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Yahoo CEO's resume controversy

May 7, 2012
A hedge fund that owns 6 percent of Yahoo is threatening trouble over the Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson's resume.
Posted In: Yahoo, Scott Thompson

Spirit Airlines to charge $100 for late carry-on bags

May 4, 2012
Spirit's new fee made us dig into the archives to see what else airlines can charge us for.
Posted In: Airlines, Travel, Spirit Airlines

Facebook sets IPO at $28 to $35 a share

May 3, 2012
Founder Mark Zuckerberg will also sell 30 million of his own personal shares as part of the IPO.
Posted In: Facebook, IPO, Mark Zuckerberg

Los Angeles Dodgers gets new owners

May 2, 2012
At a press conference today, the new owners took a big first step at making amends for what was generally regarded as a disastrous tenure by the much-disliked Frank McCourt.
Posted In: Dodgers

Dolby buys naming rights for former Kodak Theatre

May 1, 2012
The audio technology pioneer is taking on naming rights for the site of the Academy Awards.
Posted In: kodak, Dolby

Latest movie blockbusters make millions overseas

Apr 30, 2012
"Battleship" has already made $170 million, but isn't set to open here in the U.S. for another two and a half weeks. "The Avengers," too, was released first overseas.
Posted In: Entertainment, movies

College football's BCS may be on its way out

Apr 26, 2012
Word is, the BCS will be no longer exist after the 2014 season, and the 'P' word -- playoff -- is being uttered amongst football commissioners.
Posted In: college sports, BCS Championship

America's most peaceful states

Apr 25, 2012
The Institute for Economics and Peace has released its annual index of the most peaceful states. The winner is no surprise, because it's won the last 10 times.
Posted In: maine

Mad Cow disease detected in California dairy cow

Apr 24, 2012
It's the fourth such cow found in the U.S. food chain in the past nine years, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture says there's no reason consumers should worry.
Posted In: Agriculture, cows

New York voices on the U.S. economy

Apr 23, 2012
The New York primary is Tuesday, the presidential election is this fall. What do New Yorkers want?
Posted In: New York City

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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.