Business

4:52am

Mon August 19, 2013
Business

JPMorgan Chase's Hiring Practices In Asia Probed

Originally published on Mon August 19, 2013 6:52 am

The Securities and Exchange Commission reportedly has opened a bribery investigation into whether JPMorgan Chase hired the children of powerful Chinese officials to help the bank win lucrative business. JPMorgan says it is fully cooperating with investigators.

4:52am

Mon August 19, 2013
Business

Inexpensive CNC Machines Turn Students Into Manufacturers

Originally published on Mon August 19, 2013 6:52 am

Manufacturing is increasingly being done with robotic power tools that cost tens of thousands of dollars. They're known as CNC or computer-numerical-control machines. A California company is making low-cost CNC machines that will help in the classroom.

3:06am

Mon August 19, 2013
Shots - Health News

You Ask, We Answer: More Of Your Questions About The Affordable Care Act

Originally published on Mon August 19, 2013 11:06 am

From left, Garrett Berntsen, Jennifer Majer and William Shields compare notes at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. Twenty-somethings have new choices under Obamacare.
Heather Rousseau NPR

The Oct. 1 launch of the new health insurance exchanges is now less than two months away, and people are starting to pay attention to the changes these new marketplaces may bring to the nation's health care system.

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5:23pm

Sun August 18, 2013
Around the Nation

Cars In America: Is The Love Story Over?

Originally published on Mon August 19, 2013 5:29 pm

Classic cars of all makes and models drive the 16-mile stretch along Woodward Avenue during the annual Dream Cruise in 2009 in Ferndale, Mich. During the annual event, the glory days of car culture return, if only for a day.
Jerry S. Mendoza AP

Almost as soon as they started rolling off the assembly lines, automobiles became synonymous with freedom. And in the post-World War II boom our relationship with cars intensified.

It was about horsepower, status, being American, and for young people: rebellion. For generations cars inspired countless songs, books and movies. But now there are signs that our car culture is losing some of its shine.

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4:24pm

Sun August 18, 2013
The Two-Way

U.S. Investigators Launch Probe Of JPMorgan Chase In China

Originally published on Sun August 18, 2013 4:49 pm

The office of the locally incorporated JPMorgan Chase Bank in Beijing.
AFP/Getty Images

The Securities and Exchange Commission has launched an investigation of JPMorgan Chase's operations in China, reportedly looking into whether the investment bank hired the children of high-ranking Chinese government officials in an effort to secure business.

The Wall Street Journal quotes from an SEC filing that says U.S. regulators are investigating "business relationships with certain clients."

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6:41am

Sun August 18, 2013
Your Money

Why The Government Blocked The Airline Merger

Originally published on Sun August 18, 2013 4:07 pm

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RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Rachel Martin.

Last week, the Justice Department put the breaks on a deal that could create the world's largest airline. The government has blocked a proposed merger between American Airlines and US Airways with a lawsuit. The action elicited some surprise because the airline industry has had a major run of mergers in recent years.

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6:32pm

Fri August 16, 2013
All Tech Considered

Switching To Gmail May Leave Reporters' Sources At Risk

In the digital world, almost everything you do to communicate leaves a trace. Often, emails are stored on servers even after they're deleted. Phone calls create logs detailing which numbers connected, when and for how long. Your mobile phone can create a record of where you are.

If you're a journalist trying to protect a confidential source, this is a very difficult world to work in.

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5:03pm

Fri August 16, 2013
Business

Internet-Based TV Service May Not Change The Cable Market

Originally published on Fri August 16, 2013 6:22 pm

The race to create a viable Internet-based TV service is on, and the contestants include the biggest names in computer technology: Apple, Microsoft, Intel and Google. Sony has apparently reached a deal — as preliminary — with Viacom to carry the company's cable channels on its planned web TV service.

5:03pm

Fri August 16, 2013
Business

Why Do Cargo Planes Have Spottier Safety Records?

Originally published on Fri August 16, 2013 6:22 pm

Audie Cornish talks with Alan Levin, a Bloomberg News reporter covering aviation safety and the Federal Aviation Administration, about cargo plane safety and why cargo plane accidents appear to be increasing worldwide

11:24am

Fri August 16, 2013
Politics

What's Making Headlines Outside Of Washington?

Congress has gone home for its annual August recess, so Tell Me More takes a look at headlines in places across the country. Guest host Celeste Headlee talks with Mike Leary from the San Antonio Express-News and Dana Coffield of The Denver Post.

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