Business

2:00am

Thu April 5, 2012
Business

The Last Word In Business

Originally published on Thu April 5, 2012 6:00 am

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

And our last word in business today is cardboard to classy.

Today, Domino's Pizza is hoping to complete its rebranding as a place that does not sell lousy pizza. The effort started a couple of years ago when the company actually criticized itself in ads like this one.

(SOUNDBITE OF DOMINO'S PIZZA AD)

UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN: Domino's Pizza crust, to me, is like cardboard.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

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1:49am

Thu April 5, 2012
Media

The Roots Of An Empire: Rupert Murdoch's Australia

Originally published on Thu April 5, 2012 5:44 am

Rupert Murdoch takes over the Daily Mirror, a Sydney tabloid, in May 1960. Sometimes soft-spoken, but invariably hard-driving, Murdoch acquired major papers in every Australian state. He bought TV stations and established the first truly national daily.
Keystone Getty Images

First of four parts

Ultimately, all roads lead home for Rupert Murdoch.

"The story of our company is the stuff of legend: from a small newspaper in Adelaide to a global corporation based in New York, with a market capitalization of about $44 billion," he said last October, when he addressed a News Corp. shareholders meeting in Los Angeles.

Australians view the company's history differently.

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1:20am

Thu April 5, 2012
Starting Up: Silicon Valley's Origins

America's Magnet For Innovation, And Investments

Virginia Klausmeier (left) makes her pitch for Garage Technology Ventures to invest in her clean diesel fuel company, Sylvatex, to Bill Reichert and Joyce Chung, two of the firm's general partners.
Cindy Carpien NPR

Part 2 of our Silicon Valley history series

Think of the most technologically innovative companies of the past 50 years, such as Intel, Apple, Google, Facebook and Twitter. Each company has a Silicon Valley address — and each one got backing from venture capitalists. Over the past decade, more than 35 percent of the nation's venture capital has gone to Silicon Valley startups.

High-tech and venture capital go hand and hand in the valley where technology and venture capital grew up together.

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2:00pm

Wed April 4, 2012
Business

Private Company Wants to Bring Cell Service to Glenwood Canyon

ellenm1 Flickr - Creative Commons

Cell phones are everywhere but cell service is another story especially on the road. Whatever one thinks about driving and cell phone use, there is no service along a 12 mile stretch of I-70 in the Glenwood Canyon.

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12:57pm

Wed April 4, 2012
Business

State Business Leaders Most Optimistic Since 2004

Business Research Division - Leeds School of Business University of Colorado Boulder

Colorado business leaders have a more optimistic outlook going into the second quarter of this year.That’s according to the University of Colorado’s Leeds Business Confidence Index.

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