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Scott Walker's 'Kohl's Curve,' Explained

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 10:01am

The Wisconsin governor loves Kohl's, and he loves low tax rates, so he's mixing the two together into a new concept: the Kohl's curve. But what does it really mean?

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Affair-Enabling Website Ashley Madison Is Compromised By Hackers

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 9:18am

Threats to release some 37 million users' photographs and data come at a time when Ashley Madison's leaders have been discussing a potential $200 million stock offering.

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Commerce Department: Tighter Controls Needed For Cyberweapons

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 5:41am

If software can be used to attack a computer network, then companies need permission before sending that software overseas, the government says. But the cybersecurity industry is up in arms.

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Mitsubishi Apologizes To U.S. World War II Veterans For Forced Labor

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 4:16am

The Japanese automaker Mitsubishi has apologized to U.S. POWs who were used as forced labor during World War II. James Murphy, 94, was the only serviceman able to make the ceremony in Los Angeles.

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Once Immune To Cord-Cutting, 'King Of Live Sports' Finds Throne Shaken

Sun, 07/19/2015 - 4:36pm

Even as other channels tried to adapt to a new TV landscape, ESPN seemed to be impervious for one reason: People want to watch sports live. But ESPN has shed 3.2 million subscribers since May 2014.

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Examining Hollywood's Pay Disparities

Sun, 07/19/2015 - 4:09pm

Hollywood's female stars have increasingly been speaking out about being paid less than their male costars. Hollywood Reporter's Matthew Belloni discusses the film industry's pay disparities with NPR's Arun Rath.

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Japan's Mitsubishi To Apologize For Using U.S. POWs As Forced Labor In WWII

Sun, 07/19/2015 - 2:02pm

A senior executive will personally say sorry to James Murphy, 94, who was forced to work in one of the company's copper mines, something he described as "slavery in every way."

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Zip-Up Nikes Deliver 'Amazing' Freedom For The Disabled

Sun, 07/19/2015 - 6:43am

Matthew Walzer wrote to Nike with a request: please make shoes people with disabilities can put on unassisted. He and Nike's Tobie Hatfield tell NPR's Rachel Martin about its new shoe, the FlyEase.

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Big News: Tiny Parks Coming Soon To A Parking Spot Near You

Sun, 07/19/2015 - 4:15am

The District of Columbia opened its first semipermanent tiny park. The parklet's creators hope the new space will encourage pedestrians to hang out, while others worry about losing parking spaces.

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What Does Your Uber Driver Think Of You?

Sat, 07/18/2015 - 3:46pm

Uber passengers are accustomed to rating drivers. But with Uber feedback, judgment goes both ways. A couple of simple steps can show you your Uber passenger rating — if you really want to find out.

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Greece's Ex-Finance Minister: Bailout Reforms Will 'Fail'

Sat, 07/18/2015 - 9:20am

Yanis Varoufakis, who was forced to resign as a condition for concluding a financial rescue deal, says the latest austerity program will "go down in history" as a disaster.

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From Highways To Trade Deal, What Big Business Wants By Christmas

Sat, 07/18/2015 - 9:13am

Business lobbyists say Congress has enough time left this year to pass significant legislation. But those plans could get tripped up by debate over Iran and over the budget.

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A Battle Royale To Keep McDonald's Out Of Historic Food Hub In Paris

Sat, 07/18/2015 - 6:43am

France is now McDonald's No. 2 market. But in a Paris neighborhood historically considered the soul of French gastronomy, residents are fighting tooth and nail to keep the fast-food giant out.

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Remembering New Orleans' Overlooked Ties To Slavery

Sat, 07/18/2015 - 6:43am

The city has a reputation for music, food and fun. But it's also a land with an economic history rooted in the domestic slave trade that tore families apart. Now, its legacy sits below the surface.

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Nuclear Deal Opens Up Potential For Investors In Iran's Stock Market

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 4:10pm

The diverse stock market could be a way to road-test Iran's economy. But experts warn of unique pitfalls: the key role the Revolutionary Guard plays in the economy and the lack of transparency.

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Neighborhood Revitalization 101: A Crash Course For Detroiters In Investing

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 3:08pm

In Detroit, housing prices have dropped, opening up investment opportunities — but only if you know how to invest. One professor is teaching inner-city residents how to get in on the market.

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Professor Delivers Detroiters A Crash Course In Real Estate Investing

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 3:08pm

In Detroit, housing prices have dropped, opening up investment opportunities — but only if you know how to invest. One professor is teaching inner-city residents how to get in on the market.

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Drought Drives Demand For Groundwater, As Well-Wishers Pile Up

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 3:03pm

The drought has put a strain on farms and cities in the Southwest, but it's been a boon for one industry: As Will Stone of KJZZ reports, well-drillers are slammed with demand, especially in Arizona.

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UCLA Health Says 4.5M May Be Affected In Data Breach

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 2:20pm

Attackers accessed parts of the computer network that contain personal and medical information, but there is no evidence they accessed or acquired any personal or medical information, UCLA said.

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Our Robot Servants

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 9:02am

If robots pose a danger, it's because, like cars, cranes and jackhammers, they're heavy machinery operating outside the performance specifications of flesh and blood human beings, says Alva Noë.

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