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Bankruptcy Affects More Than Patriot Coal's Retired Miners

Retired miners are converging on St. Louis Tuesday for a union rally to protest a proposed cut in health benefits. Patriot Coal is in bankruptcy and has asked a federal judge to allow it to shed most of the health coverage for nearly 10,000 retired miners. But most of those miners never worked a day for Patriot.

Most People Are Supposed To Pay This Tax. Almost Nobody Actually Pays It.

It's called a use tax. As far as I can tell, accountants and tax lawyers are some of the only people who pay it.

Dish Satellite Network Tries To Upend Sprint Deal

The satellite TV provider Dish Network made an aggressive bid Monday to move into wireless telecom by offering a $25.5 billion cash and stock deal to buy Sprint Nextel, despite an agreement already made between Sprint and Japanese company SoftBank.

Speak Up! Advertisers Want You To Talk With New Apps

Advertisers want to hear what you have to say, and many are about to roll out new kinds of ads you can actually have a conversation with. Marketers are hoping to leverage the power of voice and the kinds of technologies that power Apple's Siri to start selling us all sorts of things.

Coveted Pulitzer Prizes Announced

The winners of the 2013 Pulitzer Prizes, with awards for journalism, fiction, poetry, drama and music were announced Monday. Among the winners are Adam Johnson for his novel The Orphan Master's Son and The Denver Post for its breaking news coverage of the mass shooting at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater in July 2012. Co-host Robert Siegel speaks with NPR's David Folkenflik about the winners.

A Tax Day Story For Hard-Cider Lovers

When is hard apple cider not considered hard apple cider? When it's taxed like wine or champagne. America is in the midst of a cider revival, but antiquated tax laws make it a risky business for entrepreneurs, critics say. Not to worry: Sen. Schumer is on the case.