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Tech Week Ahead: Touch Screen Keyboards

Steve Henn looks ahead to a new touch screen keyboard developed by researchers at the University of St. Andrews. Melissa Block and Audie Cornish have more.

If TV's Your Cup Of Tea, Try A Character-Infused Blend

It looks like tea is joining the ranks of fan fiction and fan art as an option for expressing your love for the likes of everything from Downton Abbey and Doctor Who to Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games. One company is selling crowdsourced fandom blends inspired by customers' favorite TV shows, books, movies and comics.

Pork Producers Root Out Market Niche With Berkshire Pigs

Pork producers looking for more financial stability than the commodity market affords are trying their luck with specialty hog breeds. These pigs, raised on small farms, with limited antibiotics, cost more to raise but fetch more at market. And many say they make for tastier pork.

States Question What To Do With Surging Tax Revenue

After at least three years of red ink, most states have budget surpluses. It's a sign of a recovering economy, and leaves states with a new dilemma — how best to spend the money?
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O'Malley Agrees To Maryland/Israel Development Partnership

Gov. Martin O'Malley inked a partnership during his recent trade mission to Israel and Jordan that will fund joint development between companies in Israel and Maryland.


Hollywood Searches For 'Pot Of Gold' In China

Renee Montagne talks with Kim Masters, editor-at-large at The Hollywood Reporter, about Hollywood's continuing efforts to break into the Chinese film market. It's now the world's second largest. Masters also hosts The Business on member station KCRW.

Blazing The Trail For Female Programmers

Only about 20 percent of all computer programmers are women, but one pioneering CEO is trying to change that. Blazing Cloud's Sarah Allen hopes that making women in the field more visible to each other will help young women see a path for themselves in this fast-growing profession.

Gunmaker Says Colorado's New Laws Will Send It Packing

With several gun control measures now law in Colorado, four gun-related companies say they will make good on plans to move some or all of their operations out of the state. Hunting outfitters are also worried about fallout from a boycott by out-of-state clients.

After Sandy, Questions Linger Over Cellphone Reliability

Roughly one in four cell phone towers in the path of Hurricane Sandy went out of service. It was a frustrating and potentially dangerous experience for those customers without a landline to fall back on. Now, local officials and communications experts are pushing providers to improve their performance during natural disasters.

As The Car Market Moves East, An Extravaganza In Shanghai

China is the world's largest auto market. NPR's Frank Langfitt went to Shanghai's sprawling auto show this week, and compares it with the ones he used to cover in Detroit a few years back, when General Motors and Chrysler were on the ropes.