Economy & Business http://blog.wuwm.com en 'House Of Cards' Threatens To Ditch Baltimore For Chicago http://blog.wuwm.com/post/house-cards-threatens-ditch-baltimore-chicago Tax credits have long been used to attract film and TV productions. But with the loss of revenue, critics of the practice say those investments are not worth it. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 12:12:00 +0000 Alison Cuddy 29512 at http://blog.wuwm.com Tech Week: Earnings, A Heartbleed Arrest And Digital Distraction http://blog.wuwm.com/post/tech-week-earnings-heartbleed-arrest-and-digital-distraction There was really only one tech story last week — <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2014/04/08/300602785/the-security-bug-that-affects-most-of-the-internet-explained">the potentially disastrous Heartbleed bug</a>. This week, we return to more of a panoply of tech-related news, starting with NPR stories in the ICYMI section, the broader topics in the industry in The Big Conversation and fun links you shouldn't miss in Curiosities.<p><h3><strong>ICYMI</strong></h3><p><strong>Digital Distraction Remedies</strong>: Is a backlash beginning ... in favor of the physical world? Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:08:00 +0000 Elise Hu 29501 at http://blog.wuwm.com Tech Week: Earnings, A Heartbleed Arrest And Digital Distraction Can Wal-Mart Really Make Organic Food Cheap For Everyone? http://blog.wuwm.com/post/can-wal-mart-really-make-organic-food-cheap-everyone It could be another milestone in organic food's evolution from crunchy to commercial: Wal-Mart, the king of mass retailing, is <a href="http://news.walmart.com/news-archive/2014/04/10/walmart-and-wild-oats-launch-effort-to-drive-down-organic-food-prices">promising</a> to "drive down organic food prices" with a new line of organic food products. The new products will be at least 25 percent cheaper than organic food that's on Wal-Mart's shelves right now.<p>Yet we've heard this before. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 09:07:00 +0000 Dan Charles 29502 at http://blog.wuwm.com Can Wal-Mart Really Make Organic Food Cheap For Everyone? Airbnb To Start Charging Hotel Taxes In A Handful Of Cities http://blog.wuwm.com/post/airbnb-start-charging-hotel-taxes-handful-cities When Regitze Visby, a tourist visiting San Francisco from Denmark, searched for accommodations for her trip and saw she could stay at one of the famed "painted ladies" on Alamo Square through Airbnb, she took it.<p>At $135 a night, "it was a good deal," she says.<p>But does she know if she's paying a transient occupancy tax or a hotel tax? "I have no idea," she says.<p>Visby would know if she were staying in a hotel. It's <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/04/net-us-airbnb-tax-idUSBRE8331CN20120404" target="_blank">14 percent</a> per room. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:42:00 +0000 editor 29491 at http://blog.wuwm.com Airbnb To Start Charging Hotel Taxes In A Handful Of Cities There Is A Media Slant, And Readers Might Be Responsible http://blog.wuwm.com/post/there-media-slant-and-readers-might-be-responsible Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish. Your favorite newspaper has a political slant, thanks to you, the reader. That's the finding of University of Chicago economist Matthew Gentzkow. His work measuring media slant has in part won him this year's John Bates Clark Medal. The prestigious honor from the American Economic Association is given to the country's most promising economist under the age of 40.<p>In his work Gentzkow uses what's called big data, huge volumes of information he sifts through for answers. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:08:00 +0000 NPR Staff 29481 at http://blog.wuwm.com