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At Work, Why Meanness Pays Off

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A new study finds male workers deemed "agreeable" earn much less money than their tougher counterparts. There's a less pronounced pay difference for women. Study co-author Beth Livingston of Cornell University says managers do not realize that they're rewarding more hostile behavior. To explore the study and its ramifications, guest host Jacki Lyden speaks with Professor Livingston and Tell Me More's regular finance expert Alvin Hall.

An Exuberantly Dark First Novel Explores The Chaos Of Central Africa

Fiston Mwanza Mujila's novel, Tram 83, is a freewheeling tale about life in an imaginary place inspired by the author's home country, the Democratic Republic of Congo. Critic John Powers has a review.

Louisiana Chef Paul Prudhomme, Who Popularized Cajun And Creole Food, Dies

The internationally renowned chef sparked a cooking craze and inspired other New Orleans restaurateurs. He was 75.

Best Twitter Reactions To McCarthy Withdrawing From Speaker Race

The political world was shocked when the GOP House leader took himself out of consideration for speaker. Rep. Charlie Rangel tweeted that unlike his smoothie, things weren't "smooth" for McCarthy.

How Skyscraper Construction Ties Into Tech Bubbles

There's a lot of talk in Silicon Valley about a tech bubble.Our Planet Money podcast team examines one possible indicator of a bubble: architecture. Very, very tall architecture.

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