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Teens And Mall Culture: The Fading Love Affair?

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:36am

Teens used to be all over malls, working the registers and wandering the walkways. But now fewer of them have retail jobs and it appears they prefer tech goodies at home to going to the mall.

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Mom's App Gets Revenge On Kids Who Ignore Messages

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:25am

A Texas mom developed an app called Ignore No More, which locks a kid's phone until someone calls mom to unlock it.

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Smarthphone Users Might Be Reaching App Saturation

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:25am

A new survey indicates the number of smartphone users who do not download any apps has jumped more than 10 percent in the past year to about a third of all users.

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Have Sanctions Against Russia For Its Incursion Into Ukraine Worked?

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:25am

David Greene talks to Izabella Kaminska of the Financial Times about the sanctions the West has imposed against Russia for its moves into Ukraine. In retaliation, Russia has imposed sanctions too.

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More Military Families Are Relying On Food Banks And Pantries

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:53am

A survey by Feeding America, a network of U.S. food banks, found that one quarter of all U.S. military households used a food pantry in 2013. But service members are often reluctant to seek such help.

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Casinos Worry As More Navajo Communities Go Smoke-Free

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:49am

Dozens of Navajo communities have passed resolutions banning smoking in government buildings and work places this year. But some casino operators worry the measures will drive customers away.

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For Food Start-Ups, Incubators Help Dish Up Success

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:47am

Demand for specialty and artisanal foods is booming, and new entrepreneurs want to get in on the action. Incubators can provide shared commercial kitchen space and tips on sales and distribution.

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Massive, Pricey Casino Fails After Two Years Of Operation

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 4:01pm

In September, the $2.4 billion Revel Casino will shut down for good in Atlantic City. The casino has gone bankrupt twice, but what will become of its 3,200 employees when its doors finally close?

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Tech Week: 'Good' IT People, Women Quit Engineering, Tom Hanks App

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 4:32am

This week in tech, we read IT people need to be half technologist, half psychologist; more and more women are leaving the engineering field; and Tom Hanks created an app for the hipster in all of us.

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Tech Week: 'Good' IT People, Women Quit Engineering, Tom Hanks App

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 4:32am

This week in tech, we read IT people need to be half technologist, half psychologist; more and more women are leaving the engineering field; and Tom Hanks created an app for the hipster in all of us.

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In The Obituary For A Boxy Van, A Word On What's To Come

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 3:09pm

Quietly and without fanfare, Ford has stopped producing the Econoline cargo van. The death of the versatile van offers a hint for the future of the car business.

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Startups Pitch Cricket Flour As The Best Protein You Could Eat

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 2:26pm

Could crickets compete with soy or even meat as a main source of protein in our diet? A few companies are testing the water with cricket flour for baking and bars fortified with powdered crickets.

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Panama Canal Symbolizes U.S. Geopolitical, Technological Power

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep, talks to economic historian Noel Maurer about the Panama Canal, which opened 100 years ago. Considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, the canal connected the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans — and became a symbol of American geopolitical and technological power.

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The Last Word In Business

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 4:00am

David Greene and Steve Inskeep have the Last Word in business.

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Business News

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep has business news.

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China's Wanda Group Branches Out Into Entertainment

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 4:00am

A Chinese company this week made a play to become what could be likened to the Walt Disney Company of China. Steve Inskeep talks to Clifford Coonan, Asia Bureau Chief for The Hollywood Reporter.

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Comment Period For Offshore Drilling Ends Friday

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 4:00am

The federal government is developing its offshore oil and gas leasing plan for a 5-year period that begins in 2017. Right now most of the activity is in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Fleeing War And Finding Work

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 3:00am

Most countries in the developing world won't let refugees work. But Uganda is trying something different.

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Back-To-School Shoppers: Hunting For Tax Breaks And Bargains

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 2:31am

Retailers are optimistic about back-to-school sales because the job market has been strengthening and gas prices falling. Still, many retailers count on sales-tax holidays to lure shoppers to malls.

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Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway Crosses Milestone

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 1:42am

A Class A share of Berkshire Hathaway is now worth more than $200,000. Warren Buffet created the conglomerate about 50 years ago, and he has refused to split Berkshire's shares.

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