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The "Billion Dollar Fantasy" that propelled FanDuel and DraftKings

by Albert Chen Sep 11, 2019
The story behind the rise of fantasy sports startups FanDuel and DraftKings, and their battle against each other.
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Why this Washington Post reporter crossed the urban-rural divide

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Sep 9, 2019
Washington Post reporter Christopher Ingraham once called Red Lake County, Minnesota the "worst place to live in America." Now? He lives there.
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Who will end fast fashion?

by Kai Ryssdal and Bridget Bodnar Sep 5, 2019
An excerpt from Dana Thomas' "Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes" looks at Amazon's push to become a leading apparel retailer.
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When economists changed the world

by Kai Ryssdal and Bridget Bodnar Sep 4, 2019
Sometime in the middle of the 20th century, economists came to play a much bigger role in shaping public policy in America. It's had far-reaching consequences.
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How Uber uberfied us all

by Kai Ryssdal and Bridget Bodnar Sep 3, 2019
The rise of rideshare company Uber was meteoric. And so was its fall.
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Cheap clothes aren't disposable

by Bridget Bodnar and Elizabeth L. Cline Aug 22, 2019
Elizabeth L. Cline follows up on her book about the high cost of fast fashion with a guide on creating a sustainable and ethical wardrobe.
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Ben Folds worries about becoming uncool (not really)

by Kai Ryssdal and Bridget Bodnar Aug 7, 2019
"As satisfying and safe as it can feel to have mastered a craft, it also can be a sign that it’s time to learn a new trick," the musician writes.
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From Elvis to Lady Gaga

by Bridget Bodnar and Kai Ryssdal Jul 26, 2019
How Elvis Presley helped create artist residencies in Las Vegas.
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What does it take to establish yourself in a "winner-take-all" economy?

by Kai Ryssdal and Daniel Shin Jun 18, 2019
The New York Times' Neil Irwin has spent some time trying to figure out exactly that.
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Serious Eats and the seriously tough business of digital media

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Jun 11, 2019
Serious Eats was Ed Levine's "dream job." "I just didn't know all the baggage that would come with the dream job."
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