Apr 20, 2012

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President Obama will be visiting colleges next week, and urging Congress to stop interest rates on student loans from doubling on July 1. The data indexing company Splunk went public yesterday -- big data is becoming big business. In France, Nicolas Sarkozy and the other presidential election candidates have a new ratings agency to deal with, which rates their plans to fix youth unemployment. And listeners respond to a commentary we ran earlier this week by Tucker Carlson, who calls for the defunding of public radio.

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Utah officially makes gold and silver legal tender

Apr 20, 2012
The governor signed into law this week that gold and silver coinage is legal tender in the state of Utah. But how does it work?

President Obama to discuss student loan rate increase

Apr 20, 2012
Interest rates on federal student loans are set to double on July 1. The president is urging Congress to stop that increase.

Letters: Should listeners pay for public radio?

Apr 20, 2012
Listeners respond to a commentary by Tucker Carlson of the Daily Caller, which argues that listeners should pay the full tab for public radio.

Splunk makes a splash

Apr 20, 2012
The data-analysis company has the strongest initial public stock offering of the year. It's all about Big Data.

Weekly Wrap: Is our recovery stalling, again?

Apr 20, 2012
Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street and beyond. This week: Europe and whether the U.S. economic recovery is stalling.

French candidates face 'Young & Poor' voters

Apr 20, 2012
A ratings agency in France evaluates how presidential candidates plan to tackle the country's dire youth employment problem.

This is the oil business

Apr 20, 2012
Oil doesn't come from a gas pump, it comes from modern-day prospectors who depend on data ... and luck.

President Obama will be visiting colleges next week, and urging Congress to stop interest rates on student loans from doubling on July 1. The data indexing company Splunk went public yesterday — big data is becoming big business. In France, Nicolas Sarkozy and the other presidential election candidates have a new ratings agency to deal with, which rates their plans to fix youth unemployment. And listeners respond to a commentary we ran earlier this week by Tucker Carlson, who calls for the defunding of public radio.

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