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How A Cheese Factory Is Transforming The Landscape Of Northern Colorado

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 1:03pm

Leprino's is the largest mozzarella manufacturer in the world. Now that the company is expanding, Colorado dairy farmers are beefing up their operations. The changes don't come without costs.

TSA Boosts Number Of Security Staff, Aiming At Airport Bottlenecks

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 11:26am

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson hopes that adding staff to security checkpoints will prevent longer wait times that had been projected for this summer.

10-Year-Old Boy From Finland Hacks Instagram; Gets Rewarded

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 6:10am

Facebook, which owns Instagram, pays people who find bugs on its services. When a young hacker found a way to delete other people's comments, he emailed Facebook, and then received $10,000.

Not Just Bitcoin: Why Blockchain Is A Seductive Technology To Many Industries

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 6:01am

From bank regulation to military messaging, blockchain is offering a wide potential to change the way online transactions and communications are carried out.

Hollywood Rediscovers Cuba. Is It Too Soon To Call It Havanawood?

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

The first blockbuster since the U.S. embargo is filming in Cuba: Fast & Furious 8. Filmmakers are rushing to take advantage of the island's distinctive look and it's relatively cheap labor.

Hollywood Rediscovers Cuba: Is It Too Soon To Call It Havanawood?

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 4:06am

Fast & Furious 8 is the second U.S. movie, and the first big-budget Hollywood film, to be shot in Cuba since the recent improvement of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Huge Wildfire Forces Evacuation Of Oil Sands City In Canada

Wed, 05/04/2016 - 3:33am

Some 80,000 residents of Fort McMurray, Alberta, have been ordered to evacuate their homes. The wildfire spans more than 6,500 acres.

China Investigates Search Engine Baidu After Student Dies Of Cancer

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 9:19pm

A college student accused China's largest search engine, Baidu, of misleading him to a fraudulent cancer treatment. He died in April.

Google And Fiat Chrysler Partner To Make Self-Driving Minivans

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 4:52pm

This is the first time Google has worked directly with an automaker to integrate its self-driving technology into a passenger vehicle, the companies said in a joint statement.

How Starbucks Got Tangled Up In LA's Homelessness Crisis

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 4:48pm

There are 44,000 people living on the streets in and around L.A. With no other place to go, many end up at a Starbucks — to the consternation of some employees.

What's For Dinner? The Options For A Fast Answer Multiply

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 4:40pm

As many as 80 percent of Americans don't know what's for dinner by 4 p.m. that same day. From in-grocery store restaurants to local, organic cafeteria fare, new options for fast meals are cropping up.

'Hamilton' Producers Strike Deal To Share Profits With Original Cast Members

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 3:25pm

The Broadway hit musical, Hamilton, is up for 16 Tony Award nominations, and that's sure to boost its already high profits. In April, the musical's producers struck a deal to share some of its profits with original cast members. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Michael Paulson, a reporter for The New York Times, about what this means for the industry.

Along South Africa's East Coast, Locals Take On Mining Industry

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 3:25pm

A 14-mile stretch of sand dunes along South Africa's breathtaking east coast is the battleground between big mining interests and the local community. The dunes hide a wealth of titanium.

Why Does Random Chance Decide Who Gets Housing Subsidies?

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 4:15am

When the federal government gives out social benefits such as food stamps, if you qualify, you get them. But housing vouchers are often distributed through a lottery.

Hedge Fund Founder Would Support Trump If He Wins GOP Nomination

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 4:15am

Steve Inskeep talks to hedge fund manager Anthony Scaramucci of SkyBridge Capital about his willingness to support Donald Trump in spite of Trump's knocks on the hedge fund sector.

Politics In Real Life: Rising Health Care Costs Weigh On Voters

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 3:36am

When Renee Powell's premiums exceeded her mortgage payments, it was upsetting. But it's just one way health care costs rise for her many voters.

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

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 3:36am

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.

Backing 'Brexit,' A Salmon Smokehouse Says It's Been Swimming Upstream

Tue, 05/03/2016 - 3:34am

Mom-and-pop businesses are considering how a British exit from the EU could affect them. The owner of Britain's oldest salmon smokehouse, who wants out, says EU membership dilutes British culture.

Trade Opponents Leak Documents They Say Show Corporate Influence

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 5:35pm

Environmentalists opposed to a US-EU trade deal say documents they leaked prove corporations have too much say. But EU officials say that's "flatly wrong."

'Mick Jagger' Of Auctions Recalls Life In High End Art Trade

Mon, 05/02/2016 - 3:26pm

Simon de Pury has been called both the Mick Jagger and the Peter Pan of auctions. Dealer, collector, curator, schmoozer, his clients include billionaires, rock stars and royalty. He dishes plenty about the art market in his new book, The Auctioneer, and he explains the rise and fall of his own auction house, Phillips de Pury.

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