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Dan Bobkoff

WCPN public radio reporter in Cleveland, Ohio

Dan Bobkoff appears in the following:

New York Ukrainians Worry About 'Evil' Happenings at Home

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Tens of thousands of Russians and Ukrainians live in New York City, and many with close ties to their countries are on edge over what's happening back home.

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Technology May Turn You Into A Bigger Tipper

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

We're used to rounding up the total on our taxi ride or dropping a buck or two in a jar at the coffee shop. Now, new high-tech ways to pay are nudging us to tip more generously and more often.

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Why Didn't Those Gifts Arrive On Time? It's A Pricing Problem

Friday, December 27, 2013

"There is an imbalance right now in e-commerce of supply and demand from a carrier standpoint, particularly in the days leading up to Christmas," says Sucharita Mulpuru, an analyst at Forrester Research. "There are not a lot of consequences to retailers when they push these orders to the carriers."

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DeBlasio Appoints New Commissioner To Run NYPD

Thursday, December 05, 2013

New York City Mayor-Elect Bill deBlasio named William Bratton to head the city's police department Thursday. Bratton was New York's police commissioner in the 1990s, and was police chief in Los Angeles and commissioner in Boston. He'll return to the role as head of the nation's largest police department as the NYPD faces a crossroads. Despite unprecedentedly low crime rates in the city, the department has come under scrutiny in recent years for its controversial stop-and-frisk policy — tactics the mayor-elect has strongly criticized for souring relations between police and minority communities.

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Deadly Derailment Is Latest Accident For N.Y. Commuter Train Line

Monday, December 02, 2013

At least four people are dead after a Metro-North Railroad train derailed in New York on Sunday morning. This past summer, a freight train carrying trash derailed on the other side of the curve. And in May, two Metro-North trains collided in Connecticut, injuring more than 70 people.

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How Much Is NPR's Brand Worth? $400 Million!*

Friday, November 01, 2013

The value of a brand doesn't include anything physical. It's just the name of the company — and all of the customer loyalty attached to that name.

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JPMorgan Chase Agrees To Pay $5.1 Billion To Feds

Friday, October 25, 2013

JPMorgan Chase agreed pay $5.1 billion to settle litigation over mortgage assets sold during the housing bubble. The deal, announced late Friday afternoon, is to resolve claims the company misled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac before the housing market crashed. It is part of a tentative $13 billion deal the company is trying to reach with federal and state agencies over its mortgage liabilities.

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Verizon, FCC Go To Court Over Net Neutrality

Monday, September 09, 2013

Opening statements in the court case FCC vs. Verizon begin Monday. This case could determine the FCC's legal ability to enforce the principle known as net neutrality. At issue is whether the federal government may block Internet service providers from slowing or blocking certain online content.

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What Elevated Kale From Vegetable To Cultural Identifier?

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Of all the healthy foods you could eat, what inspires some people to wear kale T-shirts and sport kale stickers? Why do some people see kale as a part of their identities?

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Nasdaq Trading Halted For Hours By Technical Glitch

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Trading on the Nasdaq exchange was halted today due to an unspecified technical glitch. The shutdown rattled investors and raised fresh concerns about the safety and stability of financial markets. Nasdaq in particular has experienced technological mishaps, most notably during the Facebook IPO in 2012.

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Internet-Based TV Service May Not Change The Cable Market

Friday, August 16, 2013

The race to create a viable Internet-based TV service is on, and the contestants include the biggest names in computer technology: Apple, Microsoft, Intel and Google. Sony has apparently reached a deal — as preliminary — with Viacom to carry the company's cable channels on its planned web TV service.

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10 Years After The Blackout, How Has The Power Grid Changed?

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Sagging power lines and computer glitches led to a power outage that left 50 million people across the Northeast U.S. and part of Canada in darkness on Aug. 14, 2003. New sensors have been installed, and operator training and computer systems have been upgraded. But is that enough to prevent another massive blackout?

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Why Hasn't The Internet Blown Up Cable TV's Business Model?

Thursday, August 08, 2013

The Internet has a history of blowing up business models. Now we buy music by the song, and who needs the newspaper for classifieds? But cable television hasn't budged much. You're still forced to buy a bundle of channels, whether you watch them or not.

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The History — And Future — Of Cable's Bundling

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

For Time Warner Cable customers in major cities, the battle for the future of television is playing out before their eyes as CBS and the cable giant fight over fees. You might not realize it, but between a third and half of your cable bill goes directly to pay for channels like CBS or ESPN.

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Ex-Goldman Trader Found Liable For Fraud

Friday, August 02, 2013

A federal jury in Manhattan has found former Goldman Sachs trader Fabrice Tourre liable on six of the seven fraud charges against him. The Securities and Exchange Commission had accused Tourre of intentionally misleading investors in a mortgage-linked security he marketed in the days before the subprime mortgage market collapsed.

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Former Goldman Sachs Trader Found Liable For Fraud

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Former Goldman Sachs trader Fabrice Tourre was found liable on six of seven counts on Thursday. The Securities and Exchange Commission accused Tourre of misleading investors in a mortgage-linked security.

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Handful Of Tracks Propelled J.J. Cale To Big Leagues

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Singer-songwriter J.J. Cale died Friday at the age of 74. His music took the edges off honky-tonk and blues, dressed them in a smoking jacket and ascot, and made them smooth. His most recognizable songs, however, were made famous by Eric Clapton. They include, "Cocaine" and "After Midnight."

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Residents Forced To Live Without Landlines

Monday, July 22, 2013

Verizon has taken the first step to replace copper lines with a home cellular connection in coastal areas hit hard by Hurricane Sandy. But many customers don't like the new phone connection, saying the new technology is inferior to traditional landlines.

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New Smartphone Upgrade Plans Can Be Costly In The Long Run

Friday, July 19, 2013

Three of the four major wireless companies are out with new plans for those who want the latest smartphone sooner. The plans, with names like Verizon Edge and AT&T Next, essentially let you rent a phone for six months or a year and then trade it in for a new one — but there's a catch.

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Puerto Rico Rolling Out The Welcome Mat For Millionaires

Friday, June 28, 2013

The recession hit Puerto Rico's already struggling economy hard. So the island, a U.S. territory that can make its own tax laws, is pitching an attractive offer to the wealthy: Move to this warm, tropical isle and live virtually tax-free.

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