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Border Businesses Lose Bank Accounts Amid Money Laundering Fears

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 6:46am

Some U.S. banks are closing the accounts of certain businesses along the Mexican side of the border. It's part of an effort to stay in line with anti-money laundering regulations.

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Marketers Turn To Memories Of Sweeter Times To Sell Cereal

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 5:57pm

The taste of foods from our childhood can trigger intense emotional reactions. Thanks to the power of food nostalgia, General Mills is bringing back the sugary cereal French Toast Crunch.

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A Young Generation Sees Greener Pastures In Agriculture

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 2:15pm

The average age of a farmer in the U.S. is over 58 and climbing. But in places like Maine, a growing number of under-35 farmers see an opportunity for better lives growing food for their communities.

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Rural Doctor Launches Startup To Ease Pain Of Dying Patients

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 12:22pm

Getting basic health care to rural areas has always been difficult, and delivering specialized care even harder. One doctor is raising money to bring palliative care to patients in rural California.

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Tech Week: FBI Still Blames North Korea; App Encourages Sharing

Sat, 01/03/2015 - 4:21am

This week in tech, private security experts continued to question the FBI's claim that North Korea was behind the cyberattack on Sony Pictures. Also, a new app connects people and their stuff.

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Obama Authorizes New Sanctions On North Korea Over Sony Hack

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 1:27pm

The executive order targets three North Korean entities and accuses the Pyongyang regime of "destructive, coercive cyber-related actions."

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Chinese Gamblers See Macau As Bad Bet Amid Corruption Crackdown

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 9:28am

Gambling revenue in the former Portuguese territory has fallen for the first time in more than a decade as Chinese officials fear a conspicuous display of wealth.

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High-Tech Tools Help Irish Dairy Farmers Produce More Milk

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 4:02am

In deepest rural Ireland, traditional farmers are developing advanced technology in the name of more milk from happier cows. An old-fashioned dairy has embraced wearable technology for cows.

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Why Buy When You Can Borrow? App Connects People And Stuff

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 2:27am

Millions of people use apps to share their homes and their cars. Now Peerby, an app developed in the Netherlands, helps people to share things like power drills and bicycle pumps with people nearby.

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Tesla Battery Factory Could Be A Boon For Nevada

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 5:02pm

Tesla Motors recently chose Nevada for its massive battery factory in exchange for one of the biggest incentives packages in recent history.

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More States Raise Minimum Wage, But Debate Continues

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 3:21pm

The minimum wage goes up in more than 20 states as the new year begins. President Obama wants the federal minimum to go up even more, but some affected industries say it will put a chill on hiring.

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A Restaurant That Serves Up A Side Of Social Goals

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 3:21pm

Burned out from her high-tech job, Srirupa Dasgupta opened a restaurant and catering service that hires primarily refugees. On the menu: a mix of cuisines from South Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

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Why Cutting A CEO's Pay Can Be Very Difficult

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 4:05am

Lots of people talk about CEO pay. But you almost never hear about someone actually trying to cut the pay of a sitting CEO. Our Planet Money team has the story of someone who did.

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Fallout Continues For CBC In Wake Of Ghomeshi Sex Assault Scandal

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 3:26pm

The CBC's standing in Canadian society is under scrutiny and even attack in the wake of the sex assault scandal embroiling its former star host, Jian Ghomeshi.

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Grucci Family To Shower Las Vegas With Giant Fireworks Display

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 4:02am

Six generations of the Grucci family have been figuring out how to elicit oohs and ahs with their New Year's Eve fireworks displays.

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Sanctions Intensify Russia's Free Fall Into Economic Crisis

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 2:22am

The Russian economy took a big hit in 2014. The U.S. and other countries imposed economic sanctions after Russia annexed Crimea, but it was falling oil prices that really hurt the country.

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Why We Sign Up For Gym Memberships But Never Go To The Gym

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 3:20pm

Gyms take on way more members than they have space for. Here's a look at how they get us to sign up and never show up.

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Comcast-Time Warner Deal Tops A Year Of Corporate Mergers

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 3:20pm

This was a big year for corporate mergers, with $3 trillion worth of deals announced worldwide. Analysts say the strong acquisitive trend is expected to continue into next year.

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2014 Brought Lasting Action On Climate Change Policy

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 3:03pm

The EPA moved ahead with far-reaching polices to reduce carbon pollution from power plants. And the president struck a landmark deal with China to curb its carbon output as well.

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Progressives Create State Innovative Exchange To Counter ALEC

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 4:05am

Liberals are trying, again, to set up a group that would counteract ALEC. That's the conservative nonprofit that produces pro-industry measures drafted by state legislators and corporate lobbyists.

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