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Jul 11, 2016

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We explain the Pokemon Go craze and how it sent Nintendo's stock skyrocketing; a look at the the decline of the U.S. textile industry and the many causes behind it; and how the smartphone became a symbol of resistance

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How low gas prices affect mass transit's bottom line

Jul 11, 2016
Low gas prices do have an effect on transit use.
A gas pump reflects cheap gas prices in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
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Still making money from the show about nothing

Jul 11, 2016
The Seinfeld Economy
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With Theresa May in charge, what happens to Brexit?

Jul 11, 2016
The prime-minister-in-waiting promises to honor the referendum.
British Home Secretary Theresa May arrives to make a statement surrounded by members of the Tory party after Andrea Leadsom pulled out of the contest earlier today to become Conservative Party leader outside the Houses of Parliament on July 11, 2016 in London, England.
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How cage-match fights became a $4B business

Jul 11, 2016
UFC has lots of young viewers, and that makes martial-arts worth billions
A general view during the UFC 200 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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How trade and technology changed the textile industry

Jul 11, 2016
Many jobs were lost. But manufacturers have reinvented themselves to compete.
A patterned Sunbrella cloth in production.
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Smartphones play crucial role for Black Lives Matter

Jul 11, 2016
For activists, a phone can be both a tool and a symbol.
Erica England uses her smartphone to take pictures of protesters outside the White House.
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Why Pokemon Go is sending Nintendo's stocks soaring

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Jul 11, 2016
On the street, in parks, at parties - the mobile game is everywhere
Two men (L) play Pokemon Go on their smartphones outside of Nintendo's flagship store, July 11, 2016 in New York City. The success of Nintendo's new smartphone game, Pokemon Go, has sent shares of Nintendo soaring.  
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British Prime Minister David Cameron walks back to 10 Downing Street in London on July 11, 2016, after announcing that Theresa May would be Britain's new leader.
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We explain the Pokemon Go craze and how it sent Nintendo’s stock skyrocketing; a look at the the decline of the U.S. textile industry and the many causes behind it; and how the smartphone became a symbol of resistance

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