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Business
4:53 am
Mon November 18, 2013

More LED Lights Used In Holiday Displays

Originally published on Mon November 18, 2013 5:09 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep. In the movie "Christmas Vacation" Chevy Chase's character attaches thousands of Christmas lights to his roof with a staple gun. When the lights go on, utilities have to boost their power to avoid a blackout. That would not happen today. Stores are selling more LED lights this year, which use less energy.

Business
3:39 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Boeing's 777x Wins Multiple Orders At Dubai Airshow

Originally published on Mon November 18, 2013 5:09 am

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

The Dubai Air Show kicked off this weekend, a chance with people in the aviation industry to see and be seen, and show off technology and usually to announce a lot of the sales. In the first three hours of the show, more than $150 billion in airplane orders were announced. And the biggest beneficiary was Boeing. The Seattle-based company said it had orders for more than 350 of its new passenger jets. There's still a question of where those aircraft will be built. NPR's Nathan Rott reports.

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Business
3:39 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Starbucks Doesn't Have Grounds To Stop Charbucks

Originally published on Mon November 18, 2013 5:09 am

An appeals court ruled last week that Starbucks can't block a micro roaster's use of the name Charbucks. The court says consumers won't be confused by a "blurring" of the brands.

Business
3:39 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Mexico's Retailers Welcome Shoppers Over Bargain Weekend

Originally published on Mon November 18, 2013 5:09 am

Throughout Mexico, shoppers filled malls and department stores in hopes of snatching up deep discounts and pre-holiday savings. If that sounds like the Mexican version of Black Friday, it is. Shop owners and economists alike are hoping consumers spend big and give Mexico's sagging economy a much needed end-of-the-year boost.

Business
3:39 am
Mon November 18, 2013

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Originally published on Mon November 18, 2013 4:35 am

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