Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill earlier this month that sets the stage for the creation of Colorado’s own health insurance exchange. KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Jeff Nuttall, publisher of the Northern Colorado Business Report, about the importance to residents and businesses.
As China continues to make inroads in markets around the world, many U.S. companies are trying to reach Chinese consumers. In our continuing series on China, Renee Montagne talks to James McGregor with business lobbying firm Apco Worldwide about what U.S. businesses need to do to be successful in China.
Online music company Pandora went public yesterday, and investors gobbled up the shares. NPR's Nina Gregory notes all this excitement is for a company that has yet to make a profit.
NINA GREGORY: Pandora is a service that lets listeners customize online radio stations, and investors are likely relying on its popularity. The service has over 90 million registered users, which makes a potential for revenues from advertising high.
Democratic Party leaders have been suggesting Rep. Anthony Weiner resign from his New York seat. If Weiner decides to stay, the party has another option, it could redistrict him out. Because New York's population has not increased on a pace with other states, it will lose two congressional districts. One is likely to come from the New York City area.
Steve Inskeep and Sports Analyst Christine Brennan preview the U.S. Open Golf tournament, which begins Thursday at Congressional Country Club in suburban Washington, DC. Because of injuries, Tiger Woods will not be competing. The field is wide open, but Brennan says keep an eye on American Phil Mikkelson and English golfers Luke Donald and Lee Westwood.
Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou says he will reshuffle his Cabinet and seek a vote of confidence for his new government, after attempts to form a coalition government with opposition parties failed. There were also large protests yesterday against the country's austerity policy. Steve Inskeep talks to political analyst John Psaropoulos, about the situation in Greece.
The administration sent a report to Capitol Hill on Wednesday addressing Congressional concerns about whether President Obama is in compliance with the War Powers Act. NPR's Mara Liasson reports the Libya debate is exposing some unusual shifts on foreign policy among Republicans.