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Black Tech Game Changers

Tell Me More hosts a special twitter series with African-American entrepreneurs and tech innovators to find out what a day in their life is like. Listeners tweet their questions using @TellMeMoreNPR or #NPRBlacksinTech and the participants will answer them over the course of three weeks.
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Judge Smooths Path For American-US Airways Merger

The bankruptcy court ruling comes 15 days after the Justice Department said it would settle its lawsuit that had sought to block the airline deal.
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Good News, Bad News: Jobless Claims Dip, But Key Orders Drop

Fewer Americans filed for unemployment insurance last week. But fewer orders were placed for equipment and other so-called durable goods in October.
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Judge Orders Sriracha Factory To Cool It

In Irwindale, Calif., city officials were peppered with complaints about smells coming from the hot sauce factory. Now a judge has said the plant must partially shut down while the company and authorities try to address the problem.
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Star Trek's George Takei Adds Perfume Mogul To His Resume

The scent is being sold through Amazon and of course it's called EAU My, which is Takei's catchphrase. But for the perfume, the oh is spelled EAU.
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It Still Isn't Easy, But Independent Bookstores Are Doing Better

Despite intense competition from Amazon and big-box retailers, there are more independent bookstores now than there were four years ago. Borders' bankruptcy, the "buy local" movement and cooperative publishers have all contributed to the renaissance.
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Drilling For Oil, Based On The Bible: Do Oil And Religion Mix?

The born-again head of Zion Oil believes the Old Testament and an office full of geologists will lead him to oil deposits in Israel. So far, the company has spent $130 million and only hit dry holes.
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Ohio Hospital Puts Docs On The Spot To Lower Costs

An aspect of the Affordable Care Act is meant to rein in exploding health care costs. To do that, the law has created hundreds of experiments in which hospitals have volunteered to participate. Our Planet Money team went to one hospital in Ohio that's trying to get doctors more involved in understanding hospital economics.
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IRS Suggests Guidelines On Politicking By Tax-Exempt Groups

The Obama administration is pushing a new set of regulations that would make it much harder for so-called "social welfare" organizations to engage in political campaigns. This comes after a summer of controversy over the way the IRS treated Tea Party groups applying for tax exempt status.
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The Last Word In Business

David Greene and Linda Wertheimer have the Last Word in business.

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