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PODCAST: Pirates off the coast of West Africa

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PODCAST: I want a pony!

Nov 19, 2014
A big payoff for a foundation, cruises take to social media, and how to buy a pony.

PODCAST: Taxing marijuana

Nov 18, 2014
A surprise uptick, Apple and Samsung make nice, and Oregon taxes on marijuana.

PODCAST: Japan's surprise recession

Nov 17, 2014
Japan's surprise recession, and a conversation with Omer Gokcekus.
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PODCAST: Phoneless phone tapping

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Phones, cars and golf.

PODCAST: Movies become child's play

Nov 13, 2014
Cheap gas, Hasbro gets into movies, and the history of currency.

PODCAST: Black Friday takes a whole week

Nov 12, 2014
Downbeat markets in the UK, China and the U.S. reach agreement, and Black Friday gets longer
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PODCAST: Powerful and profitable art

Nov 11, 2014
Singles Day draws to a close, high tech trade gets easier, and a powerful and profitable art installation.
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PODCAST: Natural gas, naturally

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Prices spiked last week, and they're back up this morning. So we test drove a car.
 

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"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.

 
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