Business

September 19, 2014 | NPR · Why does a Chinese company have an Arabic name? Melissa Block and Robert Siegel take us back to the San Francisco coffee shop where company CEO Jack Ma reportedly came up with the name.
 

September 19, 2014 | NPR · Shares of Chinese Internet giant Alibaba started trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. The company raised more than $20 billion with its initial public offering, shattering a U.S. record set by Visa in 2008.
 

September 19, 2014 | NPR · Russia’s ban on imported foods hasn’t stopped its trendiest restaurants from sourcing top-quality ingredients like Italian cheese and Norwegian fish. How? Just slap on a “made in Belarus” label.
 

September 19, 2014 | KHN · Where have the insurance marketplaces created by the Affordable Care Act struggled the most? The answer lies in commerce, not politics.
 

AP
September 19, 2014 | NPR · Shares of the Chinese e-commerce giant opened at $92.70 a share on the New York Stock Exchange today, making it the biggest initial public offering in U.S. history. They were priced at $68 a share.
 

AP
September 19, 2014 | NPR · Pabst Brewing Co., with its famous Blue Ribbon, Old Milwaukee and Schlitz labels, is being acquired by Russian brewer Oasis Beverages for an undisclosed sum.
 

September 19, 2014 | NPR · Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. The IPO values Alibaba at $168 billion when it begins trading.
 

September 19, 2014 | NPR · Portland’s spokesman says whoever it was that broke Tim McGraw’s heart in that song made a good choice moving to Portland. She says the mayor would happily give the singer a personal tour of the city.
 

September 19, 2014 | NPR · Home Depot says some 56 million card holders were possibly compromised in a cyber attack. It says there’s no evidence that debit PIN numbers were comprised or that the breach affected online shoppers.
 

September 19, 2014 | NPR · General Mills blames the move on an industry-wide decline in breakfast cereal sales. It says sales of its brands have dropped by 10 percent in the last quarter alone.
 

 

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News

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September 19, 2014 | NPR · The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission received hundreds of negative comments about the proposal. Staff of the commissioners deciding on the new regulations have advised against it.
 

YouTube
September 19, 2014 | NPR · National Republican Party officials encouraged 2014 candidates to launch positive ads targeting women. One for a House candidate from Minnesota touts an annual charity walk he does in pink heels.
 

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September 19, 2014 | NPR · Waters rose as high as two and three stories in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. People were trapped. They needed supplies, and #jkfloodrelief came to the rescue.
 

Arts & Life

September 19, 2014 | NPR · Tuesday is the first day of fall. This time of year reminds critic Abigail Deutsch of Stephen Dobyns’ “How to Like It” — a poem about a man who ponders his lost summers and fleeting dreams.
 

September 19, 2014 | NPR · It’s the start of the season, and the NFL is already beset by scandal. Writer Mark Chiusano recommends a novel about football’s place in American culture, Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.
 

AP
September 19, 2014 | NPR · On the anniversary of the iconic series, NPR’s Eric Deggans talks with the author of a new Bill Cosby biography about how the show and the comedian have shaped perceptions of black families.
 

Music

September 19, 2014 | NPR · Fifteen years ago, two men from Tijuana came up with a new style of music called Nortec — a mix of norteno and techno. Now they are out with their latest and last album, Motel Baja.
 

WXPN
September 19, 2014 | WXPN · Hear the band survey its decade-long history — including the song singer Craig Finn calls his best.
 

Courtesy of the artist
September 19, 2014 | NPR · It’s rare to have three great pianists at three pianos in one studio. Charlap and Rosnes join host Marian McPartland in this 2008 session for a trio of “You and the Night and the Music.”
 

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