1:09pm

Wed July 13, 2011
Economy

Slow but Positive Job Growth in Colorado Expected for Rest of 2011

Richard Wobbekind, at the 2011 Business Economic Outlook forecast event
Glenn Asakawa University of Colorado

After news earlier this week that Colorado has seen slow but steady job growth, a CU economist says that trend will continue for the rest of the year. 

Colorado’s economy is projected to grow at a modest pace through the second half of the year.  And, according to University of Colorado Boulder Economist Richard Wobbekind, job growth will continue to be slow - but positive. 

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12:54pm

Wed July 13, 2011
The Two-Way

Authorities Will Not File Charges Against Football Player In Saggy Pants Saga

Deshon Marman, the 20-year-old college football player who was kicked off a plane and arrested in San Francisco for his sagging pants, will face no charges related to the incident.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports:

... In a statement today, San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe said no charges would be filed against Marman.

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12:22pm

Wed July 13, 2011
All Tech Considered

Netflix Raises Ire Of Some Subscribers After Price Hike

Carleen Ho picks up a movie from her mailbox in Palo Alto, Calif.
(Paul Sakuma/AP

Judging from the comments left on the Netflix blog post announcing the company's move toward unbundling its mailed DVD and online streaming services, a lot of customers are not happy.

"Way to go again Netflix — Divide and Conquer — EPIC FAIL!!" was the response from one mildly disgruntled customer. Several others directed Netflix to dispose of their accounts in ways that we wouldn't want to detail on a family website like NPR.org.

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12:15pm

Wed July 13, 2011
Environment

Colorado Roadless Comment Period Ending

KUNC file photo

A ninety day public comment period on Colorado’s latest proposal for managing roadless National Forest lands ends Thursday.  The current plan has sparked criticism from both sides of the political spectrum.

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12:13pm

Wed July 13, 2011
The Two-Way

U.S. Scores First Against France In World Cup Semifinal

American Heather O'Reilly fed a perfect pass to Lauren Cheney, and the result was a score from close range in the ninth minute, as the U.S. women's national team got an early edge over France in the semifinals of the FIFA Women's World Cup.

In the game's early minutes, play was fast and spirited, each team hoping to get that all-important first goal.

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12:00pm

Wed July 13, 2011
Health

Moms, Kids Hit Hard As Medicaid Faces Scalpel

As government officials work on reducing the federal deficit, over 12 states are lowering pay for doctors, health care providers and hospitals treating the poor. To learn how the cuts started and what consequences they bear for the public, host Michel Martin speaks with NPR Health Policy Correspondent Julie Rovner and Dr. David Ellington, who practices in one of the states imposing cuts.

11:08am

Wed July 13, 2011
Politics

Congressman Lamborn, Gardner Not Phased by Predictions of Financial Disaster

Two Colorado Congressmen are among those digging in their heels over raising the debt ceiling.

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11:01am

Wed July 13, 2011
Business

In Ill., Higher Corporate Taxes Threaten Big Business

Some of the biggest corporate headquarters in the country are located along the Chicago River.
David Schaper

Illinois lawmakers are re-examining the state's business tax climate, just six months after raising the corporate income tax rate. The move comes as some corporate giants threaten to move out of Illinois. Some wonder how far the state should go to keep them.

Doug Whitley, president and CEO of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, says his members aren't happy with the state's approach towards businesses.

"Big-name, household-name companies that are long-standing Illinois businesses have begun to rattle the cage and say, you know, this isn't the best environment," he says.

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10:38am

Wed July 13, 2011
Business

Murdoch's News Corp. Withdraws BSkyB Bid

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. announced Wednesday that it has withdrawn its bid for BSkyB, a major U.K. broadcaster. Murdoch is embroiled in a phone hacking scandal involving the tabloid News of the World, which News Corp. shut down last week. Steve Inskeep talks about the announcement with NPR's David Folkenflik in London.

10:14am

Wed July 13, 2011
The Two-Way

Developing: Explosions In Mumbai's Market Areas

Update at 10:23: Deaths Reported; Unexploded Bomb Found

NDTV reports that at least 10 people have died in three attacks in Mumbai, with more than a dozen taken to the hospital. From NDTV:

One explosion, in a car at a bus stop in Dadar West, has been confirmed. A police officer said there might have been an explosive in a meter box behind a hoarding at Khau gali, a street filled with eateries at Zaveri Bazaar.

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