Business

3:17am

Thu June 26, 2014
Heirs Of The Revolution: A Changing Cuba

Tourism Money Flows Into Cuba, Bringing Economic Hopes And Fears

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 3:30 pm

A couple walks along the beach in the resort area of Varadero, Cuba. Varadero is home to upscale hotels and resorts that cater to foreign tourists.
David Gilkey NPR

Every morning, Manuel Landin Rodriguez walks past the luxurious state-owned Xanadu Mansion hotel and crosses its neatly trimmed golf course all the way to its edge. He camps out on the cliff overlooking the turquoise Caribbean waters that make the resort town of Varadero on Cuba's northern coast so famous.

Landin, a retired physical education teacher, comes to the spot to fish. When we meet him on the cliffs, he's trying to catch mojarras -- small silver fish that hang out in the shallow waters to avoid sharks — which he will use to feed his family of five.

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4:51pm

Wed June 25, 2014
Politics

Conservative Critics Lobby For An Early End To Export-Import Bank

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 9:30 pm

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This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block.

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2:38pm

Wed June 25, 2014
All Tech Considered

These Bathroom Lights Tell You Where It's OK To Go

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 11:51 am

Allen Klevens is the co-founder of Tooshlights, a California-based company that wants to ease the wait for a bathroom stall.
Tooshlights

The only thing worse than a long line at a public bathroom is not being able to find an open stall once you've finally reached the front of the line.

No one likes to be walked in on. No one likes to be on the doing or receiving end of an under-the-door squat-and-peek; or a creepy, one-eyed glance through a door crack.

Tooshlights helps you "know where to go."

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1:25pm

Wed June 25, 2014
The Two-Way

U.S. Moves Toward Easing A Ban On Exporting Its Oil

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 4:15 pm

A U.S. ban on exporting crude oil that has stood for nearly 40 years could be eased a bit this summer, as the Obama administration is seen clearing a path for American companies to export the first shipments of unrefined oil in decades.

The Wall Street Journal reports:

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1:18pm

Wed June 25, 2014
The Two-Way

Diane Sawyer's 'World News' Departure Sets Off Big Changes At ABC News

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 3:50 pm

ABC News anchors (from left) David Muir, Diane Sawyer and George Stephanopoulos meet with ABC News President James Goldston.
Heidi Gutman ABC

Diane Sawyer will leave her job as anchor of ABC News' flagship program, World News, during the last week of August, capping a five-year run at the show and kicking off an anchor shuffle at the network.

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12:48pm

Wed June 25, 2014

10:42am

Wed June 25, 2014
The Two-Way

Aereo's TV Streaming Service Is Illegal, Supreme Court Says

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 12:18 pm

Aereo.com, a Web service that provides television shows online, is shown on an iPhone on April 22. The company lost a Supreme Court case Wednesday, as the justices ruled it violates copyright law.
Andrew Burton Getty Images

Aereo, the company that lets subscribers watch TV stations' video that it routes onto the Internet, violates U.S. copyright law, the Supreme Court has ruled. The court's 6-3 decision reverses a lower court ruling on what has been a hotly contested issue.

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8:38am

Wed June 25, 2014
The Two-Way

Book News: Deal To Buy Perseus May Boost Hachette's Hand In Amazon Fight

Visitors walk through the Hachette Book Group's exhibition in May at BookExpo America, the annual industry convention in New York.
Mark Lennihan AP

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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7:57am

Wed June 25, 2014
Business

Ex-Credit Suisse Banker Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 12:48 pm

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NPR's Business News starts with more banking fines. The former Credit Suisse banker David Higgs has been handed $950,000 in fines and penalties by New York court. Higgs pled guilty to conspiracy for his part in hiding subprime mortgage bond losses, back in 2012, worth $100 million. Last year, his former boss was sentenced to two and a half years in prison in the same case. This is one of the few criminal prosecutions to come out of the 2008 financial crisis. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

7:57am

Wed June 25, 2014
Business

Draft Of 'Like A Rolling Stone' Sells At Auction

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 12:48 pm

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And today's last word in business. "Like A Rolling Stone" - the only handwritten copy of that famous Bob Dylan song about a person down on his luck, sold at auction this week to someone who clearly isn't.

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An anonymous bidder got it for $2 million. That's believed to be a record. This draft version of the song also includes rejected phrases, including dry vermouth, you'll tell the truth - also, something about Al Capone leading into the line, like a complete unknown.

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