, Dollar General and Kroger are cutting prices. But is it a smart strategy? (08/26/2016)

Moving manufacturing jobs to Mexico isn't a bad thing
To produce commodities, Mexico has to consume a chunk of U.S. goods. (08/26/2016)

This fall, TV networks go back in time
To stand out in a sea of content, TV networks are relying on recognizable brands. (08/26/2016)

Building a diverse workforce by investing in college
A Minnesota scholarship program aims to close a gap in college completion. (08/26/2016)

The Conversation: Money and education
When it comes to spending on education, what have you learned? (08/26/2016)

Aspen's affordable housing program is showing its age
Older residents are staying put, squeezing out today's workers. (08/26/2016)

Weekly Wrap: Janet Yellen cries hawk
Nela Richardson and Cardiff Garcia joining us to talk about the week's business and economic news. (08/26/2016)

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