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Doctor Outlines Plan To Battle Antibiotic Resistance In 'The Washington Post'

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 3:28pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Ezekiel Emanuel, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania, about his opinion piece in the Washington Post that argues the cheap price of antibiotics has led to their overuse and has also discouraged drug companies from developing new antibiotics.

Venezuela Is Running Out Of Beer Amid Severe Economic Crisis

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 2:35pm

The country's largest beer producer, Empresas Polar, halted operations because the government restricted access to imported barley. But the president has pinned the entire food crisis on Polar.

In Omaha, A Library With No Books Brings Technology To All

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 12:10pm

The privately funded, $7 million Do Space provides free access to computers, high-end software, 3-D printers, and laser cutters. It's a learning and play space, as well as an office for entrepreneurs.

Low Prices, Foreign Oversupply Hurt U.S. Wheat Growers

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 4:10am

The U.S. used to be the leading exporter of wheat but some countries are growing more than enough for themselves and exporting huge quantities. Americans watching gluten have softened demand at home.

Food Lion Co-Founder Dies; Chain Was Rocked By ABC News Report

Tue, 05/31/2016 - 12:19am

Ralph Ketner helped turn $50 investments in a N.C. grocery store into the Food Lion chain. He was 95. In 1992, an ABC hidden camera report showed employees selling spoiled meat.

Protests, Suspicion In Vietnam Over Government's Response To Fish Kill

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 6:10am

While visiting Vietnam last week, President Obama urged the government to ease its crackdown on dissent. But police have used force to break up recent environmental protests.

Hidden, Abandoned, Dangerous: Old Gas And Oil Wells In Neighborhoods

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 4:12am

Around the country, houses, schools and shopping centers are built on old oil and gas fields — but hidden underground are millions of abandoned wells that are not monitored for leaks.

Meet The 86-Year-Old Ice Cream Man Who Says He's Sold A Million Cones

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 4:12am

Sandor Foldi is Britain's longest-serving ice cream seller, according to the Daily Mirror. He says he's been selling summer's favorite treat for 54 years, and, "I'll keep on till I'm 99."

Flying Home Today? Expect Short-Staffed TSA And Long Security Lines

Mon, 05/30/2016 - 4:12am

Ailsa Chang talks to Associated Press reporter Scott Mayerowitz about the shortage of Transportation Security Administration screeners and resulting airport wait times.

Coca-Cola Halts Production In Venezuela Due To Nation's Sugar Shortage

Sun, 05/29/2016 - 6:38am

Venezuela just became one of the few countries in the world that does not sell Coca-Cola. Tom Standage of the Economist tells NPR's Rachel Martin what that says about the Venezuelan economy.

Millenials Are Moving Back With Mom And Dad

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 4:07pm

A new survey finds more young adults now live at home with parents rather than with a spouse or romantic partner. Kim Parker of the Pew Research Center talks about the factors that fuel this trend.

Verizon And Strikers Reach Tentative Agreement

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 4:07pm

Nearly 40,000 striking Verizon workers reached a tentative agreement with the company Friday. Fortune writer Aaron Pressman explains what the deal means for middle-class workers.

Verizon, Labor Unions Conclude Strike With Tentative 4-Year Contract Deal

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 7:03am

After weeks of intense dispute, Verizon and its unions have reached an "agreement in principle." Labor Secretary Thomas Perez mediated the talks, and expects the 40,000 workers to be back next week.

At Century Mark, Indy 500 Sells Out For First Time In Decades

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 7:03am

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500. Even though it remains the most famous auto race in the world, it's sold out this year for the first time in decades.

Farmers Wait, And Wait, For Guest Workers Amid H-2A Visa Delays

Sat, 05/28/2016 - 6:27am

For the third year in a row, the H-2A visa program is running behind. That's left farmers waiting for planters and pickers even as the harvest season is well underway.

Ship That Breast Milk For You? Companies Add Parent-Friendly Perks

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 3:54pm

Forget paid parental leave. Some companies offer compensation for surrogacy and adoption, or are helping traveling moms ship breast milk. The benefits are a relatively cheap way to recruit and retain.

North Korea Linked To $81 Million Bangladesh Bank Heist

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 3:50pm

Experts say code used by hackers in recent attacks on banks appears to be the same as code used in an attack on Sony Pictures which the FBI says was carried out by North Korea.

Employees Yearn For Return To Cubicles Amid Open Office Woes

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 3:31pm

NPR's Planet Money team explores which is better for actually getting work done: an open office or cubicles. A maker of office furniture explains why many clients now want to go back to the cubicle.

North Korea Linked To Cyber Attacks On Asian Banks

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 3:31pm

Cybersecurity researchers are linking a recent spate of attacks against Asian banks to North Korea. The digital security firm Symantec says the recent breaches in Asia have identical lines of malicious software deployed in the high profile attack against Sony Pictures in 2014. The FBI has tied North Korea to the Sony attack.

Verizon, Labor Unions Reach Tentative Deal To End Weeks-Long Strike

Fri, 05/27/2016 - 2:54pm

Labor Secretary Thomas Perez announced the agreement in principle and says he expects workers will be back on the job next week.




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