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Uber posted second quarter losses exceeding $100 million; The CEO of Mylan attributes the cost of EpiPens increasing by 500 percent to a dysfunctional healthcare system; and we examine the mini-trend of artists like Beyonce and Frank Ocean releasing visual albums.

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Mylan says raising EpiPen price 500% isn't the problem

Aug 25, 2016
Economists say when health costs go up, so do health insurance premiums.
 A pack of two EpiPens now costs $600, up from $100 in 2007.
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Could we have prevented Zika?

Aug 25, 2016
Dr. Peter Daszak has some ideas on how we can prevent pandemics and save money doing it.
Carlos Varas, a Miami-Dade County mosquito control inspector, uses a Golden Eagle blower to spray pesticide to kill mosquitos in Miami Beach, Florida.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Like any business, revenue drop hurts RNC

Aug 25, 2016
July was their worst month of fundraising in 16 years.
US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is seen onscreen at the closing of the Republican National Convention at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio on July 21, 2016.
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What's behind Uber's $1.2 billion loss

Aug 25, 2016
Lyft, China and driver subsidies are partly to blame.

Ryan Lochte turns expertly from apology tour to comeback

Aug 25, 2016
He landed his first endorsement since the robbery scandal. He'll also be on 'Dancing with the Stars.'
Ryan Lochte of the United States attends a press conference in the Main Press Center on Day 7 of the Rio Olympics on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 
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Frank Ocean and the business of really fancy music videos

Aug 25, 2016
Is the music industry's future all-visual-albums, all the time?
Frank Ocean performs onstage during the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at STAPLES Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
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Some NGOs in Nairobi have to pay locals to attend meetings

Aug 25, 2016
For years, NGOs have poured money into Kenya but many residents are skeptical over the groups' intentions.
Sharon Ogolla stands in front of her salon in Kibera.
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Uber posted second quarter losses exceeding $100 million; The CEO of Mylan attributes the cost of EpiPens increasing by 500 percent to a dysfunctional healthcare system; and we examine the mini-trend of artists like Beyonce and Frank Ocean releasing visual albums.

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