Following the lead of many other U.S. cities, officials in New York are removing the last of the classic parking meters for a single space, according to The New York Times. Those gray metal meters will be completely replaced by solar-powered devices that are WiFi and credit card ready. The new meters can handle up to eight spaces at a time.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has announced that Netflix is splitting into two businesses. It's an admission that Netflix just could not integrate its DVD service and its streaming service. The DVD business will now be called Qwikster. It will offer DVDs and video games. The streaming service will still be called Netflix.
Eurozone finance ministers warn that Greece might not get a vital installment of a $150 billion bailout if they feel it isn't doing enough to reduce the size of its debt. Greek officials are racing to find more cuts, even as fear grows among the people that existing austerity measures have done little good.
The creators of the eurozone stopped halfway: The participating countries would use a common currency, but they wouldn't have common tax and spending policies. In other words, it was a monetary union but not a fiscal one. The debt crisis has now shown governments it's hard to have it both ways.
Like entrepreneurs everywhere, the trio who founded Bluebox Now dream of making it big. But first they have to learn some lessons. As they're getting off the ground, a cycle of mentorship feedback and retooling drives their growth, though that may mean falling behind schedule.
The Big 12, an athletic conference composed of 10 colleges from the Central U.S., may soon need to rebrand itself as the Big 8. The possible departure of two of its members — Texas A&M and the University of Oklahoma — may destabilize not only the Big 12, but also the college football landscape.
Ford's rugged and roomy Crown Victoria sedan has long been a favorite of police departments and taxis fleets. But Ford has been trimming its production line and last week, the final "Vic" rolled off the assembly line. Host Audie Cornish recalls some movies in which the Crown Vic played a roll.
It's the final chapter for Borders. The once-dominant bookseller will close Sunday, a victim of growing online sales and other problems. NPR's Jeff Brady talks to customers in Pennsylvania making one last purchase.
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