Caitlin Kenney

Caitlin Kenney appears in the following:

Mechanical Turk Workers: Secret Cogs In The Internet Marketplace

Friday, May 22, 2015

There are hundreds of thousands of people doing stuff to your Internet experience that you may think is the work of an algorithm. They're working from home doing tiny tasks computers can't quite do.

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Did You File Your Taxes?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

It's Tax Day. Have you filed yet? How honest were you? Caitlin Kenney, reporter and producer at NPR's Planet Money, talks about how tax collectors in the Philippines, Italy and the UK encourage people to file, and how it's done in the US.

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Why Didn't Those Gifts Arrive On Time? It's A Pricing Problem

Friday, December 27, 2013

"There is an imbalance right now in e-commerce of supply and demand from a carrier standpoint, particularly in the days leading up to Christmas," says Sucharita Mulpuru, an analyst at...


Next Stop Bangladesh As We Follow Planet Money's T-Shirt

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 nervo...


Two Sisters, A Small Room And The World Behind A T-Shirt

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

The rise of factory jobs in Bangladesh has brought profound cultural changes to the country — and to the lives of two sisters who made the Planet Money T-shirt.


Airline Chart Calls Mergers 'The New Holy Grail'

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The federal government has filed suit to block the merger of American Airlines and US Airways. The complaint includes a US Airways chart that showing the recent wave of airline mergers.


Kid Rock Takes On The Scalpers

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Kid Rock says he's "tired of seeing the old rich guy in the front row with the hot girlfriend." For his latest tour, he's got a plan to get more of his tickets into the hands of true fans.


Freeway Rick Ross Has A New Business

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

The former crack dealer is now selling weaves. "Just like crack, you don't need a weave," Rick says. "It takes advantage of people's ignorance, I guess you could say. But there's a lo...


President Obama Wants To Tackle The Patent Problem

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

One of the proposals put forward by the president aims to address an issue we discussed in our recent story about patent litigation. The president wants to make it easier for companie...


Another Reason To Watch What You Say On Facebook

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The companies who calculate your credit score are watching.


Planet Money Gets Its Own Subreddit

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Want to find out what other Planet Money fans are saying about the show? Join the conversation on the popular link sharing website, Reddit.


Does Microcredit Deliver On Its Promises?

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Microcredit has been held up as one of the most promising ways to help poor people. A new paper looks at a microcredit program three years out and finds results that don't live up to expectations.


Episode 461: Lawyers, Guns And Money

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

On today's show: Three short stories from the far flung shores of New Zealand, Ireland and New Jersey.


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.


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?


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 s...


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.


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."


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.


Big College Merit Scholarships Are A Problem (If You Don't Get One)

Thursday, March 14, 2013

A bidding war for top students means less money for students who can't afford college on their own.