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Friday, October 16, 2020
Advertising spending on the presidential election is expected to break records this year. Where the money goes says a lot about what the campaign's priorities are.
Friday, September 04, 2020
Lower costs for trucking mean savings at the cash register for consumers. But it may also be why some truckers are being paid less and less.
Wednesday, September 02, 2020
Debates about who should pay for the U.S. Postal Service go back 50 years. It's a story of the long fight about whether the Postal Service should rely on Congress for funding or pay for itself.
Wednesday, January 09, 2019
We go inside a professional poker tournament. It turns out some of the smartest players aren't just betting on themselves, but are actually staking their competition.
Tuesday, December 25, 2018
At the time Charles Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol, a new social science was just taking root: economics. Dickens did not like it. NPR visits a high school performance of the play to understand the economic commentary laced throughout this holiday classic.
Friday, December 21, 2018
Charles Dickens wanted to pick a fight with economists. So he invented Ebenezer Scrooge. But did he get it right?
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
How one man took the onion market hostage.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
As the Federal Reserve considers whether or not to raise interest rates, they have a growing complication to factor in: raising interest rates doesn't seem to have the same effect on the economy that it used to.
Friday, September 14, 2018
We crash a party of central bankers to get an answer to one of the biggest economic questions of our time.
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
California just did away with cash bail. But credit where credit is due. New Jersey already tried something similar.
Wednesday, April 04, 2018
What exactly would happen if you didn't pay your taxes? Today on the show, we follow one man who did just that.
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Bail is broken. In New Jersey, defense attorneys, prosecutors, and judges banded together to try a dramatic solution: Blow it up.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
As long as there have been casinos, people have tried to cheat them. The latest attempt was by a group of hackers who tried to take down slot machines using math, iPhones, and a whole lot of swiping.
Friday, February 17, 2017
Charlie Shrem went to prison for his involvement in Bitcoin trading. Now he's out and part of the next evolution of Bitcoin's future, investments that trade using Bitcoin's underlying technology.
Thursday, January 05, 2017
It's illegal for casinos in Nevada to take bets from out of state. But that didn't stop one subsidiary of a Wall Street firm from trying.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
There's an art and a science to running a business that has to pay out money, like a casino or insurance firm. See how game shows craft the appearance of risk while trying to limit it.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Our reporter wanted to write a prequel to Goodnight Moon. He ended up on the phone with lawyers.
Tuesday, May 03, 2016
When the federal government gives out social benefits such as food stamps, if you qualify, you get them. But housing vouchers are often distributed through a lottery.
Friday, April 22, 2016
Employers often rule out applicants with felony convictions. Data show when the military made an exception and allowed people with felony convictions to enlist, they performed better than their peers.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Big league poker tournaments put millions of dollars at stake for the players. But behind the scenes there is another money game going on, something of a mini-Wall Street.