Why Peer Pressure Doesn't Add Up To Retirement Savings

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People often do what their neighbors do. A firm decided to get more people to sign up for retirement plans by telling employees how many of their coworkers had signed up. What happened next?

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Remembering When Driverless Elevators Drew Skepticism

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These days, the idea of a driverless car makes a lot of people nervous. Our Planet Money team goes back in time when automatic elevators made people just as worried.

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In Michigan, A Testing Ground For A Future Of Driverless Cars

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Automakers and researchers are using a 32-acre fake city at the University of Michigan to simulate a real-world environment for autonomous vehicles. How will such cars affect urban planning?

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Major Bambi: Meet The Marine Who Was Disney's Famous Fawn

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A gritty Marine, Donnie Dunagan fought in the Vietnam War and earned decorations for his service. But all his life, there was one thing this commander could never escape: He was the voice of Bambi.

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Ex-Mossad Chief Supports Iran Nuclear Deal

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Israel is among the critics of the Iran nuclear agreement. Steve Inskeep talks to Efraim Halevy, ex-head of Israel's national intelligence agency, who sees the deal as a step in the right direction.

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IOC Awards Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games

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With the selection over the Kazakh city Almaty, Beijing will become the first city to host both winter and summer games. Beijing hosted the 2008 Summer Games.

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Death Of Beloved Lion Heats Up Criticism Of Big Game Hunting

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The killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe has highlighted the popularity of big game hunting. Hunters legally kill more than 600 African lions every year — more than half those hunters are American.

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Great White Shark Keeps Swimmer From Desired Goal

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Simon Dominguez jumped in the water near the Golden Gate Bridge — attempting to be the first person to swim 28 miles to the Farallon Islands. He was very close and then a shark fin appeared.

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Recommended Dose: Our Favorite Dance Tracks From July

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This month's mix features boogie from Australia, funk and techno from London, deep house from Paris, broken beats from Berlin, and a remix of one of last year's most memorable songs.

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Beijing Awarded The 2022 Olympic Winter Games

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With the selection, Beijing will become the first city to host both winter and summer games. Beijing hosted the 2008 Summer Games.

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The Most Popular High School Plays And Musicals

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Bye Bye Birdie, Our Town and Beauty and the Beast have all spent time at the top of Dramatics' high school theater rankings. The magazine has been publishing its list since 1938.

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Mullah Omar's Death Confirmed. Remembered For Giving His All To The Taliban

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Mullah Omar is credited with uniting many of the group's disparate factions and provided safe haven to Osama bin Laden. But little was known about the man. Renee Montagne talks to author Ahmed Rashid.

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Movie Review: 'Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation'

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The Mission Impossible franchise has been good to Tom Cruise — raking in more than $2 billion in world-wide box office receipts. Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation is the fifth film in the series.

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'End Of The Tour': An Unauthorized 'Anti-Biopic' Of David Foster Wallace

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Instead of telling the author's life story, the film (which the Wallace estate does not approve of) focuses on five days in 1996 during the publicity tour for Infinite Jest.

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Are Donald Trump's Pockets Deep Enough To Fund His Campaign?

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Trump says he's rich enough to pay for his own White House bid. But the billion-dollar-plus price tag might be tough, even for him.

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Beijing Awarded The 2022 Olympic Winter Games

Beijing Awarded The 2022 Olympic Winter Games

With the selection, Beijing will become the first city to host both winter and summer games. Beijing hosted the 2008 Summer Games.

Democratic Candidates Stumble Over Black Lives Matter Movement

Democratic Candidates Stumble Over Black Lives Matter Movement

"Nobody got the messaging right at the beginning," an activist in the movement said. "They should have known better." Three Democratic candidates are speaking to the...

Are Donald Trump's Pockets Deep Enough To Fund His Campaign?

Are Donald Trump's Pockets Deep Enough To Fund His Campaign?

Trump says he's rich enough to pay for his own White House bid. But the billion-dollar-plus price tag might be tough, even for him.

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