Jan 3, 2020

U.S. airstrike is causing turmoil in oil markets

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Plus: global spending on video games hit a high in 2019, a new industry that's helping adults make friends and economic opportunities that lie on the hiking trails.

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Gaming sales top a record $120 billion in 2019

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The industry is growing its audience and finding new ways to monetize games.
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Recreational trails are seen as an economic boon

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Cities around the country have long had to worry about roads. Now, with the help of volunteers, they’re also investing more heavily in trails.
Retired Olympic gold medalist Kikkan Randall leads dozens of young Nordic skiers on a workout at the Grand Avenue Nordic Center in Duluth, Minnesota.
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How corporate lobbying changed the 2017 tax overhaul

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Corporate lobbyists won big under the Treasury Department's rules and regulations to implement the bill.
President Donald Trump and Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin in 2017.
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Making friends is tough. There's an industry that wants to help with that.

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Apps, dating services, even matchmakers are trying to help adults find friends, for a price.
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Music from the episode

Double Bass Gorillaz
Animal Crossing Kazumi Totaka
Just a Friend Biz Markie
Autumn Sweater Yo La Tengo
Stranger Dr. Dog

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Bridget Bodnar Producer
Daisy Palacios Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Maria Hollenhorst Associate Producer

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