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Freakonomics: How Much Does Your Name Matter?

Host Stephen Dubner investigates the latest research on names. Steve Levitt reveals what a name says about a person's economic status and race. And a University of Chicago political scientist explains why a baby named Cody is likely to have conservative parents, while Leif was probably born into a liberal family.

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Why Are Theater Tickets Cheaper On The West End Than On Broadway?

In London, a matinee ticket for Matilda costs about $60; in New York, it's $137. What's going on? The West End has weaker unions and subsidized theater, while Broadway has amenities.
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Why Your 'Small-Batch' Whiskey Might Taste A Lot Like The Others

A factory in Indiana is churning out massive quantities of beverage-grade rye whiskey. A food blogger discovered that many small distilleries are buying it and using it in bottles labeled "artisan."
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House Votes To OK Lawsuit Against Obama

House Republicans say that the president has overstepped the bounds of his executive authority. President Obama dismissed the move as a "political stunt."
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Can Pinterest Compete With Google's Search?

Pinterest has created a database of things that matter to humans. And with a programming team that's largely been hired away from Google, the company has begun offering what it calls "guided search."

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