Uri Berliner

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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.


Will The NFL's Domestic Violence Scandal Hurt Its Bottom Line?

Monday, September 29, 2014

The NFL has become a $10 billion financial juggernaut by attracting new fans and devising new ways to make money. Now, the NFL confronts what may be its most serious image problem ever.


Why Are Men Leaving The American Workforce?

Monday, August 11, 2014

In the 1960s, men slowly but surely began leaving the workforce and many never came back. The trend continues today. Economists cite a number of reasons, from technology to international competition.

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From Coffee Futures To Bulk Buying: A Year Of Adventurous Investing

Friday, June 06, 2014

Last year NPR's Uri Berliner took money from a savings account that was losing value to inflation and bought a range of assets that included a painting and a haul from Costco. So how'd his money do?


After Week Of Tumult, Clippers' Focus Must Turn Back To Basketball

Saturday, May 03, 2014

The Los Angeles Clippers are back to the business of basketball after a jaw-dropping week for the franchise, bound together by race, the Internet and the economics of sports.


Why You Won't Win Warren Buffett's Billion-Dollar Bracket

Saturday, March 15, 2014

The billionaire investor has teamed up to offer a $1 billion prize to anyone who picks the winner of all 63 games of the NCAA basketball tournament. Chances are he won't have to pay out.


Emotions, Fees Play Major Roles For Individual Investors

Monday, July 08, 2013

In recent weeks, NPR's Uri Berliner took money from his personal savings account that was losing value to inflation and sought out various investments. What did he learn?


Coffee Futures: The Highs And Lows Of A Cup Of Joe

Thursday, June 27, 2013

NPR's Uri Berliner gets a taste of the commodities market with a $227 wager on coffee. The futures price for coffee has tumbled for more than three years. But as he learns from interviews with coffee roasters and a futures broker, trying to predict coffee prices is not for the faint of heart.


The Art Of Investing: The Rewards Aren't Always Financial

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Internet makes collecting and even investing in art much more accessible to ordinary people. As part of his adventures in investing, NPR's Uri Berliner pays $450 for an abstract flower study he's only seen online. Is it an investment or a painting he's just happy to have hang on his wall?


How To Invest In Real Estate Without Being A Landlord

Thursday, June 13, 2013

One of the simplest ways to invest in real estate is through a real estate investment trust. REITs generate income for investors by leasing commercial properties. As part of his quest to put $5,000 to work, NPR's Uri Berliner learns that what counts as real estate in a REIT keeps expanding.


Resisting The Temptation To 'Win' When Investing

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Some financial experts say the fees charged by actively managed mutual funds are not worth it. Over the long haul, they could cost a retirement account tens of thousands of dollars. So NPR's Uri Berliner explores funds that have minimal expenses.


How A Trip To Costco Can Work As An Investment Strategy

Thursday, May 30, 2013

As part of his investing adventure, NPR's Uri Berliner tries his hand at bulk buying. The idea: Stock up on goods now that you know you'll need later. It's a hedge against inflation. But figuring out what to buy and how much isn't so easy.

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Instead Of Snoozing In Savings, Let's Put $5,000 To Work

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

It's a hard time to be a saver. The return on a savings account doesn't even keep up with inflation, and that has led many savers to ask: What should I do with my money? NPR's Uri Berliner takes $5,000 out of his own personal savings and explores various investment opportunities.


The Jobs Report Puzzle

Friday, April 05, 2013

Lots of people are surely looking at today's jobs headlines somewhat puzzled, asking one significant question: How can it be that hiring was much worse than expected in March and the unemployment rate still fell — to 7.6 percent?