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The Digital Public Library of America goes online today, with 2.4 million pieces of art and history. As Union Pacific reports earnings, we count what's in their freight cars.What's next for Venezeula? And a long standing real estate term gets a makeover.

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China's toxic harvest: Consumers flock to imported food

Apr 18, 2013
Thanks to a string of scandals that have damaged the reputation of China’s domestic food supply, more and more among the country's rising consumer class are turning to imported foods.

After election, what's next for Venezuela?

Apr 18, 2013
Stephen Keppel, economics editor at Univision News, says the Maduro's slim margin of victory could make it difficult for his government to achieve economic reforms.

Apple's stock falls, down 40% since last fall

Apr 18, 2013
Today, the tech world today brings you hits from the 80s and 90s: Microsoft and IBM are expected to report healthy earnings today. But what is up with Apple? It’s stock fell again yesterday, and is down 40 percent since last fall.

Germany approves $13 billion Cyprus bailout to stem contagion

Apr 18, 2013
The overwhelming yes vote came after a warning from Germany's finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble that if Cyprus was allowed to go bankrupt, other euro zone countries would be at risk.

Counting what's in freight cars, as Union Pacific reports earnings

Apr 18, 2013
If you could see inside the cars on a freight train, you'd know more about which parts of the economy are up -- or down.

Digital library launches without Boston celebration

Apr 18, 2013
The Digital Public Library of America goes online today, with 2.4 million pieces of art and history.

Could Reddit sleuths cause harm in their quest to aid the Boston bombing investigation?

Apr 18, 2013
The U.S. Attorneys' Office and the FBI have been releasing official reports about their investigation of the Boston Marathon bombing, but there's also been amateur sleuthing taking place online at sites like Reddit and 4Chan.

Are falling prices of gold and oil good or bad?

Apr 18, 2013
Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, explains why commodity prices are falling and how the U.S. economy could benefit.

PODCAST: The apple falls from the tree, Germany agrees

Apr 18, 2013
Chinese consumers turn to imported foods. What's up with Apple's stock slide? And Germany approves a $13 billion bailout for Cyprus.

The Digital Public Library of America goes online today, with 2.4 million pieces of art and history. As Union Pacific reports earnings, we count what’s in their freight cars.What’s next for Venezeula? And a long standing real estate term gets a makeover.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC