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Commodities Traders: 'The Secret Club That Runs That World'

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 3:30am

David Greene talks to reporter Kate Kelly about her new book, The Secret Club that Runs the World: Inside the Fraternity of Commodity Traders.

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Co-Owner Of 'Philadelphia Inquirer' Among 7 Killed In Plane Crash

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 8:54am

The Atlantic City-bound private jet crashed shortly after it took off from a Massachusetts airfield on Saturday.

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Searching For Something New And Different? Here Are Products To Watch

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 4:04pm

Quixey, a search engine for apps, hopes to challenge Google's place as King of the Internet Search.'s Carlos Watson discusses that service and why you should keep an eye on Black & Sexy TV.

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Is There A Driverless Car In Your Future?

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 4:04pm

Earlier this week, Google debuted a fully functional driverless car — one built without a steering wheel or brake pedals. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Brad Templeton, who's advised Google on its car program, about what a future without drivers might look like.

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Sad Men: How Advertisers Are Selling With Emotion

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 4:04pm

Advertisers want to appeal to your heart, not your head. The rise of "sadvertising" may have you weeping (and buying products) for now, but the tears are likely to stop when the ads feel forced.

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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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