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Despite Job Growth, Voters Focus On Stagnant Wages

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 6:48am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to columnist Megan McArdle of Bloomberg View about what voters really want from the U.S. job market.

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Tech Week That Was: Obama Rocks The Net Neutrality Debate

Sat, 11/15/2014 - 4:30am

The president took a stand on net neutrality this week, saying the idea that traffic is treated equally should be protected like a public utility. Critics called it "Obamacare for the Internet."

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Workers Say Employers In Ailing Atlantic City Hold All The Cards

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 5:32pm

A bankruptcy judge has approved pay benefits cuts for workers at the ailing Trump Taj Mahal casino. But in the city's grim job market, better-paying opportunities elsewhere are few and far between.

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Free Voice-Control Software Helps Tiny Start-Ups Build Big Ideas

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 3:23pm

Apple, Google and Amazon are all racing against each other to create services that you can control with your voice. But they're facing competition from a surprising place — small entrepreneurs using free software to create products on the cutting edge.

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Legal Marijuana Drives Booming Demand For Denver's Warehouses

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 3:23pm

Colorado law says the plant itself has to be grown indoors, but regulation and reluctant banks have made real estate hard to come by for pot entrepreneurs. The right property can go for millions.

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NBA Commissioner Thinks Gambling On Games Should Be Legal

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 12:53pm

Breaking with other major pro sports leagues, Adam Silver says the world is changing and that Congress should allow sports betting that is legal and regulated.

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Judge Denies BP's Attempt To Avoid $18 Billion In Fines

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 7:02am

Last month, the company asked the judge to reconsider a ruling that could trigger fines under the Clean Water Act; Thursday, he said no. The company says it will appeal.

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To Lure Investors, China Links Its Two Giant Stock Markets

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 4:06am

Chinese investors will now be allowed to directly buy stock in Hong Kong and foreign investors will be able to do the same in Shanghai. Its a small move with big implications.

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China Stock Market To Open To Foreign Investors

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 4:06am

On Monday, Chinese will be allowed to directly invest money across the border in the Hong Kong stock market and vice-a-versa. It's a small move with big implications.

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Strategies Help Calif. Ranchers, Farmers Weather Drought

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 4:06am

California likely produces more than half of all fresh food we eat in the U.S. Three years of severe drought is forcing farmers and ranchers to rethink just about everything about their businesses.

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Big Mayo Vs. Little Mayo: Which Brand Has Egg On Its Face?

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 2:31am

Unilever is claiming that the label on Hampton Creek's egg-free spread is misleading and is threatening to its Hellmann's brand. But marketing experts say the strategy may have backfired.

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State Health Insurance Exchanges Hope To Woo Urban Minorities

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 2:26am

With Obamacare signups resuming this week, California and Connecticut have deployed new strategies to reach people who resisted signing up last year. Step one: Avoid previous cultural gaffes.

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Former CEO Indicted For Alleged Role In Deadly Mine Disaster

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 6:02pm

Don Blankenship is accused of defying safety regulators when he ran the Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia. A blast at the mine killed 29 people in 2010.

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As Casinos Fold, Stakes Are High For Atlantic City Transformation

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 4:43pm

Atlantic City, N.J., once synonymous with gambling, is reeling from the failure of several big-name casinos. Officials hope they can revive the city by recasting it as the Las Vegas of the East Coast.

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Facebook Rolls Out New, Simpler Privacy Policy

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 4:41pm

The new privacy guidelines are one-third their previous length. But experts say it doesn't change how much data the company will continue to gather from users.

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Amazon, Hachette Reach Agreement Over E-Book Prices

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 3:13pm

The agreement in the months-long dispute was announced today and the two former adversaries will resume normal business "immediately," according to a press release.

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Amazon And Hachette Reach A Deal On E-Book Pricing

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 11:16am

The multiyear agreement, which will take effect in early 2015, ends a months-long stalemate between the online retail giant and the publishing powerhouse.

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Congress Will Vote On Keystone XL Pipeline, With An Eye On Louisiana

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 6:37am

The two bills' sponsors — Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., and Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La. — are heading toward a runoff election next month.

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Miners At Risk Because Of Unpaid And Uncollected Fines

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 4:08am

NPR probes the regulatory loophole that allows mine owners to ignore government regulators and operate unsafe mines. For years, the owners have failed to pay penalties even as workers are injured.

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How Kodak's Shirley Cards Set Photography's Skin-Tone Standard

Thu, 11/13/2014 - 2:45am

Named for the original model — an employee of Kodak — the portraits were used by photo labs to calibrate printers. But until the 1970s, that model was always white.

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