Business

4:31am

Fri April 5, 2013
Economy

Jobless Date In March: Like A Lamb Or Lion?

Originally published on Fri April 5, 2013 12:31 pm

The Labor Department on Friday reported the nation's unemployment rate inched down to 7.6 percent in March, the lowest rate in four years, mainly due to more people stopping their search for work. In February, the job rate was 7.7 percent.

4:31am

Fri April 5, 2013
Business

Business News

Originally published on Fri April 5, 2013 7:30 am

The computer maker's chairman Ray Lane has stepped down as executive chairman. He's been on thin ice with shareholders after his role in acquiring a business software company ended up hurting HP's bottom line.

4:31am

Fri April 5, 2013
Business

The Last Word In Business

Originally published on Fri April 5, 2013 7:30 am

The late rapper's songs often talked about growing up in a rough neighborhood. But it's not rough anymore.The neighborhood has changed quite a bit. Plus the apartment has been remodeled.

4:31am

Fri April 5, 2013
Business

Colorado Farmers Scramble To Find Irrigation Water

Originally published on Fri April 5, 2013 7:30 am

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Let's go now to the Great Plains, where farmers are preparing for what could be a tough growing season. They are scrambling to find irrigation water, which is scarce in the midst of the region's persistent drought. In eastern Colorado, thirsty cities have gobbled up water rights for decades, selling what they don't need back to farmers.

As Luke Runyon from member station KUNC reports, the agreement only works when water is plentiful.

Read more

3:17am

Fri April 5, 2013
Media

Is The Company Behind Rodman's Korea Visit The Future Of Media?

Originally published on Fri April 5, 2013 3:17 pm

Vice founder Shane Smith attends the premiere screening for the MTV series The Vice Guide To Everything in New York City in December 2010. Vice's new documentary series on HBO launches Friday.
Jemal Countess Getty Images

How did Dennis Rodman end up having dinner with Kim Jong Un in North Korea? It was the idea of Vice Media, which has grown from a counterculture magazine into a full-fledged youth media conglomerate.

Friday night, it premieres a documentary series on HBO, a kind of coming-out moment into the mainstream.

'I Wish We Were Weirder'

Read more

6:27pm

Thu April 4, 2013
The Salt

NYC's Fast-Food Workers Strike, Demand 'Living Wages'

Originally published on Thu April 4, 2013 8:20 pm

Demonstrators from the Fast Food Forward rally protest Thursday outside a Wendy's restaurant in New York City.
Mary Altaffer AP

Fast-food restaurants were a little bit slower Thursday in New York City. Hundreds of workers staged a one-day strike in what organizers are calling the biggest job action ever in that industry. It's a growing segment of the economy, but workers complain that fast-food jobs don't pay enough to survive in New York City.

Read more

5:55pm

Thu April 4, 2013
The Two-Way

Reports: Hewlett-Packard's Chairman Will Step Aside

Originally published on Thu April 4, 2013 6:44 pm

Hewlett-Packard's chairman Raymond Lane will give up his position, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters and Bloomberg are reporting.

Read more

5:51pm

Thu April 4, 2013
13.7: Cosmos And Culture

Dear Netflix, We Can't Hear You! Signed, 50 Million Americans

Originally published on Tue April 9, 2013 3:35 pm

Netflix was ordered to close-caption all its films by next year.
Justin Lane EPA /Landov

Addicted, that's what we are: My husband and I are addicted to BBC television shows. We watch BBC series via Netflix streaming, the "instant" option available to Netflix customers.

Read more

2:48pm

Thu April 4, 2013
The Salt

Hello, My Name Is Porterhouse Chop. I Used To Be 'Pork Chop'

Originally published on Thu April 4, 2013 11:33 pm

The name may be new, but we've been cutting the "porterhouse chop" for quite a long time
iStockphoto.com

Pork's most popular cuts don't have snazzy names. At least, not until now.

Coming soon to a grocery store near you are the New York chop, the porterhouse chop and the sirloin chop. Yes, pork is borrowing some of the nomenclature of beef cuts. Why?

Read more

2:20pm

Thu April 4, 2013
The Two-Way

Enron's Jeffrey Skilling May Be Negotiating An Early Release

Originally published on Thu April 4, 2013 6:43 pm

Former Enron Chief Executive Jeffrey Skilling outside of the Bob Casey United States Court House in Houston in 2006.
Johnny Hanson Getty Images

Jeffrey Skilling, the former Enron executive serving a 24-year prison sentence for his role in the energy company's collapse, may receive a shorter prison term.

According to Reuters, the United States Department of Justice notified victims of Enron's fraud that they are currently in negotiation with Skilling.

Reuters adds:

Read more

Pages