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Mellody Hobson on making money secondary in decisions

Mellody Hobson | Mar 25, 2015
Hobson, president of Ariel Investments, learns money can't come first in career.

Meet the pen Obama uses to sign bills

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 25, 2015
A.T. Cross supplies all of the official White House pens.

Nielsen answers Netflix data mystery

Kai Ryssdal | Mar 25, 2015
Nielsen plans to release audience data for streaming television.

Quiz: Making a name for themselves

Dan Hill | Mar 25, 2015
ICANN’s new internet domain names include several academic extensions.

BBC drops "Top Gear" host, risking losses

Stephen Beard | Mar 25, 2015
Is firing a volatile but popular host good business?
Posted In: bbc, racism, TV shows
Committee chair Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) spoke during a U.S. House Budget Committee markup on the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for FY 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

The sequester's not-so-stringent budget cap

Tim Fitzsimons | Mar 25, 2015
The Budget Control Act of 2011 is supposed to cap government spending.
Kraft Foods Group Inc. said it will merge with H.J. Heinz Co. to form the third largest food and beverage company in North America with revenue of about $28 billion.

The investors behind the Kraft-Heinz merger

Stan Alcorn | Mar 25, 2015
What happens when you combine two companies to make the world's fifth largest food and beverage company?
Posted In: buffets, Heinz ketchup, Kraft

The fight over America's rails

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Mar 25, 2015
A train whistle can evoke far-away places and adventure. Also, lawsuits.
Posted In: Amtrak, lawsuits, trains

PODCAST: What do you do with a liberal arts education?

David Brancaccio | Mar 25, 2015
A giant food merger, RadioShack's batteries die, and a look at the liberal arts education.

State pension checkup: Better, still not great

Tim Fitzsimons | Mar 25, 2015
The economic recovery means smaller liabilities for public pension funds.
Posted In: pension, pension funds