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Shake Shack, the Manhattan-based burger chain, has a cult following, and investors gobbled up shares Friday when it became a publicly traded company.

In its initial public offering, shares were priced at $21, but they jumped to nearly $50 as trading began, and closed the day just under $46.

Chenjerai Kumanyika, a professor at Clemson University and aspiring public radio journalist, sparked a challenging conversation with his commentary about the "whiteness" of public radio voices. We hosted a Twitter chat about his essay and invited listeners and public radio professionals to share their thoughts using #PubRadioVoice.

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Moscow has awarded a $3 billion contract to build a bridge linking Russia with the newly annexed Crimean peninsula to a close friend of President Vladimir Putin.

How To Do Anything You Can Do

Jan 30, 2015

Think about all the things you would like to do.  It's probably an impressive list - and exhausting.  Certified Financial Planner Byron Moore lists six keys to help you do the things you have only dreamed of accomplishing.

Preparing For The Unexpected

Jan 30, 2015

There are a number of weather events that are a threat to northeast Louisiana.  Louisiana Small Business Development Center's Barry Parker cautions business owners not to be lulled into lack or preparation when it comes to keeping yourself, employees, and equipment ready for what could turn into an emergency situation.

In the education world, you see this phrase all the time: "free and reduced-price lunch." What's the percentage at a given school? In a given district or state?

It's not necessarily out of concern about who's getting fed. Instead, it's most often used to talk about concentrations of poverty and how that affects learning.

The phrase refers to students enrolled in the National School Lunch Program — an easily available data point for any school and any district.

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Even Russia's government admits the country's economy is taking a hit from those sanctions. The plunge in the price of oil isn't helping that oil-driven economy either.

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