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Obama Lays Out His Plan To Have Telecoms Store Call Data

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 10:07am

The president is asking Congress to work with him on a plan to have communications companies hold "metadata." He wants government investigators to have access to the information with court approval.

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Weekly Jobless Claims Drop, GDP Growth Revised Up Slightly

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 8:21am

The news about both last quarter and last week is positive. Fewer people signed up for unemployment insurance last week, and consumer spending was stronger than previously thought in late 2013.

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Who Pays When Everyone Wants To Watch 'House Of Cards'?

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 4:00am

Netflix has a problem: Too many people want to watch House of Cards, and there isn't enough capacity to let everyone watch at once, uninterrupted. Who's going to pay for the upgrade?

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The Last Word In Business

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 4:00am

David Greene and Linda Wertheimer have the Last Word in business.

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Board Rules Athletes At Northwestern University Are Employees

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 4:00am

The decision still must be approved by the full NLRB board in Washington, D.C. The regional director ruled football players at Northwestern qualify as employees and may therefore unionize.

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Thu, 03/27/2014 - 4:00am

Linda Wertheimer has business news.

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Netflix Hit Spurs Talks Over Who Pay For Internet Service Upgrades

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 4:00am

Netflix has a problem: too many people want to watch House of Cards, and there isn't enough capacity to let everyone watch at once, uninterrupted. The question is: Who's going to pay for the upgrade?

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Senator Warns Of A Student Loan Bubble

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 1:56am

Students are taking on record levels of debt to pay for college. Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, says it's a drag on the economy and is calling for changes to the federal student loan system.

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No Sugar High For Wall Street, Candy Crush Maker's IPO Disapoints

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 1:26am

The maker of Candy Crush went public Wednesday, and for King Digital Entertainment the results were crushing — the stock sank. It may be a sign investors are losing faith in the mobile gaming market

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From The Birth Of The iPhone To An Era Of Lawsuits

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 5:54pm

On the eve of the next trial in the continuing patent war between Apple and Samsung, one of the iPhone's original designers is speaking out publicly for the first time.

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How Russia's Annexation Of Crimea Could Hurt Its Economy

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:21pm

President Vladimir Putin's swift move to annex Crimea has been popular among many Russians. But when it comes to Russia's economy, many analysts think the country's prospects are looking weaker.

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Backlash To Facebook Buying Virtual Reality Firm Comes Swiftly

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 3:30pm

Facebook's purchase of the virtual reality company Oculus VR is only a day old. But the founders are already defending themselves against threats of abandonment by game developers.

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Labor Board Rules Northwestern University Players Are Employees

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 2:40pm

The decision means the players can vote to unionize and has the potential to revolutionize the way college athletics work.

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Getting Your Head Into The Facebook-Oculus Virtual Reality Deal

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:34pm

Author Howard Rheingold has been thinking about virtual reality tech for decades. He spoke to All Tech Considered about Facebook's purchase of the company behind the Oculus Rift headset.

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The Changing World Of Tech Requires A Woman's Eye

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 10:45am

Tell Me More wraps up its "Women in Tech" series looking at the new ideas women are bringing to tech, and how they're encouraging young girls to get into the field. What lessons have been learned?

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IRS To Treat Bitcoin As Property, Not Currency

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:00am

The digital currency will be taxed like stocks. The IRS ruling provides some clarity to Bitcoin users and business owners who accept the virtual currency. But it means lots of record keeping.

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German Chemical Giant BASF Benefits From Cheap U.S. Natural Gas

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:00am

Thanks to fracking, there is an abundance of natural gas at about a quarter of the European price. This influx of business may be good for the U.S., but it's cause for concern for European leaders.

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The Last Word In Business

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:00am

Linda Wertheimer and David Greene have the Last Word in business.

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Houston Ship Channel Partially Reopens After Oil Spill

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:00am

David Greene talks to Mark Holving, captain of the Dutch freighter the Avonberg, which was stalled outside the port of Houston. The ship channel was closed after oil spilled from a barge on Saturday.

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Business News

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 4:00am

David Greene has business news.

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