Business

November 27, 2014 | NPR · OPEC oil producers met Thursday to discuss falling world oil prices — something big producer Saudi Arabia seeks to preserve in order to compete with U.S. oil production. But other OPEC countries want to get prices back up because their governments need the money.
 

November 27, 2014 | NPR · The World Trade Organization’s 160 members unanimously approved a first-ever multilateral trade deal which the group believes will boost global commerce by $1 trillion annually.
 

AP
November 27, 2014 | NPR · Ministers of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries meeting in Austria could not agree to cut production in an effort to stabilize global crude prices.
 

November 27, 2014 | NPR · One of the most closely watched OPEC meeting in years takes place in Vienna on Thursday. Oil prices are at a four-year low and a push for a production cut is being stymied by Saudi intransigence.
 

November 27, 2014 | WWNO · Louisiana has been dubbed “Hollywood South” for the high volume of film production there. Producers are lured by generous tax credits — so plentiful, that there’s a big market for those tax credits.
 

November 27, 2014 | NPR · Major business groups are reacting skeptically to a proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency to reduce ozone pollution. Since 1980, ozone pollution has fallen by a third.
 

WJCT News
November 26, 2014 | WJCT · Jacksonville, Fla., is racing to find funds to deepen its port. If it can’t accommodate newer, bigger cargo ships from Asia, the city says, it will lose out to Savannah, Ga., and Charleston, S.C.
 

November 26, 2014 | NPR · The milk is now for sale in a limited number of stores — including the Coborn’s in Belle Plaine, Minn. Ari Shairo talks with Coborn’s dairy manager, Steven Thueringer.
 

November 26, 2014 | NPR · Researchers have learned the frenzy and excitement of the holiday season makes us all a little crazy. But that might not be a bad thing for our financial lives.
 

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November 26, 2014 | NPR · American honey importers say they’ve noticed an odd surge in cheap honey from Turkey. They think some of that honey really came from China, which is subject to U.S. trade restrictions.
 

 

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News

Xinhua/Landov
November 27, 2014 | NPR · U.S.-based Human Rights Watch said this week that six months after a coup toppled the country’s elected government, the regime arrests its opponents and censors the media.
 

Reuters/Landov
November 27, 2014 | NPR · Pope Francis will meet with Turkey’s Muslim leaders and the head of the Orthodox Church in what may be the most challenging trip of his young papacy.
 

November 27, 2014 | NPR · The World Trade Organization’s 160 members unanimously approved a first-ever multilateral trade deal which the group believes will boost global commerce by $1 trillion annually.
 

Arts & Life

November 27, 2014 | NPR · A remembrance of murder mystery writer PD James, who died Thursday at her home in Oxford, England.
 

Causeway Films
November 27, 2014 | NPR · The monsters of repression are what terrorize a mother and her son in this independent, Australian, horror movie. “I wanted it to look more low-fi and more handmade,” says director Jennifer Kent.
 

Twentieth Century Fox
November 27, 2014 | NPR · Bob Mondello offers a selective preview of what Hollywood has in store for the holidays. There are musicals, there are biopics, and the seas literally will part.
 

Music

Courtesy of the artist
November 27, 2014 | NPR · In this session from 1991, Connick sings and plays “They Didn’t Believe Me” and joins host Marian McPartland for “Stompin’ at the Savoy.”
 

November 27, 2014 | NPR · Out of love and necessity, Stuart has become a country-music historian. “People were throwing things away,” he says. “I just took it as a family matter.”
 

Courtesy of the artist
November 26, 2014 | WXPN · The British singer and songwriter’s voice fills subtle, muted arrangements with color.
 

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