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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Microsoft: a tale of three CEOs
Bethany McLean charts Microsoft, and where it needs to head next.

What Amazon's earnings tell us about its competition
Amazon is Google's chief rival in the search business.

Southwest tries to get back on schedule
An attempt to squeeze out extra profits created turbulence.

Facebook's Zuckerberg courts China in Chinese
The Facebook founder wowed his audience with a 30 minute speech in Mandarin.

Quiz: College grads head downtown
Young adults with degrees are increasingly moving to inner cities.

Why the VIX is like the Headless Horseman
The VIX is also known as the Fear Index. Making it perfect for Halloween

Salmon runs hit records, even as drought threatens future
Salmon are returning to the Columbia River at levels not seen in nearly a century.

Customers must spend more for free shipping
Online retailers raise average cost of qualifying for service.

The oil man who caused a silver craze - and bust
Nelson Bunker Hunt bought silver as a hedge against the time's raging inflation

The numbers for October 22, 2014
Four in 10 people say they've been harassed online. Let's do the numbers.

The murky origin of the 20 percent down payment
How homeowners historically reached the average number.

The economics behind the rush for an Ebola vaccine
Believe it or not, experts say the profit motive is secondary.

Federal employees on extended paid leave
Lizzie O'Leary talks to the Washington Post's federal reporter Lisa Rein.

PODCAST: Dodd-Frank digitizes
The CPI increases slightly, and banks struggle to comply with the Volcker Rule.

Governors are winning the TV ad race
Spending on gubernatorial races is higher than on Senate contests.

Dodd-Frank spawns software to comprehend Dodd-Frank
Dodd-Frank goes digital.

Yes, U.S. oil exports would cut gas prices. Probably.
It's hard to know where prices will be a year from now

Quiz: Gauging the liberal arts gap
Women with bachelor's degrees in the humanities earn less than men in other majors.

Can McDonald's regain its customer base?
Where is McDonald's place in the low-cost, fast food market?

Ballerina Misty Copeland counts herself lucky
The American Ballet Theater soloist explains how dance views the numbers.

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