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Billionaire Compares Outrage Over Rich In S.F. To Kristallnacht

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 3:10pm

As class tensions intensify in the Bay Area, a venture capitalist is comparing the treatment of the tech-affluent to that of the Jews during a deadly raid in the Holocaust.

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Can The Auto Industry Win The Future If It Looks Like 1974?

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 8:44am

The North American International Auto Show wraps up Sunday in Detroit. The cash is rolling for the auto industry again, but innovative ideas seem absent. Sonari Glinton wonders whether the lack of diversity on the auto show floor might not be a factor in the event's retro feel.

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Paramount Cuts Film, Giving The Starring Role To Digital

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 7:00am

The Los Angeles Times reported last week that Paramount Pictures will stop distributing its movies in film, moving to a completely digital format. It isn't just cinephiles who are reeling; archivists rely on film as a medium that will stand the test of time. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Jan-Christopher Horak, director of the UCLA Film & Television Archive, about the implications of Paramount's move.

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Pig Virus Continues To Spread, Raising Fears Of Pricier Bacon

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 4:06am

Porcine epidemic diarrhea, or PED, virus has killed about 1 million baby pigs in the U.S. since April. Its effect on the pork industry is small so far, but analysts say it could send pork prices rising if it isn't controlled.

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The Business Of Hip-Hop; Luring Millennials To Life Insurance

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 3:00pm

Ozy.com co-founder Carlos Watson talks about a rising star who has made writing about hip-hop serious business, and the advertising tactics that life insurance companies are using to attract young people.

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String Of Oil Train Crashes Prompts Push For Safety Rules

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 5:20pm

The National Transportation Safety Board is calling for the swift enactment of tough new standards on trains carrying crude oil. With the huge increase in oil shipped by rail across North America, safety officials warn another major disaster could be looming.

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Holder Favors Pot Banking, And Legal Dealers Shrug

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 4:09pm

The attorney general's view could make it easier for marijuana businesses to have bank accounts. But shop owners say they never doubted that banks want a cut of a billion-dollar industry.

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In The Super Bowl Ad Game, One Small Business Will Win Big

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 3:28pm

This year, one lucky little company's professionally produced commercial will air during the Super Bowl's third quarter — all for free — thanks to a contest held by the software firm Intuit. The four finalists include an organic egg farm and a natural compost supplier. For Intuit, it's a smart way to drum up more business.

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Dow Loses 318 Points, The Most In One Day Since June

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 3:24pm

The index joined the rout that hit European and Asian markets on fears that the global economy is slowing.

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Trouble In Emerging Markets Causes Stocks To Take A Tumble

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 3:00pm

Stocks turned sharply lower on Friday. Both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq indices continued to tumble for the second straight day. The drop is part of a global selloff, as investors focus on the growing financial turmoil in the developing world.

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Tech Week That Was: The Mac Turns 30, More NSA Rumblings

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 2:34pm

In technology news this week: Apple's iconic baby celebrated a big birthday, the debate over Edward Snowden and NSA data collection continued to simmer, and the Target data breach prompted more talk about credit card security.

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An Astonishing Share Of Home Buyers Are Paying All Cash

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 10:17am

In December, all-cash purchases accounted for more than 40 percent of home sales. Here are a few reasons so many people are buying houses without getting a mortgage.

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As Windows XP Fades Away, Will Its Users Stick With Microsoft?

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 9:48am

Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP in April. But the company faces a challenge as it herds its users away from the 12-year-old operating system: With so many computing options on the market, customers leaving XP behind might end up turning their backs to Microsoft, too.

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David's Bridal Goes Upscale Near Beverly Hills

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 4:00am

David's Bridal is famously known for carrying inexpensive bridal dresses, some for less than $100. Now the company wants to offer an elevated experience for brides to be — with chandeliers, marble tiling and plush chairs. There will be price tags to match — as much as 2,000.

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Drowning In Debt, Bike Sharing's Bixi Files For Bankruptcy

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 4:00am

Montreal-based Bixi, which came up with the bike sharing systems offered in many American cities, has filed for bankruptcy. Renee Montagne talks with Andy Riga of the Montreal Gazette about where things went wrong for Bixi, and the future prospects of its operations in North America.

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MIT Housing Survey Focuses On 70 Metro Areas

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 4:00am

A new report from the MIT Center for Real Estate forecasts home prices in 60 U.S. cities. Whether housing prices are going up or down depends on where you live.

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Fri, 01/24/2014 - 4:00am

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When A $65 Cab Ride Costs $192

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 2:40am

I was in the car for about an hour, rolling around Manhattan in the middle of a snowstorm. I got the car through Uber, the new service that charges more when demand spikes.

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At 30, The Original Mac Is Still An Archetype Of Innovation

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 2:35am

In January 1984, Apple aired one of most iconic commercials in Super Bowl history — introducing the Macintosh computer. The marketing helped position Apple as a plucky upstart, and the machine fundamentally changed the way people interacted with computers.

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At 30, The Original Mac Is Still An Archetype Of Innovation

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 2:35am

In January 1984, Apple aired one of most iconic commercials in Super Bowl history — introducing the Macintosh computer. The marketing helped position Apple as a plucky upstart, and the machine fundamentally changed the way people interacted with computers.

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