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Browns Bet On Manziel, But Is He Too Much Of A...08/20/14
David Greene talks to John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal about Johnny Manziel. The bad behavior of the rookie quarterback for the Cleveland Browns is getting a lot attention.
Ice Bucket Challenge Raises Millions To Fight ALS
Kelly McEvers talks to Beth Kanter, author of Measuring the Networked Nonprofit, about the ALS Association's Ice Bucket Challenge and fundraising on social media.
Russian Government Feels Pressure From Western Sanctions
David Greene talks to Izabella Kaminska of the Financial Times about the sanctions the West has imposed against Russia for its moves into Ukraine. In retaliation, Russia has imposed sanctions too.
Back-To-School Shoppers: Hunting For Tax Breaks And Bargains
Retailers are optimistic about back-to-school sales because the job market has been strengthening and gas prices falling. Still, many retailers count on sales-tax holidays to lure shoppers to malls.
Reporter's Notebook: A Not-So-Grand Tour Of Ethiopia's Top Hospital
The reporter asks the nurse what the hospital needs. The nurse says, "If you don't help me, why do you ask me?" Welcome to Black Lion, said to be the country's best hospital.
Young Americans Make Up The Most Unemployed Generation
As part of our youth unemployment series, Rory O'Sullivan, deputy director of Young Invincibles, talks to David Greene about career prospects for people graduating from high school.
Meet Viv, A More Complex Siri
Steve Inskeep talks to Steven Levy about his story in Wired magazine on the new app created by a team of people that includes the developers of Siri and IBM's Watson.
Critics Blame Airbnb For San Francisco's Housing Problems
Some have found that renting on a nightly basis brings a lot more money than long-term leases, but people concerned about a shrinking rental market have turned to legal action and protests.
When Hackers Test For Flaws, They Might Earn Cash — Or Threats
Security researchers use their hacking skills to look for security holes that companies should fix. But their good intentions aren't always appreciated by the organizations they investigate.
Buick Regal Competes With German Luxury Cars
GM is trying to breathe new life into its Buick brand. Consumer Reports says the 2015 Buick Regal is competitive with many of its rivals. GM designed the car to compete with Audi, BMW and Mercedes.
Missouri Constitutional Amendment Pits Farmer Against Farmer
The most contentious issue in Tuesday's Missouri primary was the "right to farm" amendment. It is meant to protect farmers and ranchers from state laws that would change or outlaw current practices.
Self-Storage Operators Top List Of Best Alternative Investments
Bloomberg Markets has an annual list that ranks the best-performing alternative investments. To learn where you may want to store your money, Steve Inskeep talks to Devin Banerjee, of Bloomberg News.
Proposed Gondola For Grand Canyon's Rim Has Community On Edge
Developers and the Navajo Nation are negotiating to bring a tourist complex — and jobs — to the edge of the Grand Canyon. But some Native Americans say the project would tread on sacred land.
On The Eve Of A Possible Lockout, Met Opera Talks Remain Contentious
Labor disputes are nothing new to the Met Opera, but never have they been so public. With a deadline looming, both sides signal that negotiations are going nowhere.
Farming The Bluefin Tuna, Tiger Of The Ocean, Is Not Without A Price
Scientists are trying to raise prized bluefin tuna completely in captivity. An experiment at a Baltimore university is the first successful attempt in North America.
Uber, Airbnb Under Attack In Spain As Old And New Economies Clash
The taxi and hotel industries are pressuring Spain to crack down on popular "share economy" apps and websites. Airbnb was recently fined $40,000 for failing to list rentals with a local tourism board.
Rust Devastates Guatemala's Prime Coffee Crop And Its Farmers
Central American coffee farmers are facing off against a deadly fungus that has wiped out thousands of acres of crops. Coffee companies like Starbucks are pooling money to support them in the fight.
At Jaguars' New Stadium, Come For The Football Or The Swimming
The Jacksonville team revamped its stadium with luxury cabanas, pools and video displays that are longer than the field. The beleaguered team is banking on drawing more fans to its games.
How High Debt From The Housing Collapse Still Stifles Our Economy
Seven years after the subprime mortgage crisis, the U.S. economy has not yet fully recovered. Now two economists have come up with new evidence about what's holding the economy back.
Atlantic City's Casino Crisis: A Cautionary Tale
With the announcements of the planned closures of the Showboat and Trump Plaza casinos, the New Jersey town that once had the monopoly on gaming in the northeast is at a crucial turning point.
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