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Online Psychotherapy Gains Fans And Raises Privacy Concerns

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 2:25am

Video chatting with a therapist is convenient, people who have tried it say. Research suggests online therapy can be effective, but issues with the quality of the service and privacy remain unsolved.

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Drought Has Drillers Running After Shrinking California Water Supply

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 2:23am

Farmers and ranchers, increasingly reliant on pumping groundwater, are desperate to have more and more wells installed. This frenzy could deplete California's aquifers, experts say.

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GM Crash Victim Payment Plan Won't Have A Limit

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 1:13am

Kenneth Feinberg, the country's most well-known compensation expert, is scheduled to reveal the terms Monday, and GM CEO Mary Barra has said there will be no cap on payments.

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For Tipped Workers, A Different Minimum Wage Battle

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 5:45pm

The debate over the federal minimum wage, which raised to $7.25 in 2009, is playing out across the country. Meanwhile, the minimum wage for tipped workers hasn't gone up for 23 years.

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Employees' Pay Cut By Denied Overtime, Deductions For Equipment

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 4:03pm

Thousands of Americans each year lose portions of their wages to wage theft. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Tia Koonse, of the UCLA Labor Center, about efforts to curtail the problem.

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Housing Market Fake-Outs Stump Economists

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 11:31am

More than six years after the housing crash, the housing market may be better-than-dismal, but the slog back to normal is still disappointingly long and slow.

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Advertisers Come Out Of The Closet, Openly Courting Gay Consumers

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 9:37am

Decades ago, commercials left homosexual relationships implied, in a sort of secret code. These days, gay-friendly advertisements don't feel the need to be covert.

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Australia Joins Flood Of Global Investment In Silicon Valley

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 3:59pm

Silicon Valley's dynamic economy is attracting investors from all over the world — and Australia's getting in on the game. co-founder Carlos Watson explains why Australia is investing now.

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Harley Hopes An Electric Hog Will Appeal To Young, Urban Riders

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 3:59pm

Harley-Davidson has rolled out a prototype of its first battery-powered motorcycle. It's sporty and speedy, but quieter than your average Harley — and you'll need to charge it about every 50 miles.

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Facebook Scientists Alter News Feeds, Find Emotions Are Affected By It

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 3:41pm

A News Feed filled with negative comments led to users expressing more negativity. The opposite was also true, proving "emotional contagion" can happen even online.

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Being 'Rich' Is More Common Than You Think, At Least Temporarily

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 1:27pm

By the time they turn 60 years old, 21 percent of U.S. adults have enjoyed an annual household income of above $250,000 for at least one year of their working lives.

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Following High Court Decision, Aereo Suspends Operations

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 10:21am

The Supreme Court ruled that the company, which allows users to watch local TV stations from anywhere through the Internet, was publicly performing the work of TV networks.

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Tech Week: Google's Plans, Aereo's Loss And Occupied Stalls

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 4:13am

Google rolled out a slew of new products and ideas at its annual developers conference, the Supreme Court dealt a blow to a TV startup, plus more headlines in this week's tech news roundup.

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Got Leftovers To Share? In Germany, There's A Website For That

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 4:35pm

Europeans throw away about 90 million tons of food each year. A new German website aims to ratchet that number down a bit by connecting people with leftovers to spare with people who could use them.

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U.K. Loses Big Vote On The Future Of Europe — Now What?

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 12:48pm

U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron was furious when EU leaders voted to nominate Jean-Claude Juncker as head of the European Commission. It raises questions about the U.K.'s future in the EU.

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Chemist With Visual Flair Answers Burning Food Science Questions

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 9:37am

A high school chemistry teacher in the UK started honing his visual talents by making posters for students. Now his infographics about food science and chemistry basics are a hit on the web.

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The Last Word In Business

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 4:09am

Steve Inskeep and David Greene have the Last Word in business.

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Fri, 06/27/2014 - 4:09am

David Greene and Steve Inskeep have business news.

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Howard Baker, Former Senate Majority Leader, Dies At 88

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 4:09am

Former Senate Majority Leader and White House Chief of Staff Howard Baker died on Thursday at age 88. Baker was one of the key players in Ronald Reagan's historic tax and spending cuts.

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As Pig Virus Spreads, The Price of Pork Continues To Rise

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 2:21am

Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus has killed more than 7 million piglets in the past year. There's no cure, but a vaccine that may protect piglets has been approved even though it's still being tested.

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