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Online Health Searches Aren't Always Confidential

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 3:41pm

Searching a medical issue on the Internet seems harmless enough, but one researcher found that online medical searches may be seen by hidden parties, and the data even sold for profit.

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Insurer Uses Personal Data To Predict Who Will Get Sick

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 2:08pm

A Philadelphia health insurance company analyzes its clients' health data and other factors to find the frailest and assign them health coaches. That may improve health, but is it a breach of privacy?

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Georgia's Giant Clay Pots Hold An 8,000-Year-Old Secret To Great Wine

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 1:14pm

Making ancient Georgian wine is pretty uncomplicated: Toss grapes into a huge, egg-shaped pot, bury it, walk away. What comes out is an orange wine with a deep tannin flavor prized around the world.

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5 Questions Answered On The Legal Challenge To Obamacare Subsidies

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 9:48am

If the court rules against the Obama administration, health insurance subsidies could be eliminated for more than 6 million people in states that use HealthCare.gov, the federal exchange website.

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Spain's Air Traffic Controllers Go On Strike; Pay Isn't The Big Complaint

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 9:25am

At issue: punishments for an earlier strike. NPR's Lauren Frayer says of Spain's controllers, "They're among the best-paid civil servants, with average salaries almost half a million dollars a year."

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Federal Judge To Assess Damages In Chinese Drywall Lawsuit

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 4:06am

Residents are still fighting Chinese manufacturers who sold bad drywall that went into the post-Katrina rebuilding effort. On Tuesday their case picks up again in a New Orleans federal courtroom.

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The Forces Behind The Decline Of For-Profit Colleges

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 4:06am

New regulations are scheduled to take effect July 1 — the latest in a series of challenges to the industry.

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What Makes Algorithms Go Awry?

Sun, 06/07/2015 - 4:27pm

Every time you "Like" a Facebook post, among other things, you help provide data to an algorithm. But algorithms, like the humans who design them, aren't foolproof — and can reflect bias.

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Once Feared, Now Celebrated, Hudson River Cleanup Nears Its End

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 4:15pm

General Electric is entering the final year of a billion-dollar cleanup of PCB-contaminated water. The project was once controversial — now, even some early critics are asking for it to be continued.

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For New Mexico's Chiles, The Enemy Isn't Just Drought But Salt, Too

Sat, 06/06/2015 - 6:34am

Farmers in New Mexico are worried about the future of the state's most beloved crop: green and red chiles. They're increasingly relying on salty groundwater, which damages the soil and the crops.

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Halibut Dumping Stirs Fight Among Fishing Fleets In Alaska

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 5:10pm

Last year, big fleets in the Bering Sea caught more halibut, by accident, than local fishermen caught on purpose. The big ships throw out that halibut; the local fishermen make their living from it.

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Apple's Cook Takes Rivals To Task Over Data Privacy

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 2:35pm

Tim Cook didn't mention Google, Facebook or Twitter by name, but it's pretty clear those were the companies he meant. But is Apple faultless on privacy issues? It collects lots of data too.

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Teens Hoping For More Jobs, Higher Wages This Summer

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 1:30pm

Younger workers are likely to find more job opportunities and better wages. But still, it's tough out there. The May unemployment rate for teens was 17.9 percent, about triple the national average.

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Why Wal-Mart's Labor Issues Run Deeper Than Too Much Justin Bieber

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 12:41pm

Wal-Mart has said it will turn up the heat and turn down the Justin Bieber music at stores to appease employees. But it's not addressing the most glaring problems in its supply chain, activists say.

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Why Political Campaigns Are Raising Money Faster Than Tech Startups

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 11:39am

Snapchat and Facebook's early fundraising efforts have nothing on presidential campaigns, a new report finds.

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#RaceOnTech: Sharing The Experiences Of Diverse Innovators

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 11:09am

Who are some of the diverse voices emerging in tech and science? This summer, All Tech Considered will lead a storytelling project to engage with innovators who are making an impact.

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India Orders Nestlé To Stop Selling Some Noodle Soup Products

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 8:18am

India's Food Safety and Standards Authority said that the soups were "unsafe and hazardous for human consumption." Nestlé said the products had not been tested properly.

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Economy Beats Expectations, Adding 280K New Jobs In May

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 7:38am

The Labor Department says the jobless rate increased to 5.5 percent as more Americans who had been sitting on the sidelines begin looking for work.

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Energy Sector Layoffs Expected To Be Reflected In Jobless Data

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 3:59am

Friday's job report is expected to show that employers added about 225,000 jobs to payrolls in May. Things might have been better, except for the layoffs happening in the oil and gas industry.

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IMF Recommends Fed Officials Rethink Plans To Raise Interest Rates

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 3:59am

The U.S. economic outlook is positive, despite slower than expected growth in the first quarter. Renee Montagne talks to Christine Lagarde, head of the IMF, about some of the group's recommendations.

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