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White House Talks Income Gap: New Ideas About Old Problems?

President Obama's economic speaking tour seems reminiscent of campaign speeches in 2008. Guest host Celeste Headlee asks NPR's Ron Elving why the White House is sending this message again.

Cowboys Stadium No More: With Deal, It Is Now AT&T Stadium

The deal is rumored to be worth millions and is already stirring controversy because it drops "Cowboys" from the stadium name.

The FDA Doesn't Want Chickens To Explore The Great Outdoors

The FDA's new proposal aims to reduce the risk that chickens will pick up salmonella from wildlife and lay contaminated eggs. But the proposal could make it much harder for organic farmers who believe in keeping their free-range birds on true pastures.

Big Coup For One Of The Big Three: Impala Called Best Sedan

For the first time since Consumer Reports began making such comparisons in 1992, a sedan made by one of the USA's traditional car companies has gotten the magazine's highest rating.

Feds Charge SAC Capital In Insider Trading Case

But billionaire hedge fund owner Steven Cohen was not hit with criminal charges. SAC is charged with one count of wire fraud and four counts of securities fraud in connection with alleged insider trading by "numerous employees."

Jobless Claims Rose Last Week; Key Orders Up In June

While there was a small increase in the number of people filing first-time claims for unemployment insurance, the rise was largely due to annual shutdowns for retooling at car plants. Meanwhile, orders for durable goods rose last month.

Full-Time Vs. Part-Time Workers: Restaurants Weigh Obamacare

With the new health care law on the horizon, the restaurant industry is looking carefully at the looming health insurance requirements. Some national chains are looking at ways of limiting the new law's impact on the bottom line, while other restaurant owners say the new law won't change much for them.

Why The Latest Gulf Leak Is No BP Disaster

Deep-sea natural gas reservoirs sometimes contain oil, but experts say it's highly unlikely Tuesday's accident in the Gulf of Mexico would leak anything like the BP spill. And there are signs suggesting the only thing crews have to deal with is leaking gas.
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Book Buying In The Digital Age

Can an algorithm ever really replicate the serendipity of stumbling across a new author in a book store?


Sales Of New Homes Rise Again, Hit Five-Year High

The housing sector has been one of the economy's bright spots, and shows no signs of slowing despite rising mortgage rates.