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Company's Secret Weapon To Make Videos Go Viral
Videos don't always go viral just because they're clever or show a cat prancing on a skateboard. Often a company finds the video, promotes it and sells its licensing rights to media buyers.
How The Food Industry Relies On Scientists With Big Tobacco Ties
Critics of the system that ushers food products to market say it is rife with conflicts of interest. When scientists depend on food companies for work, they may be less likely to contest food safety.
Hillary Clinton Supports Amendment To Get Hidden Money Out Of Politics
Clinton called campaign finance reform one of the "four big fights" of her campaign. But does this idea of a constitutional amendment to restrict or eliminate big money stand a chance?
As Ebola Cases Dwindle, West Africa Turns To Economic Recovery
International banks are promising nearly a billion dollars in aid to the three countries hardest hit by Ebola. The number of weekly cases has dropped below 40 — the lowest level since last May.
Solving The Vinyl Comeback's Big Problem, One Antique Machine At A Time
What's getting in the way of the much touted resurgence of vinyl albums? There are very few functioning record presses, and nobody's making new ones.
Verizon Announces Changes To Its Cable TV Service
Starting next week, Verizon customers can choose from a slimmed-down menu of options for a lower price. It's a big change for the industry, which has resisted flexible pricing models for years.
Actors' Equity Minimum Wage Proposal Could Threaten LA's Small Theaters
Actors' Equity Theater members are set to vote on whether to require small theaters in Los Angeles to pay equity minimum wage. But some actors say this could force cash-strapped theaters to close.
Why A Blockbuster Of A Trade Deal With Asia Matters
Congress is giving President Obama new powers to help seal the deal on an ambitious Asia-Pacific free trade agreement, a move that angers many Democrats and unions.
Yes, You Can Help The World And Make Money At The Same Time
Entrepreneurs are figuring out ways to make the world better without relying on charity. It's called social entrepreneurship, and its rising stars showed us how it works at a conference in Oxford.
TV's 'Sabado Gigante' Will Cease Production This Fall, Ending Record Run
The Univision variety show has been a ratings and cultural phenomenon, captivating viewers with a three-hour blend that included amateur talent shows, interviews and music performances.
Bloomberg Terminals Go Dark For Hours, Sending Ripples Through Markets
The financial "screens" went dark for several hours during trading in London and Asia causing, among other disruptions, a delay in a British government debt issue.
Former IMF Head Rato Is Arrested Over Tax Fraud Allegations In Spain
An influential figure in Spanish banking and politics, Rodrigo Rato was the predecessor of Dominique Strauss-Khan, who has also had extensive legal troubles.
Greece's Economy Remains Embroiled In Turmoil
David Greene talks to David Wessel about whether Greece will receive more loans in exchange for promises to overhaul its economy. Wessel is director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution
When It Comes To Buying Decisions, Why Feelings Come First
People make buying decisions based on something that is really hard to measure: how we feel. Our Planet Money team reports on the holy grail of economics: knowing what consumers are going to do.
When The World Bank Does More Harm Than Good
Large projects funded by the bank have left millions of poor people worse off, an investigation found. The bank says the vast majority of its projects don't fall into this category.