Business

5:06am

Tue July 16, 2013
Business

Investigators In London Probe Boeing 787 Fire

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 6:21 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Investigators in London are continuing to probe the cause of last Friday's fire onboard a parked Boeing 787 - the plane known as the Dreamliner. They're examining what role the emergency locator transmitter might have played.

That device is made by Honeywell - and as NPR's Wendy Kaufman reports, the company has sent technical experts to assist in the investigation.

WENDY KAUFMAN, BYLINE: The emergency locator transmitter, or ELT, sends out a digitally encoded signal after a crash, and says aviation analyst Scott Hamilton...

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5:06am

Tue July 16, 2013
Business

Car Sales In Europe Drop To A 20-Year Low

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 6:21 am

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DAVID GREENE, HOST:

NPR's business news starts with Europe stalling.

Car sales in Europe are at a 20-year low. The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association calculates this based on the number of car registrations in a given period. For June, registrations were down more than 6 percent compared to a year earlier. Analysts say the EU's high unemployment rate is to blame.

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3:17am

Tue July 16, 2013
Books News & Features

Use The Books, Fans: 'Star Wars' Franchise Thrives In Print

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 10:56 am

There's been a frenzy of excitement since last year when Disney bought Lucasfilm, creator of the Star Wars franchise, and announced it would make more Star Wars movies. Fans are eagerly awaiting hints of what might happen next in the story, and one way the franchise keeps fans interested is through a pantheon of Star Wars books, the latest of which is Troy Denning's Star Wars: Crucible.

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5:13pm

Mon July 15, 2013
The Salt

In Argentina, Coca-Cola Tests Market For 'Green' Coke

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 6:40 pm

Coca-Cola Life, a new product being rolled out in Argentina with a green label, is being marketed as a "natural" and therefore lower-calorie cola.
Coca-Cola

4:17pm

Mon July 15, 2013
Law

Former Goldman Sachs Vice President Goes On Trial

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 6:17 pm

Three years ago the Securities and Exchange Commission filed civil charges against Goldman Sachs and one of its traders, Fabrice Tourre. They were charged with misleading investors over mortgage-backed securities. Goldman settled and agreed to pay $550 million. Tourre's trial began Monday in a Manhattan court room.

3:52pm

Mon July 15, 2013
All Tech Considered

Did Social Media Help Ease Tensions After Zimmerman Verdict?

Originally published on Tue July 16, 2013 11:21 am

Trayvon Martin supporters sit in New York City's Times Square on Sunday after marching from a rally for Martin in Manhattan.
Mario Tama Getty Images

Calm largely prevailed after a jury acquitted George Zimmerman Saturday night in the killing of Trayvon Martin. Law enforcement and community leaders had prepared for potential unrest, and riots had been feared for months. Slate's Dave Weigel sums up the fears:

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1:52pm

Mon July 15, 2013
The Salt

The Dog Days Of Summer Lead Drinkers To Shandy

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 7:34 pm

A shandy in the summertime
Holly Clark Photo courtesy of Holly Clark Photography

A beer cocktail quaffed around the world for centuries is quickly becoming America's "it" drink of the summer: shandy.

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1:27pm

Mon July 15, 2013
Parallels

New Bangladeshi Law Lets Workers Unionize More Freely

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 1:55 pm

A Bangladeshi garment worker participates in a protest outside the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Export Association office building in the capital, Dhaka, on July 11. The country's Parliament approved a new law that would allow workers to unionize more freely.
A.M. Ahad AP

The garment factory collapse in Bangladesh, which killed more than 1,000 people in April, has spurred the Parliament into action.

The legislature approved a law Monday that makes it easier for workers to unionize. The vote comes amid scrutiny of working conditions in the country after the building collapse outside Dhaka, the capital.

The building, Rana Plaza, housed garment factories that churned out products for some of the world's top brands.

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12:25pm

Mon July 15, 2013
Parallels

Datsun's Rebirth In India And The Revival Of Long-Gone Cars

Originally published on Mon July 15, 2013 12:45 pm

Nissan Motor Co. President and CEO Carlos Ghosn poses with the Datsun Go in New Delhi on Monday. Its the first new Datsun model in more than three decades.
Manish Swarup AP

10:55am

Mon July 15, 2013
The Two-Way

Asiana Will Sue TV Station Over Bogus Flight Crew Names

Originally published on Thu July 25, 2013 12:34 pm

Passengers move away from the wreckage of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 after the plane's July 6 crash-landing in San Francisco. This photo was taken by a passenger.
Eugene Anthony Rah Reuters/Landov

Claiming the news report has damaged its reputation, Asiana Airlines said it will sue an Oakland TV station that aired the bogus names of the flight crew piloting Flight 214, a Boeing 777 that crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport earlier this month.

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