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Jun 8, 2016

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The World Bank today joins a chorus of other international organizations warning of global economic slowdown; an interview with the guy that invented customer satisfaction surveys; and Yahoo's putting 3,000 patents worth nearly $1 billion dollars on the auction block, but why are these patents worth so much? 

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We have one man to thank for customer satisfaction surveys

Jun 8, 2016
Even he is getting sick of them

Behind the World Bank's new global growth forecast

Jun 8, 2016
The bank is just the latest to revise growth figures downward. Here's why

Checking in with the catfish economy

Jun 8, 2016
Kai Ryssdal catches up with catfish farmer Townsend Kyser.
Townsend Kyser with a catfish.
Townsend Kyser

Patent sales can have lots of potential buyers

Jun 8, 2016
Yahoo seeks buyers for about 3,000 non-core patents.
Yahoo is looking to make over $1 billion selling thousands of patents.
OMAR TORRES/AFP/Getty Images

The primaries cost millions, but general will be more

Jun 8, 2016
Campaign watchers estimate the nominees have to raise about a billion dollars.
Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton greets supporters during a primary night event on June 7, 2016 in Brooklyn, New York.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Businesses ponder the effects of Brexit

Jun 8, 2016
Business people see the pros and cons of Britain quitting the EU.
Leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party, Nigel Farage talks to supporters and market traders in Birmingham Rag Market during campaigning for votes to leave the European Union in the referendum. 
Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Sold: Playboy Mansion for $200 million

Jun 8, 2016
This house comes with Hugh Hefner.
Car not included. 
Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Playboy

The World Bank today joins a chorus of other international organizations warning of global economic slowdown; an interview with the guy that invented customer satisfaction surveys; and Yahoo’s putting 3,000 patents worth nearly $1 billion dollars on the auction block, but why are these patents worth so much?