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The Future President Will Need To Wrestle With Debt From The Past
The federal government has issued trillions of dollars in IOUs. And just the interest on that massive debt could be a serious constraint for the next president.
The Technology Of Books Has Changed, But Bookstores Are Hanging In
The debate over whether digital books are better continues. But in the age of Amazon, the number of independent booksellers is up. The revival is fueled, at least in part, by digital natives.
On The Road To Recovery, Detroit Property Taxes Aren't Helping
Even with cheap rent, the cost of doing business is high. With the nation's highest commercial property taxes, one business mogul says this stunts entrepreneurship in a city that needs more jobs.
Aaron Davidson, Miami Sports Marketing Executive, Charged In FIFA Inquiry
NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Tim Elfrink, the Miami New Times managing editor, about Aaron Davidson, president of Traffic Sports USA, Inc., who was indicted Wednesday in the FIFA corruption case.
In This Test Kitchen, The Secret To A Great Cookbook Is Try, Try Again
Yotam Ottolenghi and his partner have a thriving food empire that includes wildly successful cookbooks. We go inside their London test kitchen as recipes are put through their paces.
Are Motorists Paying Attention To The Takata Air Bag Recall?
The largest consumer recall in U.S. history is underway. Nearly 34 million drivers are supposed to replace their air bags. In the past, most drivers have been lax about responding to auto recalls.
Relentless Cable Mogul John Malone Works Behind The Scenes
John Malone, the man behind the proposed $55 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable by smaller Charter Communications, controls some of the best known media and entertainment properties in the country.
Alabama Considers Legalized Gambling To Close Budget Deficit
In conservative Alabama, legislative leaders propose bills to open up gambling and start a state lottery as a way to shore-up sagging state coffers. The governor, instead, proposes higher taxes.
How Will The Next President Protect Our Digital Lives?
For the first time in a White House race, the candidates will need a game plan for cyber policy for Day 1 in the Oval Office and will have some tough choices to make.
In A Digital Chapter, Paper Notebooks Are As Relevant As Ever
Is paper just a curiosity of the nostalgic? It turns out that digital natives think paper works in tandem with our devices. Research agrees that old-school note taking offers benefits a screen can't.
Hackers Stole Data From More Than 100,000 Taxpayers, IRS Says
The thieves used the data to file fraudulent tax returns. The IRS commissioner said less than $50 million had been successfully claimed from the agency.
What Will The Next President Face On #Day1?
This week, NPR looks at four seemingly intractable problems that await the 45th president: stagnant wages, violent extremism, cybersecurity and the federal debt.
Apple's Jony Ive Promoted To Chief Design Officer
Ive was previously senior vice president of design at Apple and has played a large part in designing products since 1996. Some say his promotion might actually mean he's on his way out.
One Man's Mission To Keep AOL's Legacy Alive
In the wake of Verizon buying AOL, one man wants to make sure that the history of the once-dominant Internet service provider stays alive. Jason Scott wants you to send him all of your AOL CD-ROMs.
Charter Communications To Buy Time Warner Cable For $55 Billion
Charter Communications announced Tuesday it is buying Time Warner Cable in a deal valued at $55 billion. Regulators halted a deal last month for Time Warner to be acquired by Comcast.