Business

4:59pm

Sun April 6, 2014
Media

The Growing Industry Of Marijuana Advertising

Originally published on Sun April 6, 2014 6:50 pm

In Humboldt County, radio stations broadcast gardening ads geared toward the Emerald Triangle's most lucrative — but still federally illegal — industry: marijuana. NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with broadcast lawyer Harry Cole about the legality of advertising pot and related growing products.

11:22am

Sun April 6, 2014
Food

'Beer Culture' Revered As Belgium's Heritage

Originally published on Mon April 7, 2014 10:23 am

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5:18am

Sun April 6, 2014
Paying For College

Student Debt Weighs Down Women More. Blame The Wage Gap

Originally published on Tue April 22, 2014 4:31 pm

It's probably not a surprise, but women are more burdened by student loan debt than men are. It starts right after college, when the wage gap begins.
Emma Innocenti Getty Images

When Kristine Leighton graduated from a private college five years ago with a degree in hospitality, she owed $75,000 in student loans. Each month, she paid the minimum amount of $450 and lived at home with her parents on Long Island, N.Y.

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5:17am

Sun April 6, 2014
All Tech Considered

What Silicon Valley's Cast Thinks About Silicon Valley Culture

Originally published on

Cast and crew on the set of HBO's Silicon Valley (from left): Zach Woods, Thomas Middleditch, Alec Berg, Mike Judge, T.J. Miller and Kumail Nanjiani.
Jaimie Trueblood Courtesy of HBO

Sunday night, HBO's new comedy, Silicon Valley premieres, and as a Slate review notes of the titular place, "Rarely has a show had to do so little to find so much to mock."

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7:05pm

Sat April 5, 2014
Economy

Americans Are On The Move, But In The Wrong Direction

Moving to San Bernardino from Los Angeles may help with housing costs, but the area doesn't have much economic opportunity.
Reed Saxon AP

Jamika lives in a two-story apartment complex surrounded by a 10-foot-high security gate in San Bernardino, Calif. The yellow paint on the buildings' outside walls is peeling.

She doesn't want to use her full name. She doesn't want too many people to know about her situation.

Jamika and her siblings had to leave the house her family was renting in South Central L.A. when the property went into foreclosure. With money so tight, Jamika moved to San Bernardino, along with three of her siblings.

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12:29pm

Sat April 5, 2014
The Two-Way

Ban On Stores' Late Hours Is Lawful, French Court Says

Originally published on Sun April 6, 2014 9:53 am

The Paris Sephora store, seen here on a night last fall night on the Champs-Elysees, must close at 9 p.m., a high court has ruled. The cosmetics chain had required workers to keep the store open until midnight.
Kenzo Tribouillard AFP/Getty Images

France's ban keeping stores from being open late at night does not run afoul of the country's constitution, a top court has ruled. Cosmetics retailer Sephora had hoped to keep its flagship Paris store open until midnight. Instead, the shop must observe the traditional closing time of 9 p.m., according to the ruling.

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11:28am

Sat April 5, 2014
All Tech Considered

Tech Week: Amazon Fire, The Mozilla Debate, Nest's Recall

Amazon's vice president of Kindle, Peter Larsen, displays the Amazon Fire TV.
Andrew Burton Getty Images

It's the weekend, which means it's time to look back on the tech week that was. It wasn't a slow week, so here we go:

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7:42am

Sat April 5, 2014
Your Money

Money Might Change Your Wallet — And Your Very Nature

Originally published on Sat April 5, 2014 11:18 am

Having money can make you callous and uncaring. For the TED Radio Hour, University of California Berkeley psychologist Paul Piff explains the research to back up this conclusion.

5:26pm

Fri April 4, 2014
The Two-Way

McDonald's Shuts Its Restaurants In Crimea

Originally published on Fri April 4, 2014 6:21 pm

The McDonald's fast food restaurant in Sevastopol, Crimea, in a photograph taken on Friday.
Anton Pedko EPA/Landov

McDonald's, citing the "evolving situation" in Crimea, said Friday it was closing its three restaurants on the Black Sea peninsula, but the move has prompted one prominent Moscow politician to call for the fast-food giant to be booted from all of Russia.

"Due to operational reasons beyond our control, McDonald's has taken the decision to temporarily close our three restaurants in Simferopol, Sevastopol and Yalta," a spokeswoman said.

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4:49pm

Fri April 4, 2014
Business

Expecting A Spring Thaw, Shops And Restaurants Warm To Hiring

Originally published on Fri April 4, 2014 5:37 pm

Employment and wages are increasing, along with hopes for more consumer spending, analysts say.
Matt Rourke AP

As winter loosens its grip, employers are taking on more help.

Hotels, bars and restaurants added 33,000 workers, while retailers tacked on 21,000 jobs in March, the Labor Department said Friday. Economists say those increases suggest employers are growing more confident that Americans will be spending more this year.

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