Economy & Business http://blog.wuwm.com en Bill Allowing Americans To Unlock Cellphones Passes House, Heads To Obama http://blog.wuwm.com/post/bill-allowing-americans-unlock-cellphones-passes-house-heads-obama Approving a bill that has already passed the Senate, the House of Representatives has given its consent to legislation that lets U.S. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:49:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 36886 at http://blog.wuwm.com Can Finishing A Big Bowl Of Ramen Make Dreams Come True? http://blog.wuwm.com/post/can-finishing-big-bowl-ramen-make-dreams-come-true You can find ramen, the Japanese noodle soup that's meant to be slurped, almost anywhere in the U.S. these days. Ramen shops continue to pop up, and you can find renditions on the menus of restaurants and gastropubs.<p>But there's a truly funky noodle spot in Cambridge called <a href="http://www.yumewokatare.com/">Yume Wo Katare</a> that serves more than just ramen.<p>There aren't many restaurants where you get praised by everyone around you for clearing your plate or bowl. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:45:00 +0000 editor 36881 at http://blog.wuwm.com Can Finishing A Big Bowl Of Ramen Make Dreams Come True? Keychain Breathalyzers May Make Quantified Drinking Easy http://blog.wuwm.com/post/keychain-breathalyzers-may-make-quantified-drinking-easy While testing whether a <a href="seamus.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/07/02/327854051/alcohol-test-can-you-control-your-intoxication-by-eating-yeast">dash of yeast</a> could keep you from getting drunk, we discovered that it's pretty entertaining — and revealing — to track your blood alcohol while drinking.<p>Using a Breathalyzer, we watched the alcohol in our bodies soar as we drank two beers on empty stomachs. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:44:00 +0000 editor 36883 at http://blog.wuwm.com Keychain Breathalyzers May Make Quantified Drinking Easy How Low-Income Parents' Decisions Influence their Children's Future http://blog.wuwm.com/post/how-low-income-parents-decisions-influence-their-childrens-future <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>We all know that children who grow up in disadvantaged homes face unique challenges to their well-being and their chances for success later in life. But growing up in low-income circumstances isn’t a blanket predictor of a child’s future; some may do well, some may struggle.</p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:36:10 +0000 Eleanor Peterson, Stephanie Lecci & David Pate 36859 at http://blog.wuwm.com How Low-Income Parents' Decisions Influence their Children's Future When Do Chefs And Doctors Buy Generic? http://blog.wuwm.com/post/when-do-chefs-and-doctors-buy-generic Pharmacists and doctors are more likely than the general public to buy generic medicine, as <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2013/07/05/198504001/why-doesnt-everybody-buy-cheap-generic-headache-medicine" target="_blank">we reported</a> last year. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 15:00:00 +0000 editor 36852 at http://blog.wuwm.com When Do Chefs And Doctors Buy Generic? At Jaguars' New Stadium, Come For The Football Or The Swimming http://blog.wuwm.com/post/jaguars-new-stadium-come-football-or-swimming In Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday, the Jaguars football team will unveil what it's calling the world's largest video display at a stadium. The team also has added luxury cabanas, where fans can watch the game poolside — improvements that are designed to get the beleaguered team's fans off their couches and into the stadium.<p>When team officials announced they were adding swimming pools to the stadium, some dismissed it as a gimmick. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:13:00 +0000 Karen Feagins 36837 at http://blog.wuwm.com At Jaguars' New Stadium, Come For The Football Or The Swimming PETA Offers To Pay Detroit Residents' Water Bills If They Go Vegan http://blog.wuwm.com/post/peta-offers-pay-detroit-residents-water-bills-if-they-go-vegan <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=PETA+Offers+To+Pay+Detroit+Residents%27+Water+Bills+If+They+Go+Vegan&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MzM1ODU4MDEzMTg5NjcxOTBkZGJhOA004)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:09:00 +0000 editor 36839 at http://blog.wuwm.com All Of The Major U.S. Airlines Report Strong 2nd-Quarter Earnings http://blog.wuwm.com/post/all-major-us-airlines-report-strong-2nd-quarter-earnings <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=All+Of+The+Major+U.S.+Airlines+Report+Strong+2nd-Quarter+Earnings&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAxODg3MTg0MDEyMTg2NTY3OTI5YTI3ZA004)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:09:00 +0000 John Ydstie 36840 at http://blog.wuwm.com Self-Published Authors Make A Living — And Sometimes A Fortune http://blog.wuwm.com/post/unknown-authors-make-living-self-publishing Five years ago, printing your own book was stigmatized and was seen as a mark of failure.<p>"But now," says Dana Beth Weinberg, a sociologist at Queens College who is studying the industry, "the self-published authors walk into the room, and they say, oh, well, 'I made a quarter million dollars last year, or $100,000, or made $10,000.' And it is still more than what some of these authors are making with their very prestigious contracts."<p>Weinberg says there is still a strong financial case to be made for publishing books the old-fashioned way, but there are now many well-known independent au Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:09:00 +0000 editor 36838 at http://blog.wuwm.com Self-Published Authors Make A Living — And Sometimes A Fortune Amazon Reports $126 Million Quarterly Loss http://blog.wuwm.com/post/amazon-reports-126-million-second-quarter-loss <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Amazon+Reports+%24126+Million+Quarterly+Loss&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MzM1ODU4MDEzMTg5NjcxOTBkZGJhOA004)"/></div><p> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:53:00 +0000 editor 36829 at http://blog.wuwm.com