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Disney Announces Title Of Stand-Alone 'Star Wars' Film

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 2:15pm

It'll be called Rogue One, and it's coming to theaters Dec. 16, 2016. The film stars Felicity Jones, most famous for her Academy Award-nominated performance in The Theory of Everything.

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Twitter Updates Policiy To Combat Revenge Porn

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 4:04am

Twitter has a new privacy policy. The company says if someone posts a photo or video that is intimate in nature, they have to have permission from whoever is featured in it.

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Improving U.S. Economy Boosts Spring Air Travel

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 4:04am

Air travel is projected to reach a 7-year high this spring. A major travel organization predicts longer lines and larger crowds. It is calling for airlines to improve airport infrastructure.

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What Does NPR's Planet Money Team Have In Common With George Soros?

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 4:04am

Our Planet Money team shorted the entire U.S. stock market. The team learned they had some good company in their short, billionaire George Soros also shorted the S&P — but his strategy was different.

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Plans To Explore For Oil Offshore Worry East Coast Residents

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 3:28am

With memories of the massive BP spill still fresh, residents are hoping to stop offshore drilling and underwater seismic testing. Industry leaders say they follow rules meant to protect wildlife.

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Feds Prepared To Reopen All Superstorm Sandy Insurance Claims

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 9:46pm

FEMA's move comes after months of questions about whether insurance companies shortchanged homeowners.

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Why Some Schools Serve Local Food And Others Can't (Or Won't)

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 4:31pm

A survey found that 36 percent of U.S. public schools bought food from local farmers during two recent school years. But a slightly greater number of schools served no local food at all.

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Targeting Unions: Right-To-Work Movement Bolstered By Wisconsin

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 3:54pm

This week, Wisconsin joined two dozen other states with laws saying workers can't be forced to join labor unions to keep a job. But as more states moved to weaken unions, the unions are fighting back.

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What Do Shorted Stocks Tell Us About The Economy?

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 3:36pm

Looking at the list of the ten most shorted stocks out there can tell a lot about the economy and human nature. David Kestenbaum from our Planet Money podcast takes us through the list.

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Claude Sitton, 'Dean Of The Race Beat,' Dies At 89

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 2:02pm

Sitton's reporting from the front lines of the civil rights movement earned him the ire of southern officials and attention from the Department of Justice.

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The App Of The Moment: Meerkat Tests Our Desire To Share Live Video

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:55am

The new mobile app for live video streaming piggybacks off Twitter and is easy to use. Meerkat comes at a time when video is increasingly popular. But can the hype last?

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The Boss Can Force You To Buy Company's Health Insurance

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:32am

Under the federal health law, employers with 100 or more full-time workers can enroll them in the company plan without their say as long as the coverage is deemed affordable and adequate.

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How Big Sugar Steered Research On A 'Tooth Decay Vaccine'

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 10:12am

Though it never panned out, the sugar industry backed research to develop a vaccine to fight tooth decay, old industry documents reveal. Researchers say the goal was to deflect efforts to limit sugar.

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Critics Take Aim At Port Of Seattle's Lease With Shell Oil

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 4:02am

The Port of Seattle has leased space to Shell Oil to dock ships and store Arctic drilling rigs in the off season. City officials and environmentalists question that decision and want Shell out.

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Critics Take Aim At Port Of Seattle's Lease With Shell Oil

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 4:02am

The Port of Seattle has leased space to Shell Oil to dock ships and store Arctic drilling rigs in the off season. City officials and environmentalists question that decision and want Shell out.

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With Prices Down And Layoffs Up, Copper Industry Still Looks To Grow

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 2:38am

The price of copper is down 40 percent from four years ago. Arizona residents from smaller mining towns worry about job losses, but some companies are planning to expand in the state.

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With Prices Down And Layoffs Up, Copper Industry Still Looks To Grow

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 2:38am

The price of copper is down 40 percent from four years ago. Arizona residents from smaller mining towns worry about job losses, but some companies are planning to expand in the state.

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Nicaragua's Renewable Energy Revolution Picks Up Steam

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 2:37am

A few years ago, Nicaragua was almost totally dependent on imported fuel. Now the country's fierce winds, sun and volcanoes generate half the country's electricity, and perhaps 80 percent soon.

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Nicaragua's Renewable Energy Revolution Picks Up Steam

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 2:37am

A few years ago, Nicaragua was almost totally dependent on imported fuel. Now the country's fierce winds, sun and volcanoes generate half the country's electricity, and perhaps 80 percent soon.

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Feds Add Coal-Dust Coverup Allegation To Mine CEO's Indictment

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 10:14pm

Six weeks before trial, the government accused Don Blankenship of hiding the true levels of breathable coal dust in a West Virginia mine that later exploded. He already faced conspiracy charges.

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