Business

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.

5:45am

Fri August 16, 2013
Business

Ford Lowers Mileage Rating On C-Max Hybrid

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

NPR's business news starts with an EPA crackdown.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

GREENE: Ford Motor Company will reduce the fuel economy sticker on its new C-Max hybrid to 43 miles per gallon, down from its earlier estimate of 47.

As Michigan Radio's Tracy Samilton reports, the change has generated a new review of fuel economy testing standards.

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5:45am

Fri August 16, 2013
Business

'Headless' Headline Writer Gets The Ax

Originally published on Mon August 19, 2013 4:43 pm

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

And let's go to our last word in business now, which is: Headless Headline Writer Gets The Ax.

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5:45am

Fri August 16, 2013
Business

Stock Market Falls As U.S. Economy Does Better

Originally published on Fri August 16, 2013 6:14 am

The stock market has lost about 3.5 percent of its value since the beginning of the month. For insight into why the decline, David Greene talks to David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal.

5:45am

Fri August 16, 2013
Television

Time Warner Cable Customers Miss Out On CBS

Originally published on Fri August 16, 2013 6:34 am

For two weeks, customers with Time Warner Cable in New York, Los Angeles and Dallas have been unable to watch CBS with their cable box. Time Warner and CBS disagree over how much the cable company should be paying the television network for transmitting its shows.

2:52am

Fri August 16, 2013
The Salt

Why This Year's Blueberry Bounty Has Growers Feeling Blue

Originally published on Fri August 16, 2013 10:52 am

Picker Erika Nicolas Garcia, 18, fills her pail at a blueberry farm near Hillsboro, Ore.
Anna King Northwest Public Radio

The blueberries on your morning cereal are less expensive this year. That's because farmers are harvesting a bumper crop this summer. It's good news for berry lovers, but the bounty might wreck some blueberry growers.

In Richland, Wash., Genoa Blankenship pops open the lid on a box of blueberries. Her three young children struggle to stop wiggling. Blankenship loves the idea of healthy snacks that are easy to take along to soccer practice.

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5:50pm

Thu August 15, 2013
U.S.

States Target Hybrids As Gas Tax Revenues Ebb

Sara Busch of Havertown, Pa., owns a Chevy Volt, an electric hybrid. Like a lot of Americans, she's buying less gasoline than she used to, which means she's paying less in gas taxes.
Jeff Brady NPR

Americans are buying less gasoline than they did just a few years back. While many people believe this is a good thing, it does present a problem: Most road construction is paid for with fuel taxes. Less gas tax revenue means less money for roads.

One reason gas purchases are down is that more people are driving more efficient cars, such as hybrid and electric vehicles. Now states are looking for solutions, including charging hybrids extra fees or imposing fees based on miles driven.

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