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The Technology Of Books Has Changed, But Bookstores Are Hanging In

The debate over whether digital books are better continues. But in the age of Amazon, the number of independent booksellers is up. The revival is fueled, at least in part, by digital natives.

All Things Considered

On The Road To Recovery, Detroit Property Taxes Aren't Helping

Even with cheap rent, the cost of doing business is high. With the nation's highest commercial property taxes, one business mogul says this stunts entrepreneurship in a city that needs more jobs.

All Things Considered

Aaron Davidson, Miami Sports Marketing Executive, Charged In FIFA Inquiry

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Tim Elfrink, the Miami New Times managing editor, about Aaron Davidson, president of Traffic Sports USA, Inc., who was indicted Wednesday in the FIFA corruption case.

Morning Edition

Are Motorists Paying Attention To The Takata Air Bag Recall?

The largest consumer recall in U.S. history is underway. Nearly 34 million drivers are supposed to replace their air bags. In the past, most drivers have been lax about responding to auto recalls.

Morning Edition

Relentless Cable Mogul John Malone Works Behind The Scenes

John Malone, the man behind the proposed $55 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable by smaller Charter Communications, controls some of the best known media and entertainment properties in the country.

Morning Edition

Alabama Considers Legalized Gambling To Close Budget Deficit

In conservative Alabama, legislative leaders propose bills to open up gambling and start a state lottery as a way to shore-up sagging state coffers. The governor, instead, proposes higher taxes.

Morning Edition

How Will The Next President Protect Our Digital Lives?

For the first time in a White House race, the candidates will need a game plan for cyber policy for Day 1 in the Oval Office and will have some tough choices to make.

Morning Edition

In A Digital Chapter, Paper Notebooks Are As Relevant As Ever

Is paper just a curiosity of the nostalgic? It turns out that digital natives think paper works in tandem with our devices. Research agrees that old-school note taking offers benefits a screen can't.

Hackers Stole Data From More Than 100,000 Taxpayers, IRS Says

The thieves used the data to file fraudulent tax returns. The IRS commissioner said less than $50 million had been successfully claimed from the agency.

What Will The Next President Face On #Day1?

This week, NPR looks at four seemingly intractable problems that await the 45th president: stagnant wages, violent extremism, cybersecurity and the federal debt.

Texas Lake Slowly Recovers From Drought

May 27, 2015
This photo taken by John Williams' daughter Tiffany Jowers shows the creek bottom, where the water is normally 20 to 25 feet deep. Right now, it's about 6 inches deep, but John says "we're glad it is flowing." (Tiffany Jowers)

In 2013, we spoke with the owner of a lodge on Lake Buchanan, which had shrunk to one-third capacity. We check back in with him.

Vox Media Acquires Tech News Site Re/Code

May 27, 2015
A view of Re/code's website. (Re/code via Facebook)

The growing digital media company has added Re/code to its stable of niche websites, which also include Vox and SB Nation.

Taco Bell, Pizza Hut To Phase Out Artificial Ingredients

May 27, 2015
Customers walk out of a Taco Bell and Pizza Hut restaurant during lunchtime on April 19, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

The fast food chains have committed to phase out food coloring and additives, including trans fats and artificial preservatives.

Swiss FIFA Arrests Shake Up Global Soccer

May 27, 2015
Two persons are reflected in the FIFA logo at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA's awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested Wednesday pending extradition to the U.S. in a separate probe of "rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted" corruption. (AP)

Top officials at soccer’s international governing body FIFA arrested in Switzerland today on charges of racketeering, wire fraud, money laundering and bribery. We’ll dig in.

Movie Theaters Had A Dismal Memorial Day Weekend

May 26, 2015
Movie theaters had a dismal Memorial Day weekend, bringing in the lowest amount of ticket revenue since 2001. (Disney)

It’s typically one of the most lucrative weekends for movie theaters, but box offices had the worst Memorial Day weekend since 2001.

U.S. Home Prices Rising Faster Than Expected

May 26, 2015
A sale pending sign is posted in front of a home for sale on July 17, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

A closely-watched housing indicator released today showed home prices are rising around the country.

Egg Buying 101: Cage-Free, Omega-3, Organic And More

May 26, 2015
Egg choices at the supermarket. (Solveig Osk/Flickr)

When it comes to buying eggs, there are many options. We get an egg-buying tutorial from an expert.

Charter Communications Plans To Buy Time Warner Cable

May 26, 2015
A Time Warner Cable truck is pictured in New York on Feb. 2, 2009. Charter Communications is close to buying Time Warner Cable. (Mark Lennihan/AP)

The deal would create the second-largest cable country in the country. It comes after Comcast ended its bid to buy Time Warner.

Rethinking The Way We Choose Our Careers

May 26, 2015
We tend to make career choices in anticipation of big but infrequent moments while ignoring the day-to-day realities of the job that actually determine how happy we are. (flickr)

We tend to make career choices in anticipation of big but infrequent moments while ignoring the day-to-day realities of the job that actually determine how happy we are.

Not Your Mother’s Pot Brownie

May 25, 2015
Karin Lazarus' bakery in Boulder, Colo., specializes in marijuana-infused baked goods. (Povy Kendal Atchison)

A Boulder-based baker of marijuana-infused products is capitalizing on the growing popularity of “edibles” with a cookbook.

Under Pressure In Europe, Amazon Changes Tax Strategy

May 25, 2015
Amazon is changing its tax strategy in Europe, as numerous countries investigate how companies pay their taxes on the continent.(David Ryder/Getty Images)

Amazon could soon be paying higher taxes in Europe, as it stops routing its European sales through the low-tax country of Luxembourg.

Parts Of California Will Have Short Whitewater Rafting Season

May 25, 2015
A mid-June 2007 view of Cassidy Falls rapid on the Kings River. Low water on the river has cut short the rafting season on the Kings and other Sierra rivers. (Erik Meldrun/Flickr)

Because of a record-low snow pack, the foam and chaos of big rapids will be short lived this summer for some rivers in the Sierra Nevada.

Wal-Mart Calls On Suppliers To Treat Farm Animals Better

May 22, 2015
Pigs on a farm in the village of Gangzhong in China's eastern Zhejiang province on November 19, 2013. (Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images)

The retail giant is asking its suppliers in the U.S. to treat farm animals better, and give them fewer antibiotics.

Uber Launches On Cape Cod And The Islands

May 22, 2015
A smartphone is mounted on the glass of an Uber car. (Rafiq Maqbool/AP)

The service will launch in the beach communities at 5 p.m. Friday evening, just in time for Memorial Day weekend.

Pitch Perfect Plus

May 22, 2015
The Barden Bellas, the all-female a cappella group at the center of Pitch Perfect 2. (Richard Cartwright/Universal Pictures via AP)

‘Pitch Perfect 2′ is the number one movie in the country, and it’s over the top on a capella.

Week In The News: ISIS, Airbags, Goodbye Letterman

May 22, 2015
Crashed cars with airbags deployed are shown to visitors as part of the display of Toyota Motor Corp.'s safety performance standards at the automaker's exhibition hall in Toyota, central Japan. (Shuji Kajiyama/AP)

ISIS rolls on. A TPP vote. Biggest recall ever – airbags. And Letterman’s last bow. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

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