Business

4:45am

Thu November 28, 2013
Business

Giant Louis Vuitton Trunk Removed From Red Square

Originally published on Thu November 28, 2013 6:48 am

The trunk, which stood just steps away from Lenin's tomb for two weeks, was supposed to host a six-week exhibition celebrating the companies ties to Russia. The suitcase also blocked the view of the St. Basil's Cathedral from the square's entrance, enraging some politicians.

6:40pm

Wed November 27, 2013
The Two-Way

Man Laments Loss Of Thousands Of Bitcoins, As Value Hits $1,000

Originally published on Wed November 27, 2013 7:25 pm

A Welsh man has realized that he threw out a stash of Bitcoins along with an old computer hard drive. At an exchange rate hit today, they would be worth around $7.5 million. Here, a photo of tokens representing Bitcoins.
Rick Bowmer ASP

"You know when you put something in the bin, and in your head, say to yourself 'that's a bad idea'? I really did have that," James Howells says. And boy, was his intuition right: Howells tossed a hard drive that held millions of dollars' worth of Bitcoins, the currency whose value has skyrocketed this year.

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4:17pm

Wed November 27, 2013
Shots - Health News

Small-Business Access To Online Health Exchanges Delayed Again

Originally published on Wed November 27, 2013 4:30 pm

Small employers can still enroll in Affordable Care Act coverage through insurers or brokers, but not through the online exchanges.
iStockphoto

The Obama administration is delaying yet again online signup for small businesses through the Affordable Care Act. The program was intended to make it easier for small employers to provide health insurance to their workers on a more equal footing with big business.

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3:57pm

Wed November 27, 2013
The Salt

Did Your Thanksgiving Turkey Take Any Antibiotics?

Originally published on Wed November 27, 2013 7:02 pm

Turkeys sit in a barn in Sonoma, Calif. An estimated 46 million turkeys are cooked and eaten during Thanksgiving meals in the U.S.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

In our series Pharmed Food, we've been looking closely at how the livestock industry in the U.S. uses antibiotics, and what that might mean for human health.

And so as Americans prepare to roast and baste plump, juicy holiday birds, we couldn't help but wonder what antibiotics the average turkey might have been given.

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3:04pm

Wed November 27, 2013
The Two-Way

Small Businesses Get One-Year Delay In Health Insurance Process

Originally published on Wed November 27, 2013 7:29 pm

The Obama administration announced it is delaying until November 2014 a requirement that small businesses shop for health insurance via the troubled federal HealthCare.gov site, which has been blamed for many problems since its launch last month. The shift applies to businesses with fewer than 50 full-time workers.

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12:17pm

Wed November 27, 2013
The Two-Way

Judge Smooths Path For American-US Airways Merger

Originally published on Wed November 27, 2013 1:22 pm

Cleared for takeoff: That's the message from the "new" American Airlines, after a bankruptcy judge ruled it could finalize its merger with US Airways Wednesday.
Brandon Wade AP

A U.S. judge says American Airlines can exit bankruptcy and join forces with US Airways Group, all but ensuring that their merger can take place within weeks. Wednesday's bankruptcy court ruling was one of the final hurdles for a huge merger that's been in the works for more than a year.

The ruling by Judge Sean Lane comes months after he gave his preliminary approval to the plan. The two companies are now planning to finalize their merger on Dec. 9, when they would combine to create the world's largest airline.

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11:39am

Wed November 27, 2013
Technology

A Day In The Life: Blacks At The Cutting Edge Of Innovation

Originally published on Mon December 16, 2013 1:17 pm

NPR Staff

NPR's Tell Me More is again using social media to reach out to a new community of leaders — this time, to recognize black innovators in technology. African-Americans represent just 5 percent of America's scientists and engineers, according to a 2010 study by the National Science Foundation.

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9:02am

Wed November 27, 2013
The Two-Way

Judge Orders Sriracha Factory To Cool It

Frederic J. Brown AFP/Getty Images

Peppered with complaints from citizens about burning eyes, sore throats and headaches, city officials in Irwindale, Calif., went to court to see if they could do something about smells coming from a factory that produces Sriracha hot sauce.

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9:00am

Wed November 27, 2013
The Two-Way

Good News, Bad News: Jobless Claims Dip, But Key Orders Drop

While a key measure of factory orders weakened in October, there's better news about the labor market: fewer Americans are filing claims for unemployment insurance.
Mark Duncan AP

First, the good news:

There were 316,000 first-time claims filed for unemployment insurance last week, down 10,000 from the week before, the Employment and Training Administration said Wednesday.

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7:09am

Wed November 27, 2013
Business

Star Trek's George Takei Adds Perfume Mogul To His Resume

The scent is being sold through Amazon and of course it's called EAU My, which is Takei's catchphrase. But for the perfume, the oh is spelled EAU.

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