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Congress Just Passed A GMO Labeling Bill. Nobody's Super Happy About It

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 4:34pm

The proposal will require food companies to disclose their GMO ingredients, but that information doesn't have to be on the packaging. It's a compromise, and neither side is all that enthused.

In Wake Of Shootings, Facebook Struggles To Define Hate Speech

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 3:46pm

After last week's police shootings, Facebook received a flood of complaints, with users calling out posts as hate speech. According to Facebook insiders, the company was not prepared.

Federal Reserve Refuses To Budge On Interest Rates Despite Market Highs

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 3:28pm

The U.S. Federal Reserve is still so concerned about the economy that it has put off even a small increase in interest rates. The decision comes at a time when the Dow Jones and the S&P have rallied to record highs.

Emmys Give Big Nods To 'Game Of Thrones,' 'Veep' And 'Lemonade'

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 1:48pm

Fargo and The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story pulled in more than a dozen Emmy Award nominations each. The comedy Black-ish was also listed in multiple major categories.

How A 'Nightmare' Law Could Make Sharing Passwords Illegal

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 8:48am

A recent federal court ruling has advocates, researchers and the dissenting judge worried that sharing passwords, even in seemingly innocuous circumstances, could be considered unlawful.

Social Media Abuse Of Nursing Home Residents Often Goes Unchecked

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 7:00am

Iowa health officials recently discovered it wasn't against state law for a nursing home worker to share a photo on Snapchat of a resident covered in feces. They are trying to change that.

Can Trump's Business Prowess Help Him Mend The U.S. Economy?

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 4:10am

Donald Trump has built his brand and political career based on his business success. Steve Inskeep talks to investigative reporter Michael Isikoff, who's been examining Trump's business career.

Frustrated You Can't Find A Therapist? They're Frustrated, Too

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 3:59am

Why is it so hard to connect people with therapists? Insurance bureaucracy cuts both ways, it turns out. Patients have trouble finding therapists in networks. And therapist have trouble joining them.

Episode 711: Hooked on Heroin

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 6:58pm

Scoring a fix is cheap and today's heroin is strong. But that's just part of the reason why America got hooked. Today on the show, we trace the roots of America's heroin epidemic.

British Prime Minister Announces Key Members Of New Cabinet

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 6:11pm

Boris Johnson is Britain's new foreign secretary and David Davis will manage the country's complicated exit from the EU under Prime Minister Theresa May. She was against Brexit. They were for it.

Boston Considers Landmark Status For Legendary Citgo Sign

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 2:13pm

The Boston Landmarks Commission voted to study whether the modern - and some say - tacky, Citgo sign is culturally important enough to warrant state protection as a historic landmark.

This Steel Town Voted For Brexit. Now Its Jobs Are In Jeopardy

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 1:27pm

In Wales, the U.K.'s largest steel plant is in limbo. Employing thousands, the plant is the cornerstone of Port Talbot's economy. The vote created anxiety about the future of the plant and the town.

Americans Have Less Debt; Are Saving More For Emergencies

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 4:07am

Americans are feeling more confident about their finances according to a survey released on Tuesday by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

For Pickers, Blueberries Mean Easier Labor But More Upheaval

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 3:57am

Many farm workers call blueberries their favorite crop to pick. It pays well and the work is comfortable. But there's a catch: It's a short season, and workers and their families have to keep moving.

Workplaces Can Be Particularly Stressful For Disabled Americans, Poll Finds

Wed, 07/13/2016 - 3:56am

Many disabled adults want to work –- and many do. But a survey shows that a workplace can be particularly stressful for them and workplaces may not be doing enough to lower the stress.

Despite Low Interest Rates, Governments Hesitate To Fix Infrastructure

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 3:26pm

Following Britain's vote last month to leave the European Union, investors have been moving cash into "safe havens," such as U.S. Treasury bonds. That surging demand for reliable investments has sent interest rates down to record lows. But local governments may not be able to take advantage of cheap money for infrastructure repairs.

Coney: The Hot Dog That Fueled Detroit's Middle-Class Dreams

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 2:10pm

Hundreds of eateries selling chili-topped hot dogs dot Detroit. The story of how this food became the city's signature dish is deeply entwined with its auto industry and the workers who flocked to it.

Overworked Americans Aren't Taking The Vacation They've Earned

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 12:40pm

And they're not unplugging from email and text messages when they do get away, an NPR poll finds. "So they're taking their stress along with them wherever they go," says a Harvard scientist.

Crunch Time: Can A Hip New Cereal Bar Help Kellogg's Revive Soggy Sales?

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 6:30am

Kellogg's has opened a cereal bar near New York City's Times Square. It's part of a strategy to energize a sagging cereal business by tapping into nostalgia while creating a refined dining experience.

Pokemon Go: The Live Video Game Everyone Seems To Be Playing

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 4:07am

Pokemon Go is the latest game to use something called augmented reality which combines virtual and real worlds on a smartphone screen. Released only last week by Nintendo, it is a runaway success.

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