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The 200-square-mile Rim Fire peels back the layers of the Sierra Nevadas’ economic ecology as the fire impacts timber sales, a tourist sector that ranges from camps and cottages to backpackers, and federal management of a huge area for the public’s benefit. A company called AdTrap is selling a white box about the size of a computer router, that, connected to your devices via WiFi (computers, tablets, smartphones) can block any ads. And finally, we look back at the week that was on Wall Street with the Weekly Wrap.

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Latest inflation victim: Tooth Fairy

Aug 30, 2013
Kids these days are getting more than $3 a tooth from the Tooth Fairy.

Yosemite fire burns a mountain region's economy

Aug 30, 2013
The 200-square-mile Rim Fire peels back the layers of the Sierra Nevadas’ economic ecology.

Blocking TV ads: The new Whack-a-Mole?

Aug 30, 2013
A wireless Internet-connected device that can block any TV ads -- will it change television?

New school Silicon Beach meets old school Hollywood

Aug 30, 2013
With Netflix reporting first quarter revenue of over $1 billion, others are seeing profit in original storytelling. And major tech companies are setting up production studios all over L.A.

Is Wall Street focused on Syria ... or Labor Day?

Aug 30, 2013
Wall Street's had its worst month since May 2012.

GE swears off credit cards

Aug 30, 2013
General Electric is making plans to sell off its retail lending business, including store credit cards.

Obama's new labor secretary wants to work with colleges

Aug 30, 2013
Labor Secretary Tom Perez explains how he hopes to push unemployment down and economic growth up.

Economic life inside a Syrian refugee camp

Aug 30, 2013
A Syrian refugee camp in Jordan is now the second-largest refugee camp in the world.

The 200-square-mile Rim Fire peels back the layers of the Sierra Nevadas’ economic ecology as the fire impacts timber sales, a tourist sector that ranges from camps and cottages to backpackers, and federal management of a huge area for the public’s benefit. A company called AdTrap is selling a white box about the size of a computer router, that, connected to your devices via WiFi (computers, tablets, smartphones) can block any ads. And finally, we look back at the week that was on Wall Street with the Weekly Wrap.

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