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As Writers' Wages Wane In Digital Chapter, Authors Pen Demands

NPR | Jan. 11, 2016 11:15 a.m.

Numbers show more authors are finding it hard to make a living income. Fresh off of fighting the Google Books case, the Authors Guild is now taking on author contracts in an open letter to publishers.

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The Life And Death Of Tower Records, Revisited

NPR | Nov. 3, 2015 11:48 a.m.

A new documentary from Colin Hanks looks back on a business empire that shaped musical tastes.

Arts | NW Life | Economy | local

How This Tiny Washington Town Became An Arts Titan

OPB | Aug. 13, 2015 5:45 p.m. | Tieton, Washington

A single entrepreneur plugs in the arts for Central Washington town.

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From Horses To High-Rises: An Insider 'Unmasks' China's Economic Rise

NPR | April 15, 2015 5:11 a.m.

Over the past 25 years, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson watched China turn into the world's second largest economy. He explains what could halt the country's massive growth.

Business | Food | Economy | Nation

Grocery Stores Are Losing You. Here's How They Plan To Win You Back

NPR | March 30, 2015 11:42 a.m.

Grocers are losing customers to smaller markets, convenience stores and online shopping. The competition is forcing chains to innovate with in-store restaurants, delivery service and more.

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How NAFTA Changed American (And Mexican) Food Forever

NPR | Feb. 13, 2015 8:19 a.m.

The trade agreement has helped the U.S., Mexico and Canada to sell a lot more food to one another. That's meant more seasonal produce for the U.S. and more processed food and supermarkets for Mexico.

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Like Yelp For Labor Rights: This App Rates How Restaurants Treat Workers

NPR | Feb. 12, 2015 1:45 p.m.

Want to know if your favorite restaurant pays its servers a living wage? An app encourages diners to ask before they dig in.

Entertainment | Arts | Food | Economy

If Apple Made iMilk And Nike Sold Fruit: Designer Groceries As Art

NPR | Feb. 9, 2015 3:04 p.m.

A designer has reimagined a host of everyday edibles as high-end grocery items. It's a project that explores how branding influences our purchases — and where the ethical boundaries lie for designers.

Books | Economy

David Cay Johnston Explores 'The Fine Print'

OPB | June 20, 2013 7 a.m.

In his latest book, the author and journalist says that big corporations fill their billing statements, insurance quotes and other paperwork with confusing language to prevent consumers from understanding what they're signing up for.