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Russian Economic Forum Boycotted Over Ukraine Crisis

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 4:05am

The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum is seen as Russia's answer to the economic gathering in Davos, Switzerland. The Obama administration has been pressing U.S. corporations not to attend.

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Fiat Is Tired Of losing Money On Its Electric Car

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 4:05am

The CEO of Fiat-Chrysler says the automakers loses $14,000 each time his company sells the Fiat 500e. Even federal tax credits do not make it profitable.

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Online Gambling Dealt A Blow To State Expansion

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 4:05am

Citing a contentious split among the major casino operators over the issue of expansion, the group representing the U.S. casino industry has dropped its support for legalizing online gaming.

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In A Coal Town Where Jobs Are Few, Wild Ramps Are Plenty

Thu, 05/22/2014 - 2:29am

The annual Ramp Feed, which celebrates the ramp, or wild leek, gives the economically depressed mining town of Richwood, W.Va., a reason to celebrate. And you can smell those alliums for miles.

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For Automakers, Internet-Connected Cars Are A Balancing Act

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 5:04pm

General Motors is putting 4G capabilities directly into its vehicles. But analysts say connecting your car to the Internet poses a challenge to automakers: how to balance safety with convenience.

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JPMorgan Chase Announces Detroit Investment

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 3:10pm

JPMorgan Chase will invest $100 million into the Motor City. The bulk of the money will go to small business development, blight removal and job training. Michigan Radio's Sarah Hulett reports.

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Saying It Was Hacked, EBay Urges Users To Change Passwords

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 12:23pm

EBay says that it hasn't seen any sign of fraudulent activity since the breach was detected "about two weeks ago." It says it stores financial data and customer records in different places.

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G.M. Announces Its 30th Recall Of The Year Thus Far

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 9:14am

A day after recalling 2.42 million vehicles, General Motors says it's recalling an additional 218,000 Chevrolet model cars. All told, the company has recalled nearly 14 million vehicles this year.

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Cable Companies Are Among The Most Hated Industries In U.S.

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 4:08am

A new survey of cable, satellite and other TV providers shows Time-Warner Cable gets the lowest marks for consumer satisfaction.

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General Motors Issues Another Major Recall

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 4:08am

GM is recalling another 2.4 million cars and trucks. The vehicles have many problems involving seat belts, air bags and gear shifts.

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Koch Brothers' Group Tries To Derail Detroit Bankruptcy Deal

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 4:08am

State lawmakers are debating bills that would give Detroit about $200 million as part of a larger aid package. Many Republicans are balking at the deal after threats of political retribution.

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These Days, A Penny Doesn't Buy Very Much

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 4:08am

The penny occupies a strange spot in our economy — it's worth almost nothing. Our Planet Money Team goes on an expedition through the streets of Manhattan to find something they can buy for one cent.

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Why Those Tiny Microbeads In Soap May Pose Problem For Great Lakes

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 2:20am

The plastic beads in some face soaps look a lot like fish food when they end up in the water. Two states are close to banning the beads, which researchers say can spread toxins through the food chain.

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Double Trouble For Coffee: Drought And Disease Send Prices Up

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 2:18am

Coffee prices have spiked this year because of drought in Brazil and a disease that's crippling coffee production in parts of Central America. Coffee traders says prices could rise to $3 a pound.

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Royal Caribbean Offers 5-Week-Long U.S. To China Cruise

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 4:28pm

The one-time voyage is meant to inaugurate the company's new Quantum of the Seas, a 1,142-foot vessel that will hail from Shanghai.

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Big Deals: We Charted Billion-Dollar Tech Buyouts Since 2002

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 4:18pm

Lately, there have been so many big technology acquisitions in the headlines that it's hard to keep them straight. Check out our visualization of the most notable tech takeovers of recent years.

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In Layoff Announcement, NPR Says It Will End 'Tell Me More'

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 3:23pm

National Public Radio has eliminated 28 positions and plans to end the program "Tell Me More." The moves come as the network continues its attempt to eliminate budget deficits.

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North Carolina Union Seeks To Enlist College Athletes

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 1:26pm

The move comes two months after a National Labor Relations Board ruling that athletes at Northwestern University are school employees and therefore are entitled to form a union.

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NPR To End 'Tell Me More,' Eliminate 28 Positions

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:28am

The moves come as part of the network's effort to close this year's more than $6 million budget gap. Tell Me More host Michel Martin will remain with NPR.

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Wave This Scanner Over Your Plate, Get A Nutritional Analysis

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 10:42am

Renee Montagne reports on a tiny hand-held device that you wave over your food and find out the chemical components and calories.

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