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Burberry Fights China's Trademark Decision

Officially it's called Haymarket Check. The iconic tan, black and red tartan is best known as the symbol of the Burberry brand, the British fashion house came up with it a century ago. Chinese officials have decided to revoke Burberry's tartan trademark.

Theater Chains Upgrade To Attract Homebodies

Movie theater seats are getting more deluxe. A couple chains are installing recliners in the latest effort to give movie goers more of the comforts of home.

Health Care Frustrations Turn Into Satisfaction For Ga. Man

In the first month of the federal health insurance exchange, about 1,400 people in Georgia signed up for insurance. One of those is Michael Lappin of Atlanta. He not only has better coverage now, but Lappin says he's saving thousands of dollars.

Epic Commutes Face Those Caught In Public Transit Puzzle

You think your commute is bad? How about a two-hour trek to go a mere 15 miles? That's what one Chicago resident faces as she catches trains and buses to get to her part-time job. Commuting can be especially difficult for people who can't afford a car but live far from their jobs.

Businesses Woo Customers With Free Phone-Charging Stations

It's not an uncommon experience for smartphone owners: You're out for lunch or running errands, you suddenly realize your phone battery is low, and you panic. A Philadelphia entrepreneur thinks he's found the solution, and it's supposed to help phone owners and stores.

For Advocacy Groups, Video Games Are The Next Frontier

As video games become more mainstream, some social action organizations are using them to raise awareness or raise funds. They advocate for a range of causes, from the struggles of women in the developing world to the effects of power in Congress.

Breaking Up With Is Hard To Do

Lara Imler was one of the first people in Alaska to sign up for health insurance on Turns out, the website miscalculated her subsidy. She wants to start over and get a new plan. But a stubborn software kink is standing in her way.
NPR Team Working Through Holiday To Meet Deadline

Workers on the "tech surge" to fix the error-riddled website have just days to meet the Obama administration's self-imposed deadline for a functioning site. Public confidence in has already taken the kind of hit that may be hard to overcome.

Greece's Economy Predicted To Shrink In 2014

The forecast, by the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, was issued on Wednesday. It contrasts with that of the Greek government which says the economy will grow next year.

Retailers Hope 'Gray Thursday' Boosts Bottom Line

Looking for a deal on electronics, clothing or anything for that matter? Then welcome to Gray Thursday, when Black Friday intrudes into Thanksgiving. Mark Ellwood, author of Bargain Fever, talks about whether it's worth leaving your turkey in the oven to go shopping.