Business

1:41pm

Fri May 17, 2013
The Salt

Flaxseed: The Next Superfood For Cattle And Beef?

NBO3 launched its enriched ground beef at the Tops grocery chain in New York in March.
Courtesy of NBO3

Flax is the oily seed usually spotted in the nutritional supplement or cereal aisles. It's marketed as a superfood because of its high levels of omega-3 fatty acids and fiber.

Omega-3s may do all kinds of good things for humans — like protect against Alzheimer's, heart disease and even cancer — so it seems reasonable to think they could also protect the health of animals.

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11:31am

Fri May 17, 2013
Business

How Best To Encourage Black 'Teenpreneurs'

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 12:51 pm

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CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE, from NPR News. Michel Martin is away. I'm Celeste Headlee. Coming up, it's National Bike to Work Day, but many millennials prefer two wheels to four. Why more 20-somethings are driving less. That's just ahead.

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11:31am

Fri May 17, 2013
Around the Nation

Millennials Choosing Buses And Bikes Over Buicks

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 12:51 pm

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CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

From teens with drive, we turn now to young people who have no interest in driving. This is National Bike to Work Day, and a substantial number of millennials choose bikes or public transportation or their feet to get around instead of cars. That's according to the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, or PIRG, which concluded that the 20th century driving boom is over.

Paul Eisenstein has written about this trend. He's the editor of TheDetroitBureau.com, and he joins me now. Welcome.

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10:13am

Fri May 17, 2013
TED Radio Hour

Giving It Away

Originally published on Mon December 16, 2013 5:23 pm

"If you have something to give, give it now." – Mark Bezos
TED

You can give away almost anything — your time, money, food, your ideas. In this hour, stories from TED speakers who are "giving it away" in new and surprising ways, and the things that happen in return.

Copyright 2013 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

9:55am

Fri May 17, 2013
TED Radio Hour

Do We Have The Wrong Idea About Charity?

Originally published on Mon December 16, 2013 5:30 pm

Dan Pallotta at the TED conference in 2013.
James Duncan Davidson TED

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Giving It Away.

About Dan Pallotta's TEDTalk

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8:57am

Fri May 17, 2013
The Two-Way

Book News: Amazon May Be Called Before Parliament Over Taxes

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 9:39 am

Amazon's U.K. unit racked up sales of $6.5 billion last year, but only paid $3.7 million in corporate taxes.
David McNew Getty Images

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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5:14am

Fri May 17, 2013
Around the Nation

First U.S. Company To Enter Export Market For Natural Gas

With supplies high and prices at historic lows, there's debate whether companies should be allowed to export the gas overseas for a higher price. Many energy companies have applied for government approval to ship liquefied natural gas worldwide. So far, only one company has gotten a license to do that in the past 30 years..

5:07am

Fri May 17, 2013
Business

Business News

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 6:43 am

A 79 percent drop in earnings — That's what the computer maker reported to investors Thursday. The reason, analysts say, it's harder to sell PCs these days with the growing popularity of smartphones and tablets

5:07am

Fri May 17, 2013
Business

Obama Names OMB Controller As Acting IRS Commissioner

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 5:25 am

On Thursday, President Obama named Daniel Werfel, 42, acting IRS commissioner. The announcement comes a day after the resignation of Steven Miller, who got caught up in the controversy over the IRS targeting Tea Party groups.

5:07am

Fri May 17, 2013
Business

Google Lays Out Its Future For Everyone

Originally published on Fri May 17, 2013 6:15 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

It's MORNING EDITION, from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep. This week in San Francisco, Google held its annual developers conference. The Internet search giant debuted updates for just about everything from Google+ to Maps, and gave talks on gadgets like Google Glass. And, as NPR's Steve Henn reports, Google laid out its vision for its future, as well as our future.

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