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The Last Word In Business

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne have the Last Word in business.

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Jury To Get Insider Trading Case Of Matthew Martoma

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 4:00am

A jury in New York is expected to begin deciding the fate of Mathew Martoma this week. A former portfolio manager at the hedge fund company SAC Capital Advisors, Martoma is accused of insider trading. Officials say he sold shares of two pharmaceutical companies after obtaining inside information about drugs being developed.

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Business News

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep has business news.

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What's Good For Baby Camels Coul Be Good For Human Skin

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 2:29am

In parts of the Middle East, people drink camel milk for its nutritional value. It boasts more vitamin C and iron than cow's milk and it's lower in fat.But in Missouri, some people are starting to rub it on their skin: A Jordanian woman is bringing camel milk to the Midwest in the form of a skin care line.

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The Games Are A Great Party, But Not A Great Investment

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 2:26am

Countries hosting the Olympics justify huge expenditures by saying the cost will pay off in the long run. But economists have almost uniformly concluded that there's no big boost from development before the games or knock-on effect afterwards. Just look at London and Athens as examples.

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Obama's State Of The Union And Your Economic Reality

Sun, 02/02/2014 - 5:45pm

In Tuesday's speech, President Obama painted a fairly rosy picture of the economy. But the recovery has been both slow and fragile, and many Americans still say they aren't seeing it. We dig into what the president said and compare it to the state of the average American's experience.

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Marijuana-Laced Treats Leave Colorado Jonesing For Food-Safety Rules

Sun, 02/02/2014 - 3:11pm

From sodas to truffles to butter, foods infused with THC — the chemical in marijuana that gives you a high — are already for sale in Colorado. But the federal government still considers pot illegal, so the state has to create from scratch its own system to regulate these foods.

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Should Uber Be Responsible For Driver Recklessness?

Sun, 02/02/2014 - 8:54am

The family of a 6-year-old girl who was hit and killed by an Uber driver is suing the ride-sharing company. They say the driver was distracted by the mobile app he used to find his next fare.

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How The U.S. Oil Boom Is Changing The Industry's Landscape

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 3:00pm

There is an oil rush in North Dakota right now. The state is pumping out 10 times the crude oil it did a decade ago. Fortunes are being made, and once-sleepy towns are now bursting at the seams.

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How A Halftime Show Wardrobe Malfunction Changed The Internet

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 3:00pm

An accidental flash of skin during the 2004 Super Bowl contributed to the birth of YouTube. In another bid for eyeballs, Super Bowl ads are increasingly geared toward female fans.

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'A Global Bathtub:' Rethinking The U.S. Oil Export Ban

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 2:26pm

Amid rising production, U.S. oil companies say Congress should end a 1970s-era ban on oil exports. Some energy analysts agree, saying the way we visualize the global marketplace as a sort of chess game is holding us back. They say it's time for a new image: a bathtub.

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State Department: Keystone XL Would Not Worsen Warming

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 7:00am

The Keystone XL oil pipeline proposal cleared a significant hurdle Friday. The State Department concluded the project would not significantly worsen the problem of climate change. The decision has angered environmentalists, who don't want the project to go through.

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Obama Pushes Employers To Consider The Long-Term Jobless

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 7:00am

Long-term unemployment is one of America's most pressing problems, with 4 million people out of work for six months or more. That number has remained stubbornly high, even as the overall unemployment rate has fallen. President Obama met with business leaders at the White House on Friday and urged them not to overlook qualified job applicants just because they've been out of work for a while.

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Finding The Sum Of True Love On The 88th Try

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 7:00am

Mathematician Chris McKinlay wasn't having any luck finding love, so he used an algorithm to crack the dating website OkCupid. After a mountain of data mining and more than 80 first dates, he finally met his fiancée.

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The High Cost Of Testing For College

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 7:00am

You think college is expensive? How about the cost of SAT and AP tests? Ben Tonelli, a senior at Garfield High School in Seattle, wrote an opinion piece for The Wall Street Journal complaining about the costs. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Tonelli about the sticker shock.

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Tech Week: 'Leaky' Angry Birds And Digital Invades Cinemas

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 6:01am

The NSA is said to collect data from apps like Angry Birds, small movie theaters struggle to go digital, and a Silicon Valley mogul offends a whole bunch of people. If you missed this week's news, All Tech has you covered.

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Booming Oil Fields May Be Giving Sex Trafficking A Boost

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 3:55am

The oil rush in and around North Dakota has brought an influx of mostly male workers flush with cash. Law enforcement agencies and activists say that's creating ample opportunity for organized crime — and that more must be done to prevent women from being forced into prostitution.

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After Overcoming Early Obstacles, Yellen Assumes Fed's Top Job

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 4:17pm

The world of central banking is largely a man's world. But Janet Yellen, the Federal Reserve's new leader, has been undeterred by such barriers since she was in high school in Brooklyn. Now global financial markets will be watching her every move.

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Southern Fishermen Cash In On Asia's Taste For Jellyfish

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 4:15pm

After the worst year for shrimping in recent memory, fishermen in the Southeast U.S. say they're thankful to catch jellyfish for the Asian market. But conservationists say the expanding jellyfish fishery is a sign of the ocean's decline.

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Obama Hosts Business Leaders, Hopes They Change How They Hire

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 3:00pm

President Obama is hosting business leaders at the White House in order to discuss possible solutions to long-term unemployment. The president says that he hopes for companies to revise their hiring practices, which often appear to be stacked against those who have been unemployed for six months or more.

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