Urban scholar Richard Florida has found a problem with the way our cities are evolving. He talks to Steve Inskeep about who wins and who loses as the highly skilled, creative class clusters around certain metro areas. Florida is the author of The Rise of the Creative Class.
Liberty Global is the cable company owned by American media mogul John Malone. His company already operates in 14 countries. And now Liberty Global has reached a deal to buy the British cable company Virgin Media for about $16 billion.
If Congress and the president don't act in the next three weeks, deep, across-the-board spending cuts will hit everything from the defense department to education programs. President Obama has proposed a short-term mix of budget cuts and tax hikes to replaced automatic spending cuts set to start March 1.
With no government ties, Bitcoin is used to buy everything from blogging services to Brooklyn-made cupcakes. Theoretically, millions of dollars are being kept in the digital currency. And it's increasingly being used by specialized websites to offer online gambling. But is Bitcoin gambling legal?
Small, local breweries are trendy, but in many places, starting one can involve a lot of red tape, thanks in part to Prohibition-era liquor laws. New Hampshire is the first state to try to change that. But is the "nano" model really sustainable?
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