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Fly On, Snoopy (And Friends): Macy's Parade Balloons Get All-Clear

Snoopy, Spiderman, Buzz Lightyear, Pikachu and 12 other massive balloons will fly in the iconic Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, New York police say. Forecasts had called for high winds close to the maximum that New York City will allow for the balloons to fly over the parade route.

Man Laments Loss Of Thousands Of Bitcoins, As Value Hits $1,000

"You know when you put something in the bin, and in your head, say to yourself 'that's a bad idea'? I really did have that," James Howells says. And boy, was his intuition right: Howells tossed a hard drive that held millions of dollars' worth of Bitcoins, the currency whose value has skyrocketed this year.

Small-Business Access To Online Health Exchanges Delayed Again

No online registration for you, the Obama administration told small-business owners interested in using the Affordable Care Act exchanges to buy employee health insurance. Online access was pushed back to November 2014. Employers can still enroll through an insurer or broker.

Did Your Thanksgiving Turkey Take Any Antibiotics?

As Americans prepare to baste and roast plump, juicy holiday birds, we couldn't help but wonder which antibiotics the average Thanksgiving turkey might have been given. The government doesn't collect data on antibiotic use in turkeys. And producers don't volunteer any.

Small Businesses Get One-Year Delay In Health Insurance Process

The Obama administration says it is delaying until November 2014 a requirement that small businesses shop for health insurance via the troubled federal site, which has been blamed for many problems since its launch last month.
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Efforts To Promote Transparency In Online Advertising

The Federal Trade Commission this week examines the way digital media present paid ads to consumers. The growing sophistication of targeted online ads and efforts to ensure transparency.


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.

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.

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.

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.