Episode 786: Rest of the Story 2017, Vol. 1 : Planet Money News moves fast. Some of our best stories from this year have new chapters. Here, we catch up on three: Dirty trademarks, trading bots, and the war against the bald eagle.
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Episode 786: Rest of the Story 2017, Vol. 1

Trademark challenger, eagle, bot. Clockwise: Ariel Zambelich/NPR, White Oak Pastures, Chelsea Beck/NPR hide caption

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Trademark challenger, eagle, bot.

Clockwise: Ariel Zambelich/NPR, White Oak Pastures, Chelsea Beck/NPR

Have you noticed? Something strange has happened to the passage of time. Sometimes it feels like Friday... but it's still Tuesday afternoon. We've felt it at Planet Money, too.

At the end of every year, we do a special podcast; it's a holiday tradition. In that podcast we look back at the year behind us and see what's happened to places and people after we turned the microphone off.

This year, things have developed faster than expected. The Slants, an Asian-American rock band that sued to be allowed to trademark their name, won their case and unleashed some demons; the chickens might be gaining on the eagles; and our presidential bot might need a few tweaks.

We find a race against racists, hear about a weird trick to fend off raptors, and learn that for a bot to be any fun, it helps to add a little human impatience. So settle in and press play for The Rest of the Story, mid-year edition.

Here are the original stories:

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