Business

11:44am

Mon April 9, 2012
Colorado Brewing

New Belgium Picks Asheville as Site for New Brewery

photo by Betsy Weber Creative Commons/Flickr

The craft brewing industry says the recently-announced expansion of New Belgium Brewing into North Carolina is a sign the market for craft beer remains strong.

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11:30am

Mon April 9, 2012
The Two-Way

Facebook Is Buying Instagram

Originally published on Mon April 9, 2012 1:30 pm

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
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11:02am

Mon April 9, 2012
The Two-Way

Computer Virus Plunges Government Agency Into Dark Ages

Nearly three months ago, the 215 employees of a mild-mannered Commerce Department bureau stepped into a time machine set for the early '90s. That's where they've been working ever since.

Well, almost.

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8:12am

Mon April 9, 2012
Business

Sony Reportedly Cutting 10,000 Jobs

Originally published on Mon April 9, 2012 8:15 am

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

NPR's business news begins with big layoffs at Sony.

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MONTAGNE: The one-time leader in entertainment technology is trying to regain its edge, and that means painful changes. According to Japanese news reports and The Wall Street Journal, Sony plans to eliminate 10,000 jobs worldwide. That's about 6 percent of its overall workforce.

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2:00am

Mon April 9, 2012
Business

Business News

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

NPR's business news starts with labor woes at AT&T.

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MONTAGNE: AT&T and union officials have agreed to extend contract negotiations, preventing a mass walkout by some 40,000 unionized workers. The deadline to agree on the new contract had been yesterday. AT&T is seeking concessions from its workers, including cuts in pension contributions, and also an increase in health care premiums. The union is calling those concessions unrealistic.

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