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Silicon Valley Venture Capital Pioneer Tom Perkins Dies At 84

Long before the boom of the California tech scene, Perkins in 1972 co-founded a prominent venture capital firm in 1972, and used a new approach to investment.
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Sourcing The Crowd: California Company Stages Phony Protests

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with This American Life contributor and founder of Found Magazine Davy Rothbart, who went inside the company "Crowds on Demand," a company you call when you need a crowd of people for any reason. This company sends fake paparazzi, pretend campaign protestors and pretend news crews to stoke more protest.
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Charity Organizations Throw Strength Behind Risky Big Bets

The MacArthur Foundation wants to give away $100 million to a single project. This is part of a growing belief in the philanthropy world that piecemeal solutions aren't as effective as huge bets might be. But bigger bets can be risky.
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21 States To Sue Delaware Over Millions Of Dollars In Unclaimed Checks

The suit will accuse Delaware of wrongly keeping abandoned MoneyGram checks instead of sending them back to the state where they were purchased. The states say up to $400 million might be at stake.
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M-Battled: Swedish Court Bars M&M's Over Trademark Dispute

An appeals court in Sweden says M&M's should melt from the market, because they look too similar to another candy.
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Billionaire Investor George Soros Sees Economic Trouble Ahead

The last time the hedge fund founder started making big defensive investing moves was right before the worst financial crisis to hit the U.S. since the Great Depression.
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Why A Silicon Valley Billionaire Wants To Put Gawker Out Of Business

Gawker's Nick Denton is at the eye of the storm as his media company faces legal threats financed by a Silicon Valley billionaire.
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Stuck Between Clinton And Trump: Rust Belt Union Voters Face A Tough Choice

Trump's message on trade — and bringing jobs back home — is resonating with a lot of union workers, even longtime Democrats.
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4 Questions About Donald Trump's Potential Conflicts Of Interest If He's Elected

Most presidents have tried to avoid conflicts by putting their investments in a blind trust. That only works for paper wealth, but Donald Trump wouldn't be like past presidents.
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Space Available: Behind The Region's Office Glut

In the D.C. region office vacancy rates are at a 25-year high. Kojo explores what's behind the glass-and-steel glut and how planners are rethinking corporate spaces.

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