Business

4:40am

Wed March 27, 2013
Business

The Last Word In Business

Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 7:06 am

The specialty food store in Brisbane says the fee will be returned at the cash register, after a purchase has been made.

4:40am

Wed March 27, 2013
Buried In Grain

Enforcement Of Penalties Weak In Grain Bin Deaths

Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 10:17 am

Nearly 500 farmers and workers have suffocated in grain storage bins in the past 40 years. The worst year on record was 2010, with 26 people dying. Hefty fines and criminal charges are possible for negligent employers. But NPR and The Center for Public Integrity found that enforcement is weak, even as workers continue to die.

3:35am

Wed March 27, 2013
All Tech Considered

Solar-Powered Plane Uses Its Lightness To Fly In The Dark

Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 7:54 am

The Solar Impulse, a solar-powered plane, flies over Switzerland. The makers will be journeying across the U.S. this spring, hoping the flight helps challenge assumptions about what solar technology can do.
Courtesy of Solar Impulse

3:34am

Wed March 27, 2013
Media

Looking For 'Oxygen,' Small Papers Erect Digital Pay Walls

Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 8:38 am

In Long Beach, Wash., Chinook Observer editor and publisher Matt Winters has overseen his paper's transition to the Internet and, more recently, to a pay wall.
Ashley Gross for NPR

The Washington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle recently said they will start charging readers for online content, joining big papers like The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Some large papers have made it work because they offer a lot of unique content.

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3:33am

Wed March 27, 2013
Financial Basics For Baby Boomers

Planning For Retirement When Savings Fall Short

Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 8:04 am

For most Americans, the math for a comfortable retirement may never add up.
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For most Americans, the math for a comfortable retirement may never add up.

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7:12pm

Tue March 26, 2013
All Tech Considered

After Yahoo Acquires Summly, Is Buying Math The Next Tech Bubble?

Originally published on Tue March 26, 2013 7:17 pm

Nick d'Aloisio displays his mobile application Summly, which Yahoo recently purchased for a reported $30 million. But the Internet company is killing the app and integrating the algorithm that drives it into its own technology.
Matt Dunham AP

The news of Yahoo's purchase of Summly, the news-summarizing app created by 17-year-old British wunderkind Nick D'Aloisio, rippled through the news world on Tuesday.

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4:56pm

Tue March 26, 2013
Technology

Yahoo Buys News App From British Teenager For A Reported $30 Million

Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 5:58 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

A British teenager has sold his mobile application to Yahoo for a reported $30 million. Seventeen-year-old Nick D'Aloisio created his app called Summly when he was only 15. As NPR's Jeff Brady reports, the teen will now go to work for Yahoo.

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4:56pm

Tue March 26, 2013
Around the Nation

Feds Ban Banks From Charging Homeowners Fees On 'Forced Insurance'

Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 5:58 pm

Transcript

AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.

Federal regulators are taking aim at a practice they say is forcing millions of struggling homeowners to pay higher insurance premiums. The Federal Housing Finance Agency issued an order today. It bars banks from charging lucrative fees and commissions on so-called lender-placed insurance policies. NPR's Jim Zarroli explains.

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4:56pm

Tue March 26, 2013
Same-Sex Marriage And The Supreme Court

'It's Bad For Business': Employers Side With DOMA Opponents

Originally published on Wed March 27, 2013 5:58 pm

Starbucks is among the companies that have filed a brief against the Defense of Marriage Act, being challenged at the Supreme Court on Wednesday.
Drew Angerer Getty Images

On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act — the federal law that defines marriage as between a man and a woman. And among those asking the justices to strike it down is a broad cross section of corporate America.

Nearly 300 companies have filed a brief arguing that the law — called DOMA for short — hits them where it counts: their bottom lines.

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11:32am

Tue March 26, 2013
Money Coach

Trillions Earned Under Table As More Work Off Radar

Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 3:01 pm

Transcript

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

I'm Michel Martin, and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, the day when white people no longer make up the majority of the American population is coming, and coming a lot faster than initially predicted. Today, we are going to look at how the browning of the nation could lead to a real divide between the older, white minority and a younger, growing, brown majority. We'll start the conversation about what that might mean for the country's future. That's ahead this hour.

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