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More than 500,000 people have signed a petition urging Macy's to tell Donald Trump he's fired. Superstorm Sandy is long gone, but the recovery will take a while, even for those whose homes weren't destroyed. Kai Ryssdal talks to Gizmodo…

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China's biggest tourist destination looking forward to conclusion of party congress

Nov 13, 2012
Closed tourist sites and enhanced security for China's historic leadership transition means less revenue for Beijing's thriving tourism industry.

Coming soon to your socket: A $50 light bulb

Nov 13, 2012
As the U.S. starts phasing out older, inefficient incandescent bulbs, the first LED lights for the home are coming to stores. They cost $50, for now, but can last 20 years.

Google search in North Carolina: Jobs

Nov 13, 2012
Struggling N.C. county lures Google facility with incentives. Were they worth it?

Petitioners urge Macy's to dump Trump

Nov 13, 2012
Angered by his political stunts and comments, petitioners urge Macy’s to end its Trump products and fire him as a pitchman.
Donald Trump gives the victory salute to members of public following his address to the Scottish Parliament on April 25, 2012 in Edinburgh, U.K.
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High-rise renters hurt by Sandy flooding

Nov 13, 2012
The flooding from Superstorm Sandy has displaced a lot of New Yorkers, including those who live far above the high-water mark.

Adorable goods orders: Tracking the dog economy

Nov 13, 2012
The Euromonitor International tracks the percentage change in the number of dogs in a given country in the past five years and correlates that to the rate of economic development.

Business loses little sleep over fiscal cliff

Nov 13, 2012
Headlines aside, many businesspeople play down the threat of the fiscal cliff. Some worry a political compromise could be worse.

Web pioneer John McAfee caught in murder mystery

Nov 13, 2012
One of the father's of modern anti-virus software, John McAfee, is a suspect in a Belize murder. Jeff Wise discusses the exclusive story on McAfee he recently wrote for Gizmodo.

More than 500,000 people have signed a petition urging Macy’s to tell Donald Trump he’s fired. Superstorm Sandy is long gone, but the recovery will take a while, even for those whose homes weren’t destroyed. Kai Ryssdal talks to Gizmodo reporter Jeff Wise about anti-virus software creator John McAfee. Sylvania unveiled a new LED lightbulb that gives off the equivalent brightness of a traditional 100-watt bulb and last 25 times as long. North Carolinians thought building a Google data center would help ease the 17 percent unemployment rate there, but that hasn’t yet been the case. And the fiscal cliff has been all over the news lately, but should you care?

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