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After Nuclear Deal, European Businesses Flock To Iran

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 3:33pm

Iran's market of 80 million, well-educated consumers is not open yet, but French and other European business delegations are already flocking to the country. They will be the first in and have a head start, but analysts say American business could be the big winner in the end.

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How An 11-Year-Old Boy Invented The Popsicle

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 12:23pm

The beloved ice pops were born of a young boy's tinkering with sugary soda powder and water on a cold night. But the end of this tale for Frank Epperson was not as sweet as his treat.

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Can Greece Get A Handle On Its Notorious Tax System?

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 4:30am

A big problem for Greece as it attempts to climb out of its fiscal hole is its corrupt and inefficient tax system. The tax code is maddeningly complex and evasion is high.

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For Love Or Money: Fans, Businesses Flock To Fantasy Sports

Wed, 07/22/2015 - 3:57am

The legal loophole that allows people to bet on fantasy sports teams but not real ones is attracting big money. Fantasy games may trump real ones soon, says commentator Frank Deford.

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FCC Set To Approve AT&T-DirecTV Merger

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 5:33pm

The agency's chairman circulated an order to his fellow commissioners to approve the $48.5 billion merger. He said the move would increase competition in the broadband space.

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5 Years Later, Legacy Of Financial Overhaul Still Being Weighed

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 4:53pm

Republicans are pushing to roll back Dodd-Frank because they say it over-regulates the financial industry and hurts growth. Supporters say it has made banks stronger and the financial system safer.

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Toshiba CEO, Board Members Resign Amid Accounting Scandal

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 3:54pm

Toshiba announced a mass exodus of executives and board members Tuesday following the disclosure of a years-long accounting scandal.

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Americans Seek Compensation For Assets Lost In Cuban Revolution

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 3:54pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Richard Feinberg, a professor at the University of California, San Diego, and a Brookings Institution fellow, about the unsolved claims after the revolution.

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Sen. Blumenthal Introduces Bill To Protect Connected Cars From Hackers

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 3:49pm

Connected cars can be vulnerable to hackers. NPR's Melissa Block talks with Sen. Richard Blumenthal about legislation he has introduced to protect drivers.

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U.S.-Cuba Ties Are Restored, But Most American Tourists Will Have To Wait

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 3:21pm

Now that Cuba and the United States have restored full diplomatic ties, what will it take to lift sanctions impeding business and travel?

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The Ghost In The Car May Be A Hacker

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 12:49pm

As cars become increasingly computerized and connected, researchers are finding vulnerabilities that may allow autos to be controlled remotely. U.S. lawmakers want standards to make cars more secure.

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IRS: 7.5 Million Americans Paid Penalty For Lack Of Health Coverage

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 10:19am

Americans paid an average penalty of $200 for not having health insurance in 2014, the first year most Americans were required to have coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

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Tea Sommeliers Are The Hot New Thing In Food Pairing

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 9:59am

Which black tea goes best with blue cheese? It turns out there is an art to unlocking new flavors in your food by pairing it with tea. And a whole new breed of experts has risen up to spread the word.

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The Greek Banks Are Open Again, But The Sales Tax Just Went Up

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 4:06am

The good news for Greeks is that banks are open again. The bad news is a sales tax hike that's made most things more expensive. It's an attempt to raise more tax revenue and balance the budget.

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Facing Tough Competition, A&P Seeks Bankruptcy Protection

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 4:06am

The grocery store chain A&P has filed for bankruptcy. Stiff competition in the food retail industry is forcing the storied company to sell off or close almost 300 stores around the Northeast.

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Expanding, Not Shrinking, Saves A Small Rural Hospital

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 4:01am

As least 55 hospitals across the rural U.S. have closed since 2010. But northern Missouri's Putnam County Memorial finds that adding high-quality specialty services lures patients and revenue.

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Zappos: A Workplace Where No One And Everyone Is The Boss

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 2:33am

Earlier this year, the online retailer eliminated managers and embraced 'holacracy' — a system of self-governance. It's one of a handful of firms that's trying to make middle management obsolete.

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With Ad Blocking Use On The Rise, What Happens To Online Publishers?

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 5:14pm

A new Apple update could challenge the current online business model. Some say less ad revenue means more sites will charge for access to content. There's also a move to block the ad blockers.

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Casinos Offer New Ways To Win With Games Based On Skill

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 3:59pm

Some casinos are switching out slot machines for games of skill. This story originally aired on April 29, 2015, on All Things Considered.

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Greek Banks Reopen With Limits Still In Place

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 2:05pm

Also today, Greeks were greeted by higher prices on basic goods because of a eurozone-imposed sales tax of between 13 and 23 percent.

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