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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.

Bias Isn't Just A Police Problem, It's A Preschool Problem

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

A new study by researchers at Yale found that pre-K teachers, white and black alike, spend more time watching black boys, expecting trouble.

Sept. 11 Lawsuits Vote Today Could Be First Reversal Of An Obama Veto

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 3:58am

The bill would let victims' families of the Sept. 11 attacks sue Saudi Arabia for aiding or financing the attacks. The White House says the move could put U.S. interests and personnel at risk.

Alabama's Chief Justice Faces Ethics Charges For Second Time

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 3:56am

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was ousted on ethics charges in 2003 for defying a federal court order. On Wednesday he faces trial for defying the U.S. Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling.

How Does Molecular Action In The Brain Make Thoughts?

Wed, 09/28/2016 - 3:33am

The hope is that the connectome, a map of all neural connections, will somehow address how physical processes are connected with consciousness, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.

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