Uri Berliner http://wfae.org en From Coffee Futures To Bulk Buying: A Year Of Adventurous Investing http://wfae.org/post/coffee-futures-bulk-buying-year-adventurous-investing <em>A year ago, NPR's Uri Berliner decided to take his money out of a savings account that was losing value to inflation and turn it loose in an investing adventure. A <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/187092877/dollar-for-dollar-adventures-in-uncommon-investments" target="_blank">series of stories in 2013</a> described his newly acquired assets and sought to shed light on how the markets for them worked.</em><p>I had up to $5,000 of savings I was willing to risk. I ended up investing around $3,600. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 07:46:00 +0000 Uri Berliner 52400 at http://wfae.org From Coffee Futures To Bulk Buying: A Year Of Adventurous Investing After Week Of Tumult, Clippers' Focus Must Turn Back To Basketball http://wfae.org/post/after-week-tumult-clippers-focus-must-turn-back-basketball Transcript <p>ARUN RATH, HOST: <p>The Los Angeles Clippers are back to the business of basketball. They'll play the Golden State Warriors tonight in a deciding game 7 playoff game. It will cap a jaw-dropping week for the franchise, bound together by race, the Internet and the economics of sports. Here's NPR's Uri Berliner.<p>URI BERLINER, BYLINE: It all started last weekend with the recording posted to the gossip site TMZ. In it, Clippers owner Donald Sterling is telling a woman he knows very well that he doesn't approve that she publicly associates with black people like Magic Johnson. Sat, 03 May 2014 21:18:00 +0000 Uri Berliner 50244 at http://wfae.org Why You Won't Win Warren Buffett's Billion-Dollar Bracket http://wfae.org/post/why-you-wont-win-warren-buffets-billion-dollar-bracket <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kq_K5Hg8TrM</p> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 15:05:00 +0000 Uri Berliner 47014 at http://wfae.org Why You Won't Win Warren Buffett's Billion-Dollar Bracket Tired Of Doom And Gloom? Here's The Best Good News Of 2013 http://wfae.org/post/tired-doom-and-gloom-heres-best-good-news-2013 Being a news consumer means you're constantly on the receiving end of bad news. War, unemployment, crime, political dysfunction — it can be enough to make you think we humans aren't doing <em>anything</em> right. But good news: We are. As the year draws to an end, here's a look at a few areas of real progress in the U.S. and around the world.<p><strong>Air Safety</strong><strong></strong><p>Let's start with flying. It's not a lot of fun: baggage fees, pat-downs, cramped seating, disappointing snacks.<p>But the odds are remarkably good you will land safely. Tue, 24 Dec 2013 07:57:00 +0000 Uri Berliner 41722 at http://wfae.org Tired Of Doom And Gloom? Here's The Best Good News Of 2013 Crippled By Sanctions, Iran's Economy Key In Nuclear Deal http://wfae.org/post/crippled-sanctions-irans-economy-key-nuclear-deal Some of the sanctions against Iran will be eased under an <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/11/23/246954418/reports-deal-reached-to-limit-iran-s-nuclear-program">agreement reached</a> between Iran and six world powers over the weekend. In return, Iran promises to temporarily curb part of its nuclear program.<p>There's widespread agreement that sanctions have worked, squeezing Iran financially and bringing its leaders to the negotiating table. Mon, 25 Nov 2013 07:52:00 +0000 Uri Berliner 39874 at http://wfae.org Crippled By Sanctions, Iran's Economy Key In Nuclear Deal The Roots Of Franchising Took Hold In A Hair Salon Chain http://wfae.org/post/roots-franchising-took-hold-hair-salon-chain <em>We have been reporting for several weeks now on </em><a href="http://www.npr.org/series/235557499/ddd">small businesses in America</a>.<em> Today, we explore a business system where entrepreneurs and corporations come together: franchising. Franchising is a bit like marriage. It takes a good long-term relationship to succeed.</em><p>It makes sense to begin a story about franchising and the hairstyling business by looking to Martha Matilda Harper, a servant living in Rochester, N.Y., in the late 19th century. In her spare time, she developed a special hair tonic. The tonic sold well. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 07:05:00 +0000 Uri Berliner 37425 at http://wfae.org The Roots Of Franchising Took Hold In A Hair Salon Chain Is North America The Next World Capital Of Energy? http://wfae.org/post/will-americas-become-world-capital-energy A perfect storm of sorts is leading some Western energy companies to step back from investments and operations in the Middle East. Companies see increased risk in the region because of the turmoil and violence following the Arab Spring. And, advances in technology have made it easier to produce oil in North America. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 07:55:00 +0000 Uri Berliner 36155 at http://wfae.org Coffee Futures: The Highs And Lows Of A Cup Of Joe http://wfae.org/post/coffee-futures-highs-and-lows-cup-joe <em>NPR's Uri Berliner is taking $5,000 of his own savings and <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/05/22/184201335/instead-of-snoozing-in-savings-let-s-put-5-000-to-work" target="_blank">putting it to work</a>. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 06:53:00 +0000 Uri Berliner 30190 at http://wfae.org Coffee Futures: The Highs And Lows Of A Cup Of Joe The Art Of Investing: The Rewards Aren't Always Financial http://wfae.org/post/art-investing-rewards-arent-always-financial <em>NPR's Uri Berliner is taking $5,000 of his own savings and </em><a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/05/22/184201335/instead-of-snoozing-in-savings-let-s-put-5-000-to-work" target="_blank">putting it to work</a><em>. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 07:17:00 +0000 Uri Berliner 29668 at http://wfae.org The Art Of Investing: The Rewards Aren't Always Financial How To Invest In Real Estate Without Being A Landlord http://wfae.org/post/how-invest-real-estate-without-being-landlord <em>NPR's Uri Berliner is taking $5,000 of his own savings and </em><a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/05/22/184201335/instead-of-snoozing-in-savings-let-s-put-5-000-to-work" target="_blank">putting it to work</a><em>. Though he's no financial whiz or guru, he's exploring different types of investments — alternatives that may fare better than staying in a savings account that's not keeping up with inflation. </em><p>Reckless bets on real estate can cause trouble. They can, for example, help to bring down the global economy. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 08:26:00 +0000 Uri Berliner 29270 at http://wfae.org How To Invest In Real Estate Without Being A Landlord