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One-Day Sale: Google Glass Will Be Available For A Cool $1,500

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 3:59pm

The wearable computing headset will be available for anyone to purchase, for one day only, on Tuesday. Google says it's expanding the Glass testing program to get more feedback.

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Drilling Frenzy Fuels Sudden Growth In Small Texas Town

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 3:08pm

The boom has brought unexpected prosperity — and many new problems — to Cotulla. It's in the heart of the Eagle Ford Shale area, which has quickly become the nation's No. 2 oil-producing region.

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GM To Take $1.3 Billion Charge Linked To Recall

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 3:01pm

The announcement comes on the same day that the automaker said it was suspending two engineers linked to the ignition switch defect that triggered the recall.

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How Rwanda's Only Ice Cream Shop Challenges Cultural Taboos

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 2:36pm

Rwanda is a hot country, and people love dairy products. But the culture discourages public displays of need, including hunger. The women running the lone ice cream shop are trying to change that.

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What A Ban On Taxi Apps In Shanghai Says About China's Economy

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:42pm

The smartphone apps let people summon cabs and negotiate prices directly with drivers. Officials say they benefit the young and the rich. But they're also a free-market challenge to state control.

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Stephen Colbert Will Take Over 'Late Show'

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:24am

The Comedy Central star will sit behind the desk after David Letterman retires next year, CBS announced Thursday.

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Wonk Week In Washington: When Briefings Are Better Than Blossoms

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:41am

Let the tourists stare at the cherry blossoms. This week, with its World Bank and IMF meetings, is for the true, serious wonks who just can't get enough of lecture halls and soggy hors d'oeuvres.

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Mon Dieu! No More Work Email At Home For Some French Workers

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 9:56am

Under new rules, about 1 million tech workers and consultants will be required to switch off their work phones outside office hours.

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Burger King Looks To Rule In Crimea After McDonald's Abdicates

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 8:24am

One fast-food empire says it plans to move in to the disputed peninsula after the other decides to at least temporarily close its shops.

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Jobless Claims Drop To Near 7-Year Low

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 7:48am

There were 300,000 applications filed last week. That's the fewest since May 2007. Economists say the data are another sign that the labor market is gaining some strength.

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Ex-Interns Want Credit For Taco Bell Idea

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 4:16am

Taco Bell has been serving Doritos Locos Tacos since 2012. Four former interns say they came up with the idea in 1995 but were told it wasn't marketable.

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After Avoiding Bankruptcy, Greece Resumes Bond Sales

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 4:16am

Over the past 4 years, Greece has endured a crippling debt crisis, and was bailed out twice. David Greene talks to Nick Malkoutzis, editor of Macropolis, an economic and political website in Athens.

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Bank Of America Agrees To Refunds And Fines In Credit Card Case

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 4:16am

Bank of America will pay nearly $800 million to settle accusations that it misled customers who bought extra credit card products. Regulators say nearly 3 million credit card holders were effected.

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Treasury To Sell Nearly Half Its Shares In Ally Financial

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 4:16am

The Treasury's shares were purchased when the government bailed out Ally under the Troubled Asset Relief Program during the financial crisis. Ally used to be known as GMAC.

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Many Millennials Expect To Spend Decades Paying For College

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 4:16am

When Morning Edition asked millennials what their concerns are, almost two-thirds responded college debt. David Greene talks to three women, who are wading through massive college debts.

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Medicare Data Could Change How Patients Choose Doctors

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 4:16am

Some doctors received more than $10 million last year from from Medicare. David Greene talks to ProPublica senior reporter Charles Ornstein about what the numbers mean.

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Doctors' Billing System Stays Stuck In The 1970s For Now

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 2:33am

Last week Congress delayed an upgrade of codes that govern the U.S. health system. Some say this will waste millions of dollars and make cost-saving and life-saving research more difficult.

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No Laptops, No Wi-Fi: How One Cafe Fired Up Sales

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 2:30am

What's the etiquette around using your laptop in public? If you stop for lunch at the August First Bakery in Burlington, Vt., keep your computer in your bag. The cafe is banning screens.

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Tesla Swings At Direct-Sale Bans As Bigger Fight Awaits

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 2:29am

Car dealers across the country have been fighting electric carmaker, which sells its vehicles directly to consumers. Tesla argues it needs to pitch its product differently, but what about competition?

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What To Do Now That The Heartbleed Bug Exposed The Internet

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 4:08pm

As companies scramble to patch a bug that exposed much of the Internet for two years, you can protect yourself by practicing some good Web hygiene.

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