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Fuel Shortages And The North Korean Economy, Explained

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 9:27am

A recent tweet by President Trump about long gas lines in North Korea reopens questions about what's going on in the country's opaque economy after several rounds of economic sanctions.

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Looking For Analog: Old Button-Mashing Arcades Come Back For A New Generation

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 9:11am

"I know I didn't grow up with arcades, but ... I enjoy talking with my dad about it and it's just something we bonded over," says one 17-year-old player.

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'Rolling Stone' Magazine Is Put Up For Sale

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 8:08am

Wenner Media, the company founded by Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner, cites a desire "to best position the brand for future growth."

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Houston's Tight Rental Market Makes It Tough For Low-Income Hurricane Victims

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 4:05am

Even before Harvey, Houston had an affordable housing crisis. Prices are rising for apartments that weren't damaged, forcing some to stay in flood-damaged apartments, while others face eviction.

Restoring VW Beetles, Buses ... And Dreams

Sun, 09/17/2017 - 5:21am

Bob Cook and his colleagues make dreams happen in their Maryland auto body shop. They work exclusively on VW Beetles and buses from another era, carefully bringing them back to life for their owners.

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What It Might Take To Stop The Data Breaches

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 7:08am

NPR's Scott Simon talks to technology writer and professor Zeynep Tufekci about what she describes as Equifax's unaccountability after a massive data breach.

High-Tech 'Bodega' Falls Short Of Tthe Real Thing

Sat, 09/16/2017 - 2:28am

Two entrepreneurs attracted criticism after they unveiled a ritzy vending machine they named Bodega. NPR's Scott Simon muses on the value of the brick and mortar stores that predate the machine.

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Watchdogs Try To Get Mar-A-Lago Answers; Mostly Turn Up More Questions

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 4:57pm

Two groups are attempting to get more information about President Trump's guests at his private Florida resort Mar-A-Lago. For the most part, the inquiries have generated more questions than answers.

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As Millennials Get Older, Many Are Buying SUVs To Drive To Their Suburban Homes

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 3:37pm

Having put off buying cars and becoming homeowners, America's largest demographic is starting to make big-ticket purchases.

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Rural Hospitals Struggle To Stock Expensive Drugs That Could Save Lives

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 3:35pm

A federal drug program blocks rural hospitals from getting discounts on rare-disease drugs, forcing staff to cut back on supplies of lifesaving medicines.

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Hacker Group OurMine Targets Vevo's Data (And Removes It By Request)

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 2:05pm

The hacker group, which posted hundreds of gigabytes of data it took from the music video site on Friday, said that it had alerted Vevo about the site's failure to protect itself.

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Nobody Takes The Bodega Out Of The Corner. Not Even A Startup

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 2:00pm

A new startup wants to make these neighborhood stores "obsolete." But for many people, bodegas aren't just about convenience — they feed the spirit of a community.

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3 Female Former Employees Sue Google Over Alleged Gender Pay Discrimination

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 1:57pm

"It is time to stop ignoring these issues in tech," says one plaintiff. They are seeking class-action status to sue on behalf of all women employed by Google in California over the past four years.

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Fox News Has Yet To Explain What What Wrong In Seth Rich Story

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 4:06am

Several months after Fox News retracted its expose on the death of Seth Rich, the network has done nothing to explain what went wrong.

Chinese Construction Company Inks Deal To Build Trump Golf Course In Dubai

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 3:35pm

A Chinese state-owned construction company has been awarded a contract to work on the Trump golf course in Dubai. The contract was confirmed despite assurances from President Trump that he would not engage in foreign deals while he is in the White House.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Chief Responds To Equifax Hack

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 3:35pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, about the recent Equifax hack that leaked personal information of 143 million consumers.

After Equifax Data Breach, Consumers Are Largely On Their Own

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 3:34pm

The credit-rating company last week said it was hacked, leaving 143 million consumers' personal information exposed. Equifax now faces lawsuits and investigations. Read tips on safeguarding your data.

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Warriors Against Waste: These Restaurants And Bars Are Aiming For Zero

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 12:11pm

Restaurateurs are challenging themselves to reduce the staggering amount of food waste that the industry generates. But can any viable business generate zero waste?

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No NAFTA Deal Will Be Reached In 2017, Castaneda Speculates

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 6:39am

Rachel Martin talks to former Mexican Foreign Minister Jorge Castaneda about the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement, which has become a major irritant in U.S.-Mexico relations.

Air Pollution From Industry Plagues Houston In Harvey's Wake

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 4:00am

Flooding in Houston and utility outages led to belches of fumes from refineries and other industrial sites. Residents of a region already struggling with air pollution wonder: Is it safe to breathe?

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