Business

12:15pm

Wed September 18, 2013
Economy

Minority-Owned Banks Play A Real Role In Recovery?

Originally published on Wed September 18, 2013 5:51 pm

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MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Michel Martin. Later this hour, we will meet the new Miss America, Nina Davuluri, and we'll find out how she's already gotten a lesson in grace under fire after her Indian-American heritage drew a swarm of haters on the web. It's the first of two conversations we'll have this hour about the interesting politics of beauty right now.

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12:13pm

Wed September 18, 2013
All Tech Considered

This Board Game Aims To Teach Preschoolers How To Code

Originally published on Wed September 18, 2013 1:01 pm

Robot Turtles is for future programmers ages 3 to 8.
Courtesy of Robot Turtles

In our "Weekly Innovation" blog series, we explore an interesting idea, design or product that you may not have heard of yet. Do you have an innovation to share? Use this quick form.

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11:39am

Wed September 18, 2013
The Two-Way

Proposed Rule Would Make Companies Disclose CEO-To-Worker Pay Ratio

Originally published on Wed September 18, 2013 3:58 pm

Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, bucks the trend on executive pay, with a salary only 11 times what the company's average worker makes.
Kevork Djansezian Getty Images

Update At 12:30 p.m. ET. SEC Approves Rule:

The Securities and Exchange Commission has voted 3-2 to move the proposed rule ahead, with the two Republican commissioners opposing the measure.

The rule now goes for a 60-day public comment period, after which it could be formally adopted.

SEC commissioners also voted unanimously to require municipal advisers to register with the agency.

Here's our original post:

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10:09am

Wed September 18, 2013
Parallels

More Old People, Fewer Workers: Nations Look To Immigration

Originally published on Wed October 9, 2013 5:43 pm

A man relaxes at a downtown park in Seoul. The pronounced demographic shift triggered by a plummeting birth rate and soaring life expectancy is seen as one of the greatest challenges facing Asia's fourth-largest economy.
Kim Jae-Hwan AFP/Getty Images

A story in the Financial Times caught our eye this week. It was on foreign workers in South Korea.

The story looked at the town of Ansan, where about 7.6 percent of the population is foreign. They come from other Asian countries, as well as from Russia. Here's one of the reasons for the change in South Korea, a highly homogeneous society:

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6:57am

Wed September 18, 2013
The Two-Way

No Guns Please, Starbucks Tells Customers

Originally published on Wed September 18, 2013 10:42 am

A Starbucks customer — gun on his hip and drink in his hand — watches a rally by gun control advocates, in Seattle in 2010.
Elaine Thompson AP

With the coffee giant caught in the middle of what he says is an "increasingly uncivil and, in some cases, even threatening" debate, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has posted a letter to "fellow Americans" asking that they not bring guns into Starbucks' shops.

Schultz writes that:

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4:49am

Wed September 18, 2013
Education

Should It Take 2 Or 3 Years To Earn A Law Degree?

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Law students are looking for some changes to their education. The American Bar Association plans to issue a report in the next few weeks, recommending a major overhaul of how law schools operate. And students are hoping that a recent comment from President Obama, will boost one reform in particular: cutting law schools down to two years, from three.

NPR's Tovia Smith reports.

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4:27am

Wed September 18, 2013
Business

Walgreen's Revamps Employee Health Care Package

Originally published on Wed September 18, 2013 6:10 am

The pharmacy chain is expected to announce that it will provide payments to employees so they can shop around for their own insurance. That is in lieu of supplying a company-sponsored benefit plan.

4:27am

Wed September 18, 2013
Business

Police Impersonators Jump Line To Buy 'Grand Theft Auto V'

Originally published on Wed September 18, 2013 6:06 am

Three New York men were so eager to get the game; they hatched a scheme that could be one of its plots. According to the New York Post, the men pulled up to a mall in an unmarked vehicle, walked past hundreds of people in line and purchased the game. Real police pulled them over after they ran multiple stop signs trying to get away.

3:18am

Wed September 18, 2013
Shots - Health News

Florida Makes Spreading Word On Health Care Law A Challenge

Originally published on Wed September 18, 2013 1:01 pm

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has questioned efforts to use federally funded navigators to help people enroll for insurance through the Affordable Care Act.
John Raoux AP

At a community center named for Florida civil rights pioneer Carrie Meek, a few dozen members of Miami's National Church of God gathered over the weekend for a tea party — and to hear from a special guest, Monica Rodriguez of Enroll America.

The organization is working to spread the word about the Affordable Care Act, the federal law that will let people without health insurance shop for coverage starting Oct. 1.

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3:15am

Wed September 18, 2013
Your Money

Your Kids And Money: Teaching The Value Of A Dollar

Originally published on Wed September 18, 2013 4:41 pm

What's the point of an allowance?
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What's the point of an allowance?

For Ron Lieber, personal finance writer for The New York Times, it's a tool to help teach values and character traits like patience, moderation, thrift and generosity. And Lieber, who's writing a book, The Opposite of Spoiled, about kids, money and values, tells Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep there are three basic ways that parents approach an allowance.

No chores necessary.

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