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The Next Generation Of Local, Low-Power FM Stations Expands In Urban Areas

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:24:00 -0400

The next wave of low power FM stations is coming on the air. Initially restricted to rural areas because of interference concerns, nearly 2,000 new stations have been approved — many in urban areas.

AT&T To Acquire Media Giant Time Warner For More Than $85 Billion

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:24:00 -0400

AT&T and Time Warner agreed Saturday to an $85 billion merger that, if approved by federal regulators, would create a mammoth media and telecommunications company.

Small Business Owners Face Pressures Of Minimum Wage Bumps In Big Cities

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:24:00 -0400

Minimum wages are on their way to $15 an hour in New York and California. Workers look forward to the bump. But some small businesses are bracing for a hit to their bottom line.

TIMELINE: AT&T's Merger With Time Warner Follows Decades Of Industry Deals

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 21:39:00 -0400

The $85.4-billion merger of a telecom and a media giants is the latest in the web of consolidation, spurned offers and spin-offs that are increasingly interlinking the two industries.

AT&T To Buy Time Warner For $85 Billion

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:11:00 -0400

It emerged Saturday that AT&T is set to buy Time Warner for about $85 billion. If approved by federal regulators, the merger would create a mammoth media and telecommunications company.

AT&T Reaches Deal To Buy Time Warner For More Than $85 Billion

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 14:48:00 -0400

AT&T has agreed to terms with Time Warner to buy the media giant. "This is a perfect match of two companies with complementary strengths," AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson announced.

MetLife Splits With Snoopy And The Peanuts Gang To Adapt To Current Insurance Market

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:10:00 -0400

Metlife is firing Snoopy. The insurance company is saying goodbye to Snoopy and the Peanuts characters as its mascots, ending a three decade relationship.

Voice Actors Strike Against Video Game Companies

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:10:00 -0400

The strike of the SAG-AFTRA union went into effect Friday after failed negotiations between the union's voice actors and video game employers, particularly over compensation and secrecy.

What A Phillipines Realignment With China Could Mean For U.S. Relations In Asia

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:10:00 -0400

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte announced his "separation" from the U.S. this week. Cornell University Professor Thomas Pepinsky talks to NPR's Scott Simon about the implications.

Migrants Work To Hold Onto Latin Food History In Gentrifying D.C. Neighborhood

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:10:00 -0400

A restaurant in Washington D.C. that has long been a haven for Central American immigrants is adapting to gentrification in the neighborhood.

Episode 731: How Venezuela Imploded

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:52:04 -0400

Venezuela has just about every economic advantage a country could ask for: fertile land, good climate, educated population, and oil, lots and lots of oil. So how did it go so wrong?

What Was Up With The Internet Today? Websites Lagged Or Didn't Load For Many

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:20:00 -0400

A hacking attack against a major Internet infrastructure company, Dyn, resulted in intermittent disruptions across the Web. Hackers used a network of infected Internet-connected devices.

In Jerusalem And West Bank, Nutella Cafes Offer A Sweet Refuge

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 07:00:01 -0400

Palestinians are flocking to a string of Nutella cafés that have popped up in the region. The cafes offer a welcome refuge from the realities of living in a conflict zone.

Cyber Aggression Takes A Back Seat To Other Presidential Campaign Issues

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:09:00 -0400

The White House says it plans to retaliate against Russia for cyberattacks. Cybersecurity has been a constant issue on the campaign trail. No candidate professes to have expertise in this policy area.

Workers Say Wells Fargo Unfairly Scarred Their Careers

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:09:00 -0400

In the ongoing scandal engulfing Wells Fargo, the bank says it fired wrongdoers. But some workers say they were trying to blow the whistle and Wells Fargo fired them.