AirTalk for November 14, 2013

Obama Speaks On The Affordable Care Act In White House Briefing Room
President Obama allows old health plans for one more year: President Barack Obama announced today that insurance companies will be allowed to extend for one year the health plans for those consumers who received cancellation notices about their policies.
Farmland Tapped For Oil In The Midwest

Should the EPA lower the amount of ethanol in gasoline?

The Environmental Protection Agency could announce as early as this week how much ethanol must be blended into gasoline and diesel fuel in 2014. A draft of the proposal, leaked in October, points to a reduction of the so-called ethanol mandate by the EPA to 2012 levels, to 15.21 billion gallons.
Wholesale Prices Rise Less Than Expected As Food And Computer Prices Drop
Does an 'all natural' label make you more likely to buy a product? Many consumers think a 'natural' or 'all natural' label means those products are less processed but that's not always true. Unlike the "organic" designation, there are no federal guidelines for which food products can be labeled as natural.

Mark Lacter, LA business reporter and KPCC contributor, dies

Mark Lacter covered business for LA Observed since 2006, and he was also a commentator for KPCC. He was 59.
Teenagers use their mobile phones after
Snapchat, a popular photo messaging app, recently turned down a $3 billion offer from Facebook to buy the company. The application lets users take and send pictures to friends that expire within 10 seconds or less.

Do you prefer a male or female boss? (Poll)

A new Gallup poll reveals that Americans still prefer a male boss. Thirty-five percent of respondents preferred a male boss, while only 23% preferred a female boss. The poll survey over two thousand adults.
American political history is filled with famous brothers. The Kennedys. The Bushes. The Kochs. In “The Brothers,” author and veteran New York Times reporter Stephen Kinzer casts the spotlight on John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles, the secretary of state and the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, respectively, under the Eisenhower Administration.
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