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Just Plane Sad: A Show Of Support For SkyMall

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 2:20pm

News last week that SkyMall's parent company has filed for bankruptcy protection inspired an outpouring of odes to the kitschy in-flight catalog.

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Greece's Left-Wing Prime Minister Takes Charge

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 10:01am

Alexis Tsipras, who led Syriza to an improbable win in parliamentary election, was sworn in today amid fears about what his win means for the country's bailout agreements with the European Union.

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Sling TV Could Be Cable-Cutter's Dream

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 5:17am

Sling TV launches in a few weeks. That's the new streaming service from Dish that allows viewers to stream content previously only available through cable.

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Greek Voters Usher Leftist Party Into Office

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 4:04am

Greece's radical left Syriza party is the first anti-austerity party to win elections in Europe, throwing into doubt whether the troubled country stays the course on an international austerity plan.

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Threats Prompt 2 Plane Evacuations At Seattle-Tacoma Airport

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 1:41am

A JetBlue flight from Long Beach, Calif., and a SkyWest jet from Phoenix were involved. On Saturday, bomb threats targeted 2 jets bound for Atlanta. It's unclear if any of the threats were connected.

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From A Frequent Flier To SkyMall, Thanks For The Memory Foams

Sat, 01/24/2015 - 7:42am

NPR's Scott Simon remembers the many hours he has spent at 30,000 feet paging through the in-flight catalog SkyMall. SkyMall filed for bankruptcy this week.

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Will Environmentalists Fall For Faux Fish Made From Plants?

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 6:17pm

A handful of chefs and food companies are experimenting with fish-like alternatives to seafood. But the market is still a few steps behind plant-based products for meat and dairy.

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Auto Loan Surge Fuels Fears Of Another Subprime Crisis

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:44pm

Dealers are extending loans to a growing number of people with weak credit, and more of them are having trouble making payments. The situation is evoking comparisons to the subprime mortgage boom.

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Goodbye, Garden Yeti: In-Flight Catalog SkyMall Files For Bankruptcy

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:49am

The kitschy catalog fell victim to online shopping and the growing ubiquity of in-flight Wi-Fi, according to the company's Chapter 11 filing.

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Flexible Income Opportunity Helps Cities Warm To Uber, Study Says

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:03am

Renee Montagne talks to former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe about his new job as vice president of strategy and policy for the ride-hailing service Uber.

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To Keep Planes From Disappearing, NTSB Urges Constant Tracking

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 9:42pm

The agency wants every-minute updates on the locations of planes that fly over water, as well as longer-lasting batteries for black-box beacons, following the disappearance of a Malaysian jet.

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Investment Fund Pours Cash Into Cleaner, Greener Fish Farming

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 5:43pm

Aqua-Spark is the world's first investment fund for sustainable aquaculture. So far it has bet on an alternative fish feed that could take pressure off the oceans and a tilapia farm in Mozambique.

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Family Dollar Shareholders Approve Takeover By Dollar Tree

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 5:03pm

Two of the biggest dollar stores are merging. Family Dollar shareholders agreed to an $8.7 billion takeover Thursday, choosing not to accept a bigger offer from Dollar General due to antitrust fears.

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Google Could Provide Relief To Sprint, T-Mobile With Wireless Deal

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 3:23pm

Google plans to enter the wireless phone business, according to published reports. By purchasing capacity on the T-Mobile and Sprint networks, Google could sell mobile service directly to customers, a move that would shake up the wireless industry.

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Obama's Big Bid To Change Sick-Leave Laws May Hinge On Small Business

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 3:16pm

The president's call for mandatory paid sick days starred in his State of the Union address. But forget the big speech: It may be small businesses — and state lawmakers — that decide this debate.

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Debate: Is Amazon The Reader's Friend?

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 3:01pm

Two teams of editors and writers, including best-selling author Scott Turow, face off over Amazon's influence over the publishing industry, in the latest debate from Intelligence Squared U.S.

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How Much More (Or Less) Would You Make If We Rolled Back Inequality?

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 1:39pm

What would incomes look like for U.S. families today if the income distribution were the same as it was in 1979?

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European Central Bank Launches Stimulus Plan

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:06am

The ECB will begin buying up eurozone member government bonds in a bid to stimulate Europe's flagging economy. America's Federal Reserve had a similar program that aided recovery from its 2008 crisis.

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ECB Unveils Massive Bond-Buying Stimulus Program For Eurozone

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 8:44am

The European Central Bank chief said the bank will buy 60 billion euros' worth of bonds each month until either September 2016 or inflation reaches about 2 percent.

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Communities Around Fort Campbell Brace For Word On Budget Cuts

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 3:59am

This week, the Army held a town hall meeting at Fort Campbell. The sprawling Army post straddles Kentucky and Tennessee and is a major economic driver for the region.

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