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Netflix Expands Into France

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 3:52am

But the welcome so far has not been a warm one for the video-streaming giant. Media outlets in France are complaining that the California-based company will erode French culture.

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Apple's U2 Album Promotion Backfires

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 3:52am

U2 and Apple teamed up for what Apple's CEO called, "the largest album release of all time." They released U2's album, Songs of Innocence, for free to everyone with an iTunes account.

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Competition Highlights Importance Of Fall TV Season

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 3:52am

Network TV's fall season formally starts next week, when most networks unveil their new shows, and Nielsen starts counting ratings for the season. Which shows will succeed and which will fail?

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Philip Morris Sues Uruguay Over Graphic Cigarette Packaging

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 3:35am

The country requires photos of decaying teeth and gruesome hospital scenes on every pack. Philip Morris sees this as a violation of a trade agreement and is suing Uruguay for $25 million.

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How Should The Media Handle Beheading Videos?

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 4:08pm

NPR's Arun Rath speaks with the Poynter Institute's Kelly McBride about the ethical issues raised by media organizations showing the killings of hostages by Islamic Militants.

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Heineken Owners Reportedly Rebuff SABMiller's Purchase Offer

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 1:47pm

In a move seen as a way to fight off Anheuser-Busch InBev, brewer SABMiller reportedly offered to buy Heineken. The family that controls Heineken rejected the idea, Bloomberg News says.

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'Your Call Is Important ... ' Which Is Why You Hear Music

Sun, 09/14/2014 - 6:48am

We've all been put on hold. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to journalist Tom Vanderbilt, who says that music on the other end of the phone line helps keep customers sane while they wait.

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Peter Thiel In 'Zero To One': How To Develop The Developed World

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 6:39am

NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to investor and Paypal cofounder Peter Thiel about his new book, Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future.

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Reality Check For Young Farmers: It's An Expensive 'Habit'

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 6:03am

More young people are trying their hand at farming, hoping to make a living out of it. But, as it turns out, passion and grit are just a few of the prerequisites for success.

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Tech Week: The Internet 'Slowdown' And Apple's New Crop

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 4:37am

In our weekly roundup, the battle against big cable showed up on many of our favorite websites. And Apple's new mobile payment system and watch announcement made it a big week for tech news.

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Tech Week: The Internet 'Slowdown' And Apple's New Crop

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 4:37am

In our weekly roundup, the battle against big cable showed up on many of our favorite websites. And Apple's new mobile payment system and watch announcement made it a big week for tech news.

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When Investors Buy Alibaba Shares, They Won't Get What They Paid For

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 3:21pm

When the Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba goes public, it's going to the biggest public offering ever. But when investors buy their shares, it will be in a Cayman Islands-based holding company.

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Apple Takes A Swipe At The Credit Card

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:43pm

Apple wants to change the way you pay for things. Credit card companies are embracing its new mobile payment system as a boost to security, but analysts say Apple could disrupt the payments industry.

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Health Costs Inch Up As Obamacare Kicks In

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:44am

While there were increases in the second quarter of this year, they don't appear to be pushing the growth in health spending toward the painful levels of a decade ago.

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Food Is Cheap, At Least Compared To Four Years Ago

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 8:07am

Global food prices are at a four-year low because of good harvests in the U.S., Europe and China. But food still costs more than it did in the 1990s, even accounting for inflation.

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Is A-Rod Using LinkedIn To Find Work?

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 4:11am

The profile is for Alex Rodriguez, the founder, CEO and president of A-Rod Corp. No confirmation yet that it is for the N.Y. Yankees star suspended over alleged use of performance enhancing drugs.

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Survey: Companies Hold Back On Hiring Full-Time Workers

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 4:11am

Steve Inskeep talks to Harvard Business School professor Jan Rivkin about his survey on U.S. competitiveness. He found many businesses prefer to use part-time workers rather than hire them full time.

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Additional EU Sanctions Target Russia's Actions In Ukraine

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 4:11am

The latest penalties target Russia's financial, oil and high tech sectors, and slap travel bans and asset freezes on more officials.

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A Dozen Puffins Will Get You 800 Mackerel: Inside The Weird Economy Of Zoos

Fri, 09/12/2014 - 2:29am

Zoos and aquariums almost never buy or sell animals. But trade is thriving.

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U.S. Threatened To Fine Yahoo $250K A Day If It Didn't Release User Data

Thu, 09/11/2014 - 7:24pm

The company says it fought the order in a secret court and lost. Today, that same court finally unsealed documents of a pivotal decision that allowed the U.S. to spy on Internet users.

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