Originally published on Mon February 10, 2014 10:25 am
I sat down with Jeff VanderMeer's new book, Annihilation, on a snowy afternoon, cracked it open, and hated it from word one.
Originally published on Fri February 7, 2014 12:06 pm
The nation's unemployment rate slipped to 6.6 percent in January from 6.7 percent a month before, but employers added only 113,000 jobs to their payrolls last month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday morning.
The jobless rate figure was expected. The job growth number, however, was well below the 185,000 that economists expected.
Originally published on Fri February 7, 2014 10:26 am
DAVID GREENE, HOST:
At some point during tonight's opening ceremonies of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, NBC will run a much-talked about television ad for Coca-Cola.
(SOUNDBITE OF AD)
UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN #1: (Singing) Oh, beautiful, for spacious skies...
UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN #2: (Singing in foreign language)
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
And our last word in business this morning is: social currency.
At one point, Facebook was valued at $100 billion.
And let's not forget that Instagram was bought for $1 billion.
MONTAGNE: And that by some accounts, Twitter is worth - well, it was worth over $18 billion.
GREENE: Well, now those socializing can get a bit of a profit pie. At Marc Jacobs' new pop-up shop in Manhattan, no cash is necessary. Social media is the capital.