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The numbers for October 10, 2014

Tony Wagner | Oct 10, 2014
There's a new, higher price tag for the fight against ISIS.

Quiz: Thinking about college, but not prepared to go

| Oct 10, 2014
More kids than ever are taking the SAT, but lots aren’t ready for what comes next.
Posted In: Curveball

PODCAST: Taking a mental health day

David Brancaccio | Oct 10, 2014
World economies, mental health days, and Bolivia's elections.
A real human brain is seen on display as part of a previous exhibit at the At-Bristol Science Centre in England. World Mental Health Day takes place Friday, Oct. 10, 2014.

How companies help workers with their mental health

Dan Gorenstein | Oct 10, 2014
Only 45 percent say they get help from employers to meet mental health needs.

Silicon Tally: Death, Sext, and Digital Money

Ben Johnson | Oct 10, 2014
How well have you kept up with the week in tech news?
President Obama designated part of the San Gabriel Mountains as a national monument Friday, Oct. 10.

A new designation for the San Gabriel Mountains

Nova Safo | Oct 10, 2014
President Barack Obama will declare it a national monument on Friday.
US Export-Import Bank Chairman and President Fred Hochberg speaks during the US Export-Import Bank's annual conference April 4, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Export-Import Bank reports $675 million earnings

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 9, 2014
The government agency that gives loans to American exporters is raking in interest payments.
As people check their smartphones or tablets for weather updates, the Weather Channel is looking to extend a user's time on their app or website by expanding content options.

The Weather Channel branches into 'weather adjacent' content

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 9, 2014
On the air since 1982, the company has to strategize for an app-driven world.
The Pentagon building is seen in this undated aerial photo. headquarters of the Department of Defense, in Washington, DC

Why women lag in winning federal contracts

Ashley Milne-Tyte | Oct 9, 2014
Women-owned businesses win less than five percent of the government's contract work.

Greenpeace used Legos to attack Shell. And won.

Dan Weissmann | Oct 9, 2014
Shell-branded Lego toys are not much longer for toy store shelves.
Posted In: Arctic, greenpeace, lego, Shell