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Television

Summer TV Preview: Which Shows Are Worth Staying Indoors?

Jun 13, 2016
A rush of new shows are coming to network, cable and streaming channels in June. We'll tell you what's worth tuning in to (or at least setting the DVR for) and when you should just go outside.
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All Tech Considered

With Lending Club Disgraced, An Industry Looks For Lessons

Jun 10, 2016
Lending Club, a leader in the peer-to-peer marketplace, is mired in scandal. The finance technology industry, known as FinTech, is dissecting what it means for online lending.
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The Salt

The Search For Tastier Supermarket Tomatoes: A Tale In 3 Acts

Jun 03, 2016
Supermarket tomatoes have a terrible reputation. But the industry is evolving. More than half of supermarket tomatoes now are grown in greenhouses or "shade houses," and flavor is improving.
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The Two-Way

New Rules To Ban Payday Lending 'Debt Traps'

Jun 01, 2016
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday is announcing proposed regulations that aim to stop some predatory lending practices.
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All Tech Considered

With Shuttles Gone, Private Ventures Give Florida's Space Coast A Lift

May 27, 2016
Five years after NASA's shuttle program ended, a new Florida aerospace industry is beginning to take shape. Firms, from those making jets to tiny Internet satellites, are adding factories and jobs.
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The Salt

To Survive The Bust Cycle, Farmers Go Back To Business-School Basics

May 26, 2016
Farming is entering its third year on the bust side of the cycle. Major crop prices are low, while expenses like seed, fertilizer and land remain high. That means getting creative to succeed.
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All Tech Considered

Online Eye Exam Site Makes Waves In Eye Care Industry

May 25, 2016
Need a vision test? Now you can do it online with a computer and a smartphone. The site has attracted a lot of attention in the tech world, but eye care professionals have concerns.
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Elections

When It Comes To Economic Election Prediction Models, It's A Mixed Bag

May 17, 2016
Under a Moody's model, Hillary Clinton beats Donald Trump. The oldest model picks the GOP nominee to win, though it may be proved wrong, its creator says, because Trump is so outside the mainstream.
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Shots - Health News

Despite $10B 'Fix,' Veterans Are Waiting Even Longer To See Doctors

May 16, 2016
A $10 billion program to eliminate long wait times and other problems for veterans' health care hasn't worked out as planned. More veterans wait even longer for care now than they did a year ago.
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Parallels

A Wider, Deeper Panama Canal Prepares To Open Its Locks

May 11, 2016
The expansion of the Panama Canal, a $5 billion project, opens next month and aims to triple the canal's capacity with bigger ships. A Chinese freighter will be the first one through the new locks.
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Television

Beyond 'Sesame Street': A New Sesame Studios Channel On YouTube

May 06, 2016
Sesame Workshop, the company behind Sesame Street, unveils a new initiative to reach kids in a digital and mobile age. NPR gets a sneak peek.
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All Tech Considered

Uber Plans To Kill Surge Pricing, Though Drivers Say It Makes Job Worth It

May 03, 2016
Uber is using machine learning to predict high demand, which would allow the app to schedule extra drivers instead of hiking rates at busy times. But such a change would hurt driver pay.
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Parallels

Chinese Investors Left Reeling After Wealth Management Firm's Collapse

Apr 28, 2016
The $5 billion Shanghai company was the third financial firm to collapse in China since December. "Every time I take a bite of food," says an investor who lost everything, "I feel I am wasting money."
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Around the Nation

A Tiny Nevada Town Hits The Market For $8 Million — Casino Included

Apr 27, 2016

Nancy Kidwell pioneered Cal-Nev-Ari 51 years ago. She built around an abandoned airstrip and opened a casino. Now at 78, she's ready to hand over the keys while her town of 350 awaits a new owner.

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Shots - Health News

Many Grouchy, Error-Prone Workers Just Need More Sleep

Apr 26, 2016
Sleep researchers say about 30 percent of employees at big firms are so tired they're making as many mistakes as if they were coming to work drunk. Some offices now have "napping pods."
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Parallels

To The List Of High-Stakes Tests In Korea, Add The Samsung SAT

Apr 19, 2016
Samsung's rigorous aptitude test underscores the company's near-mythical status in Korean society. "I think this is only the way to be successful," says a test-taker before braving the entrance exam.
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Parallels

With The Economy Crashing, Brazilians Turn On A Once-Popular President

Apr 15, 2016
Dilma Rousseff was elected twice as the country's economy soared. But a bruising recession is now seen as the leading reason many Brazilians have turned against her.
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Your Money

For Same-Sex Married Couples In America, A Historic Tax Day

Apr 14, 2016
This tax season marks the first time that every married couple in the U.S. can file both state and federal taxes together, after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex unions across the land last year.
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The Two-Way

Life Expectancy Study: It's Not Just What You Make, It's Where You Live

Apr 10, 2016
A study of Social Security and tax records says poor people live longer in some cities than in others, and it's not clear why.
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Your Money

For Nontraditional Families, The Tax Code Can Be Especially Confusing

Apr 07, 2016
Tax Day falls three days later than usual this year, on April 18. Some families may need that extra time. Experts say changing family demographics are making filing taxes more complicated.
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The Salt

Big Seed: How The Industry Turned From Small-Town Firms To Global Giants

Apr 06, 2016
Over the past century, small-town seed businesses have given way to global enterprises. The story of one small seed company in Nebraska helps explain what drove the transformation.
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All Tech Considered

Solar And Wind Energy May Be Nice, But How Can We Store It?

Apr 05, 2016
Renewable energy is taking off across the nation, but storing the energy is still a problem that is challenging companies to innovate, with solutions ranging from molten salt to ice.
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Around the Nation

New Mexico's Truth: Stunning Vistas And Child Poverty?

Apr 04, 2016
"New Mexico True" is the state's tourism campaign, but an advocacy group created "New Mexico Truth" as a parody to highlight a reality in the state: High child poverty and low graduation rates.
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The Two-Way

A Tesla For The Masses? Orders For Model 3 Top 100K In First Hours

Apr 01, 2016
Before the Model 3 was even unveiled, people lined up at Tesla stores to put down a deposit. With a base price of $35,000, the car will go on sale late next year at the earliest.
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Staving Off Eviction

Low-Income Renters Squeezed Between Too-High Rents And Subpar Housing

Mar 30, 2016
Tenants often stop paying rent to force the repair of poor conditions in the only housing they can afford. But landlords say can't fix the problems until they get the rent. It's a vicious cycle.

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