Jun 19, 2013 — Recycling old bottles into new bottles is surprisingly complex. We visited a recycling plant and a bottle factory to see the whole process.
Jun 14, 2013 — "I understand that I'll probably end up paying a lot," one customer says. "But right now, I need the tires."
Jun 11, 2013 — Car-seat manufacturers add bells and whistles to try to justify higher profit margins. Sometimes, everyone benefits.
Jun 7, 2013 — For 60 years, Myanmar was officially without Coca-Cola. Now, Coke is back, and the new Myanmar bottle says a lot about the challenges of re-establishing a brand.
Jun 6, 2013 — To an economist, the very existence of scalpers and companies like StubHub proves that tickets are far too cheap to balance supply and demand.
Jun 5, 2013 — The former crack dealer is now selling weaves. "Just like crack, you don't need a weave," Rick says. "It takes advantage of people's ignorance, I guess you could say. But there's a lot of stuff people don't need, and still we consume it."
Jun 5, 2013 — The popular comedian Marc Maron, who works out of his garage in California, faces off with a patent holder who claims to have invented podcasting.
Jun 4, 2013 — One of the proposals put forward by the president aims to address an issue we discussed in our recent story about patent litigation. The president wants to make it easier for companies being sued to find the real owner or "ultimate parent entity" of a patent.
Jun 4, 2013 — In 2011, a company called Oasis Research sued more than a dozen tech companies it said were violating its patent for online data backup. Now that the litigation has ended, we get a rare look inside the world of patent lawsuits and find out just how much money was at stake.
May 31, 2013 — Jim Logan did not create the technology to podcast. He himself is not a modern-day podcaster. But he claims to have the patent on podcasting. On today's show, he says all the people out there podcasting today, owe him money.