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NPR Story
4:06 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Barnes & Noble To Split Into Two Companies

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 1:19 pm

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NPR's business news starts with a goodbye to Nook. All right, the giant book retailer Barnes & Noble is splitting in two. The company says it is separating its profitable retail bookstores from its weak Nook digital operation. Nook has lost $700 million in its e-reader and e-book business over the past two years. Microsoft will invest in the new Nook media as it tries to catch up to digital book leader Amazon. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

NPR Story
4:06 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Meters Would Help Sacramento Homes Save More Water

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 1:19 pm

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The drought in California is growing more serious by the day. Yet, one-quarter million homes in California still lack the most basic conservation device there is - a water meter. Nowhere is this problem more clear than in the state capital, Sacramento. Joe Rubin reports.

JOE RUBIN, BYLINE: It's not quite daylight when, at 5:15 a.m., Ron Carpenter hops in his car and begins to patrol the Sacramento neighborhood, looking for signs of lawn watering.

RON CARPENTER: Up here it looks pretty shiny down here. Let's see what this is.

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NPR Story
4:06 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Supreme Court Rules Police Need Warrants For Most Cellphone Searches

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 1:19 pm

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It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning, I'm Steve Inskeep in Washington.

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NPR Story
4:06 am
Thu June 26, 2014

Pickup Truck For Kids Unveiled by Ford, Fisher Price

Originally published on Thu June 26, 2014 1:19 pm

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And today's last word in Business is built tough - Fisher-Price tough. American automaker Ford had a new offering to unveil in Dearborn, Michigan, this week.

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It's a battery-powered model that boasts of off-road capabilities. Yes, Steve, it is the Power Wheels F-150 pickup truck for kids.

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Law
11:48 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Supreme Court Rules On Aereo, Cellphone Searches

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World
6:37 am
Wed June 25, 2014

British Air Mixes Up Granada With Grenada

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 11:48 am

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Around the Nation
6:33 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Obama Lookalike Gets Around Town

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 11:48 am

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Heirs Of The Revolution: A Changing Cuba
6:18 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Cuba Maintains U.S. Embargo Is Harsh Financial Persecution

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 11:48 am

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Games & Humor
5:59 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Move Over Video Games, Board Games Aren't Dead Yet

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 11:48 am

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The word gamer is pretty much synonymous with this sound.

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MONTAGNE: And also the image of someone glued to a video game. But many people are still getting together in real life to play games - board games, card games. And businesses are cropping up to provide venues for old-school gamers. Marielle Segarra has more.

MARIELLE SEGARRA, BYLINE: This is Brooklyn Game Lab, a gaming workshop and store in New York City.

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Heirs Of The Revolution: A Changing Cuba
4:32 am
Wed June 25, 2014

Revived Mariel Port Attracts Investment From Brazil

Originally published on Wed June 25, 2014 9:20 am

Brazil is pouring nearly a billion dollars into Cuba's Mariel port. Brazil, via Cuba, will practically have its own port near U.S. shores — so it's a major geostrategic move.

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