NPR News

Pages

Asia
5:57 am
Fri December 28, 2012

China Approves Real-Name Internet Rule

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

On China's Internet over the past couple of months, it's felt like open season on corrupt officials. Every week or so, some cyber-citizen posts an incriminating video or allegation. Instead of deleting the material, censors have often left it up. So far, at least seven officials have either lost their jobs or are under investigation. NPR's Frank Langfitt reports on what's driving the recent exposure of graft and why it may not last.

Read more
Business
5:37 am
Fri December 28, 2012

SEC Filing Reveals Apple CEO's Pay Package

Originally published on Fri December 28, 2012 6:14 am

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

NPR's business news starts with a big pay cut.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

GREENE: Apple hit a big milestone this year when it became the most highly valued public company in history. So it may be a surprise to hear that Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, saw a big dip in salary - like, a 99 percent dip.

Business
5:37 am
Fri December 28, 2012

The last Word In Business

Originally published on Fri December 28, 2012 6:18 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And our last word in business has the Second City coming in first, but I have a feeling this will not be a source of pride. In 2013, Chicago will have the most expensive parking meters in North America.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Read more
Planet Money
5:37 am
Fri December 28, 2012

The 'Fiscal Cliff' And The Art Of Negotiating

Originally published on Fri December 28, 2012 5:50 am

The tortuous negotiations involved in the "fiscal cliff" talks are like a chess game. The opponents follow rules and techniques. Negotiating is part science, part art, and everyone does it in their daily lives.

Politics
5:37 am
Fri December 28, 2012

'Fiscal Cliff' Countdown: 4 Days Until The Plunge

Originally published on Fri December 28, 2012 5:48 am

So far there are no signs of a breakthrough in talks between Democrats and Republicans in Washington to stave off the tax hikes and spending cuts set to take effect on New Year's Day. President Obama has summoned top congressional leaders for talks at the White House on Friday.

Pages