Carleen Ho picks up a movie from her mailbox in Palo Alto, Calif.
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Judging from the comments left on the Netflix blog post announcing the company's move toward unbundling its mailed DVD and online streaming services, a lot of customers are not happy.
"Way to go again Netflix — Divide and Conquer — EPIC FAIL!!" was the response from one mildly disgruntled customer. Several others directed Netflix to dispose of their accounts in ways that we wouldn't want to detail on a family website like NPR.org.
American Heather O'Reilly fed a perfect pass to Lauren Cheney, and the result was a score from close range in the ninth minute, as the U.S. women's national team got an early edge over France in the semifinals of the FIFA Women's World Cup.
In the game's early minutes, play was fast and spirited, each team hoping to get that all-important first goal.
As government officials work on reducing the federal deficit, over 12 states are lowering pay for doctors, health care providers and hospitals treating the poor. To learn how the cuts started and what consequences they bear for the public, host Michel Martin speaks with NPR Health Policy Correspondent Julie Rovner and Dr. David Ellington, who practices in one of the states imposing cuts.
Some of the biggest corporate headquarters in the country are located along the Chicago River.
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The latest business to complain about Illinois' corporate income tax is CME Group, parent to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade.
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Illinois lawmakers are re-examining the state's business tax climate, just six months after raising the corporate income tax rate. The move comes as some corporate giants threaten to move out of Illinois. Some wonder how far the state should go to keep them.
Doug Whitley, president and CEO of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, says his members aren't happy with the state's approach towards businesses.
"Big-name, household-name companies that are long-standing Illinois businesses have begun to rattle the cage and say, you know, this isn't the best environment," he says.