Uri Berliner

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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.


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 men's NCAA college basketball tournament starts next week.

In a twist on the familiar March Madness bracket, a mortgage company and a world-famous investor are offering a billion dollars to anyone who picks the winner of all 63 games in the NCAA college basketball tournament.

It's a contest, and ...


Emotions, Fees Play Major Roles For Individual Investors

Monday, July 08, 2013


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

Thursday, June 27, 2013

NPR's Uri Berliner is taking $5,000 of his own savings and putting it to work. Though he's no financial whiz or guru, he's exploring different types of investments — alternatives that may fare better than staying in a savings account that's not keeping up with inflation.

My taste ...