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'The Indicator': Praising a competitor might actually boost a brand's sales

Friday, October 22, 2021

Traditionally, brands rarely mention their competitors, and if they do it's likely to attack them. But one study shows how brands praising their competitors might actually help boost their sales.

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Why the U.S. is so unique in how it handles its debt

Friday, October 15, 2021

Showdowns over the debt ceiling are basically an American tradition. But it wasn't always this way. The debt limit was originally supposed to make it easier for the government to spend money.

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'Bond' franchise will have to make changes to appeal to a younger audience

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Daniel Craig's tenure as James Bond is coming to an end with the release of No Time To Die. But with Amazon acquiring MGM, where does the 007 franchise go from here?

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E-Bikes Take The Stage At German Car Show

Friday, September 17, 2021

In Germany, car companies are showing off their latest electric vehicles. But in areas of Europe, some cars won't be allowed on the street soon. So some car companies are putting e-bikes on display.

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Tensions Over Use Of Klamath River Basin's Water Were Magnified By Draught

Friday, September 10, 2021

Many rely on the Klamath River Basin on the California border, especially with the historic draught in the West. Things got heated this summer between the area's tribes and ranchers.

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As Hurricane Ida Recovery Begins, New Yorkers Want A Permanent Solution

Saturday, September 04, 2021

Some residents of the northeast United States are assessing the damage from the remnants of Hurricane Ida, while officials look ahead to the region's readiness for powerful storms in the future.

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From 'The Indicator': Holy Cow, It's Fake Meat!

Friday, August 20, 2021

The plant-based meat industry is growing rapidly, and companies that have traditionally focused on fattening cows with grass, corn, soy and other crops are now trying to take beef out of the equation.

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TikTok Video Highlights The Disparity Over Hospitals' Charity Cases

Thursday, July 08, 2021

Charity care laws mandate nonprofit hospitals forgive debts or significantly reduce bills for people on a limited income. Earlier this year, a TikTok video on hospital bill cancellation went viral.

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The U.S. Once Had Government-Provided Childcare. Where Is It Now?

Friday, July 02, 2021

When millions of women entered the workforce during World War II, what happened to the children? The government stepped in and created the first federal child care program. What happened to it?

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Movie Theaters Face Challenges After A Year Of Massive Losses

Friday, June 18, 2021

Many people will watch movies on a big screen this summer, but the pandemic fundamentally changed the industry. How can movie theaters survive and possibly thrive post-pandemic?

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How Zoom Beat Big-Tech Rivals To Win The Battle Over Video Conferencing

Friday, June 11, 2021

Zoom is the most popular video conferencing software and many people's communications lifeline during COVID-19. How did the tiny company beat tech giants like Google, Microsoft and Cisco?

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Toothpaste Tablets: Children Weigh In As Some The Toughest Critics Of Dental Products

Friday, May 28, 2021

It might be the best product in the world, but that doesn't mean people will try it. What does it take to get consumers to try something new — like toothpaste tablets?

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Planet Money: The Process Of Getting Planes Out Of Storage

Thursday, April 22, 2021

The pandemic led to a travel decline, and airlines put thousands of planes in storage. With vaccinations rising and interest in flying surging, getting those planes out of storage is difficult.

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The U.S. Faces Another Pandemic Shortage, This Time For Lab Equipment

Friday, April 16, 2021

Science labs across the country are running low on crucial equipment. Our Planet Money team investigated what is behind the supply shortage.

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Lee Horton Reflects On Coming Home After Years In Prison

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Lee Horton reflects on life outside prison walls after a quarter century behind bars. He was sentenced to life without parole but the sentence was commuted and he was released earlier this year.

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Libraries Are Key Tools For People Getting Out Of Prison, Even During A Pandemic

Sunday, March 28, 2021

A New Jersey library program assists ex-prisoners with everything from making a FaceTime call to compiling job resources. It also helps them rebuild relationships when they come home.

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New York's 'Vaccine Czar' Called County Officials To Assess Their Loyalty To Cuomo

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Larry Schwartz, a longtime aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, called local officials in New York to gauge their loyalty to the governor. Some local officials viewed it as a threat to cut off vaccine.

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Pressure Mounts For Gov. Andrew Cuomo To Resign

Sunday, March 14, 2021

We get the latest updates on New York's Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is facing pressure to resign in the wake of multiple allegations of sexual harassment and other inappropriate behavior from six women.

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Brooklyn Librarian Becomes Unlikely Star With Her Bilingual Story Time

Sunday, February 28, 2021

The pandemic has yielded a silver lining for the Brooklyn Public Library. Tenzin Kalsang's Tibetan story time has been drawing audiences in the tens of thousands.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Faces Sexual Harassment Accusations

Friday, February 26, 2021

This week, a former aide came forward and accused New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment after the governor was already under investigation for misclassifying COVID-19 nursing home deaths.

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