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#880: Is Amazon Good For New York?

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#880: Is Amazon Good For New York?

It feels like all of New York City is arguing about Amazon's new office in Queens. But what do the people in Long Island City think?

#880: Is Amazon Good For New York?

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#533: Why Car Safety Is A Trade Barrier

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#533: Why Car Safety Is A Trade Barrier

The U.S. and Europe just can't agree on car safety standards. That puts car companies in a weird position, makes cars cost more and just seems kind of random and wasteful.

#533: Why Car Safety Is A Trade Barrier

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#879: The Secret Target
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#879: The Secret Target

Their plan was dangerous, risky, and extremely unpopular. But America copied them anyway. Today on the show: how a tiny country on the other side of the world changed how America runs its economy.

#879: The Secret Target

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#468: Kid Rock Vs. The Scalpers
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#468: Kid Rock Vs. The Scalpers

We talk to Kid Rock about how he tried to cut scalpers out of the business — and still sell cheap tickets to his shows.

#468: Kid Rock Vs. The Scalpers

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VIDEO: The Price Of Coke Stayed The Same For 70 Years — Why?
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VIDEO: The Price Of Coke Stayed The Same For 70 Years — Why?

For 70 years, a Coca-Cola cost a nickel. The price didn't change. How is that even possible? You can also watch the video here: https://youtu.be/Bcz0BJGEVUY

#878: Mugshots For Sale
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#878: Mugshots For Sale

We go deep inside the market for online mugshots. Is it extortion? Or is it a First Amendment right?

#878: Mugshots For Sale

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#877: The Laws of The Office
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#877: The Laws of The Office

You get what you measure. Work expands to fill the time allotted. Who comes up with this stuff? And is it true?

#877: The Laws of The Office

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VIDEO: Put A Chip On It
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VIDEO: Put A Chip On It

A quick history of slow credit cards. This video also available here: https://youtu.be/2IksSNiEo2g

#699: Kansas City Vs. Kansas City

In Kansas City, which straddles two states, Kansas and Missouri, there's a war raging — a war over jobs. Fotosearch/Getty Images hide caption

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#699: Kansas City Vs. Kansas City

A bunch of you asked why so many cities threw billions in tax breaks at Amazon. It reminded us of an episode we did in 2016.

#699: Kansas City Vs. Kansas City

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#876: Patent Deception
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#876: Patent Deception

How World Patent Marketing stole nearly $26 million. And how the acting attorney general was involved.

#876: Patent Deception

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