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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - May 23, 2013

DePaul Study Calls for End to FAA Electronics Ban

By Lauren Chooljian

More and more airline travelers have their eyes and fingers glued to tablets and e-readers, according to a study released Wednesday from DePaul University, leading authors of the research to call for an end to the ban on electronic devices during takeoffs and landings.

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - May 07, 2013

U.S. Turns Up Heat on Costly Commercial Cyber Theft in China

By Tom Gjelten


(Duration: 6:22)

Chinese cyber-espionage is now threatening U.S. economic competitiveness.

American companies that do business with China make good money. They also lose a lot of money there to cyberthieves, who routinely hack into the computers of the U.S. firms and steal their trade and technology secrets.

NPR - Illinois Public Media News - May 07, 2013

Some Net Retailers Aren’t Buying Online Sales Tax Proposal

By Yuki Noguchi


(Duration: 4:14)

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Congress is considering a bill that would allow states to collect sales taxes from online retailers. Proponents say a law is necessary to level the playing field with brick-and-mortar stores and to raise revenue for states.

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