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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The numbers for September 18, 2014
Scotland, India and Apple: Here's what we're reading Thursday morning.

PODCAST: Strong year for corn, bad year for farmers
The Fed's most recent moves, sunscreen gets an update, and corn has a strong year.

How affordable is the Affordable Care Act?
A new survey suggests many Americans find their ACA coverage affordable.

Child care providers are the glue of many communities
Home childcare providers are vital to many, yet make as little as $22,000 a year.

Your sunscreen is way out of date
The FDA has banned certain chemicals that other countries find perfectly legal.

Quiz: Judging teachers by the test
Parents aren’t wild about linking teacher evaluations to student performance.

In Iowa, big corn crop presents a problem
A record corn crop, paradoxically, means hard times for farmers.

Always-online requirements are ruining mobile gaming
Mobile game makers should learn from the past and make offline play available.

LinkedIn changes policy on banned content in China
Censored content will continue to be blocked inside of China, but not outside.

Can advertisers pressure the NFL?
We look at the power of sponsors as more distance themselves from the NFL.

How will low inflation complicate the Fed’s plans?
Today's CPI numbers came in low despite Yellen's hint that interest rates could be on the upswing.

Rail delays shut down Midwestern power plants
Minnesota utility couldn't get enough coal by rail to keep four plants operating

Yahoo will make a lot of money off the Alibaba IPO
But how will they spend it?

Will the Scottish referendum come down to 'Braveheart' or cool head ?
Opponents of Scottish independence say emotion is getting the better of independence supporters.

Can advertisers pressure the NFL?
We look at the power of sponsors as more distance themselves from the NFL.

Dropping its NFL sponsorship pays off for Radisson
Dropping the league — and the coverage that followed — was a marketing touchdown.

Things have changed since Leonard Maltin started reviewing
He has been in TV and movie reviewing business since the 1960s.

The numbers for September 17, 2014
We're watching the Fed, mobile ad spending and vaccination rates Wednesday.

NFL sponsors chime in on recent scandals
Big-money sponsors react to multiple cases of domestic abuse in the NFL.

PODCAST: Negotiating an independent Scotland
NFL policy, the Yelp law, and Scotland's economic future.

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