2:47am

Tue June 26, 2012
NPR Story

The Last Word In Business

Originally published on Tue June 26, 2012 6:25 am

Visitors to the online travel agency Orbitz see different results depending on what kind of computer they're using, according to The Wall Street Journal. Users of Apple computers are seeing more expensive options than those who search for hotels using a PC.

2:47am

Tue June 26, 2012
Election 2012

Obama Tells N.H. Voters GOP Philosophy Is Wrong

Originally published on Tue June 26, 2012 6:25 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Let's go now to the presidential campaign trail. On the day Supreme Court struck down portions of a controversial Arizona immigration law, President Obama and his rival Mitt Romney tangled over immigration policy. Still, at a political rally yesterday in New Hampshire, Mr. Obama mostly focused on other issues, like the economy. New Hampshire has just four electoral votes, but it's expected to be hotly contested in November.

NPR's Scott Horsley has this report from New Hampshire.

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1:35am

Tue June 26, 2012
The Salt

Fancy Names Can Fool Wine Geeks Into Paying More For A Bottle

Originally published on Tue June 26, 2012 11:56 am

New York Winemaker Christopher Tracy and a bottle of his Blaufrankisch. The wine's difficult to pronounce name may attract oenophiles.
Charles Lane NPR

Which costs more, a bottle of Fat Bastard or a Tselepou (TSe-le-po)? What about a Cupcake versus some other name that's difficult for Americans to pronounce? Turns out, when it comes to wine, research suggests that the name alone can affect how much consumers are willing to pay for it. But is it that easy to dupe an oenophile?

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1:08am

Tue June 26, 2012
Middle East

As 'Hungry Season' Nears, Yemenis Struggle For Food

Originally published on Fri July 6, 2012 10:32 am

Displaced Yemenis receive food aid from the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights in the southern province of Abyan. While food is available in the country, many Yemenis cannot afford to buy it. About 10 million people are going hungry, aid groups say.
AFP/Getty Images

Yemen has long struggled as one of the least developed countries in the world. But now, after a year of protest and unrest that saw the country's longtime dictator step down, the situation for millions of Yemenis is dire.

Aid groups say some 10 million people are now without enough food to eat, and more than 200,000 children face life-threatening levels of malnutrition.

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1:07am

Tue June 26, 2012
World

As NATO Draws Down, Afghans Fear A Brain Drain

Originally published on Tue June 26, 2012 8:37 am

International aid has poured into Afghanistan in recent years, but it is expected to fall sharply as NATO forces pull out. That will place great strains on the economy, and may lead skilled Afghans to leave if they can't find work. Here, street children in Kabul collect food from an aid group.
Dar Yasin AP

As NATO troops leave Afghanistan, there will also be a decline in aid money that has flooded the country over the past decade and created hundreds of thousands of jobs funded by donor money.

That means fewer jobs for Afghans, and skilled Afghans may be tempted to leave the country as part of a brain drain that could further weaken a fragile state.

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1:05am

Tue June 26, 2012
Business

What's A Taxi Ride Worth? You Set The Price

Originally published on Tue June 26, 2012 11:07 am

Eric Hagen charges people only what they can afford in his Recession Ride Taxi in Burlington, Vt.
Kirk Carapezza for NPR

In a recession, watching the meter on a taxi tick higher and higher can be distressing. But in Burlington, Vt., the Recession Ride Taxi lets customers set their own price.

Eric Hagen is a Wall Street banker-turned-cab-driver whose one-man "pay-what-you-want" taxi service has accrued dozens of faithful customers.

'I'd Be Walking'

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1:04am

Tue June 26, 2012
The Salt

The Making of Meat-Eating America

Originally published on Tue June 26, 2012 10:44 am

Men at a slaughterhouse stand near hanging beef carcasses, late 1940s.
Lass Getty Images

We eat a lot of meat in this country; per person, more than almost anywhere else on Earth. (Here's a helpful map of global meat-eating.)

But why? What makes an American eat ten or twelve times more meat than the average person in Mozambique or Bangladesh?

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6:06pm

Mon June 25, 2012
The Record

Springsteen's American Dream, Beautiful And Bleak

Originally published on Tue September 18, 2012 5:39 pm

Bruce Springsteen onstage during the Born in the USA tour in 1985.
Richard E. Aaron Redferns

5:40pm

Mon June 25, 2012
All Tech Considered

Facebook Changed Your Primary Email Address, But Says It Warned You

Originally published on Tue June 26, 2012 6:28 am

Facebook recently changed all its users' primary email addresses.
Leon Neal AFP/Getty Images

A key change was made to your Facebook profile recently that you may not have noticed yet. Facebook has replaced the primary email address users entered in their profile contact information with brand-new @facebook.com addresses. These addresses allow you to email external accounts from your Facebook inbox. Forbes first noticed the change:

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5:33pm

Mon June 25, 2012
The Two-Way

Phelps And Lochte Set To Square Off In Olympic Trials Final

Originally published on Mon June 25, 2012 6:35 pm

Michael Phelps swims in a preliminary heat at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska. Phelps and rival Ryan Lochte were awoken from their afternoon naps by a fire alarm at their hotel Monday.
Al Bello Getty Images

The London Olympics are still more than a month away, but fans of swimming were eager to see the 2012 edition of the rivalry between Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte get started Monday, when the two Olympic gold medalists face off in the final of the 400-meter individual medley at the U.S. Olympic Trials.

Update at 8:32 p.m. Lochte Beats Phelps

Lochte defeated Phelps at the U.S. Olympic swimming trials.

Here's more from The Associated Press:

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