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Planet Money Shorts: The Invention Of The Price Tag

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 8:40am

A story about hagglers, Quakers and department store founders.

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Planet Money Shorts: The Chicken Tax

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 8:25am

How frozen American chicken helped shape the domestic market for American trucks.

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Dick's Sporting Goods Ends Sale Of Assault-Style Rifles, Citing Florida Shooting

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 6:58am

CEO Ed Stack announced Wednesday that the national retailer is also banning the sale of all guns to customers under the age of 21. The company is one of the country's largest sports retailers.

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Florida Woman Pays $493 Water Bill In Pennies

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 6:00am

The utility told Dana McCool that she may have a leak but a plumber didn't find one. To protest, she went to the Deltona Water Department and paid her balance in pennies.

Google Received 650,000 'Right To Be Forgotten' Requests Since 2014

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 4:44am

The search giant says in a new report that beginning in mid-2014, after a court ruling on the "right to be forgotten," it received 650,000 requests to delist 2.4 million URLs from search results.

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Though Prices Aren't As High As Before, West Texas Enjoys Oil Revival

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 4:03am

The U.S. is on track to surpass Saudi Arabia and Russia next year to become the world's biggest oil producer — pumping out more crude than at its peak nearly half a century ago.

Florida Students' Activism Inspires Father To Ask Amazon To Drop NRATV

Wed, 02/28/2018 - 4:03am

Rachel Martin talks to Daniel Reed, father of a Marjory Stoneman Douglas student, who helped to start a petition asking Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos to drop NRA TV from its lineup of shows.




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