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Dan Bobkoff

WCPN public radio reporter in Cleveland, Ohio

Dan Bobkoff appears in the following:

Investors Approve Empire State Building IPO

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Empire State Building is going public. The landmark's owners approved a plan this week to offer shares of the building to Wall Street investors. The plan, however, was not without a fight.

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Hulu's Future Depends On Which Company Buys It

Monday, May 27, 2013

Multiple companies โ€” from Time Warner Cable to Yahoo โ€” are said to be interested in acquiring Hulu. The site streams TV shows and movies online. Some shows on Hulu are free, but paid subscribers get access to more programming.

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Grad Student Tracks His Online Moves, Looks To Sell Data

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Everyone is tracked by marketers online. Instead of fighting it, Federico Zannier, a New York grad student, is taking ownership of his online personal data by selling it: "I said, 'OK, I want to try to make money with my own data.' "

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Debt Settlement Firm Accused Of Defrauding Thousands

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

For the first time, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has referred a criminal case to the Department of Justice. The bureau accuses a debt relief company called Mission Settlement Agency of bilking consumers out of millions. The suit alleges the company lied about fees and its results.

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New York Attorney General Plans To Sue Two Major Banks

Monday, May 06, 2013

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says he's suing Bank of America and Wells Fargo for violating the terms of a national agreement over foreclosure abuses. Schneiderman claims he has documented 339 violations by the banks of standards that were part of the agreement.

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Would You Pay A Higher Price For 'Ethical' Clothing?

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

The Bangladesh garment factory collapse that killed hundreds made supercheap clothing destined for American stores. Research shows customers will pay more for safely made clothes, but only to a point.

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Sunday Gatherings Bring Bostonians Some Solace

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Boston is slowly regaining its sense of normalcy. Even though many questions about last week's events remain unanswered, Bostonians found solace in religious and memorial services. NPR's Dan Bobkoff reports that the somber mood was the backdrop Sunday as everyone waited to see what will happen next in the case.

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Older Bombing Suspect Known In Boston Boxing Circles

Friday, April 19, 2013

Dan Bobkoff has more on Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who was killed after a shootout with police early Friday morning.

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Marathon Bombing Shocks Clubs, Stores Devoted To Runners

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Running is big in Boston which is home to one of the world's most famous marathons. Small shops that specialize in running shoes and gear line the route. One shop sits right at the finish line, where Monday's attack killed three people.

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Medford, Mass., Remembers The Girl With The Freckles

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The death of Krystle Campbell in the Boston Marathon bombings has rocked the community where she grew up. Friends and family remember the 29 year old as the kind of person who'd drop everything to help someone. She had a big personality and trademark freckles.

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Startup CEO Wields Small Antenna In TV Streaming Battle

Friday, April 12, 2013

Television networks are up in arms. The new company Aereo is charging a monthly fee to provide a high-definition feed of the basic over-the-air channels, and the stations aren't seeing a penny of it. But CEO Chet Kanojia thinks he's figured out a legal loophole.

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Federal Housing Administration May Need Bailout

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Reverse mortgages are to blame, and the agency has until Sept. 30 to determine whether it needs to tap the treasury. The FHA commissioner said in a statement that if not for the reverse mortgages, the agency would have had a $4 billion surplus at the end of the year.

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Reasons For Slow U.S. Job Growth Unclear

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Job growth plummeted in March after several months of solid growth, with employers adding just 88,000 new workers to their payrolls. No one knows exactly why the job market stalled, but among the theories is the payroll tax increase, the sequester, more trouble in Europe and a seasonal pattern where hiring picks up in winter and tails off during the spring.

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Is The Company Behind Rodman's Korea Visit The Future Of Media?

Friday, April 05, 2013

Brooklyn-based Vice Media has gone from a small Canadian magazine to figuring out the holy grail of media: how to capture an international audience of aloof 18- to 24-year-olds. From magazines to the Web to film, Vice's CEO says, "We do it weirder, and we do it younger, and we do it in a different way and in a different voice."

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Farm Bill's Sugar Subsidy More Taxing Than Sweet, Critics Say

Thursday, March 28, 2013

A government sugar subsidy program is often criticized for keeping sugar prices too high. But now prices are falling and the government may buy 400,000 tons of sugar to help struggling sugar processors. Critics say the government's involvement in the sugar business should end.

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Court:Reselling Books Bought Abroad Isn't A Copyright Violation

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Supreme Court ruled that Americans have the right to resell goods bought and made overseas. This is a win for consumers, but bad news for publishers and other manufacturers who like to price products differently around the world.

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Can 'Smart Gun' Technology Help Prevent Violence?

Monday, March 18, 2013

What if a gun could only be fired by its rightful owner? What if it recognized a grip or fingerprint, or communicated with a special ring? It's been a fantasy for years, and in the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy, so-called smart gun technology is back in the spotlight.

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Hedge Fund To Pay More Than $600 Million In Insider Trading Settlement

Friday, March 15, 2013

The Securities and Exchange Commission said it has obtained the largest settlement ever in an insider trading case. Two affiliates of the hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors have agreed to pay $614 million to settle charges of participating in insider trading schemes. The SEC alleged that a portfolio manager at one of the firms obtained confidential details about an Alzheimer's drug trial from a doctor who was presenting final results to the public.

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Betting Site Intrade Shuts Down Under Mysterious Circumstances

Monday, March 11, 2013

The online betting market Intrade has shut down. Intrade allowed customers to wager on the outcome of events such as presidential elections. The company says all betting is on hold until it can investigate possible financial irregularities.

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Ally Financial Only Big Bank To Fail Fed's Test

Friday, March 08, 2013

The Federal Reserve has released the results of another round of "stress tests" on the nation's biggest banks. Most did well, with 17 out of 18 passing. But some banks were better prepared than others to withstand a sharp downturn.

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