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Wed July 13, 2011

Netflix Announces Price Increase

Netflix is raising its prices. The company will separate DVDs-by-mail and streaming into two separate services. It will also raise the price on bundling the two services together.


Wed July 13, 2011
Author Interviews

For 'Stanton,' All Women Were Not Created Equal

Lori Ginzberg is a professor of history and women's studies at Penn State University. Elizabeth Cady Stanton is her sixth book.
Ken Yanoviak

Much of America as we know it evolved in the 19th century, as we'll explore in a series of three conversations this week with writers who seek out new ways to understand old events.

In 1979, 19th-century activist Susan B. Anthony became the first woman to appear on a circulating United States coin. Anthony is remembered for her work in fighting for women's right to vote, but it was her friend Elizabeth Cady Stanton who actually launched the women's rights movement. She, however, never got a coin.

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Tue July 12, 2011
Planet Money

How Frequent Fliers Exploit A Government Program To Get Free Trips

Originally published on Wed July 13, 2011 12:01 am

Jane Liaw Liaw orders coins from the U.S. Mint to earn frequent-flier miles.
Jane Liaw

We recently reported on the the government's failed effort to persuade Americans to use dollar coins.

But the coins have found at least one group of fans: Travel enthusiasts who buy thousands of dollar coins with credit cards that award frequent-flier miles for purchases.

Once in possession of the coins — shipped to them by the government for free — they can deposit them into their bank accounts and pay off the credit card bills. The result: a free ticket to anywhere.

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Tue July 12, 2011


Tue July 12, 2011

Colorado Job Growth Continues Upward Trend

While the nation continues to struggle with high unemployment numbers, there’s a bit of good news for Colorado. 

The number of people finding work in nine of Colorado’s largest counties rose between December of 2009 and December of last year.  That’s according the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  In addition, 5 of those counties had growth rates that exceeded the national average of 0.9%. Weld County led the way with a 2.9% gain.  

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