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Regulators And Airlines Fight Over Fares, Fees And Fairness

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 12:21pm

So exactly how much are we paying for an airline ticket? Do you count the fares, the fees and taxes? The government wants airlines to be more up front with passengers about the total cost.

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With Beats, Apple Buys A Quick Start On Smart Headphones

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 9:23am

Apple purchased Beats By Dre this week, suggesting the company is looking at smart headphone technology — headphones that can sense what the body is doing.

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Adman Was King Of The One-Liners, But Knew Where To Draw The Line

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 6:40am

David Abbott brought his signature brand of crisp, catchy copy-writing to ads for The Economist magazine and Volvo. Abbott passed away this month at age 75.

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Tech Week: C-E-Bros, Diversity Numbers And The Beats Deal

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 4:20am

The Snapchat CEO's fraternity-day emails surfaced, Apple made its biggest acquisition and Google disclosed the uneven gender breakdown of its staff. Take a look at the week's top headlines in tech.

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Investor Carl Icahn Reportedly At Center Of Insider Trading Probe

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 8:14pm

The billionaire is said to be under investigation for possibly tipping off pro golfer Phil Mickelson and sports gambler "Billy" Walters ahead of market-moving stock trades.

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An Old-Fashioned Newspaperman Takes The Helm In A Digital World

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 6:53pm

Dean Baquet, the new executive editor of The New York Times, is a proud defender of old-school newsroom values. But, he says, he recognizes that both he and the Times need to adapt to the digital era.

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SpaceX Unveils A Sleek New Ride To Orbit

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 3:38pm

The private space-launch company has taken its Dragon capsule design and taught it some cool new tricks.

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Oklahoma's Extreme Drought Has Wheat Farmers Bracing For Worst

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 3:04pm

Four years of crippling drought has withered the agricultural economies of Great Plains states like Oklahoma. The USDA forecasts this year's wheat crop will be half what it would be in a good year.

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Chinese Entrepreneur Takes Wheeled Luggage A Step Further

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 4:07am

The inventor has patented a suitcase that doubles as a battery-powered scooter. The suitcase-scooter looks like a moped and can seat two adults. It can travel up to 37 miles on one charge.

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IMF Predicts Europe's Economic Growth Will Continue To Be Weak

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 4:07am

The U.S. economy is recovering slowly. Europe's economy is doing much worse. David Greene talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution, who is back from a European Central Bank forum.

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SpaceX Founder Elon Musk Reveals New Spacecraft

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 4:07am

The private space flight company SpaceX has unveiled the manned version of its Dragon space capsule at its California headquarters. Founder Elon Musk has promised to make space flight inexpensive.

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Drone Wars: Who Owns The Air?

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 2:03am

There are lots of entrepreneurs who would love to build drone-based businesses. But right now, there's a battle over whether it's legal for drones to take to the sky.

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'Period Of Turmoil' Preceded Abramson Firing, Says Top Editor At 'Times'

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 10:33pm

In an interview with NPR, The New York Times' new executive editor Dean Baquet said Jill Abramson was fired because of her failed relationship with the publisher and with senior editors.

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Economic Upswing Has Fewer Americans Receiving Food Stamps

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 4:30pm

Last year, about 1 in 7 people in the U.S. were getting food stamps, or SNAP benefits. But the numbers have started to drop as more people find work and better-paying jobs, analysts say.

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The Economy Takes A Dip, But Analysts Look For It To Snap Back

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 3:28pm

The latest U.S. report showed growth shrank in early 2014, but talk of a recession is unwarranted, economists say. They blame a harsh winter and say strong consumer spending signals a rebound.

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For TV Advertisers, A Hunt For Live Audiences

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 3:27pm

Advertising deals for the upcoming television season are now being negotiated. Jeanine Poggi, TV reporter for Ad Age, says that in an era of time-shifted viewing, advertisers are in hot pursuit of the people who watch TV live.

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Germany's Economy Is Doing Well — And That's Bad For The Eurozone

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 3:27pm

A recent report out of Brussels says Germany's economy is prospering — and that's a big problem for the rest of the eurozone. Our Planet Money team reports on how doing extremely well can cause trouble when you're a member of a group.

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Conservatives, Environmentalists Found Common Ground In Cap And Trade

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 3:27pm

Ambassador C. Boyden Gray, former White House counsel to George H.W. Bush, assisted in the development of the cap-and-trade system. He talks to Robert Siegel about how the system evolved over time.

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As Oklahoma Drought Continues, Farmers Prepare For Losses

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 3:27pm

As Oklahoma enters its fourth year of sustained drought, some farmers expect the harvest to be so bad they'll end up calling their insurance agents and declaring this year a total loss. StateImpact Oklahoma's Joe Wertz reports that some are calling this the worst drought since the '50s — or even since the Dust Bowl.

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Ford Recalls 1.4 Million Vehicles For Various Defects

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 2:30pm

The recalls include 1.1 million SUVs with power steering defects, 200,000 Taurus sedans with a corrosion issue and 82,500 vehicles with floor mats that might interfere with the accelerator.

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