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IMF Predicts Europe's Economic Growth Will Continue To Be Weak

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 4:07am

The U.S. economy is recovering slowly. Europe's economy is doing much worse. David Greene talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution, who is back from a European Central Bank forum.

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SpaceX Founder Elon Musk Reveals New Spacecraft

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 4:07am

The private space flight company SpaceX has unveiled the manned version of its Dragon space capsule at its California headquarters. Founder Elon Musk has promised to make space flight inexpensive.

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Drone Wars: Who Owns The Air?

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 2:03am

There are lots of entrepreneurs who would love to build drone-based businesses. But right now, there's a battle over whether it's legal for drones to take to the sky.

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'Period Of Turmoil' Preceded Abramson Firing, Says Top Editor At 'Times'

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 10:33pm

In an interview with NPR, The New York Times' new executive editor Dean Baquet said Jill Abramson was fired because of her failed relationship with the publisher and with senior editors.

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Economic Upswing Has Fewer Americans Receiving Food Stamps

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 4:30pm

Last year, about 1 in 7 people in the U.S. were getting food stamps, or SNAP benefits. But the numbers have started to drop as more people find work and better-paying jobs, analysts say.

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The Economy Takes A Dip, But Analysts Look For It To Snap Back

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 3:28pm

The latest U.S. report showed growth shrank in early 2014, but talk of a recession is unwarranted, economists say. They blame a harsh winter and say strong consumer spending signals a rebound.

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For TV Advertisers, A Hunt For Live Audiences

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 3:27pm

Advertising deals for the upcoming television season are now being negotiated. Jeanine Poggi, TV reporter for Ad Age, says that in an era of time-shifted viewing, advertisers are in hot pursuit of the people who watch TV live.

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Germany's Economy Is Doing Well — And That's Bad For The Eurozone

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 3:27pm

A recent report out of Brussels says Germany's economy is prospering — and that's a big problem for the rest of the eurozone. Our Planet Money team reports on how doing extremely well can cause trouble when you're a member of a group.

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Conservatives, Environmentalists Found Common Ground In Cap And Trade

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 3:27pm

Ambassador C. Boyden Gray, former White House counsel to George H.W. Bush, assisted in the development of the cap-and-trade system. He talks to Robert Siegel about how the system evolved over time.

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As Oklahoma Drought Continues, Farmers Prepare For Losses

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 3:27pm

As Oklahoma enters its fourth year of sustained drought, some farmers expect the harvest to be so bad they'll end up calling their insurance agents and declaring this year a total loss. StateImpact Oklahoma's Joe Wertz reports that some are calling this the worst drought since the '50s — or even since the Dust Bowl.

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Ford Recalls 1.4 Million Vehicles For Various Defects

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 2:30pm

The recalls include 1.1 million SUVs with power steering defects, 200,000 Taurus sedans with a corrosion issue and 82,500 vehicles with floor mats that might interfere with the accelerator.

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Google's White Male-Heavy Staff Underlines Tech's Diversity Problem

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 11:28am

After years of stalling, Google released a demographic breakdown of its staff that shows the company as 70 percent male and 61 percent white.

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U.S. GDP Fell 1 Percent; First Drop In Three Years

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 8:40am

Government analysts blame the slump on "a significant decline in inventory investment," especially among car dealerships. Jobless claims fell by 27,000 last week, to 300,000.

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Apple's Beats Acquisition Could Facilitate Streaming Service

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 4:11am

Recording artists worry that the $3 billion deal to buy Beats Electronics and Beats Music will push Apple to do more streaming. Artists make more money selling downloads and less on streaming outlets.

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Authors Angered Over Amazon's Dispute With Publisher Hachette

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 4:11am

Amazon wants better terms for print and e-books and is refusing pre-orders for upcoming Hachette books, and slowing delivery for those already ordered. Authors are complaining on the Internet.

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Russia-China Natural Gas Deal Likely To Reshape Energy Markets

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 4:11am

The $400 billion gas deal between Russia and China marks Moscow's pivot to Asia. Analysts say the deal could impact projects in the works targeting Asia by other nations, including the U.S.

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For $3 Billion, Apple Buys Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 4:11am

The deal brings hip-hop producers Dr. Dre and Jimmy lovine into the Apple fold. And it also marks a strategic shift for the company, which has always eschewed splashy acquisitions.

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Lifting Ban On Crude Oil Exports Would Boost U.S. Economy

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 4:11am

Ending the four-decade ban on U.S. crude oil exports would lower gasoline prices, create jobs and boost government revenues, according to a study by the energy arm of IHS, a global consulting firm.

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Apple Buys Dr. Dre's Beats Electronics For $3 Billion

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 4:34pm

Apple's acquisition of the audio equipment and subscription streaming music service co-founded by Dre and record-producer Jimmy Iovine is the computer maker's largest-ever such purchase.

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