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Dish Satellite Network Tries To Upend Sprint Deal

The satellite TV provider Dish Network made an aggressive bid Monday to move into wireless telecom by offering a $25.5 billion cash and stock deal to buy Sprint Nextel, despite an agreement already made between Sprint and Japanese company SoftBank.
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Speak Up! Advertisers Want You To Talk With New Apps

Advertisers want to hear what you have to say, and many are about to roll out new kinds of ads you can actually have a conversation with. Marketers are hoping to leverage the power of voice and the kinds of technologies that power Apple's Siri to start selling us all sorts of things.
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Coveted Pulitzer Prizes Announced

The winners of the 2013 Pulitzer Prizes, with awards for journalism, fiction, poetry, drama and music were announced Monday. Among the winners are Adam Johnson for his novel The Orphan Master's Son and The Denver Post for its breaking news coverage of the mass shooting at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater in July 2012. Co-host Robert Siegel speaks with NPR's David Folkenflik about the winners.
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A Tax Day Story For Hard-Cider Lovers

When is hard apple cider not considered hard apple cider? When it's taxed like wine or champagne. America is in the midst of a cider revival, but antiquated tax laws make it a risky business for entrepreneurs, critics say. Not to worry: Sen. Schumer is on the case.
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Ford, GM Will Jointly Develop Fuel-Efficient Transmissions

The new 9-speed and 10-speed transmissions are aimed at meeting new federal fuel efficiency standards.
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Oh, Yeah! Kool-Aid Man Gets A Makeover And A Personality

The pitcher pitchman is getting a new computer-generated look and will be talking in his new ads. But fans of the old guy can take heart: Kool-Aid Man still prefers to bust through things.
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Regulators To Hear Pepco's Rate Hike Request

The utility company wants to add $7 a month to the average residential bill.

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Tax Tips For Procrastinators

It's the dreaded 'Tax Day.' Tell Me More offers some tips for those who still haven't filed their taxes yet. Host Michel Martin speaks with NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax.
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FAA Orders Inspection Of Boeing 737s

Federal aviation regulators say a pin on the horizontal stabilizer could be prone to corrosion and "premature failure."

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