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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.
Friday, March 04, 2016
Each year thousands of people don't pay the taxes they owe. They claim all kinds of reasons from penury to protest. The Planet Money team brings us the story of Larry Williams who dec...
Thursday, February 25, 2016
There's an adage that says all press is good press. Our "Planet Money" team tests the theory by talking to authors who have had their books panned in The New York Times.
Thursday, February 04, 2016
Not everything can be sold like a box of cereal with a price tag on the side. If something needs to be sold right away, an auction might be the right approach. For buyers, auctions ca...
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Farming is unpredictable. So many farmers count on complicated financial agreements to ensure they have a steady source of income. But one time, these futures markets led to two inves...
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
It wasn't always illegal to bet on presidential elections. Before polling, the practice used to be so commonplace that it actually increased public engagement with elections.