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GDP in Portlandia

Tony Wagner and Tobin Low | Apr 28, 2015
Here are the numbers we're reading and watching for Tuesday.
Nepalese rescue personnel and volunteers observe damaged buildings in Bhaktapur, Nepal, two days after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the country.

On the ground from Kathmandu, Nepal

Kai Ryssdal and Daisy Palacios | Apr 27, 2015
Aid workers face challenges after a devastating quake.
A boat transporting migrants arrives in the port of Messina (Italy) after a rescue operation at sea on April 18, 2015 in Sicily.

Service Info: It's like Yelp...but for refugees

Kai Ryssdal and Gina Delvac | Apr 27, 2015
The IRC unveils a Yelp-like service for refugees

Chipotle goes GMO-free, except for the meat

Dan Weissmann | Apr 27, 2015
Animals raised on a GMO-free diet are too hard to come by.
Sometimes airlines overbook their flights, but there's a reason.

Why in the world do airlines overbook tickets?

Sabri Ben-Achour | Apr 27, 2015
It's intentional, and not totally evil — it might even be good.
Posted In: Airlines, big data, tickets
People search amid the rubble of collapsed houses in Bhaktapur, a city in Nepal, on April 27, 2015, two days after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the South Asian country.

Remittances play a big role in Nepal's economy

Noel King | Apr 27, 2015
Nepal is unusually dependent on remittances as a percentage of GDP.
Everest College is one of the college systems owned by Corinthian Colleges Inc.

What Corinthian Colleges' failure means at for-profits

Tim Fitzsimons | Apr 27, 2015
Corinthian Colleges Inc. says it will close its remaining campuses.
A close-up shot of the eleven-piece place settings of the Obama State China Service which is on display during a press preview of the state dinner for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

The White House unveils its new china

Kai Ryssdal | Apr 27, 2015
That's china, small-c, as in fancy dishes.

Sizzling summer nights: Working in a bacon factory

Mukta Mohan | Apr 27, 2015
One woman remembers her first job.

PODCAST: Aid in Nepal

David Brancaccio | Apr 27, 2015
An update on aid in Nepal, a look at retirement plans for veterans, and changes to the TVA.