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'Batman V Superman' Female Producer Working To Get More Women Behind Camera

Sun, 03/27/2016 - 7:07am

This piece originally aired March 25, 2016, on Morning Edition.

When 500 Palestinians Lose Their Jobs At SodaStream, Who's To Blame?

Sun, 03/27/2016 - 5:12am

When the Israeli company left the West Bank amid international pressure, it left behind hundreds of Palestinian employees, too. SodaStream's CEO lays blame for the lost jobs with Israel's government.

Music Streaming Takes Dominant Role In Industry

Sat, 03/26/2016 - 4:17pm

The latest numbers from the Recording Industry Association of America show that streaming music brought in more money than digital downloads and physical releases for the first time last year.

Irish Tweed: Hand-Looming With A Modern Twist

Sat, 03/26/2016 - 4:37am

Studio Donegal in Ireland is the tweed manufacturing equivalent of a micro-brewery. The small mill is weaving authentic tweed garments, helping to revive an old Irish tradition.

Care For A Career Change-Up? These Stories Are Proof It's Never Too Late

Sat, 03/26/2016 - 4:34am

One of the keys to staying happy in your career as the years go by is finding a purpose or meaning to it. Sometimes that means rethinking your job in your middle years.

Episode 692: The Secret Life Of Line 24

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 4:39pm

On today's show, we tell the stories of a few mysterious lines on IRS form 1040 — the basic tax form. In its own, maddening way, the 1040 is a great American document.

Cable Companies See Path To Profit In Unbundling

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 3:26pm

Cable companies cried out that turning their package deal offerings into a menu of options could lead to financial ruin. But unbundling, as they call it, may be a path to even more profit.

Honda Tries To Race Ahead With Its New Acura NSX Hybrid

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 12:59pm

Ever dream of owning a "supercar?" Your vision may of a Porsche 918 or Lamborghini. Now Honda wants to change your dreams by rolling out the Acura NSX — the most expensive car ever built in the U.S.

Labor Secretary Calls Workers' Comp Opt-Out Plans A 'Pathway To Poverty'

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 12:29pm

The U.S. Department of Labor has begun investigating whether alternative plans to state workers' comp benefits are unfair to injured workers and violate federal law.

Labor Secretary Calls Opting Out Of Workers' Comp A 'Pathway To Poverty'

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 12:29pm

The U.S. Department of Labor has begun investigating whether alternative plans to state workers' comp benefits are unfair to injured workers and violate federal law.

Sing It Now: 'One-A-Penny, Two-A-Penny, Hot Cross Buns'

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 12:25pm

Many in the U.S. know this Easter treat mainly from song. But in the U.K. and many former British colonies (even the U.S.), they're big business.

IRS And Cybercriminals Step Up Spy Vs. Spy Efforts. Who's Winning?

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 6:00am

Each year, cybercriminals expand their efforts to trick people into misdirecting their tax refunds, or paying fines they don't owe. But the IRS says it's stepping up its game too in an endless race.

Bankruptcies Fuel Uncertainty In Coal Communities

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 4:04am

Peabody Coal, one of the largest coal producers in the world, is teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. It would be the latest in a string of major coal companies going under. But drive through Wyoming's Powder River Basin, where 40 percent of U.S. coal is mined, and it's as if nothing has changed, even at sites owned by bankrupt companies.

Vacuum Cleaner Manufacturer Dyson Could Be Developing An Electric Car

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 4:55pm

Based on government documents, the U.K. government is "providing a grant of up to £16m [$23 million] to Dyson to support research and development for battery technology."

'How Did This Song Get In That Commercial?' Some Answers From SXSW

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 4:32pm

In an age when you're more likely to hear a cool new song in an ad before you hear it on the radio, a panel at SXSW addressed the question of how to match mayonnaise with banjos or sneakers with EDM.

Microsoft Chatbot Snafu Shows Our Robot Overlords Aren't Ready Yet

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 3:45pm

Kids these days: Microsoft's millennial chatbot, Tay, turns into a genocidal maniac. A day later, the company took it offline, with a final tweet: "c u soon humans need sleep now."

Justice Department Charges 7 Iranians For Hacking U.S. Banks

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 3:30pm

The Justice Department is charging seven Iranians with alleged cyber attacks against American banks and an attempt to take over control of a dam in New York.

This New Chrome Extension 'Rewords' Hateful Online Messages

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 3:03pm

Aimed at preventing cyberbullying, the online tool, called Reword, flags insulting phrases and crosses them out with a red line. So far, the product is available for Google's Chrome web browser.

Time Warner, Others Join Disney In Opposing Georgia's 'Religious Liberty' Bill

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 1:14pm

Disney and its Marvel subsidiary have threatened to boycott the state if the governor signs the controversial measure. Other companies are now urging the governor to veto the bill.

U.S. Indicts 7 Iranians Accused Of Hacking U.S. Financial Institutions

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 11:36am

The Iranians allegedly carried out cyberattacks against U.S. financial institutions between 2011 and 2013. One of them is accused of remotely accessing the control system of a small dam in Rye, N.Y.




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