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Political Crisis Hammers Greece's Financial Markets

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 4:05am

Markets in Greece were hit hard after the country called early elections. But this time, the problems in Greece are not spreading to markets in the rest of the eurozone.

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Plastic Bag Industry And Allies May Dispose of California's Ban

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 8:29pm

California is set to become the first state in the country to ban plastic bags at grocery stores. But a referendum on that recently approved law could keep it from taking effect next year.

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How California's New Rules Are Scrambling The Egg Industry

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 5:07pm

On Jan. 1, all eggs sold in California will have to come from chickens living in more spacious digs. The rules have disrupted the egg industry and pushed prices up at grocery stores in California.

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As Bourbon Booms, Demand For Barrels Is Overflowing

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 3:38pm

Distillers must age bourbon in new white oak barrels that are charred inside. But the barrel supply is running low, and new, small craft distillers are having trouble getting any barrels at all.

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Online Success For 'The Interview' May Not Change Movie Distribution

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 3:11pm

Sony's online distribution of the movie, The Interview, brought in $15 million over the holiday weekend. What might that success mean for movie theater owners?

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The 2014 Tech Trends We'll Still Be Talking About Next Year

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 3:11pm

Apple is ending an influential 2014 but faces another big test ahead. And we revisit the mega-hacks of the year and look to a more voice-controlled future.

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Massive Recalls Give The Auto Industry An Unwanted Record

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 2:58pm

More than 60 million vehicles were recalled in the U.S. this year. But analysts say those recalls say more about the way the industry has restructured than about overall car safety.

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'The Interview,' Now Sony's Top Online Film Ever, Earns $15M

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 11:13am

The film also earned nearly $3 million through screenings at 331 theaters. The comedy that was pulled from widespread release following threats was rented or bought more than 2 million times.

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Looking To 2015, Economists See 5 Reasons To Celebrate

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 8:54am

Economists' forecasts for 2015 have gotten even more optimistic as oil prices have declined. Most now say inflation will remain low as hiring strengthens. That should lead to more consumer spending.

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First Book Gets Reading Material Into The Hands Of Low-Income Students

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 4:06am

A study done in Philadelphia found a total of 33 books in a community of 10,000 children. A group is solving that problem by partnering with the publishing industry to get books to kids in need.

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Europe's Largest Zinc Mine Lies Deep Under Ireland's Countryside

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 4:06am

Major industries from cars to tech couldn't function without zinc. Business is booming at the mine in Ireland — especially since China stopped exporting its supply.

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Nevada's Tesla Battery Factory Triggers Wave Of Follow-Up Business

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 4:06am

Tesla Motors recently chose Nevada to build its factory in exchange for an incentives package. It'll be built in a rural area East of Reno with little infrastructure and years of high unemployment.

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He Turned Classic Books Into Oscar Winners — And Hit-Singer Into Nemesis

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 4:22pm

Saul Zaentz only made a dozen films, but three of them won Best Picture Academy Awards. As a record label owner, his biggest success — and worst relationship — was with Creedence Clearwater Revival.

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Economist: This Recovery Is Broad-Based And Stable

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 6:37am

As 2014 comes to a close, the economy is looking up. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to Mark Zandi of Moody's Analytics about the economic picture for 2015, and why he's feeling optimistic.

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How To Pitch A Hamburger In A War Zone

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 6:37am

Even as Ukraine remains in a military and financial crisis after the upheavals of 2014, Ukrainian business owners are trying to drum up interest from Western investors.

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King Kong Out To Crush Bigfoot's Claim To Fame As First Monster Truck

Sat, 12/27/2014 - 6:43am

Bigfoot 4X4 is a legend in the monster truck world, but another truck is challenging its claim as first car crusher. The bragging rights are big deal in what has become a multibillion-dollar industry.

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Doubts Persist On U.S. Claims On North Korean Role In Sony Hack

Fri, 12/26/2014 - 3:26pm

Some cybersecurity researchers continue to voice skepticism about the FBI's claim that North Korea was behind the attack on Sony Pictures. That's not unusual in a crime that often uses misdirection.

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Businesses Buzz With Anticipation In Wake Of U.S.-Cuba Thaw

Fri, 12/26/2014 - 3:26pm

The U.S. economic embargo on Cuba is still solidly in place. But the president's executive action opening relations with the island has set off a frenzy of speculation about a new era of U.S.-Cuba commerce.

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Doubts Grow Over U.S. Claims On North Korean Role In Sony Hack

Fri, 12/26/2014 - 3:26pm

Some cybersecurity researchers have begun to voice skepticism about the U.S. government's claim that North Korea was behind the recent attack on Sony Pictures.

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Hollywood's Acceptance Of White Privilege Revealed By Sony Hack

Fri, 12/26/2014 - 8:03am

While some leaked Sony emails seemed racist, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says they hint at a wider issue: an acceptance of practices, habits and perceptions that limit diversity in Hollywood.

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