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Has The Cupcake Bubble Finally Popped?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Crumbs Bake Shop's stock price hit a high of more than $13 a share after its IPO in 2011, but it's been on a steady decline since then. Yesterday, the company's share price hit a new low of $1.29 a share.

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Why Amazon Supports An Online Sales-Tax Bill

Monday, April 22, 2013

Amazon spent years trying to avoid charging sales tax. Now, the company supports a bill that would require it.

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What Saved Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park?

Friday, April 12, 2013

It wasn't insurance or federal relief that brought Coney Island back to life. It was something much smaller and closer to home.

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Features

Whose MP3s Are They, Anyway?

Thursday, April 11, 2013

If you have a CD or book you don't want anymore, you can sell it. The law says that's perfectly legal. But what about an MP3 or an e-book? Can you legally resell your digital goods?

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Episode 450: Bitcoin Goes To The Moon

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

The value of the virtual currency is skyrocketing. Is that good or bad for bitcoin's future?

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Can You Patent A Steak? (Cont'd)

Monday, April 08, 2013

The world now knows how to cut a Vegas strip steak out of a dead cow. Still unclear: Whether researchers will be granted a patent on the steak.

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Episode 449: The Hidden Digital Wealth In Your Pocket

Friday, April 05, 2013

You can sell an old CD to a record store, but what about songs from your iTunes library? Today, the story of a company that tried to set up an online marketplace where people can buy and sell old mp3s, and what happened to them.

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Video: Secrets From The Potato Chip Factory

Thursday, April 04, 2013

We took a tour of Herr's potato chip factory to find out how making chips has changed (and gotten more efficient) since 1946.

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67 Years Of Potato Chip Innovation, In 5 Animated GIFs

Thursday, April 04, 2013

How to unload 50,000 pounds of potatoes in 20 minutes, and other secrets from the potato chip factory.

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How We Use Energy: Then And Now

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

We've become more energy efficient in the last five decades, but what does that mean for total energy use? The answer, in two graphics.

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Episode 448: Coney Island Back In Business

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

When Hurricane Sandy struck, it devastated businesses all over New York City. One area hit particularly hard was Coney Island. We thought many businesses there were doomed after the storm, but now 5 months later, we return and find things shockingly normal.

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Update: Is It Legal To Sell Your Old MP3s? Judge Says No.*

Monday, April 01, 2013

ReDigi wants to be the digital version of a used record store. A judge in New York says what they are doing is copyright infringement.

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How Did Samsung Win With Smartphones? 'The Great Phone Incineration of 1995'

Monday, April 01, 2013

In 1995, Samsung's chairman set more than 100,000 phones on fire in front of his employees. The message was clear: make better quality or "I'll come back and do the same thing."

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Episode 290: North Korea's Illegal Economy

Friday, March 29, 2013

North Korea's exports include illegal drugs, counterfeit U.S. dollars, and giant statues.

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The Trick To Selling Fancy Wine From New Jersey: Don't Say It's From New Jersey

Friday, March 29, 2013

Instead, say it's from the "Outer Coastal Plain." (It's part of a plan to kick the state's reputation for making cheap wine.)

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Is It Legal To Sell Your Old MP3s?

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A new Supreme Court ruling may provide a boost to a company that wants to be like a used record store for MP3s.

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Episode 444: New Jersey Wine

Friday, March 15, 2013

Lou Caracciolo is trying to make high-quality wine from grapes he grows in New Jersey. But Jersey wine already has a reputation — and fancy isn't it.

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$10 Million Bread Battle: Twist-Tie Vs. Plastic Clip

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

"I'll be sitting next to someone on an airplane, and the first comment is always, 'You make your living out of that one little clip?'"

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Andrew Sullivan Is Doing Fine

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Two months ago, the popular political blogger left the comfortable world of big media and struck out on his own. His bold new plan: Ask readers to pay to subscribe to his blog.

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Episode 441: Business Secrets Of The Amish

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

More Amish are working in business than farming these days. But the Amish lifestyle presents a unique set of business challenges. On today's show we travel to the The Buckeye Tool Expo to see how the Amish balance their business interests with their personal beliefs.

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