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Why The Tragic Fire At Notre Dame Has Led People To Be So Generous

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 4:54pm

France struggled to raise donations last year when Notre Dame was crumbling and in need of repairs. Now, after a devastating fire, hundreds of millions have been pledged to save the cathedral.

The Writers Guild Of America Is Suing Hollywood's Biggest Talent Agencies

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 4:03pm

At issue is "packaging fees" – deals that allow agents to be paid by studios, rather than receiving a standard 10 percent of writers' income. The writers say such deals create conflicts of interest.

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How Quebec's Maple Syrup Stockpile Can Impact An Entire Global Industry

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 3:26pm

Maple syrup is so important to Canada that producers in the province of Quebec have created a strategic reserve of the sweet stuff. The Planet Money Indicator team paid the reserve a visit.

Why Do Introverts Get Paid Less?

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 3:18pm

There's a gap in career earnings between introverts and extroverts.

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After Boeing Crashes, More People Want Help Taming Fear Of Flying

Wed, 04/17/2019 - 4:01am

If you're scared of flying, the news of two recent airline crashes might have you in jitters. Instructors who help people overcome that fear say enrollments have doubled since the incidents.

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Trump's Trade War Forces Volvo To Shift Gears In South Carolina

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 4:21pm

The Chinese-owned Swedish automaker was originally planning to ship U.S.-made luxury sedans out of the Port of Charleston and send them to China. Trump's trade war threw a wrench in those plans.

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Why Do We Still Use QWERTY Keyboards?

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 4:00pm

The story behind the first six keyboard letters are driven by economics.

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2 House Committees Issue Subpoenas To Deutsche Bank For Trump's Financial Records

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 3:47pm

House Democrats have ramped up their investigation of President Trump's finances by issuing a subpoena to Deutsche Bank, which is one of few financial institutions willing to lend to Trump recently.

Tax Troubles, Tax Triumphs

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 9:05am

We talk about the other certain thing — you know, the one that's not death.

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Congress Subpoenas Deutsche Bank As Part Of Democrats' Probe Of Trump Finances

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 8:59am

It's the latest sign that Democrats will continue to seek information on potential criminal activity by President Trump and his businesses after special counsel Robert Mueller's report is made public.

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A Guardian of Global Capitalism Warns Capitalism Has A Problem

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 6:30am

The IMF finds companies are getting increasingly powerful. Here's why that's bad for consumers and for the whole economy.

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Boeing Slow To 'Own' Recent Air Disasters, Analysts Say

Tue, 04/16/2019 - 4:05am

After a second 737 Max jet crashed in Ethiopia, it took Boeing weeks to speak openly about the role its flight control software may have played. Critics say that's too long.

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Did You Successfully Negotiate A Great Package With Your New Job? Tell Us About It

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 5:09pm

It's a great job market. Were you able to score a great deal by negotiating for something unusual – or unusually great? We'd like to hear about it.

The Losers And Winners Of The Trump Administration's Big Tax Cut

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 5:06pm

It's tax day and many Americans are finding out whether last year's big tax overhaul really did cut their taxes. Most did, but some people saw their tax bill go up considerably.

The Cost Of Measles

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 3:55pm

The cost of a measles outbreak - to individuals, families, communities, and the country - is high.

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Tiger Woods Rises Again — And Sponsors Are Celebrating His Resilience

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 3:09pm

Woods' historic victory Sunday at the golf Masters Tournament shows the continued earning power of a player who was dropped by many of his sponsors over the course of a tumultuous decade.

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My New Diet Is An App: Weight Loss Goes Digital

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 2:05pm

The popularity of weight loss apps, especially among younger people, has forced the traditional weight loss programs to revamp their models to include online, on-demand support.

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No Fake Drugs, More Jobs For Youth, End Child Sexual Abuse Online: A Vision For 2030

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 9:53am

The 5 recipients of the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship predict how their projects will make the world a better place.

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On Tax Day: The IRS Is Short Of Money

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 6:28am

The Internal Revenue Service's budget has been cut sharply over the last decade. That means fewer audits and a growing likelihood that other taxpayers are not paying what they owe.

American Airlines Flight Attendant Spills Drinks On Her Boss

Mon, 04/15/2019 - 5:25am

On a recent flight, someone bumped into flight attendant Maddie Peters. Her tray of drinks went airborne. Half directly onto Doug Parker's lap, who is the CEO of American Airlines.

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