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Commercial Drone Testing Sites Chosen By FAA

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 3:39am

The Federal Aviation Administration has picked six states which will get to test unmanned aerial vehicles. The sites will begin testing how to integrate drones into U.S. airspace, sharing the skies with passenger planes.

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Tue, 12/31/2013 - 3:39am

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The Other 'F Word': Brewer Responds To Starbucks Over Beer Name

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 4:58pm

Getting a cease-and-desist letter from a big corporation isn't usually the mark of a good day. But after a brewery owner got a letter from a law firm representing Starbucks, he saw a chance to draw distinctions between the businesses — and to be funny.

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$0 Profits Couldn't Hold Back This Year's Tech Darlings

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 4:09pm

In Silicon Valley, zero profit and even zero revenue don't make a company a loser. Tech companies like Snapchat and Twitter, which have not yet turned any profit, can be worth billions of dollars based on future potential alone.

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Looking Ahead At The Next Top Tech IPOs

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 2:48pm

Every year, research firm CB Insights offers up a report on the fastest growing and most highly valued private companies in technology — basically, the ones most likely to go public. Audie Cornish speaks with Anand Sanwal, CB Insights' CEO, for a look at the top tech IPO's expected in 2014.

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Mexican Auto Industry Revs Up For Big Year

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 2:48pm

Industry officials say they are on course to boost production to as many as 4 million autos annually. That's good news for Mexico but has many in the U.S. worried, especially as Audi gets ready to build a new luxury line plant in Mexico and not in the U.S.

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5 New Year's Resolutions From Women To Watch

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 2:17pm

How do you set a resolution when you've already accomplished so much? These women have innovated and inspired, but they still have hopes for improvement in 2014.

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Boeing Soars Despite A Turbulent 2013

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 10:28am

The airplane manufacturer was one of the stock market's best performers this year, despite battery problems that grounded its entire fleet of new 787s for more than three months. But a labor dispute involving its largest union could have some Boeing customers looking to competitor Airbus for new planes.

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If The NAFTA Vote Were Held Today, How Would It Fare?

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 3:43am

A year before his Democratic Party would lose control of the House for the first time in generations, President Clinton pushed the North American Free Trade Agreement through Congress. The vote in the House was 234-200, and most of the votes in favor came from Republicans. Most of the lawmakers who approved that deal are gone, but 80 remain. Twenty years later, would they vote the same way?

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JPMorgan Chase Faces Regulatory issues

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 3:43am

Morning Edition has been looking back at the year through numbers — and the number for today is $15 billion. That's the approximate amount JP Morgan Chase has agreed to pay out in various fines and settlements this year. The company is widely seen as a well-managed bank but it faces big regulatory problems and its legal bills are mounting.

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Japanese Vending Machines Sell Bras

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 3:43am

In Japan, you can buy an incredible range of things from vending machines: bags of rice, fishing tackle or fresh flowers. And now you can add bras to that list — in particular the wireless "Fun Fun Week" bra.

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French High Court Approves 75 Percent Tax For Top Earners

Mon, 12/30/2013 - 3:43am

The millionaire tax was a campaign promise from French President Francois Hollande. Film star Gerard Depardieu famously fled the country to avoid paying the tax.

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