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As Ebola Cases Dwindle, West Africa Turns To Economic Recovery

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 4:13pm

International banks are promising nearly a billion dollars in aid to the three countries hardest hit by Ebola. The number of weekly cases has dropped below 40 — the lowest level since last May.

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Solving The Vinyl Comeback's Big Problem, One Antique Machine At A Time

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:33pm

What's getting in the way of the much touted resurgence of vinyl albums? There are very few functioning record presses, and nobody's making new ones.

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Verizon Announces Changes To Its Cable TV Service

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:29pm

Starting next week, Verizon customers can choose from a slimmed-down menu of options for a lower price. It's a big change for the industry, which has resisted flexible pricing models for years.

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Actors' Equity Minimum Wage Proposal Could Threaten LA's Small Theaters

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 3:29pm

Actors' Equity Theater is asking its members to vote on whether to require small theaters in Los Angeles to pay equity minimum wage.

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Why A Blockbuster Of A Trade Deal With Asia Matters

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:19pm

Congress is giving President Obama new powers to help seal the deal on an ambitious Asia-Pacific free trade agreement, a move which angers many Democrats and unions.

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Yes, You Can Help The World And Make Money At The Same Time

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 12:35pm

Entrepreneurs are figuring out ways to make the world better without relying on charity. It's called social entrepreneurship, and its rising stars showed us how it works at a conference in Oxford.

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TV's 'Sabado Gigante' Will Cease Production This Fall, Ending Record Run

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 11:34am

Sábado Gigante has been a ratings and cultural phenomenon, captivating viewers with a three-hour blend that included amateur talent shows, interviews and music performances.

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Bloomberg Terminals Go Dark For Hours, Sending Ripples Through Markets

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 7:48am

The financial "screens" went dark for several hours during trading in London and Asia causing, among other disruptions, a delay in a British government debt issue.

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Former IMF Head Rato Is Arrested For Tax Fraud In Spain

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 6:07am

An influential figure in Spanish banking and politics, Rodrigo Rato was the predecessor of Dominique Strauss-Khan, who has also had extensive legal troubles.

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Greece's Economy Remains Embroiled In Turmoil

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 4:03am

David Greene talks to David Wessel about whether Greece will receive more loans in exchange for promises to overhaul its economy. Wessel is director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution

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When It Comes To Buying Decisions, Why Feelings Come First

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 4:03am

People make buying decisions based on something that is really hard to measure: how we feel. Our Planet Money team reports on the holy grail of economics: knowing what consumers are going to do.

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When The World Bank Does More Harm Than Good

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:43am

Large projects funded by the bank have left millions of poor people worse off, an investigation found. The bank says the vast majority of its projects don't fall into this category.

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Feds Cancel Commercial Sardine Fishing After Stocks Crash

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 7:42pm

Federal regulators close commercial sardine fishing in an effort to rebuild the depleted populations of the fish. Sardine shortages are blamed for the high rates of starvation deaths of sea lion pups

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The Hidden FM Radio Inside Your Pocket, And Why You Can't Use It

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 6:39pm

Most smartphones have a built-in FM chip. But whether or not it's activated is in the hands of the mobile carriers, who profit when you stream radio. The broadcast industry is pushing to change this.

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LA Schools To Apple: You Owe Us

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 3:37pm

The Los Angeles Unified School District wants Apple to pay up for poorly performing software on its iPads.

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How Success Almost Killed A Game, And How Its Creators Saved It

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 3:17pm

When Magic: The Gathering became a hit, its creators faced a surprising problem.

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New Asian Development Bank Seen As Sign Of China's Growing Influence

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 3:17pm

China says 57 countries have signed on as members of the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, but the U.S. is not among them. Some analysts say the bank is a sign of diminished U.S. power.

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In Record Drought, Calif. Course Ethically Keeps Greens Green

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 4:06am

Golf courses are water hogs, and that thirst is especially notable as California's drought grows in severity. At Pelican Hill, a top golf course near Los Angeles, water conservation is an obsession.

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How Almonds Became A Scapegoat For California's Drought

Thu, 04/16/2015 - 2:51am

The relentless drought has turned almonds into a target for water conservationists who bemoan that it takes one gallon of water to grow one almond. Growers say the bad rap is unfair and misleading.

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Online Crafts Marketplace Etsy Prepares For Public Offering

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 3:19pm

Etsy — the company best known for selling handmade goods — is going public. The financial media is having a lot of fun with this IPO, even mocking it as "artisanal." But it's actually serious business. The company has grown steadily and is considered one of the more promising recent IPOs.

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