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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. 

Transportation Nation

Your Subway Fare is Going Up. It's Only a Question of How.

Monday, November 17, 2014

New York City transit riders will be paying more next March. The question is how.
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WNYC News

Booker Gets More from Wall Street Than Any Member of Congress

Friday, November 14, 2014

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Sen. Booker received $1.87 million from the securities and investment industry, making him the top recipient of Wall Street money and six other industries this election cycle.

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Facebook Friends Ebola Relief; Google Searches For Donations

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Those who use two of the world's most popular websites can easily donate to charities working to stem Ebola's spread in West Africa. The money will help, but aid groups say awareness is important too.

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The Takeaway

Judicial Elections: The New Political Battleground

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

In the past, judicial elections were rarely politicized as judges managed stayed above the partisan fray. That's not so in 2014. 

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The Takeaway

Following The Money in The $4 Billion Midterms

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

With a price tag of nearly $4 billion, the 2014 midterm elections are the most expensive in American history. An investigative reporter follows the money trail. 

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Morning Edition

Why Your Brain Wants To Help One Child In Need — But Not Millions

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Donations to fight Ebola are lower than expected. One psychologist thinks the reason may be the impact of hopelessness. A really big problem makes people less likely to give.

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Features

What Listeners Loved This Week

Friday, October 31, 2014

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Michael Ian Black started beef with Michelle Obama. Gov. Christie told a protestor to sit down and shut up. Writers can't quit New York. Here are some of the week's most popular stories.

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Blizzard In Nepal Deals A Blow To Porters As Well As Trekkers

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Working as a porter in the mountains is a way out of poverty. But it's a job with great risk. After this month's killer storm, the government is calling for regulations to protect visitors and locals.

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Death, Sex & Money

Ellen Burstyn's Lessons on Survival

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Burstyn has countless acting awards, but she says she is proudest of her son. Talking at home, she describes learning how to mother, leaving an abusive marriage and confronting death.

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The Takeaway

Oil Drops Help the Pump, But May Hurt Long Term

Friday, October 17, 2014

When you fill up your car this weekend, you'll notice that gas is cheaper, down 20 cents a gallon in the last month.That's because of a drop in the price of oil, now below $85 a barrel.

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Morning Edition

Should You Stock Up On Chocolate Bars Because Of Ebola?

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The virus has already caused one spike in chocolate prices, because cocoa is grown in countries that border Ebola-stricken Liberia and Guinea. Prices went back down — for the moment.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

From "Amortization" to "Zombie Banks": Making Sense of Money Jargon

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The ever-eloquent John Lanchester explains how the world of finance really works--from what GDP is and how hedge funds work to what AAA ratings and yield curves actually mean. 

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So A Global Economist Walks Into A Comedy Club ...

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Yoram Bauman is an economist. And a stand-up comic. Who makes jokes about climate change and global development, among other topics. At the Inter-American Development Bank this week, he killed!

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Africa's 'Switzerland' Bans Ebola — But At What Cost?

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Mauritius won't let in anyone who's been to an Ebola-affected country over the past 60 days. That mindset won't stop the outbreak. But it could deal a blow to the Pan-African economy.

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A Concert With Jay-Z (And India's Leader) Aims To End Poverty

Friday, September 26, 2014

The Global Citizen Festival is live in New York (and on TV) on Saturday. The superstar-studded event is designed to encourage concertgoers to care about the issues as well as the celebrities.

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Features

ICYMI: The Week's Most Popular Stories

Friday, September 26, 2014

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Your favorite bands are (sort of) faking it on stage. Alan Cumming chats with a blind photographer. New York in 101 Objects. Here are the week’s top stories, all in one playlist.

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Death, Sex & Money

The NFL Made Me Rich. I Won't Watch It Now.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Domonique Foxworth can't stand to see players getting knocked unconscious. In this candid interview, he explains how his need for relevance and security took him from the NFL to Harvard.

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Nobelist Muhammad Yunus: Be A Go-Getter, Not A Job Getter

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The founding father of "microcredit" is helping to judge a contest with maxidollars: the Clinton Global Initiative's Hult Prize, granting $1 million to a new business idea that'll help the poor.

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Morning Edition

Ebola's Toll: Farmers Aren't Farming, Traders Aren't Trading

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone were just starting to see economic progress after years of conflict. The blow of Ebola, says the World Bank, could be "catastrophic."

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