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Taylor Swift performs in New York City.

Taylor Swift, trademark diva

Kai Ryssdal | Jan 28, 2015
You can 'Party Like It's 1989,' but Taylor Swift owns the rights to it, and more.
Tanker drivers working for Shell in Grangemouth, Scotland.

When oil prices fall, Big Oil has an advantage

Dan Weissmann | Jan 28, 2015
Oil-refining businesses and decades-long outlooks cushion price swings.
Anesthesiologist Rondall Lane walks the halls at the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center in San Francisco.

How to shop for a hospital

Dan Gorenstein | Jan 28, 2015
You could turn to a hospital-rating company or mine these resources to make a decision.
Sheet music for the recording of "We are the World" is signed by artists including Diana Ross and Lionel Richie.

'We Are the World' turns 30

Mitchell Hartman | Jan 28, 2015
Grammy winner helped pave way for all-star recordings, concerts that benefit charity.
An iPhone 6 is scrutinized at an Apple store in Beijing, China.

How long can Apple depend on iPhone sales?

Tracey Samuelson | Jan 28, 2015
Company pulled in $18 billion in profit last quarter, but may need to diversify portfolio.
Posted In: apple, Earnings, iPhone
The Maytag plant in Reynosa, Mexico.

Inside the migration of the Maytag factory

Kai Ryssdal | Jan 28, 2015
Author Chad Broughton’s “Boom, Bust, Exodus” looks at globalization from both sides of the border.
Posted In: factories, Maytag, Mexico
Sexual assault

Quiz: Universities take a pass on sexual-assault survey

Dan Hill | Jan 28, 2015
More than half the members in The Association of American Universities will not participate in its national survey on campus sexual assault.
Posted In: Curveball

PODCAST: Resources are few for homeless youth

David Brancaccio | Jan 28, 2015
Harvard's big pay day, sponsored content in magazines, and resources for homeless students.

Schools rake in record donations ... unequally

Sabri Ben-Achour | Jan 28, 2015
Harvard raised a record amount last year for a U.S. school: $1.16 billion.
Posted In: college, donations, harvard
Coulet Johnson, center, and other then-homeless children watch a performance by circus clowns in 2009 at a Dallas library

As numbers of homeless kids rise, resources fall short

Aaron Schrank | Jan 28, 2015
Government's definition of homelessness omits most children without homes.