Business

7:05am

Mon February 3, 2014
The Two-Way

Budweiser's 'Puppy Love' Ad Wins Super Bowl Viewers' Hearts

Originally published on Mon February 3, 2014 2:29 pm

Puppy + Clydesdale = awww.
Anheuser-Busch.com

The Super Bowl sure didn't live up to expectations. Pigskin prognosticators told us it would be a close game between the NFL's two best teams.

Instead, Seattle won a 43-8 laugher. Denver was never really in it.

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5:13am

Mon February 3, 2014
Business

Jury To Get Insider Trading Case Of Matthew Martoma

Originally published on Mon February 3, 2014 7:43 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And a jury in New York is expected to begin deciding the fate of Matthew Martoma this week. A former portfolio manager at the hedge fund company SAC Capital Advisors, Martoma is accused of insider trading. Officials say he sold shares of two pharmaceutical companies after obtaining inside information about drugs being developed.

NPR's Jim Zarroli has more.

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5:01am

Mon February 3, 2014
Business

United Airlines To Close Cleveland Hub

Originally published on Mon February 3, 2014 7:43 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

NPR's business news starts with a Cleveland hub closure.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

INSKEEP: United Airlines announced plans over the weekend to drop Cleveland Hopkins International Airport as one of its main hubs for connecting flights. Company officials say the hub has not turned a profit in more than a decade and loses tens of millions of dollars annually. How is that possible? It's one of the few airports I can remember where you can get a boilermaker.

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5:01am

Mon February 3, 2014
Business

J.C. Penney's Typo-Riddled Tweets Attract 'Free Media'

Originally published on Mon February 3, 2014 7:43 am

Free media is when you get exposure that's better than advertising. The company sent out some tweets during the Super Bowl but there were a lot of typos. The mistakes gained national attention. The company said it had been tweeting while wearing mittens — products Penney was promoting.

3:28am

Mon February 3, 2014
Shots - Health News

What's Good For Baby Camels Could Be Good For Human Skin

Originally published on Mon February 3, 2014 4:17 pm

Camels in Jordan supply the milk for a Missouri startup's skin-care line. The company is studying the milk's anti-inflammatory properties.
iStockphoto

In parts of the Middle East, people drink camel's milk for its nutritional value. It boasts more vitamin C and iron than cow's milk, and it's lower in fat. But in the American Midwest, some people are rubbing camel's milk on their skin — in the form of a skin-care line from Jordan.

Penelope Shihab is the founder of a biotech company in Jordan — and the woman behind the Missouri startup that's working on the skin-care products.

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6:44pm

Sun February 2, 2014
Economy

Obama's State Of The Union And Your Economic Reality

Originally published on Mon February 3, 2014 7:20 am

President Barack Obama looks at a crank shaft as he tours General Electric's Waukesha Gas Engines facility on Thursday in Waukesha, Wis. as part of a four-stop tour he is making to expand on themes from his State of the Union address, including the economy.
AP

In his State of the Union speech Tuesday, President Obama stepped up to a podium before Congress and the country and declared that the state of our union was strong.

"Here are the results of your efforts: The lowest unemployment rate in over five years; a rebounding housing market; a manufacturing sector that's adding jobs for the first time since the 1990s," the president said.

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4:10pm

Sun February 2, 2014
The Salt

Marijuana-Laced Treats Leave Colorado Jonesing For Food-Safety Rules

Originally published on Tue February 4, 2014 12:00 pm

Truffles are among the many foods infused with THC – the chemical in marijuana that gives you a high — already for sale in Colorado.
Luke Runyon/KUNC/Harvest Public Media

Where there's pot, there's pot brownies. But how do you make sure those high-inducing sweets are safe to eat?

Colorado regulators are wrestling with that question now that the state has legalized recreational marijuana. From sodas and truffles to granola bars and butter, food products infused with THC – the chemical in marijuana that gives you a high — are already for sale.

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9:57am

Sun February 2, 2014
All Tech Considered

Should Uber Be Responsible For Driver Recklessness?

Originally published on Tue February 4, 2014 11:04 am

The transportation app Uber matches ride-seekers with drivers. Drivers must keep checking their phones to catch customers, and critics say that may have dangerous consequences on the road. Is Uber responsible for the risk?
Lucy Nicholson Reuters /Landov

A man named Syed Muzaffar drove for Uber, the San Francisco-based company that makes money selling car rides. He lives in a suburb of San Francisco and on New Year's Eve, he says, he was in the city for the sole purpose of picking up partygoers who needed a ride.

His night ended early and tragically, around 8 p.m., when he turned a corner and hit a family in a crosswalk.

"The mother sustained facial fractures," says Police Sgt. Eric Mahoney, who is investigating the case. "The 4-year-old boy suffered abrasions on his face, and the 6-year-old girl was fatally injured."

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5:17pm

Sat February 1, 2014
Energy

How The U.S. Oil Boom Is Changing The Industry's Landscape

Originally published on Mon February 3, 2014 10:02 am

Transcript

ARUN RATH, HOST:

It's ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR West. I'm Arun Rath.

There is an oil rush in North Dakota right now. That state is pumping out 10 times the crude oil it did just 10 years ago. Fortunes are being made and once-sleepy towns are now bursting at the seams. This week, NPR is exploring how this oil-drilling boom is changing North Dakota.

NPR's Jeff Brady is one of the reporters working on the series, and he joins me. Jeff, why is this rush for oil happening in North Dakota?

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5:17pm

Sat February 1, 2014
The New And The Next

How A Halftime Show Wardrobe Malfunction Changed The Internet

Originally published on Sat February 1, 2014 6:45 pm

Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake performing at Super Bowl XXXVIII, the infamous wardrobe malfunction mere moments away.
John Zich John Zich/Corbis

The online magazine Ozy covers people, places and trends on the horizon. Co-founder Carlos Watson joins All Things Considered regularly to tell us about the site's latest feature stories.

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