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Lou Pearlman, Boy Band Manager And Ponzi Schemer, Dies In Prison

Sun, 08/21/2016 - 12:46pm

Lou Pearlman, the impresario behind boy band giants such as the Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC, has died in prison where he is serving a 25-year sentence tied to a $300 million Ponzi scheme.

The Financial Trials Of Child Care For Working Families

Sun, 08/21/2016 - 8:31am

It can be a major budget item for families. Rachel Martin talks to Rebecca Resman, a mother of two, who after trying out several different child care options, decided she couldn't afford to work.

Hopping On Hashtag Bandwagon, Host Rachel Martin Recounts Her #FirstSevenJobs

Sun, 08/21/2016 - 8:20am

Social media feeds have been peppered with the hashtag #firstsevenjobs for the past few weeks. NPR's Rachel Martin shares her list, from store window mannequin to English teacher in Japan.

Amid Industry Downturn, Global Shipping Sees Record-Low Growth

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 7:17am

The global shipping industry is suffering a huge downturn, thanks in part to China's sagging economy. "This is likely to be one of the worst years ever in terms of losses," says an industry expert.

Major Budget Cuts, Poor Ticket Sales Will Force Downsizing For Paralympics

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 7:17am

The International Paralympic Committee says there's not enough money to fund the games, which start next month. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with IPC spokesman Craig Spence about the financial crisis.

Rule 40: How The Brands Blackout Impacts Olympic Athletes

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 7:17am

An International Olympic Committee rule stipulates that only official sponsors can market around the Games. Oiselle CEO Sally Bergesen tells NPR's Scott Simon why she feels the rule hurts athletes.

Major Budget Cuts, Porr Ticket Sales Will Force Downsizing For Paralympics

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 7:17am

The International Paralympic Committee says there's not enough money to fund the games, which start next month. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with IPC spokesman Craig Spence about the financial crisis.

London Opens Up Long-Awaited 'Night Tube' Trains

Sat, 08/20/2016 - 7:17am

London begins all-night service on its underground railway system Fridays and Saturdays. The city hopes to draw creative talent who want to work in a city that never sleeps.

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