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The extensive Filipino community here in the U.S. is rushing to the aid of its typhoon-struck homeland with a raft of fundraising initiatives. Amazon has signed a deal with the U.S. Postal Service for Sunday deliveries this holiday season. Good for Amazon: Great for the consumer! But is this a good deal for the post office? Finally, while it’s unclear how serious the issue of battery fires in Tesla cars is, the concern over them has taken shareholders on a fast ride in the last month.

Segments From this episode

Typhoon Haiyan: Filipinos in U.S. rush to aid homeland

Nov 11, 2013
The extensive Filipino community here in the U.S. is rushing to the aid of its typhoon-struck homeland with grass-roots fundraising initiatives.

Elon Musk and Tesla under fire after latest mishap

Nov 11, 2013
It’s unclear how serious the issue of battery fires in Tesla cars is, but concern over them has taken shareholders on a fast ride in the last month.

Special delivery from Amazon and USPS: Sunday packages

Nov 11, 2013
Amazon has signed a deal with the U.S. Postal Service for Sunday deliveries this holiday season.
U.S. Postal Service letter carrier Juan Padilla arranges mail in his truck while on his delivery route in San Francisco, Calif. Bowing to pressure from unhappy customers and members of Congress, the U.S. Postal service will not close some 3,600 rural post offices.
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A vintage for Veterans Day

Nov 11, 2013
Valor Winery, founded by a group of Iraq War veterans and named after the cherished military virtue, defies the delicate, cultivated image of the wine industry.

Holiday shopping deals may not all be bargains

Nov 11, 2013
Stores and online retailers are trying to suck you in with emails, discounts, Black Friday promotions. But how much of a bargain are you really getting?

Debut novelist nets $2 million advance in publishers bidding war

Nov 11, 2013
One publishing analyst isn't surprised at the $2 million dollar advance paid to a debut novelist for his 900-page work.

Economic kvetching over knish shortage

Nov 11, 2013
And this final note on supply and demand: Of Knishes.

Staying behind to rebuild after Typhoon Haiyan

Nov 11, 2013
The BBC's Alastair Leithead shares the scene from Cebu, an island in the Philippines that was hit hard by the typhoon

The extensive Filipino community here in the U.S. is rushing to the aid of its typhoon-struck homeland with a raft of fundraising initiatives. Amazon has signed a deal with the U.S. Postal Service for Sunday deliveries this holiday season. Good for Amazon: Great for the consumer! But is this a good deal for the post office? Finally, while it’s unclear how serious the issue of battery fires in Tesla cars is, the concern over them has taken shareholders on a fast ride in the last month.

Music from the episode

CINCO Minutos Con Vos Elvis Costello And The Roots
Won't Do J Dilla
Be Easy Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings