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There are perils for too-low inflation for too long, because inflation can help wages and companies grow. Plus, in rural areas, one out of every 5 landline long-distance calls doesn't go through. How far behind have rural areas been left? Finally, as smart phones gained popularity, people quit looking at their wrists to tell the time. But now the wrist is back. Samsung and Google could be about to spar over that piece of real estate.

The life of a mascot: "Behind the Mask"

The life of a mascot is the subject of a new series by Josh Greenbaum on Hulu.
Posted In: mascots, NBA, Sports

The aging economics of cattle ranching

We check back in with cattle rancher Ken Lenox in Rolla, Mo.
Posted In: cattle, missouri, ranching

Strange new land: A Syrian refugee family arrives in Austria

The BBC's Matthew Price talks with a family of Syrian refugees who fled Syria in hopes of safety and a better life.
Posted In: syria, refugees, Austria, Civil War

Happy National Cat Day

How will you celebrate?
Posted In: cats, animal shelter, Uber

'Orange slime' used for fighting fires heats debate

To help fight wildfires, officials often dump orange fire retardant from planes. But some Forest Service employees argue the substance doesn't work as promised.
Posted In: Environment, fire, Science, firefighting

Inflation: Come out, come out wherever you are

There are perils for too-low inflation for too long, because inflation can help wages and companies grow.
Posted In: inflation, The Fed, Federal Reserve

In wearable tech, products designed for the wrist could have the upper hand

As smart phones gained popularity, people quit looking at their wrists to tell the time. But now, Samsung and Google could be about to spar over that piece of real estate.
Posted In: watch, smartwatch, iPhone, Google Glass

Can you hear me now? Not in rural areas

In rural areas, one out of every 5 land-line long-distance calls doesn't go through.
Posted In: rural, fcc, wireless

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Palace Chalice
Mux Mool
Cinco Minutos Con Vos
Elvis Costello And The Roots
Two Matchsticks
The Wooden Birds
Pizza Guy
Touch Sensitive
Quicc Beat [Explicit]
Suff Daddy