Zoe Chace appears in the following:
Monday, December 15, 2014
Chinese social network site YY originally allowed customers to watch other people play video games, but users realized that the site had more potential. It could be a place to perform virtual karaoke.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
When Gov. Sam Brownback proposed a radical tax cut for small businesses in Kansas, people cheered. Now four years later, his "real live experiment" may cost him his political career.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Donors like being part of a recovery story. It's hard to tell that kind of story about Ebola.
Friday, September 12, 2014
When the Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba goes public, it's going to the biggest public offering ever. But when investors buy their shares, it will be in a Cayman Islands-based holding company.
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Alibaba is the biggest e-commerce company in the world. It may also save the lives of a few chickens in northern California.
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
For people who want a good-paying, stable nursing job, one class stands in the way: Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology. We follow one student who is starting that class.
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
In North Korea, tiny private markets have emerged where people can buy and sell food and clothing. In fact, one 13-year-old girl went into business for herself, and the government of ...
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
It's hard to figure out how to punish a bank when it does something wrong. With so many banks getting in trouble with regulators lately, our Planet Money team examines the ways to punish a bank.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
A recent report out of Brussels says Germany's economy is prospering — and that's a big problem for the rest of the eurozone. Our Planet Money team reports on how doing extremely well...
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
A pre-1982 penny has about 2 cents worth of copper in it. Some people hoard them, betting that the U.S. will kill the penny and then it will be legal to melt them down and they can make a killing.
Friday, May 09, 2014
There are about 5 million searches for lyrics every day on Google. Who gets paid when people look up lyrics online?
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Americans have very little choice over their cable Internet provider. This is largely because of a decision made 12 years ago, when the U.S. went one direction and the rest of the world went another.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
Netflix has a problem: So many people want to watch the series, there isn't enough capacity to let everyone watch at once, uninterrupted. And someone has to pay to keep the content running smoothly.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
It's not easy for the U.S. to put effective sanctions on Russia. But even Russians need to use U.S. financial institutions, and you pressure a country by limiting access to dollars and world markets.
Friday, March 07, 2014
Ukraine pays most of its citizens' gas bills. That's become hugely expensive for the government — and it's central to the country's conflict with Russia.
Friday, February 28, 2014
The Jones Act, which dates back to World War I, is part of the reason New Jersey ran short of salt this winter.
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Bangladesh was created out of chaos in the early 1970s, at a moment when millions in the country were dying from a combination of war and famine. The future looked exceedingly bleak.
Abdul Majid Chowdhury and Noorul Quader were Bangladeshi businessmen who wanted to help their country. "We asked ourselves, ...
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Bangladesh is the cheapest place in the world to make a T-shirt. But this month, the minimum wage there will rise from $39 a month to $68 a month. That's got some factory owners nervous about whether Western retailers there will pull out. Our Planet Money team examines the future ...
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Part of the Planet Money T-shirt Project
This is the story of how the garment industry is transforming life in Bangladesh, and the story of two sisters who made the Planet Money T-shirt.
Shumi and Minu work six days a week operating sewing machines at Deluxe Fashions Ltd. ...