Feb 11, 2013

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Police in Los Angeles are offering $1 million to anyone who leads them to the whereabouts of alleged cop-killer Christopher Dorner, but big rewards don’t necessarily yield big results. We consider how the pope’s resignation would work in the regular…

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A few facts about Pope Benedict XVI

Feb 11, 2013
The pope announced today he would be resigning at the end of the month.

Statistics may sound boring, but they're everywhere

Feb 11, 2013
Charles Wheelan's new book "Naked Statistics" has fun with the serious subject of stats.

Maker's Mark lowers proof rather than run out

Feb 11, 2013
Makers of aged bourbon didn't anticipate a surge in popularity in both the U.S. and overseas, so whiskey distilled years ago is running short. Maker's Mark chose to add water to make its bourbon go further.

LAPD manhunt reward money: Could it pay off?

Feb 11, 2013
The Los Angeles Police Department has offered a $1 million for information that leads to the capture of former police officer Christopher Dorner. But some critics say reward money doesn't always work.

Ready for an iWatch?

Feb 11, 2013
Apple is reportedly looking to put the smarts of an iPhone on your wrist.

The economic costs of violence in Chicago

Feb 11, 2013
Over 500 people were killed in Chicago last year. And the soaring murder rate has real economic consequences for the city.

Is the new pope the 'CEO' of the Vatican?

Feb 11, 2013
Pope Benedict’s rare decision to resign won praise as a management move, but his tenure featured marketing and financial challenges.

Egypt's economy no better two years after Hosni Mubarak

Feb 11, 2013
Unrest returns to the streets two years after the ex-president's ouster, which means more disruption for the country's economy.

Police in Los Angeles are offering $1 million to anyone who leads them to the whereabouts of alleged cop-killer Christopher Dorner, but big rewards don’t necessarily yield big results. We consider how the pope’s resignation would work in the regular business world. Maker’s Mark bourbon is flying off store shelves, pushing the company to announce that it’s watering down the alcohol content. Apple’s talking about building a watch, and one intriguing feature would be bendable glass. A new book reveals how statistics now affect decision-making in nearly every industry and facet of life. And Sylvester Monroe reports on the vicious economic cycle of violence in Chicago’s South Side.

Music from the episode

Dig A Little Deeper Peter Bjorn and John
Cirrus Bonobo
The Rifle's Spiral The Shins

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