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Obamas Sign Content Deal With Netlfix, Form 'Higher Ground Productions'

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 2:13am

A deal involving the former president and first lady and the streaming powerhouse has been reached. Netflix says the Obama's company will produce docu-series, documentaries and features.

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Crowdfunders Left Hanging By 3D Headphone Startup's Abrupt Closure

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 9:01pm

"To fail at the five-yard line is a tragedy," the company said in a statement. More than 10,000 people had shelled out $200 or more for Ossic X headphones on Kickstarter and Indiegogo.

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Stacey And Cardiff Take On The Commencement Speech

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 4:14pm

Congrats, Class of 2018! Rather than listen to another meandering cliche-riddled commencement speech, let Stacey and Cardiff guide you through young-adult life with advice backed up by research.

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Foreign Investors Shrug Off Miami's Rising Sea Levels

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 3:19pm

Sea-level rise is so acute in South Florida that local governments are eyeing hundreds of millions in spending to mitigate floodwaters. But wealthy foreign investors don't seem fazed.

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3D Scans Help Preserve History, But Who Should Own Them?

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 2:17pm

Historic sites around the world face mounting threats: war, climate change, natural disaster. There's a rush to use 3D scans for preservation. But experts have questions about how the scans are used.

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Supreme Court Decision Delivers Blow To Workers' Rights

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 9:55am

The high court ruled for the first time that workers may not band together to challenge violations of federal labor laws.

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The Larger Costs Of The Explosion In Sports Gambling

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 4:00am

David Greene talks to Les Bernal, who heads the group Stop Predatory Gambling, about last week's Supreme Court decision that threw out a law that prevented most states from legalizing sports betting.

U.S. Puts Trade War On Hold While Talking With China, Mnuchin Says

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 4:00am

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says the U.S. and China have agreed on a trade framework. Steve Inskeep talks to William Zarit, head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Beijing.

U.S., China Step Back From Trade Dispute

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 4:14pm

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the U.S. has put a trade war with China on hold, even as the administration races to renegotiate NAFTA. Mnuchin says the U.S., Mexico and Canada remain far apart.

The Case Of The Stolen Succulents

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 4:13pm

California Fish and Wildlife agents are combating a rash of succulent poaching incidents on the state's coastline, apparently to satisfy a booming demand for the plants in Korean and Chinese markets.

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China Is A Fast-Growing Presence In The World Of Cinema

Sun, 05/20/2018 - 6:27am

China has more movie screens than the U.S. and is expected to exceed all of North America in box-office revenues and audiences by 2020. Its influence was evident at the Cannes Film Festival.

N.H. Liquor Stores Are At The Center Of Cross-Border Bootlegging Stings

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 6:55am

New Hampshire's state-run tax free liquor stores draw in customers from across the region. They also draw in modern-day bootleggers, prompting a wave of recent arrests.

USDA Unveils Prototypes For GMO Food Labels, And They're ... Confusing

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 6:55am

The labels use the letters BE, for bioengineered, not GMO, which critics say could baffle consumers. One design features a smiling sun that a skeptic calls "essentially propaganda for the industry."

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Time Bandits

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 3:46pm

Timekeeping software is becoming the standard across the U.S. And it turns out, it can be used to steal workers' wages, a few minutes at a time.

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Episode 842: Showdown at the WTO

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 3:32pm

The World Trade Organization: Can't live with it, hard to crush your trade opponents without it.

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A Look At Where Those Duty Free Shops In Airports Got Started

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 3:21pm

The origin story for those duty free shops in airports go back to a port town in Ireland trying to cash in on the early days of air travel. Since then, the bargains have become much harder to believe in.

Fox's Cavuto: Trump Skeptic, Genial Workhorse

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 1:33pm

Neil Cavuto is something of a rarity at Fox: a civil presence and a critic of the president. He also hosts 17 hours live every week despite health issues so severe he can hardly read a teleprompter.

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New Type Of Drug To Prevent Migraines Heads To Market

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 10:09am

An antibody-based drug reduces the frequency of migraine headaches, according to data reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration. The agency approved Aimovig, priced at about $6,900 a year.

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California Winemakers Nervous About U.S.-China Trade Talks

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 4:57am

China is one of the top exports for U.S. wine, but last month in retaliation to U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum, China imposed a tariff on U.S. wine, and other food and agricultural exports.

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Small Business Owner Fears U.S.-China Trade War Will Destroy Her Company

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 3:56am

Mary Buchzeiger's auto parts company may be fighting for its life if it doesn't get relief from Trump's proposed tariffs. "They're attacks on U.S. companies that are using Chinese goods," she says.

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