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Is The Economy Suffering From Secular Stagnation?

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:06am

Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, of the Brookings Institution, about secular stagnation: the problem of building consumer demand at a time when people are less motivated to spend.

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N.J. Gov. Christie Backs A Long Shot: Sports Betting

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:06am

Christie says the state's casinos and racetracks can begin offering sports betting, in apparent defiance of federal law. It's a move that's all but certain to be challenged in court by sports leagues.

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In Some Jobs, Past Achievements May Work Against Female Workers

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:06am

London Business School researchers find that the more competent and accomplished women are, the worse their performance evaluations — when it comes to managers with traditional gender attitudes.

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Hailo YouTube Ad Points Out That Uber's Rates Are Too High

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:06am

The ad uses Jimmy McMillan who ran for governor of New York in 2010. His catch phrase then was: rent is too damn high. Now he points out that Hailo's rates are less expensive than its competitor Uber.

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More Bad Luck For Atlantic City's Economy

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:06am

Trump Entertainment Resorts will file for Bankruptcy this week, according to a report from Bloomberg. Donald Trump, who hasn't run the casinos in years, filed a lawsuit to remove his name from them.

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Size Matters: Why Apple Is Expected To Unveil A Bigger iPhone

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 2:34am

Pushed by rivals like Samsung, Apple is likely to announce bigger iPhones on Tuesday. Users of bigger-screen devices say they prefer their larger images and the ability to see multiple apps together.

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Home Depot Confirms Data Breach At U.S., Canadian Stores

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 1:37am

Home Depot said its payment systems have been hacked in a data breach that could affect millions of shoppers who used credit and debit cards at its more than 2,000 U.S. and Canadian stores.

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Harvard Study Says Economy Is 'Doing Half Its Job'; Guess Which Half

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 5:52pm

An alumni survey by the school found much more optimism about the future of America's companies than its workers. More than 4 in 10 think employee pay and benefits are set to shrink.

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Could Great Lakes Fisheries Be Revived Through Fish Farms?

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 4:15pm

This summer, Michigan's aquaculture industry took a step forward. And that has touched off a debate over whether the Great Lakes are an appropriate place for fish farming.

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Chick-Fil-A Founder Credited His Success To Christian Principles

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 3:14pm

The founder of the popular Chick-fil-A restaurant chain, S. Truett Cathy, died on Monday at the age of 93. Cathy was as well-known for his chicken sandwich as for his Christian values.

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Why Do We Sign For Things? A Rabbi, A Lawyer And A MasterCard Exec Explain

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 3:14pm

The signature is supposed to say, "This is me." But why do we still use it?

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Healthy Food? Huddle House Won't Be Serving That Anytime Soon

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 1:53pm

Huddle House says its customers don't want healthy options or calorie counts. But by defying healthy trends, the chain seems increasingly — and unapologetically — out of step with the competition.

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From A Chinese Apartment To Wall Street Darling: The Rise Of Alibaba

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:54pm

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's initial public stock offering in New York is expected to be one of the biggest ever. It's come a long way since a former English teacher founded it in 1999.

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Try This On For Size: Personal Styling That Comes In The Mail

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:09pm

Too busy for the mall? Online services like Stitch Fix and Trunk Club attempt to re-create personal shopping relationships of yesterday, powered by today's data analytics.

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Chick-Fil-A Founder S. Truett Cathy Dies At 93

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:14am

S. Truett Cathy's Chick-fil-A has now grown to $5 billion in annual sales, and its stores still close on Sundays, reflecting its founder's religious beliefs.

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Electrolux To Buy General Electric's Appliance Business

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 4:03am

In taking on GE appliances, Electrolux will more than double its home appliance sales in the U.S. As part of the deal, Electrolux will continue using the GE appliances brand for that product line.

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Archaeologists Chase Private Funds To Preserve Greek Antiquities

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 2:25am

The country's prized archaeology sites are suffering, thanks to austerity measures and slashed budgets. But archaeologists face strict laws mandating state ownership of Greece's ancient treasures.

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Harvard Receives Largest-Ever Donation

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:27am

The $350 million gift pledged to Harvard University's School of Public Health will help bolster research in several key areas including global pandemics, officials said.

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Will Apple Sell A Smart Wallet For Your Smartphone?

Sun, 09/07/2014 - 6:52am

Rumors are swirling about the unveiling of the newest iPhone this Tuesday. But will it be enough to keep Apple at the top of the pack? NPR's Lynn Neary talks with Farhad Manjoo of the New York Times.

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China's Alibaba Could See $155 Billion Valuation In U.S. IPO

Sat, 09/06/2014 - 4:00pm

Preparing for its initial public offering, e-commerce company Alibaba estimates its stock will sell for $60 to $66 a share. The retailing giant will be listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

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