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I've always wondered...

Do people even work 9-to-5 anymore?

by Jana Kasperkevic May 28, 2018
Or is it just a phrase we use?
People arrive on a commuter train to Grand Central Terminal on December 12, 2017 in New York City.
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I've always wondered...

How are sports fines set?

by Andy Uhler Mar 29, 2018
And does fining players actually work?
Fans cheer during the sixth inning between the Baltimore Orioles and St. Louis Cardinals at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on June 30, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Rob Carr/Getty Images
I've always wondered...

I've always wondered: how mint flavoring became associated with clean teeth

by Mitchell Hartman Mar 16, 2018
Listener Grant Cohoe says he's "not a fan of mint" and asks: "Why it is that mint is so ubiquitous in toothpaste, mouthwash and the like?"
Mint flavored toothpaste at the store. 
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I've always wondered...

What are apps like Venmo doing with your money?

by Jana Kasperkevic Feb 20, 2018
You've always wondered ...
Who benefits when your money is sitting in some app instead of in your savings? 
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I've always wondered...

Why does Costco sell luxury items?

by Jana Kasperkevic Feb 5, 2018
Everyone loves a good deal.
A worker pushes carts outside a Costco Wholesale store in Mount Prospect, Illinois.
Tim Boyle/Getty Images
I've always wondered...

What will happen to all the abandoned homes in Puerto Rico?

by Jana Kasperkevic Jan 25, 2018
A foreclosure wave is coming.
Protesters rally against foreclosures on Puerto Rican families affected by Hurricane Maria, outside the offices of TPG Capital, Dec. 20, 2017 in New York City. The activists claims that TPG Capital's mortgage service companies are aggressively foreclosing on families in Puerto Rico after many people were displaced from their homes following Hurricane Maria.
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I've always wondered...

So what tax rate will corporations actually pay in 2018?

by Jana Kasperkevic Jan 16, 2018
¯_(ツ)_/¯
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I've always wondered...

What do CEOs do all day long to deserve their pay?

by Jana Kasperkevic Jan 1, 2018
Most Americans think that CEO compensation is too high.
Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street protest in New York City, thousands of people took to the streets in cities across the world to voice their anger about what they described as corporate greed.
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I've always wondered...

The problem with McFlurry machines

by Sally Herships Dec 27, 2017
They don't always work.
McFlurries: stirred, not shaken.
Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images
I've always wondered...

Why are most health plans tied to the calendar year?

by Jana Kasperkevic Dec 26, 2017
Blame your employer.
A stethoscope seen at a doctor's office
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