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Activists for the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) distribute posters with the picture of incumbent President Ian Khama at a pre-election gathering in Gaborone on Oct. 22.

In Botswana, all eyes are on the election

Kate Davidson | Oct 24, 2014
The victor must diversify the diamond-rich economy to ensure continued growth.
Decorated toilets are displayed as part of a public art installation to mark World Toilet Day in San Francisco. On average, there are 83 residential toilets for every 100 people nationwide.

A game of (porcelain) thrones

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 23, 2014
Yes, they actually counted how many toilets exist in your city.
An AT&T worker holds up the new Amazon Fire phone at an AT&T store when it went on sale July 25, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

Amazon earnings: the experiment (and losses) continue

Kai Ryssdal and Ben Johnson | Oct 23, 2014
The everything store with everything but profits.

The numbers for October 23, 2014

Tony Wagner | Oct 23, 2014
Thousands of UNC students took fake classes for good grades. Let's do the numbers.
Posted In: academics, ceo, Euro zone
Catfish on display at the International Boston Seafood Show. Prices for the fish are beginning to level out after a few years.

Catfish business leveling out in rural Alabama

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 23, 2014
Catfish farmer Townsend Kyser on how the economy feels. Plus, a catfish recipe.
Patty Rhule, a Newseum employee, uses an interactive touchscreen at the HP New Media Gallery. Touchscreens are increasingly dominating the technology market.

The future of the screen is looking bright

Daniel Kibblesmith and Sam Weiner | Oct 23, 2014
Sam Weiner and Daniel Kibblesmith on a future with screens all around us.

Rethinking vocational high school as a path to college

Emily Hanford | Oct 23, 2014
Welding meets AP calculus at Minuteman High School in Lexington, Massachusetts
 A woman works online in her cubicle at an office in Beijing. Email has become a workplace imperative, but managing it is a different story.

Tackling email overload: Lost cause, or noble battle?

Amy Scott | Oct 23, 2014
Google tries to reinvent email with its new invitation-only Inbox.
 A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Oct. 21. With a recent trend of dismal earnings for the likes of IBM, Coke and McDonald's, some blue chip stocks appear to have lost their sheen

Blue chips: down, but not out

Tracey Samuelson | Oct 23, 2014
With news of dismal earnings, are blue chips losing their sheen?

Microsoft: a tale of three CEOs

David Gura | Oct 23, 2014
Bethany McLean charts Microsoft, and where it needs to head next.
Posted In: Microsoft, Microsoft CEO