Uri Berliner

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A Carbon Tax Gains Traction Among Some Conservatives

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

A long-shot idea has received recent attention: a plan that would set a price on carbon to encourage energy efficiency and limit the impact of climate change. Even the new CEO of Exxon Mobil backs it.


The Stock Market Is On An Epic Upswing. Here's Why It Probably Hasn't Benefited You

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Dow Jones industrial average passed another milestone today. Here's a little explainer as to why stocks have done so well in recent years — and why it doesn't affect the wallets of most Americans.


What 2017 Holds For Technology News

Monday, January 02, 2017

Technology was front and center in many of 2016's biggest stories; 2017 is likely to hold more of the same. NPR's tech reporters discuss Facebook, data hacks and automation, and other top issues.


As More States Legalize Marijuana, Investors And Marketers Line Up

Sunday, November 20, 2016

The fledgling legal market for marijuana is around $7 billion, and the recent passage of legalization measures in eight states has sparked a surge of interest from investors in an expanding industry.


For The Long Haul, Self-Driving Trucks May Pave The Way Before Cars

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Despite being self-driving, big rigs will still need truckers to ride along and take control of in case of emergency situations. But some say they may be the last generation to do their jobs.


Springfield, Ohio: A Shrinking City Faces A Tough Economic Future

Monday, September 19, 2016

As it transitions away from manufacturing, Springfield relies more on lower-paying service jobs. For many, a middle-class life is out of reach. But some see signs of hope for the local economy.


From Drug-Filled Days On The Cape To The Verge Of The NBA

Friday, June 10, 2016

Nick Minnerath was an unlikely NBA hopeful. He failed off his high school team twice and lost two years to drugs. But a family friend and a coach who gave him a shot renewed his basketball ambitions.


In Basketball's D-League, Player Takes Long Shot At NBA Dream

Saturday, May 21, 2016

John Holland made six figures playing pro basketball in Europe. He traded that for $19,000 and Canton, Ohio, playing on the Cleveland Cavaliers' farm team for a chance to play in the NBA.


For John Holland, Breaking Into The NBA Came Down To One Shot

Thursday, May 19, 2016

The odds are stacked against any minor league basketball player trying to make the NBA. But one remarkable, contested shot helped pave the way for a player named John Holland.


Courtside Seat For Basketball Games Helps Ohio Woman Fight Cancer

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Brenda Newport is an unwavering fan of the minor league basketball team: Canton Charge. She says rooting for the home team and heckling the opposition give her life as she battles cancer.


Live Long And Prosper: Reviving An Idea For Income In Old Age

Friday, November 27, 2015

Some financial experts want to bring back tontines, a retirement planning tool. People pool their cash to buy a bond that makes regular payments. The catch: You have to be alive to collect the payout.


Would You Let A Robot Manage Your Retirement Savings?

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Roboadvisers are online financial managers that are guided by an algorithm, not a broker. Increasingly, millennials are shunning the human touch in favor of these low-cost alternatives.


Nuclear Deal Opens Up Potential For Investors In Iran's Stock Market

Friday, July 17, 2015

The diverse stock market could be a way to road-test Iran's economy. But experts warn of unique pitfalls: the key role the Revolutionary Guard plays in the economy and the lack of transparency.


ESPN Brings Betting Talk To The Mainstream

Friday, June 26, 2015

ESPN wants to cater to its entire audience — casual and hard-core fans, fantasy players and people who've got a wager on the game. Now it's more open about a topic leagues and networks have avoided.


Canada Cuts Down On Red Tape. Could It Work In The U.S.?

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Canada says it's the first country with a law that eliminates one regulation for every new measure that's adopted. The One-for-One Rule is designed to ease the burden on businesses.


Why Wal-Mart Is Betting Big On Being Your Local Urban Grocer

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Wal-Mart made its name by going big: massive super centers with gallon jars of pickles and rows and rows of lawn chairs and tires.

Its future may depend a lot on going small. It's investing in smaller stores in densely populated urban neighborhoods, where customers buy fewer items at a ...


Even Pickaxes Couldn't Stop The Nation's First Oil Pipeline

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The debate over Keystone XL is nothing compared to the battle over the nation's first commercial oil pipeline. It transformed how energy was transported forever — but not without sabotage and threats.


For Long-Haul Drivers, Cheap Gas Means A Sweeter Commute

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The plunge in gas prices is expected to save the average household about $750 this year. For rural families and others who drive a lot, the savings will likely be even greater.


Here's Why Retailers Keep Sending You Catalogs

Thursday, December 11, 2014

While other things made with paper have become obsolete, Americans received nearly 12 billion catalogs in the mail last year — and they love them, says one business consultant.


In South Carolina, A Program That Makes Apprenticeships Work

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Apprenticeship programs have been in decline, but South Carolina is bucking the trend. Nearly 11,000 apprentices have been trained there since 2007 in fields ranging from manufacturing to nursing.