Business

6:25am

Thu May 28, 2015
Business

Soccer Indictments Outline Schemes Involving Sports Marking Firms

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 8:00 am

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6:24am

Thu May 28, 2015
Business

Sponsors Monitor Corruption Charges Against Soccer Officials

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 8:00 am

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6:07am

Thu May 28, 2015
Business

Economists Examine Why The Housing Industry Continues To Lag

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 8:00 am

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5:01am

Thu May 28, 2015
Politics

The Future President Will Need To Wrestle With Debt From The Past

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 12:35 pm

While annual deficits have shrunk dramatically since the depths of the Great Recession, the federal government is still adding to its overall debt.
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Our next president is likely to have some big plans for the future of the country. But he or she will also have to wrestle with some leftover bills from the past. The federal government has issued trillions of dollars in IOUs. And just the interest on that massive debt could be a serious constraint for the next president.

That's why Danette Kenne has some questions for the presidential candidates about what kind of budget they plan to present to Congress.

"Being in Iowa, one of the things we can do is ask questions," Kenne said.

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3:29am

Thu May 28, 2015
Book News & Features

Technology Of Books Has Changed, But Bookstores Are Hanging In There

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 12:59 pm

Capitol Hill Books owner Jim Toole runs the front register of his used bookstore several days a week. He has banned several words from his store, including "awesome," "perfect" and "Amazon."
Ariel Zambelich NPR

If the book is dead, nobody bothered to tell the folks at Capitol Hill Books in Washington, D.C. Books of every size, shape and genre occupy each square inch of the converted row house — including the bathroom — all arranged in an order discernible only to the mind of Jim Toole, the store's endearingly grouchy owner.

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6:20pm

Wed May 27, 2015
Business

On The Road To Recovery, Detroit's Property Taxes Aren't Helping

Originally published on Thu May 28, 2015 8:45 am

Detroit is attracting entrepreneurs who like the relatively cheap workspaces. But real estate developers and business owners like Sean Harrington, who turned the Iodent Building into an apartment complex, are paying the price in property taxes.
Jason Margolis NPR

With new businesses sprouting up left and right, there's a lot of talk these days about Detroit being on the comeback trail.

A great thing about the city is that it's easy to become a real estate mogul. But some entrepreneurs might have reason to pause.

A new study released Tuesday shows that Detroit's commercial property taxes are the highest of any city in the nation.

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4:45pm

Wed May 27, 2015
Sports

Aaron Davidson, Miami Sports Marketing Executive, Charged In FIFA Inquiry

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 7:11 pm

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3:46pm

Wed May 27, 2015
The Salt

In This Test Kitchen, The Secret To A Great Cookbook Is Try, Try Again

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 4:48 pm

Chefs Yotam Ottolenghi (left) and Sami Tamimi pose for the photographer at their company's bakery in London, December 2012.
Lefteris Pitarakis AP

Underneath railway arches on a nondescript street in North London, you'll find an old warehouse that's the epicenter of the Ottolenghi food empire.

Jerusalem-born food impresario Yotam Ottolenghi and his business partner, Sami Tamimi, started out over a decade ago with one restaurant in London selling fresh, Middle East-inspired food. The business now encompasses several restaurants, an expanding online food business and some cookbooks that have been wildly successful on their home turf and here in the U.S.

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6:58am

Wed May 27, 2015
Business

Are Motorists Paying Attention To The Takata Air Bag Recall?

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 7:54 am

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6:17am

Wed May 27, 2015
Business

Relentless Cable Mogul John Malone Works Behind The Scenes

Originally published on Wed May 27, 2015 7:54 am

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