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Louvre Shuts Down For 1 Day Over Pickpockets

Workers at the Louvre in Paris say the pickpockets who operate inside the galleries have become increasingly aggressive. More than 100 employees stopped working Wednesday in protest.

Whose MP3s Are They, Anyway?

If you have a CD or book you don't want anymore, you can sell it. The law says that's perfectly legal. But what about an MP3 or an e-book? Can you legally resell your digital goods?

Hotel Magnate Bill Marriott On Life's Lessons

Hospitality mogul Bill Marriott transformed his family's modest business into a global empire. Even today in his 80s, Marriott shows little sign of slowing down. He speaks with Michel Martin about the lessons he learned along the way.

Why Does Anyone Care About Minutes Of Weeks-Old Fed Meetings?

The central bank made a mistake. It sent minutes from its most recent policy meeting to a small group of influential institutions, including some major banks, a day earlier than scheduled. But the minutes are always weeks old. Why are they important? Because they contain clues to the Fed's thinking.

Tepid Reception To Windows 8 Blamed For Drop In PC Sales

A nearly 14 percent drop in first-quarter sales of PCs is attributed in large part to interest in mobile devices — as well as a lukewarm reaction Microsoft's latest operating system.

Japanese Carmakers Recall Millions Of Vehicles Over Faulty Airbags

About 3.4 million vehicles produced since 2000 are subject to the recall due to faulty airbag inflators.

Jobless Claims Fell Sharply Last Week

After recent reports that were disappointing, Thursday's news was more positive. An estimated 346,000 people filed first-time claims for unemployment insurance, down 42,000 from the week before.