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Jan 31, 2013

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In the latest Converation from the Corner Office, Kai Ryssdal talks to Sue Gardner, CEO of WikiMedia, about Wikipedia's global plans and the online encyclopedia's need for more female editors. New research suggests that millennials deal with credit card debt…

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State of Washington in search of marijuana consultant

Jan 31, 2013
The State Liquor Control Board needs an official marijuana consultant to advise on the finer points of all things cannabis.

The pledge of a middle manager

Jan 31, 2013
What one commentator imagines corporate middle managers say to themselves in the mirror.

That battery in your cell phone packs a lot of history

Jan 31, 2013
Prof. John Goodenough discovered the advance that made the lithium-ion battery -- and the wireless world -- possible. But now another breakthrough is needed.

Justice Department challenges Bud beer merger

Jan 31, 2013
Anheuser-Busch InBev would have nearly half the U.S. beer market if it purchases Groupo Modelo, the maker of Corona. The Justice Department says the company could control beer prices.

CEO of Wikimedia on making a site useful for billions

Jan 31, 2013
Wikimedia head Sue Gardner talks about growing the popular web collaboration project, Wikipedia.

It's not only the New York Times that gets hacked

Jan 31, 2013
Corporations get hacked often -- so it's best to be ready for it.

Alicia Keys dumps iPhone for Blackberry 10

Jan 31, 2013
The pop star brings new meaning to the perils of celebrity endorsements in the age of social media.

Millennials likely to take debt to their graves

Jan 31, 2013
A new study suggests Gen Y borrowers shows their repayment patterns don’t match up with past generations. (And that’s not a good thing.)

In the latest Converation from the Corner Office, Kai Ryssdal talks to Sue Gardner, CEO of WikiMedia, about Wikipedia’s global plans and the online encyclopedia’s need for more female editors. New research suggests that millennials deal with credit card debt differently than past generations. Wired magazine’s Kim Zetter discusses the Chinese hacking of the New York Times. With Alicia Keys being named a creative director for Blackberry — day after tweeting from her iPhone — we look into the complications of celebrity endorsements. And Scott Tong explores how lithium ion batteries are crucial in technology.

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