Getting clean water to people in the developing world isn't just an engineering problem.
Recycling old bottles into new bottles is surprisingly complex. We visited a recycling plant and a bottle factory to see the whole process.
Mike Smith has thousands of dollars stashed around his house in different accounts. Tamara Bullock is part of an informal savings club. Miguel Rada has a whole bank in his pocket — he takes deposits from some people and lends to others.
The birthday song — Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, etc. — is still under copyright protection. That may soon change.
Thomas Peterffy's life story includes a typing robot, a proto-iPad, and a vast fortune he amassed as one of the first people to use computers in financial markets.
An ex-con lends money to people in need; a group of friends creates a savings club. Even without banks, people often figure out how to get the money they need, when they need it.
"I understand that I'll probably end up paying a lot," one customer says. "But right now, I need the tires."
What ticket sales tell us about what's driving the gap between the 1 percent and everybody else.
Taxi drivers and their predecessors have been fighting threatening technology for 500 years.
On today's show, we meet two businessmen in Yangon. One is launching a startup. The other works for Coca-Cola — which is going back into Myanmar after a 60-year absence.
Car-seat manufacturers add bells and whistles to try to justify higher profit margins. Sometimes, everyone benefits.
Art, wine and tons of gold: Freeports are the safe-deposit boxes of the offshore tax-haven world.
*Note: The country is only getting richer on paper, but that change may make a difference in the real world.*
For 60 years, Myanmar was officially without Coca-Cola. Now, Coke is back, and the new Myanmar bottle says a lot about the challenges of re-establishing a brand.
Coca-Cola is returning to Myanmar after 60 years. They'd been kept out of the country by international sanctions. This week they officially opened their new plant outside of Yangon.