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Silicon Tally - Mo Money, Mo Facebook

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-09-19 02:00

It's time for Silicon Tally! How well have you kept up with the week in tech news?

This week, we're joined by Jennifer Pahlka, founder and executive director of Code For America. Pahlka also recently served as the Deputy Chief Technology Officer for the United States Government.

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VIDEO: California 'King fire' doubles in size

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 01:31
Thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes in northern California after a wildfire burning out of control doubled in size in just 12 hours.

Why you'd pay more for a car with hand-crank windows

Marketplace - American Public Media - Fri, 2014-09-19 01:30

As Marketplace celebrates its 25th birthday this year, we are looking at the weird, delightful and destructive ways that prices have changed during that quarter century.

But first, let's take a ride...back to 1989.

Back then, the cheapest Accord sedan had just 98-horsepower, hand-crank windows, no AC, and retailed for $11,770.

A commercial for the popular automobile posits that maybe one day, someone will build a better car than the Accord...maybe.

 

 

Since then, improvements have been made, and the Honda Accord is currently the best-selling car in America.

But how has the price changed? And when you adjust for inflation, is it more or less expensive than back in 1989?

We checked in with Joe Ciaccia, general manager of Honda Manhattan, to see how much the car will set you back with today's prices. And as for how it compares to its 25 year old counterpart, the answer might surprise you.

Click the media player above to hear more on the surprising affect inflation has had on the Honda Accord.

Iran Happy dancers given 91 lashes

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 01:14
Six Iranians arrested for filming a video tribute to Pharrell Williams' song Happy are sentenced to 91 lashes and jail terms, their lawyer says.

VIDEO: Legacy of CT scanner scientist

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 01:06
The scientist who helped develop the CT scanner has been celebrated by the University of Nottingham 10 years after his death.

VIDEO: Ebola warning 'a wake-up call'

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 00:35
US ambassador to the UN Samantha Power tells the BBC's Nick Bryant that she hopes a warning about the threat posed by Ebola by the UN Security Council, will be a wake-up call.

In pictures: Scottish independence referendum results

BBC - Fri, 2014-09-19 00:13
Scotland votes "No" to independence

Pound surges in Asia on referendum

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 21:59
Sterling hits a two-year high against the euro and a two-week high against the US dollar in Asian trade, as Scotland rejects independence.

China tennis star Li Na retires

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 21:54
China's sporting hero Li Na announces her retirement from tennis at the age of 32, citing injury problems.

Scotland votes no to independence

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 21:54
Scotland votes to stay in the United Kingdom after rejecting independence.

Grand Slam winner Li Na retires

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 21:49
China's two-time Grand Slam winner Li Na announces her retirement from tennis because of "chronic injuries".

Voters In Scotland Reject Independence With Unprecedented Turnout

NPR News - Thu, 2014-09-18 21:45

The decision prevented a rupture of a 307-year union with England, bringing a huge sigh of relief to the British political establishment. Scots voted 55 percent to 45 percent against independence.

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Future of council chief is discussed

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 21:44
The chief executive of Pembrokeshire council will find out if he faces suspension later, as a special disciplinary meeting is held.

Scots No sparks call for more powers

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 21:41
As Scotland votes to reject independence, speculation mounts as to what impact the result will have on future devolution in Wales.

'An intense situation at hardest GP'

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 21:40
In his latest BBC Sport column, Lewis Hamilton talks about the "unique challenges" of Singapore and the buzz of being cheered.

Eight dead in Florida house shooting

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 21:36
A grandfather shot dead his daughter and her six children before taking his own life at a home in Bell, Florida, police say.

At-a-glance: Referendum night

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 21:15
An at-a-glance guide to the Scottish independence referendum results night.

'Scotland writes history' - front pages

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 21:09
While papers went to press before the results of Scotland's independence referendum were declared, the story is nonetheless on front pages.

In pictures: Scotland decides

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 20:50
Images from the Scottish independence referendum

Australia boosts parliament security

BBC - Thu, 2014-09-18 19:44
Security is being upgraded at the Australian parliament following "chatter" suggesting extremists could target it for attack, PM Tony Abbott says.

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