All Things Considered

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Robert Siegel, Melissa Block, Audie Cornish
Jackie Fortier

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11:33am

Tue July 10, 2012

3:38pm

Mon July 9, 2012
All Tech Considered

The Next Silicon Valley? Berlin Startups Catching Up With The Hype

Originally published on Tue October 16, 2012 2:29 pm

Simon Fabich (center) is CEO and co-founder of the Berlin-based online shopping startup Monoqi. Artsy and relatively inexpensive, Berlin is an up-and-coming city for European tech startups.
Courtesy of Monoqi

California's Silicon Valley remains by far the dominant arena for high-tech startups and venture capitalists looking to back innovative projects.

But Europe is starting to make its mark on the startup scene. London, Paris and Berlin are starting to hold their own as more and more European startups look to compete on the global stage and attract investors.

A 'Crazy Green Field' For Creative Types

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3:09pm

Mon July 9, 2012
The Record

Essence In New Orleans: A Festival That Knows Its Audience

Originally published on Wed July 31, 2013 12:23 pm

Mary J. Blige performs during the 2012 Essence Music Festival at Louisiana Superdome on July 7.
Erika Goldring Getty Images

For the last 18 years, the Essence Music Festival has been the go-to event for African-Americans, especially African-American women. For three days in New Orleans, hundreds of thousands show up for R&B and gospel concerts and panels on politics, financial planning and parenting.

If it's a party, as creator George Wein describes it, it's a party with a purpose.

"New Orleans is a party city and they party," Wein says. "People party here. If you go to the hotels — 40-floor hotels — [there's] like 40 floors of parties."

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2:49pm

Mon July 9, 2012
It's All Politics

Swing State TV Stations Spiking Ad Rates As Campaign Cash Pours In

Originally published on Mon July 9, 2012 4:19 pm

President Obama at a stop on his bus tour of Ohio in Port Clinton on July 5.
Jim Watson AFP/Getty Images

2:45pm

Mon July 9, 2012
Around the Nation

Scranton, Pa., City Workers Hit With Pay Cut

Originally published on Mon July 9, 2012 4:25 pm

In Scranton, Pa., city workers are fuming about their sudden pay decrease. The city's mayor says there isn't enough money to pay employees their regular wages. So, the most recent paychecks reflected minimum wage — no matter what workers' previous salaries had been.

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