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The Takeaway

That Workaholic in the Next Cube May Be Faking It

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Are your coworkers who claim to work 80 hour weeks just faking it? A new study shows that when people leave early for work “meetings,” they are often tending to personal matters.

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Death, Sex & Money

Brooklyn Left Me Broke, But I Came Back

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Heidi Reinberg left New York after thirty years because she was priced out of her Brooklyn apartment. A year later, she's back in her old neighborhood, with a 25 year-old roommate.

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China Promises $46 Billion To Pave The Way For A Brand New Silk Road

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Improving Pakistan's infrastructure will be the first step in creating a network of roads, railways, pipelines and shipping lanes that stretch all the way to Europe.

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The Takeaway

SCOTUS: Judges Need Limits on Campaign Cash

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Chief Justice John Roberts surprised many legal experts with his majority decision to restrict a judge's ability to directly solicit campaign donations.

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Why Somali Grandmas And Aid Workers Might Be Short On Cash

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Money transfer agencies are the lifeblood of Somalia. But Kenya has shut down 13 East African branches to keep money out of the hands of terrorists blamed for a deadly attack early this month.

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Yes, You Can Help The World And Make Money At The Same Time

Friday, April 17, 2015

Entrepreneurs are figuring out ways to make the world better without relying on charity. It's called social entrepreneurship, and its rising stars showed us how it works at a conference in Oxford.

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Morning Edition

When The World Bank Does More Harm Than Good

Friday, April 17, 2015

Large projects funded by the bank have left millions of poor people worse off, an investigation found. The bank says the vast majority of its projects don't fall into this category.

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The Takeaway

Senator Introduces Bill to Put a Woman's Face on the $20

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

A non-profit group is trying to put a woman on the $20 bill by 2020. And now at least one U.S. senator is taking notice.

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The Takeaway

On Tax Day, Where's the Tax Reform?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

You've either filed, are filing, or are filing an extension, but what if we had a deadline for Congress and the president for a comprehensive tax overhaul? 

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Morning Edition

From Horses To High-Rises: An Insider 'Unmasks' China's Economic Rise

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Over the past 25 years, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson watched China turn into the world's second largest economy. He explains what could halt the country's massive growth.

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99% Invisible

54- The Colour of Money (R)

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

United States paper currency is so ubiquitous that to really look at its graphic design with fresh eyes requires some deliberate and focused attention. Pull a greenback out from your wallet (or look at a picture online) and really take it in.

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Keeping Women Out Of The Workforce Is Economic Nonsense

Sunday, March 22, 2015

New studies show how much a country loses if it discriminates. Not only would the women themselves benefit — to the tune of $9 trillion in developing countries alone — the national economy would, too.

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The Takeaway

The Typical American Millionaire

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

According to new figures, about 10 million U.S. households now have a net worth of over $1 million. But that money doesn't mean what it used to. What's the reality behind that number?

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To the Best of Our Knowledge

Investigating a Murder in Mississippi

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Australian filmmaker and prankster John Safran talks about his trip to Mississippi to investigate the murder of a white national named Richard Barrett by a young black man named Vincent McGee.

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Death, Sex & Money

Where is Lisa Fischer's Backup?

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

You've heard Lisa Fischer singing backup vocals for everyone from the Rolling Stones to Beyoncé. But after decades of touring with rock stars, Fischer lives in a far more humble reality.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Finding the Absurd in a Spending Addiction

Monday, March 09, 2015

The author and performer Ben Rimalower has an addiction to spending that has driven him to extreme lengths all his life.

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Psst, We'll Pay You A Bribe If You Read This Story

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

An estimated 1.6 billion people — many of them in the developing world — pay bribes for public services, according to a new book. The alternative may be no health care and no education.

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On The Media

Vicemo Shows Who's Paying for Drugs, Booze, and Sex

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Vicemo monitors Venmo transactions concerning all of life's illicit pleasures.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Chores, Allowance & After-School Jobs For Your Kids

Monday, February 16, 2015

New York Times "Your Money" columnist Ron Lieber explains his approach to chores, allowance and after-school jobs for kids of all ages.

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The Takeaway

If the Digits Are Random, the Price Is Right

Thursday, February 12, 2015

For most people, ten bucks sounds prohibitively steep for a bottle of artisanal olive oil. But at $12.67, you're more likely to buy it. Here's how marketers are working us.

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