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Painkillers are some of the most abused drugs on the market. The FDA has been looking for ways to stem that abuse. Now it has reclassified certain painkillers as Schedule II, which means everyone involved needs to jump through more hoops to get the drugs. Plus, Instagram has come up with an obvious way to generate revenue: It's going to start including advertising in users photo feeds. Finally, Spalding is rushing to make basketballs with the new NBA commissioner’s autograph so they’re ready when he takes office.

Pet costumes: The new consumer confidence indicator?

One robust sector of the economy is how much we're spending on our pets.
Posted In: Halloween, pets, consumer confidence

Ahead of deadlines, a bonanza for special interests

Lobbyists pound the pavement ahead of two big deadlines.
Posted In: government shutdown 2013, lobbyists

Weekly Wrap: JP Morgan fines + #longreads

Recapping the shutdown's effects on the economy and the future of J.P. Morgan.
Posted In: JPMorgan Chase, Jamie Dimon

American Futures: Eastport's big bet on global trade (plus, a quiz!)

In the town of Eastport, Maine, a gamble on natural resources could revive a flailing economy.
Posted In: american futures, eastport

Wait, I'm an Instagram focus group and I'm not getting paid?

Instagram has come up with an obvious way to generate revenue. It's going to start including advertising in users' photo feeds.
Posted In: Facebook, instagram, social media, advertising

Consider the basketball: NBA swaps out balls for a new crop

Spalding is rushing to make basketballs with the new NBA commissioner’s autograph so they’re ready when he takes office.
Posted In: NBA, David Stern, basketball, business of sports, Sports

What's a Schedule II narcotic?

Painkillers are some of the most abused drugs on the market. The FDA has been looking for ways to stem that abuse.
Posted In: FDA, painkillers, drugs

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Hold On (Instrumental) [Explicit]
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