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PODCAST: The secrets behind college wait lists

Apr 24, 2014
This morning brought a bit of a reversal fortune for tech companies that have been getting pummeled in recent weeks. The FCC is expected to introduce new rules today that will allow broadband providers to charge companies for faster internet service. Colleges are growing their wait lists and using them in some surprising ways.

PODCAST: Is Apple the new Microsoft?

Apr 23, 2014
Apple is expected to report mostly flat revenues from a year ago. One famed activist investor says there is a tech bubble and he's betting against it. And, film and TV production flee LA for big tax subsidies in states like Georgia and New York.

PODCAST: Activist investors

Apr 22, 2014
Netflix is planning to raise prices on new members. And Earth day, at 44, may be a little tired.
Posted In: activist investing, netflix, Earth Day

PODCAST: Is Netflix the new cable?

Apr 21, 2014
We look at Japan's surging trade deficit. And, for the past few weeks, God has quietly been ruling the box office.
Posted In: netflix, Japan, movies

PODCAST: Obamacare's youth movement

Apr 18, 2014
Japan and the U.S. are having beef over the price of meat. And, the fight between TV broadcasters and Aereo goes to the Supreme Court.
Posted In: Aereo, Affordable Care Act, meat, Japan

PODCAST: International business and Ukraine

Apr 17, 2014
Diplomats from Ukraine, Russia, the U.S. and the EU are in Geneva
Posted In: ukraine

PODCAST: China's slowing growth

Apr 16, 2014
A disease ravaging shrimp is pushing up prices for the small shellfish. And a look at homelessness in Silicon Valley.
Posted In: China, shrimp, Silicon Valley, homelessness
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PODCAST: Google's drones

Apr 15, 2014
Internet companies are racing to patch their Heartbleed vulnerabilities, at great cost. And legal pot shops are discovering the joys of tax season.
Posted In: Google, drones, marijuana, heartbleed

PODCAST: Warm reception for retail

Apr 14, 2014
Congress is out for recess, but not to play. And a look at France's proposed new rules for workplace messaging after hours.
Posted In: Retail, Congress, France

PODCAST: What's so bad about low inflation?

Apr 11, 2014
Why are investors suddenly fleeing from stocks? Some at the Fed are worried the inflation rate, around 1 percent, is too low. When it comes to wellbeing, Costa Rica tops the list of countries in Latin America.

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About this collection

"Freakonomics" and "SuperFreakonomics," by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, are groundbreaking books that explore "the hidden side of everything." Now there's Freakonomics Radio, a project that includes a weekly podcast, regular segments on Marketplace, and one-hour specials to be broadcast on public-radio stations across the country. Prepare to be enlightened, engaged, perhaps enraged, and definitely surprised.