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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PODCAST: Combating algae blooms
An assessment of economic growth, combating algae blooms, and tobacco funding dries up.
Predicting algae levels on Lake Erie
Scientists are developing methods to avoid another water crisis.
The long arms of the right to be forgotten
Technological and political borders conflict.
How tobacco tax revenues affect free preschool
The tale starts at tobacco shops like Drive Thru Cigarettes in Duarte, California.
The risks and rewards of selling dinner reservations
Apps make it easy for restaurants and patrons to charge for a last-minute table.
Justice department moves on FIFA corruption
So far 14 have been indicted, but not longtime FIFA President Sepp Blatter.
After purchase, Re/code gets Vox's secret weapon
The media company's Chorus publishing system was made for the digital age.
Mixed feelings for landfill run deep in Tennessee
Residents protest the dump that generates millions in revenue for poor rural area.
Cleveland looks to firms to help fund police reform
The city's deal with the DOJ includes costly trainings and computer equipment.
Taco Bell to go au naturale
The fast-food chain says it will be removing artificial flavoring and colors from its menu items.
Football, brought to you by Goldman Sachs
The company has secured money for 30 stadiums over the years.
Giving every kid a computer and a connection
How technology can transform a school and its students.
FIFA officials charged with corruption
Several officials were arrested early Wednesday morning in Switzerland.
PODCAST: Hacking at the IRS
FIFA arrests, the IRS gets hacked, and technology heads to the airport.
In Texas floods, homeowners count the cost
Insurance will cover some people. Others couldn't afford the premiums.
The financial backdrop to Postal Service union talks
Now boarding: better technology at the airport
Future technology could eliminate airport lines.
The Snapchat takeover
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Wednesday.
Texas floods have business owners singing the blues
One business owner shares her story.
Chrome extension turns word 'millennials' into 'snake people'
You can now save your eyes from the dreaded term "millennials."
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