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'Working' Then And Now: Terkel Interviews 'Token' Female Ad Ex

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 4:00am

In the '70s, Studs Terkel talked to an ad executive, who explained how as a "token woman" she had to navigate the male-dominated industry. Radio Dairies and Project And got access to the recording.

Ex-AIG CEO Maurice 'Hank' Greenberg Begins To Testify In Fraud Trial

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 4:00am

Hank Greenberg, who built the insurance giant, will be back on the witness stand. He and another former executive face charges they deceived investors in the years leading up to the financial crisis.

Who Sets The Price Of Oil? Wall Street Speculators?

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 4:00am

Members of our "Planet Money" team recently got into the oil business. They learned one of the most basic questions about the business is: who sets the price of oil? Speculators are often blamed.

92 Percent Of The World's Population Breathes Substandard Air, WHO Says

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 3:52pm

The pollution levels have a staggering impact on health, according to the report, which says: "In 2012, one out of every nine deaths was the result of air pollution-related conditions."

Kevin Hart And Amy Schumer: The New King And Queen Of Comedy

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 3:38pm

For the first time in a decade, someone other than Jerry Seinfeld tops Forbes' ranking of the highest-paid comedians.

When Phones Went Mobile: Revisiting NPR's 1983 Story On 'Cellular'

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 3:14pm

The report titled "Cellular Phones Are Completely Mobile" features a man who was "among the first 1,500 customers to use a new mobile phone system called cellular."

Report: Wells Fargo Considers Clawing Back Executive Pay Over Fake-Account Scandal

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 1:42pm

The Wall Street Journal says the bank's board reportedly hopes to resolve the issue ahead of this week's House hearing on the unauthorized opening of as many as 2 million customer accounts.

It May Not Cost You More To Drive Home In A Climate-Friendly Car

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 12:28pm

Researchers at MIT found that you don't have to break the bank to get a climate-friendly car, many of which already meet 2030 emissions goals.

This Afternoon, Elon Musk Unveils His Plan For Colonizing Mars

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 11:30am

In a speech at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico, the billionaire tech entrepreneur is expected to detail his vision for sending humans to the Red Planet.

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