Jul 10, 2012

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In the latest installment of Freakonomics Radio, Steven Levitt explains how bribes might actually get kids to do better in school. Neiman Marcus and Target are collaborating on a new collection. An upcoming court case may change whether you have…

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Bribing kids to do well in school

Jul 10, 2012
And not just promising them a reward. You have to give it to them upfront. Freakonomics' Steven Levitt on how that works.

Tour guide connects Paris and black America

Jul 10, 2012
Tour groups like the Black Paris Tour highlight the shared history of Paris and black America, which stretches back to the 18th century when freed slaves and persecuted blacks sought refuge, art and culture in France.

A roundup of the 'micro' news

Jul 10, 2012
Small apartments and even smaller CEO tenures make for a "micro" news day.

Neiman Marcus and Target will sell the same thing

Jul 10, 2012
The high-end and lower-end retailers team up to sell the same designer items at the same prices at both stores. Why? We ask innovative consultant, Debra Kaye.

Good economy, bad economy: Both candidates are right

Jul 10, 2012
President Obama and Mitt Romney have different takes on the economy. Commentator Justin Wolfers says they're both right.

Blackberry meets its shareholders

Jul 10, 2012
At Research in Motion's annual meeting, it was a mix of bad news and turnaround talk.

Shoppers may pay fees for using plastic

Jul 10, 2012
Retailers hoping to offset fees they pay to Visa and MasterCard may soon be able to charge shoppers for paying with plastic instead of cash.
Retailers hoping to offset fees they pay to Visa and MasterCard may soon be able to charge shoppers for paying with plastic instead of cash.
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Sitting for hours a day can shorten your life

Jul 10, 2012
A new study says even if you exercise regularly, sitting for three hours or more can take years off your life.

In the latest installment of Freakonomics Radio, Steven Levitt explains how bribes might actually get kids to do better in school. Neiman Marcus and Target are collaborating on a new collection. An upcoming court case may change whether you have to pay the fee to swipe your card for a purchase. An American tourist company in Paris is offering guided tours through historical places for African Americans. Commentator Justin Wolfers explains the competing narratives in this year’s election. And we look at the tiny news stories that are packing a big punch.

Music from the episode

Spilt Milk Dujeous
Let's Call It Off - Single Version Peter Bjorn and John
Taco Wagon The Young Fresh Fellows