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Climate Change Has Coffee Growers In Haiti Seeking Higher Ground

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:53pm

Haiti's once-flourishing coffee trade has been badly battered. The latest threat: climate change. Locals who still rely on coffee for their livelihood must learn to grow it in changing climes.

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Will Apple's Mobile Wallet Replace Your Leather Wallet?

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 5:23am

Many have tried and failed with this kind of payment option before. But Apple's launch is bigger, with more financial institutions' support, and consumers may be more security-conscious.

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The Look Of Power: How Women Have Dressed For Success

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:23am

Just as women were entering the corporate workplace in big numbers, the shapeless power suit emerged. Over time, the "power look" changed. How do women project power in the modern office?

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Bucking The Fashion Trend, Converse Kicks Up A Fuss About Knockoffs

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 4:22pm

The Nike-owned company is suing to protect its Chuck Taylor All Stars from copycats. But NYU law professor Chris Sprigman says it might be an uphill battle, since copying is part of the fashion cycle.

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As Cattle Prices Climb, Ranchers Watch Out For Bovine Thievery

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 4:22pm

Across the U.S., cattle prices are at record highs. So ranchers and special rangers are working to protect herds from cattle rustlers — thieves looking to sell off stolen animals at auction.

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Amid The Chaos Of Debt Collection, 'Bad Paper' Offers A Riveting Roadmap

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 4:32am

It's not often that a book can mix machetes with hedge funds. Then again, few industries are as chaotic, and compelling, as debt collection — which Jake Halpern's book reveals in alarming detail.

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European Slowdown Drives Roller-Coaster Week In Markets

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 6:43am

Concerns in Europe over a slowdown in economic growth have been rattling global financial markets. NPR's Scott Simon talks with correspondent John Ydstie about the volatile week on Wall Street.

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Once A Year, Farmers Go Back To Picking Corn By Hand — For Fun

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 4:44am

Farmers across the Midwest harvest billions of bushels of corn nowadays using giant machines called combines. But a contest keeps a more primitive corn-picking technique alive: human hands.

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Tech Week: Egg Freezing, Gamergate And Online Giving

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 4:36am

Debates about the role of women in the technology workforce and in gaming are swirling over two notable stories this week.

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Tech Week: Egg Freezing, Gamergate And Online Giving

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 4:36am

Debates about the role of women in the technology workforce and in gaming are swirling over two notable stories this week.

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As Gas Prices Drop, Hybrid Sales Shift Into Low Gear

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 5:26pm

Gas prices are falling — and so are hybrid car sales. Analysts say better gas mileage for traditional vehicles, combined with low gas prices, are giving hybrids a run for their money.

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Drop In Unemployment Raises Debate On Optimal Rate

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 3:04pm

Now that unemployment has slipped below 6 percent, there's renewed interest in what the Federal Reserve's target for joblessness should be. Some economists worry that inflation will resurface.

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In Forcing Out Senior Executive, New CEO Mohn Puts Stamp On NPR

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 3:00pm

Kinsey Wilson, hailed by many observers as a digital visionary, was abruptly ousted earlier this month. CEO Jarl Mohn says he sees untapped opportunities for growth in radio and digital audiences.

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Fiesta Fan Photos: Your Dishes On Display

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 9:51am

NPR listeners recently threw open their kitchen cabinets and showed off their collections of the brightly colored Fiesta dishware line: stacks of mix-and-match plates, favorite mugs, family heirlooms.

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Predictions Of 'Peak Oil' Production Prove Slippery

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 8:27am

Just a few years ago, authors were predicting production would soon hit a peak and then decline. But since then, supplies have surged. So are the forecasters now slapping themselves in the head?

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Privacy Advocates Don't Buy FBI's Warning About Encryption Practices

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 4:03am

FBI Director James Comey used his first major policy address to warn that new encryption techniques could lock out law enforcement trying to solve crimes. He wants a back door into smartphones.

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Sustained Lower Gas Prices Could Drive Economic Growth

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 4:03am

Gas prices are plunging and before it's all over, some experts say Americans will be paying a $1 a gallon less than a few months ago. That could mean $1,000 more per household in extra spending money.

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Why Has There Been So Much Turmoil In Financial Markets Lately?

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 4:03am

To examine the turn global stock markets took this week, Linda Wertheimer talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution and a Wall Street Journal contributor.

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For Father And Son Locksmiths, The Key Is Hard Work

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 2:22am

Phil Mortillaro dropped out of school and became a locksmith. Now he owns a Manhattan locksmith shop with his son, Philip Jr. Philip says his dad and the store have become a neighborhood institution.

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Silicon Valley Companies Add New Benefit For Women: Egg Freezing

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 2:21am

The addition of the benefit by Facebook and Apple comes as tech companies face mounting pressure to hire more women, but some warn it may increase pressure those employees feel to put off having kids.

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