Kai Ryssdal | Jul 29, 2008
The equipment necessary to stave off wildfires costs a lot of money. Host Kai Ryssdal asks L.A. Times reporters Bettina Boxall and Julie Cart who's making a buck off the blazes.
Kai Ryssdal | Jul 31, 2008
Attention English majors: Turns out literature might give you a leg up in the business world. Host Kai Ryssdal talks with author Robert Coles about his collection of short stories exploring the workplace.
Tess Vigeland | Aug 1, 2008
The long-fought-over housing bill has become law. Host Tess Vigeland asks Chris Mayer at Columbia University to explain what the bill does, then helps listeners get answers to their questions.
Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Aug 5, 2008
Oil is at $118 a barrel and falling, and might keep falling. So, what's going on? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports increased output and lowered U.S. demand has helped lower cost, but there's more to it.
Stacey Vanek Smith | Aug 6, 2008
The price of crude has reached record per barrel highs just to make sudden startling drops. Stacey Vanek-Smith talks these market extremes with Raymond Learsy, who's written a book about oil and its trends.
Kai Ryssdal | Aug 5, 2008
Advertisers are inviting modern artists to reinvent some of their older slogans. Host Kai Ryssdal asks Current TV's Douglas Caballero how product jingles are making their way up the Top 40 charts.
Chris Farrell | Aug 5, 2008
Question: I write a personal finance blog (pfblueprint.com) and one of the things that my readers have been mentioning a LOT has been the true...
Janet Babin | Jul 22, 2008
General Motors is asking more than 30 utility firms to help deploy a network of recharging stations before the launch of its plug-in electric car in 2010. Janet Babin reports.
Kai Ryssdal | Aug 1, 2008
The United Nations says fewer people are dying of AIDS, and more are getting medication to treat HIV. But it says more money is needed for treatment and prevention. Kai Ryssdal talks with Jon Cohen, who's been covering the issue for Science magazine.