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Chinese-American Venture To Create Huge Car Interiors Firm

Johnson Controls will spin off its automotive interiors business to create a joint-venture with Chinese company Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems to create the world's biggest car interiors company.

Oil Industry Blamed For Freight Rail Delays

Many grain bins and silos remain full, long after last fall's harvest because the railroads are behind in shipping. A slowdown in rail service is delaying deliveries of other commodities too.

Fighting Bugs With Bugs: Hatching A Solution For Troubled Trees

The Asian citrus psyllid is a tiny bug that spreads a devastating tree disease. Pesticides can't always control it, so California farmers have turned to a different solution: another bug.

New Initiative Aims To Encourage Diversity In Kids' Publishing

A nonprofit organization called First Book is planning to buy up and distribute thousands of childrens' books in order to convince publishers that a market exists for diverse characters and cultures.

The Merits Of Income Inequality: What's The Right Amount?

Economists say too much income inequality is a bad thing. But they also say some inequality is necessary, and even good for society. Here are suggestions for finding that balance.

In 'Clash Of The Financial Pundits,' Clarity For The Investor?

Millions of Americans get their financial advice from high-profile pundits on talk radio and cable television. The new book Clash of the Financial Pundits looks at how they affect our investments.

Tech Week: The Right To Be Forgotten And The Open Internet

In this week's roundup, a European court says private citizens will be able to get Google to remove certain search results. And, a look at what's next for the FCC's Internet regulations.

Apple, Google, Agree To Drop Patent Infringement Dispute

The highest-profile suit between the two companies involved one patent essential to the way cellphones operate on a 3G network.

FDA Dangles Golden Ticket To Spur Drugs For Neglected Diseases

The Food and Drug Administration's approval of a new drug for leishmaniasis came with a voucher that can be redeemed to speed up the approval of a much more lucrative drug in the future.
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Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace

Like the nature of white-collar work itself, the concept and design of the office has evolved over more than a century, from the counting-houses of nineteenth-century clerks to the cubicles we love to hate. Author Nikil Saval joins us to explore the history of our workspaces.