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Freakonomics Radio: Baby, you can program my (driverless) car

Stephen Dubner | May 29, 2013
Freakonomics takes a ride in a driverless car and looks at how they'll change technology on the outside.

On Steve Ballmer's intensity

Kai Ryssdal | Aug 23, 2013
Microsoft's Steve Ballmer likes to rally the troops.
Posted In: Steve Ballmer

Is the end of quantitative easing near?

Kai Ryssdal | May 24, 2013
Federal Reserve's Ben Bernanke is cautiously optimistic.

A smart fifth-grader could compute the Dow

Adriene Hill | Mar 6, 2013
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is widely cited but has limitations as a market index. It doesn't take into account the size of companies, only their stock price.
Posted In: Dow

The people behind September's job numbers

USC Annenberg School of Journalism | Oct 5, 2012
Newly hired, unemployed and looking, discouraged and out of work: Meet five Los Angeles area residents who put faces on the September employment picture.
Posted In: hiring, Jobs, Unemployment

The numbers behind Mitt Romney's 47% comment

Jeremy Hobson | Sep 18, 2012
Mitt Romney is standing by his words from a private fundraiser that were caught on videotape. In the video, Romney says 47 percent of the country pay no income tax and are therefore predisposed to vote for President Obama.
Posted In: Mitt Romney, Taxes

Born on Inauguration Day: Finding a global perspective

Subrina Hudson | Jan 17, 2013
Chistopher Ashcraft was born on January 20, 1985, the day of Ronald Reagan's second inauguration. Today, Ashcraft says traveling around the globe has given him new perspective on the American experience.
Posted In: Jobs

BART strike reveals tech, transit worker divide

Krissy Clark | Jul 4, 2013
The strike has laid bare a tricky cultural divide in the Bay Area, between traffic-weary tech workers who drive the local economy, and blue collar transit workers who feel left behind.

Car crash videos you can't stop watching, and why Russian corruption is to blame

Kai Ryssdal | Feb 15, 2013
Russian corruption has forced many people to install dashboard cameras to protect themselves against false charges or claims of liability. All those cameras have an unforeseen side effect -- they've helped create some incredible viral videos.
Posted In: Russian corruption

I 'heart' taxes

Melissa Chadburn | Apr 2, 2012
Commentator Melissa Chadburn says paying your taxes shows you value your community.
Posted In: Taxes



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