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More Slow-But-Steady News: Fewer Jobless Claims Filed

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 8:04am

It's the last bit of employment news before Friday's report about job growth and the jobless rate in December. Economists expect to hear that the unemployment rate stayed at 7 percent and that 195,000 jobs were added to payrolls.

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Sen. Rubio Proposes States Fight Poverty With Federal Funds

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 3:29am

As Democrats stress the need to refiine the War on Poverty, the GOP says it needs wholesale changes. Sen. Marco Rubio and other Republicans on Wednesday critiqued the federal effort as a failure of big government — and said that the states know best how to help the poor.

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Manufacturers At CES Offer More In Home Automation

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 3:29am

The Consumer Electronics Show is in Las Vegas this week. Renee Montagne talks to tech journalist Rich Jaroslovsky about the push to put WiFi in everything imaginable, from crockpots to stoves.

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Thu, 01/09/2014 - 3:29am

Renee Montagne has business news.

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Why Boeing Contract Has Implications For The Middle Class

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 3:29am

Boeing's deal with machinists severely cuts back retirement and health benefits — concessions workers accepted to keep Boeing manufacturing its latest jetliner in the Seattle area. To talk about the broader implications for the middle class, David Greene talks to journalist Hedrick Smith about his OpEd in this week's Los Angeles Times.

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Global Recession Hits Puerto Rico Hard

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 3:29am

The island is paying nearly 10 percent interest on its bonds to attract reluctant investors. And some credit-rating analysts are saying Puerto Rico's bonds may soon get a downgrade. But optimists say they can help solve the island's problems from the bottom up.

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Interior Secretary Wants To Create Jobs For Conservationists

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 3:29am

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell has a goal of putting 100,000 young people and veterans to work on the federal lands she oversees before the end of the Obama administration. These are basically public service jobs that don't pay a lot. But still, it's not an easy goal to reach during times of tight budgets, so that's why she's gone to corporate America to try to raise money.

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Sen. Rubio Proposes States Fight Poverty With Federal Funds

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 3:29am

As Democrats talk about refining the War on Poverty, Republicans say it needs wholesale changes. They see the federal program as a failure of big government, and say states know best how to help the poor.

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50 Years Later, How The Politics Of Poverty Evolved

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 3:29am

A lot has changed since President Lyndon Johnson delivered his State of the Union address 50 years ago. In that speech, Johnson declared war on poverty. These days, there are even tougher economic problems that President Obama is hoping to confront.

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No Rain On His Parade: Parisian Preserves Art Of Umbrella Repair

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 2:38am

When an umbrella breaks, most people just throw it away and buy another one. That's sacrilege to Thierry Millet, who says fixing a much-loved parapluie is like giving a bit of youth back to its owner. France's government says the tiny shop run by the self-proclaimed "last umbrella repairman" is a "living heritage."

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No Rain On His Parade: Parisian Preserves Art Of Umbrella Repair

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 2:38am

When an umbrella breaks, most people just throw it away and buy another one. That's sacrilege to Thierry Millet, who says fixing a much-loved parapluie is like giving a bit of youth back to its owner. France's government says the tiny shop run by the self-proclaimed "last umbrella repairman" is a "living heritage."

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The Fruits Of Free Trade: How NAFTA Revamped The American Diet

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 2:37am

Signed 20 years ago this month, the landmark trade agreement radically altered the way we get our fruits and vegetables, encouraging year-round imports from Mexican farms. That's why it's now no big deal to find, say, raspberries in winter. But critics say it has also trained consumers to value convenience over flavor and dulled knowledge of where food comes from.

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Blending Red Wine With Porter Ale: A Crossover Beer Worth The Buzz?

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 2:36am

Two of mankind's oldest beverages are being mashed together in a new generation of brews. These beer-wine blends, boasting layered, complex flavors, are part of a broader trend of experimentation, as craft brewers seek to distinguish themselves in a crowded field.

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Loehmann's To Liquidate, Macy's Cuts Jobs In Reorganization

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 1:51am

Going-out-of-business sales will begin Thursday at 93 Loehmann's stores. And on Wednesday, Macy's Inc. announced 2,500 employees will be laid off.

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News Or Ad? Online Advertisers Hope You'll Click To Find Out

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 5:07pm

The New York Times' new Web redesign includes so-called "native advertising": articles written by people working for the paper's advertisers. BuzzFeed and other outlets have already embraced the ads, but critics say the lines between paid and original content are sometimes just too blurry.

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As Temps Drop, Gas Prices Rise, Along With Demand For Fuel

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 4:45pm

The country is producing more natural gas than it can burn, but frigid weather has made it harder for companies to deliver that gas to those who need it, especially in densely populated areas in the Northeast. As a result, prices have skyrocketed.

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This GMO Apple Won't Brown. Will That Sour The Fruit's Image?

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 3:15pm

A small Canadian company has created a genetically engineered apple that doesn't go brown when you slice it. It's waiting for approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. But some apple producers are worried that this new product will taint the apple's wholesome, all-natural image.

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TV Makers Look To Pack More Pixels Into Your Home TV With 4K

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 3:07pm

TV makers, studios and streaming companies are all getting behind 4K TVs, which offer higher resolutions than even high-definition TVs. Some say it could worry Hollywood and lead to even less risk-taking in movies, but the technology still has significant hurdles to overcome.

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Poverty And Not Knowing Your Neighbor Are Connected, Expert Says

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 11:21am

It's been 50 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson declared war on poverty. Host Michel Martin speaks with Anne Mosle, of the Aspen Institute, about how much has changed since then and if the battle needs a new plan of attack.

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Can Amazon's Jeff Bezos Save Planet Earth?

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 10:11am

In these uncertain times, America turns to its superheroes — for truth, justice and free shipping for everyone.

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