Business

12:31pm

Fri January 31, 2014
Around the Nation

Indian Country Sets Priorities With State Of Nations Address

Originally published on Fri January 31, 2014 12:59 pm

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Many of us are continuing to talk about President Obama's State of the Union address. In fact, the Barbershop guys will give us their thoughts about it later this hour. But there was another important speech this week laying out the priorities of the nations within the nation. I'm talking about yesterday's State of Indian Nations address. That speech is a chance for the president of the National Congress of American Indians to lay out his priorities for Indian country.

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8:49am

Fri January 31, 2014
The Two-Way

Yahoo Says Email Accounts Were Hacked But Not How Many

Originally published on Fri January 31, 2014 11:16 am

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer delivers the keynote address at the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month.
Robert Galbraith Reuters/Landov

Yahoo has become the latest target of hackers, with usernames and passwords stolen from some of its estimated 273 million email customers.

"Recently, we identified a coordinated effort to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo Mail accounts," the company said in a blog post Thursday. "Upon discovery, we took immediate action to protect our users, prompting them to reset passwords on impacted accounts."

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8:05am

Fri January 31, 2014
The Two-Way

Reports: Insider Satya Nadella Likely To Be Microsoft's CEO

Originally published on Fri January 31, 2014 1:15 pm

Satya Nadella, who's reportedly in line to be Microsoft's next CEO.
Stephen Brashear AP

The nearly six-month-long search for Microsoft's next CEO is nearing an end, and news reports indicate it's likely the technology giant will turn to Satya Nadella, executive vice president of its Cloud and Enterprise group, to lead the company.

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6:36am

Fri January 31, 2014
Business

Toyota Has Recordbreaking Output In 2013

Originally published on Fri January 31, 2014 7:58 am

Transcript

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

NPR's business news starts with a new record for Toyota.

Talking about a lot of cars here. The Japanese automaker produced slightly more than 10 million cars in 2013. The record-breaking output was due largely to high demand from car dealers and showrooms in the United States and in China.

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5:06am

Fri January 31, 2014
Politics

Obama: We've Got To Move Away From 'Train And Pray'

Originally published on Fri January 31, 2014 7:58 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And I'm David Greene. Good morning.

President Obama meets with a group of high-powered corporate executives at the White House today. He plans to encourage the CEOs to offer a second chance to job applicants, even if they've been out of work for six months, or even more.

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5:04am

Fri January 31, 2014
Television

Penguin Cheerleaders Added To Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl

Originally published on Thu February 20, 2014 1:10 pm

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

OK, maybe you don't like football and you need a distraction on Sunday. There are food commercials - as we just heard about, or just the food. Maybe you just want to change the channel and watch Puppy Bowl. That's today's last word in business. It's Animal Planet's version of the Super Bowl and its marking its 10-year anniversary.

NPR's Lauren Migaki is directing our program this morning. She also reports and has this preview of this year's big game, which has the traditional kitten halftime show and penguin cheerleaders.

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3:00am

Fri January 31, 2014
The Salt

Super Bowl Ads Go Healthy: Selling Yogurt With A Steamy Kiss

Originally published on Fri January 31, 2014 7:58 am

The Full House cast John Stamos, Bob Saget and Dave Coulier are featured in Dannon's Superbowl ad.
OikosYogurt/Youtube

2:59am

Fri January 31, 2014
The Great Plains Oil Rush

Commuting To Distant Oil Fields: Good Money, At A Price

Originally published on Fri January 31, 2014 1:26 pm

The small streets of Williston, N.D., are bustling with trucks early in the morning.
Annie Flanagan for NPR

Think your commute is bad? Try 580 miles, one-way.

Door to door, that's how far Rory Richardson travels between his home in western Montana and his job on the oil fields near Williston, N.D. Often, he makes the trip on a plane his company charters to shuttle workers between here and the Northwest.

"It's no fun coming over to North Dakota," he says, clutching a duffel bag and a cooler of food as he walks out of Williston's one-room airport and into the biting North Dakota winter.

But this is Richardson's new life.

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8:14pm

Thu January 30, 2014
The Two-Way

Beer Drone Can Buzz The Skies No More, FAA Says

Originally published on Thu January 30, 2014 11:18 pm

A video showing beer being delivered to ice fishermen on a frozen lake became a hit this week — but the FAA says Lakemaid Beer's drone days are over, for now.
YouTube

Lakemaid Beer is brewed in Stevens Point, Wis., and distributed to several states in the region. But it was a very local delivery that put the company out of favor with the Federal Aviation Administration.

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5:35pm

Thu January 30, 2014
The Great Plains Oil Rush

One Montana Town Finds Itself Buckling Beneath The Oil Boom

Originally published on Fri January 31, 2014 9:28 am

Transcript

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

The economy of eastern Montana is surging and oil and gas development is the driver. Last year alone, the oil industry brought in $200 million in tax revenue to state and local governments. Unemployment in counties near the oil fields is well below the state average. This week, we're reporting on effects of the fracking boom in the region known as the Bakken. And today, Montana Public Radio's Dan Boyce tells us that that activity comes with a cost.

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