Business

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December 19, 2014 | NPR · Melissa Block talks to Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton about the cyber attack against his company and the cancellation of the Christmas Day release of The Interview.
 

December 19, 2014 | NPR · The government has sold its stake in Ally Financial, the last major bank that was involved in the TARP bailout program.
 

December 19, 2014 | NPR · Two-thirds of the food Cubans eat is imported — but the reestablishment of ties with the U.S. could open opportunities for American farmers.
 

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December 19, 2014 | NPR · Jeff Williams, the tech giant’s vice president for operations, told British-based employees that Apple has done more than any other company to ensure fair and safe working conditions.
 

December 19, 2014 | NPR · Less than three years ago, Facebook purchased Instagram for $1 billion. The photo-sharing service is said to have more than 300 million users.
 

December 19, 2014 | NPR · “That’s not what America’s about,” the president said in a news conference, calling the cancellation of The Interview‘s release a “mistake.” The FBI has accused North Korea of being behind the attack.
 

December 19, 2014 | NPR · Many business books try to help you get rich quick. But three of 2014′s biggest sellers focused on unfairness and inequality. Economists say expect more: Books on inequality are riding a huge wave.
 

December 19, 2014 | NPR · Obama says normalizing ties with Cuba will eventually mean relaxing rules on travel to Cuba. It may take some time for the new rules to take effect but travel agents are already getting phone calls.
 

December 19, 2014 | NPR · The White House has stopped short of naming North Korea as the aggressor in the cyberattack against Sony Pictures. That hack resulted in the cancellation of the film The Interview.
 

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December 19, 2014 | NPR · In exchange for tax breaks, nonprofit hospitals provide assistance to poor patients. But some hospitals seize wages from poor patients with unpaid bills — even those who qualify for reduced-cost care.
 

 

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News

December 19, 2014 | NPR · The Supreme Court declined to extend a stay on a ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle, who said in August that Florida’s 2008 ban is unconstitutional. The stay expires in January.
 

December 19, 2014 | NPR · This week, President Obama announced that he will begin to normalize relations with Cuba. Cuban-American writer Richard Blanco recommends a book about Cuba’s imprint on the American imagination.
 

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December 19, 2014 | NPR · Melissa Block talks to Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton about the cyber attack against his company and the cancellation of the Christmas Day release of The Interview.
 

Arts & Life

December 19, 2014 | NPR · This week, President Obama announced that he will begin to normalize relations with Cuba. Cuban-American writer Richard Blanco recommends a book about Cuba’s imprint on the American imagination.
 

Sony Pictures Classics
December 19, 2014 | NPR · Critic Bob Mondello says Mike Leigh’s earthy new biopic about the famed British painter J.M.W Turner shows viewers the incandescent beauty of the world as Turner himself must have seen it.
 

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December 19, 2014 | NPR · Tamales are a Christmas Eve tradition throughout Latin America, but there are hundreds of different versions. Whose is best? That’s a question likely to elicit a fiercely partisan response.
 

Music

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December 19, 2014 | NPR · The bassist and singer based her latest album on memories of running away from home as a teenager.
 

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December 19, 2014 | NPR · After more than a decade offstage raising his daughters, the singer is touring. “It’s like nothing is being held back,” he says. “You get to eat mashed potatoes with both hands instead of one.”
 

Courtesy of the artist
December 19, 2014 | NPR · Three decades after her first interview with him, Fiona Ritchie meets up with the Scottish musician, who’s known for a long career with the legendary Battlefield Band.
 

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