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The Brian Lehrer Show

Saving, Spending & Giving: Teaching Kids the Value of Money

Monday, February 09, 2015

Our series on teaching kids about money continues with a lesson about spending, saving and giving it away. Ron Lieber of The New York Times talks about teaching the value of money.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Jordan's Move; The Value of Money; Democracy U.

Monday, February 09, 2015

The Jordanian military is launching new attacks on ISIS. Plus: Assemblyman Todd Kaminsky (D-20) on public corruption; teaching kids about money; higher ed and democracy; and more.

Transportation Nation

Your Coming MTA Fare Hike, Explained

Thursday, January 22, 2015

As expected, the MTA voted Thursday to raise fares and tolls. But before you fixate on the 25-cent increase, take heart: there's another way of looking at it.
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Transportation Nation

The New MetroCard Probably Won't Be a Card

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The MTA is at least five years away from implementing its new fare payment system. Meanwhile, it has to keep the MetroCard limping along.
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The Takeaway

The Beginning of the End of Bitcoin?

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The digital currency Bitcoin has fallen by 25 percent over the last two days. One financial expert says this might be the beginning of the end of Bitcoin.

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The Takeaway

Is it Time to Revise Congressional Math?

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

The 114th Congress is in session for the first time today, and one of their first orders of business is to revise the way tax laws are evaluated.

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Death, Sex & Money

Living Alone and Liking It. Sometimes.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Living alone has its perks: no one to tell you what to eat, how to decorate, or when to go to bed. But there's also no one to split the bills with. 

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Radiolab

Worth

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

We’ve gathered a handful of stories that show how every time we think we’ve settled on a price for something, it slips out of our grasp. 

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Death, Sex & Money

Death-Sex-Money Books: The Full List!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Browse our death-sex-money book list and get inspired for holiday reading. 

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The Takeaway

U.S. Creditors Worry as Oil Prices Dive

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Most Americans are thrilled to pay less at the pump. But the truth is that declining oil prices could post serious problems for the U.S. economy.

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The Takeaway

As Ruble Plummets, Russian Media Calls For Calm

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Russian ruble plunged 20 percent on Tuesday, but state television insisted the falling currency is a good thing for the economy.

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Death, Sex & Money

Librarians Share Their Death-Sex-Money Book Picks

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

New York Public Library staffers send in their highly qualified suggestions for our death-sex-money reading list. 

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Gritty Ganta: The Liberian Town That Can't Catch A Break

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Bedraggled Ganta sprawls over red-dirt hills. Buildings destroyed in the civil war have not been rebuilt. And now the border town is suffering again in the battle against Ebola.

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All Things Considered

Liberian Businesses Reopen Their Doors, But Customers Are Wary

Sunday, December 07, 2014

The Ebola outbreak shuttered shops, cafes and offices. As the situation eases, many have now opened again — but as restaurant owner Mama Quaye can testify, business is hardly booming.

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The Takeaway

UAB Shuts Down Football Program

Thursday, December 04, 2014

The University of Alabama-Birmingham is terminating it's football program, a move that has angered the people of Birmingham and united a divided community.

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For Giving Tuesday: A Guide To Gifts That Give Back

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Boots from a Guatemalan village. A basket woven in Rwanda. Kenyan soda cans that became cool cuffs. Money spent on these and other items provides a better life for artisans in the developing world.

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The Viagra Of The Himalayas Brings In Big Bucks And Big Problems

Friday, November 21, 2014

A fungus consumes a worm and sprouts out of its head. The resulting ... thing ... is deemed an aphrodisiac and sells for more than gold. How do you keep people from killing each other to harvest it?

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Indian Shopkeepers Greet Wal-Mart's Expansion Plans With Protests

Thursday, November 20, 2014

"Wal-Mart, come to your senses!" the protesters shouted. These vendors and hawkers are not happy that the retail giant plans to open 50 more stores.

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Death, Sex & Money

James McBride Resets

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The best-selling author of The Color of Water lived large, and he lost his creative focus. Now, he drives a pickup and teaches music in Brooklyn, and he's happier than he's ever been.

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LIES

The Holy Trinity of YouTube Is Crazy Rich

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Grace, Hannah and Mamrie, known as the Holy Trinity of YouTube, aren’t just fooling around on the Internet. They’re a veritable brand that millennials love.