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Seeking A Fortune Through Search Funds

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 2:38am

Normally investors look for promising companies to invest in. With search funds, they invest in promising people. Investors back "searchers" by covering their pay while they hunt for companies.

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Climate Change Warming Up Business In The Arctic

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 3:53pm

Climate change has caused rapidly melting ice and thawing permafrost in the Arctic. Once inhospitable to business ventures, economic forecasters are now predicting some $100 billion will be invested there over the next decade. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Isaac Arnsdorf of Bloomberg about the boom.

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Ranch-To-Table Trend Has Some Diners Asking: Where's The Steak?

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 3:53pm

Just about every bite of meat that a Pittsburgh chef served in 2013 was raised in Pennsylvania. He learned from his locavore experiment that diners prefer prime cuts of beef over sausage and offal.

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Snapchat's New Video Messages Feature Is Meant To Last Longer

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 4:12am

As social media companies clamor to build their messaging services, Snapchat's new chat feature brings the intimacy and immediacy of the app to longer lasting conversations.

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Snapchat's New Video Messages Feature Is Meant To Last Longer

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 4:12am

As social media companies clamor to build their messaging services, Snapchat's new chat feature brings the intimacy and immediacy of the app to longer lasting conversations.

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Playing Matchmaker To Empty Jobs And Those Seeking Them

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 5:04pm

Hundreds of thousands are out of work, yet employers say they struggle to fill positions. Oil refineries in L.A. often have temporary work, but even entry-level jobs require specialized training.

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Donald Sterling, Philanthropist: What To Do With His Donations?

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 4:03pm

UCLA cancelled a $3 million donation from LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling, because of racist comments Sterling made in a recording. The donation was to go towards kidney research.

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GM Fuel Gauge Recall Affects Thousands Of SUVs

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 3:32pm

The defective fuel gauges can give drivers little or no warning their vehicle is at risk of running out of gas. GM says the readings can be off by as much as a quarter of a tank.

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Discouraging Numbers Hidden By A Positive Jobs Report

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 8:51am

The April jobs report came in much better than expected, though the shrinking labor force leaves some unanswered questions.

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Apple's Win Settles Samsung's Complaint, Too

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 8:51am

In the latest round of litigation, Samsung has been ordered to pay $119.6 million to Apple. It was a mixed verdict. The jury found that both sides violated each other's patents.

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'Slate Plus' Offers Readers Inside Access, For A Fee

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 8:51am

Advertising can no longer sustain Slate Magazine. Media correspondent David Folkenflik tells NPR's Scott Simon the online news site has started raising money through a paid-membership program.

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Present But Not There: Ruling Supports Telecommuting

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 8:51am

A federal court has ruled that being "at work" no longer has to mean physically in the office. Employment lawyers are expecting a flood of requests to telecommute, and say they'll be harder to deny.

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Ralph Naders Seeks A United Front Against Corporate America

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 8:51am

Can political opposites attract? Ralph Nader's new book makes a case for the far left and right to come together. He tells NPR's Scott Simon there's common ground in opposing corporate America.

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Tech Week: Egg Innovation, Twitter's Future, The FCC's Defense

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 4:36am

This week's technology news included Facebook's new anonymous logins, Twitter's latest earnings, the golden egg innovation and other headlines we don't want you to miss.

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Apple Awarded $120 Million In Patent Suit Against Samsung

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 7:32pm

Apple was seeking $2 billion in damages. The jury also awarded Samsung $158,400 in damages for Apple's infringement.

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For Apple, A Limited Victory Against Samsung In Infringement Case

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 7:17pm

In a case between tech giants Apple and Samsung, a jury has issued a mixed verdict. The decision marks only the latest in an ongoing struggle over patents between the two companies, a struggle that is expected to see its next skirmish at the Supreme Court later this year.

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New Anonymous Facebook Login Hides Info, But Not From Facebook

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 3:51pm

Facebook has introduced a way for users to log into apps anonymously as a way to build trust and protect privacy. User info would be protected from app developers, but visible to Facebook.

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Urban Greengrocers Are Back, To Serve Big-Spending Locavores

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 1:49pm

Small independent grocery stores are a growing trend in urban areas. They are like the shops where gran and gramps used to buy their produce, but they have been updated for the modern foodie.

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Marijuana Banking Bill Is Snuffed Out In Colorado

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 9:06am

The legislation would have created a financial framework for revenue from legal pot sales. It was put on hold by lawmakers.

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Unemployment Drops To 6.3 Percent, Lowest In 5 Years

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 7:37am

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that nonfarm payroll employment rose by 288,000 in April. In a separate survey, the unemployment rate dipped by 0.4 percentage points.

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