People have been downloading about 10 apps per month onto their devices. Great news for businesses, except research from the business consulting firm Nuance Enterprise shows that the vast majority of those apps are quickly forgotten about, especially those that are free.
The parent company of Reader's Digest has filed for bankruptcy protection. This is the second time in less than four years. RDA Holding says it plans to emerge from Chapter 11 in less than six months. Linda Wertheimer talks to Peter Kreisky, a media industry adviser and founder and chairman of the Kreisky Media Group.
Overhauling immigration is complicated and controversial. There's been a proposed increase in H-1B visas. Those are the visas that allow companies to bring in skilled foreign workers for jobs that can't be filled by Americans.
Every month, the government sends out about 5 million paper checks to Americans who receive federal benefits. As of March 1, however, the Treasury Department is planning to make those checks a thing of the past. It's encouraging holdouts to move to direct deposit or a debit card.
A 3-D printer allows people to easily create Yoda busts, Tintin's rocket ship — and even NPR action figures. But as this technology gets cheaper, the budding industry could face the same intellectual property battles that upended the music business a decade ago.
The venerable magazine's parent company has filed for bankruptcy protection for the second time in less than four years. RDA Holding says it plans to emerge from Chapter 11 in less than six months. The magazine will continue to be published during the period.
If you usually wait until April to file your taxes, you might want to hurry up — before identity thieves beat you to it. Using stolen names and Social Security numbers, these criminals file fake tax returns. This generates big, and fraudulent, refunds, before the real taxpayer gets around to filing.
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