Haagen-Dazs Experiments With Veggie Ice Cream

Next month in Japan, Haagen-Dazs will debut vegetable-flavored ice cream. Each carton will contain about half the fat content of regular Haagen-Dazs.

Weekly Innovation: An Inflatable Car Seat That Comes In A Backpack

NPR | April 23, 2014 9:53 a.m.

Parents, you are going to want to read about this prototype from Volvo. It's fully inflatable and designed to make what's normally a clunky and heavy seat both lighter and more portable.

American Journalist Kidnapped By Ukraine's Pro-Russia Insurgents

NPR | April 23, 2014 8:55 a.m.

The reporter for Vice News was seized by gunmen on Tuesday but is "fine," according to a spokeswoman for his kidnappers.

Subminimum Wages For The Disabled: Godsend Or Exploitation?

NPR | April 23, 2014 8 a.m.

Activists say a federal law that allows employers to pay people with disabilities pennies per hour is out of date and should be changed. But some say the law is a lifeline for the disabled.

Searching The Planet To Find Power For The Cloud

NPR | April 23, 2014 6:55 a.m.

The search for cheap, reliable electricity necessary to power enormous cloud computing facilities is sending tech companies on a search to the ends of the earth.

One Approach To Head Start: To Help Kids, Help Their Parents

NPR | April 23, 2014 6:48 a.m.

One Tulsa, Okla., nonprofit believes that improving poor kids' prospects also requires preparing their parents for well-paying jobs. The program's director says managing both is a tough nut to crack.

Income Inequality Is A Major Barrier To Attending College

NPR | April 23, 2014 6:45 a.m.

Morning Edition's David Greene talks to Suzanne Mettler of Cornell University, author of the new book, "Degrees of Inequality: How the Politics of Higher Education Sabotaged the American Dream."

Networks Tell Supreme Court Aereo Steals Their Content

NPR | April 23, 2014 5:02 a.m.

The Supreme Court heard arguments from broadcasters who want to shut down Aereo, an Internet television streaming company. Subscribers can watch and record programs by receiving signals from antennas arrayed over metro areas. Broadcasters say Aereo is violating copyright laws. The ruling will influence the future of television, and also affect technologies such as cloud computing.

The Price War Over The Cloud Has High Stakes For The Internet

NPR | April 23, 2014 5:02 a.m.

Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others are competing to be the main landlords of the cloud. Their terms and prices could control who gets to build what on the Internet, and for how much.

Online Sales Taxes Shift Consumer Behavior, Study Shows

NPR | April 22, 2014 3:38 p.m.

Some states have enacted so-called "Amazon taxes," forcing the giant online retailer to collect sales taxes the same way traditional stores do. In those states, Amazon's sales fell about 10 percent.

Fast-Food CEOs Earn Supersize Salaries; Workers Earn Small Potatoes

NPR | April 22, 2014 3:05 p.m.

A new report finds that the average compensation of fast-food CEOs has quadrupled since 2000. By comparison, worker wages have increased less than 1 percent.

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