Uber, the company whose app pairs drivers with passengers, hit it big in a new financing round, bringing in investments of $1.2 billion and sending its valuation skyward.
There were scenes of chaos in Brazil Friday as striking workers and police clashed and commuters jammed onto overcrowded buses. The list of headaches is growing ahead of next week's World Cup kickoff.
It was widely thought that the grunge in inner-city housing was causing high rates of asthma. But now it looks like being exposed to just the right kinds of bacteria and vermin actually helps.
This final note today, an observation or two about our through-line this week, riffing off the live show we're taking on tour this summer and fall, How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Numbers.
There is, in fact, a whole lot to worry about with economic numbers. One, they can be really boring. Two, they can be cherry picked to suit one side or the other. And three, there are just so many of 'em that it can really make your head spin.
But they matter. They matter a lot.
So you kind of have to learn to love 'em.
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While workers scramble to prepare stadiums and airports for visiting fans, NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro says many Brazilians are angry and frustrated.
A new survey from the Anti-Defamation League estimates that nearly one in 10 Americans are prejudiced against Jews. But Rabbi Eric Yoffie says American anti-Semitism is not a real threat.
Two 12-year-old girls in Wisconsin allegedly took their friend into the woods and stabbed her multiple times. They have been charged as adults. What does that mean and is it fair?