A demonstrator protests with a Brazilian national flag against the upcoming FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil on April 29, 2014.  - 

First up, an exploration of the economic effects of the World Cup on countries around the world. Plus, with the expense of hosting the games, some are questioning whether the Brazilian economy can handle the cost. Also, why some think that cutting a game of golf in half might make the sport more popular.

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