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Why A Journalist Scammed The Media Into Spreading Bad Chocolate Science

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 3:57pm

A lot of bad nutrition science makes headlines. To teach his news colleagues a lesson, a science journalist conducted a flawed study, sent out press releases and watched who bit. Did he go too far?

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FCC Proposes Expansion Of Lifeline Program To Include Internet

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 3:47pm

The government currently subsidizes phone service for low-income Americans, and now the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is proposing to extend that benefit to Internet service.

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What Are $26 Million In American Express Rewards Points Worth?

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 3:47pm

While he was a FIFA executive, Chuck Blazer charged $26 million in business expenses to a personal American Express card. Brian Kelly of thepointsguy.com explains the value of those rewards points.

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FIFA Delegate: Indictment 'Brought A Cloud' On Upcoming Presidential Vote

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 3:47pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Randolph Harris, president of the Barbados Football Association, about the latest on the FIFA indictments and the soccer organization's upcoming presidential vote.

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Soccer Indictments Outline Schemes Involving Sports Marking Firms

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:01am

Most of the charges relate to bribes paid by sports marketing executives to secure lucrative marketing and media rights. One of the companies named has its North American headquarters in Miami.

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Sponsors Monitor Corruption Charges Against Soccer Officials

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:01am

The arrest of 7 FIFA officials in Zurich is raising questions for corporations that underwrite soccer's main event, the World Cup. Coca-Cola, Adidas and others are withholding public comment for now.

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Economists Examine Why The Housing Industry Continues To Lag

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:01am

Home prices are on the rise again. Overall though, with sales and new construction still at ho-hum levels, the recovering remains choppy at the national level and inconsistent from market to market.

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The Future President Will Need To Wrestle With Debt From The Past

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 4:00am

The federal government has issued trillions of dollars in IOUs. And just the interest on that massive debt could be a serious constraint for the next president.

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The Technology Of Books Has Changed, But Bookstores Are Hanging In

Thu, 05/28/2015 - 2:29am

The debate over whether digital books are better continues. But in the age of Amazon, the number of independent booksellers is up. The revival is fueled, at least in part, by digital natives.

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Fact Check: 3 Questions Answered About Bill Clinton's LLC

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 7:10pm

Does Bill Clinton have a secret corporation that he is using to hide money? Is it intended to pay a lower tax rate? Or is it something else entirely?

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On The Road To Recovery, Detroit Property Taxes Aren't Helping

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 5:02pm

Even with cheap rent, the cost of doing business is high. With the nation's highest commercial property taxes, one business mogul says this stunts entrepreneurship in a city that needs more jobs.

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Aaron Davidson, Miami Sports Marketing Executive, Charged In FIFA Inquiry

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:33pm

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Tim Elfrink, the Miami New Times managing editor, about Aaron Davidson, president of Traffic Sports USA, Inc., who was indicted Wednesday in the FIFA corruption case.

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Watch Robots Transform A California Hospital

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:31pm

Robots don't always replace workers. Sometimes, workers use robots as tools.

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In This Test Kitchen, The Secret To A Great Cookbook Is Try, Try Again

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 2:46pm

Yotam Ottolenghi and his partner have a thriving food empire that includes wildly successful cookbooks. We go inside their London test kitchen as recipes are put through their paces.

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Are Motorists Paying Attention To The Takata Air Bag Recall?

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:04am

The largest consumer recall in U.S. history is underway. Nearly 34 million drivers are supposed to replace their air bags. In the past, most drivers have been lax about responding to auto recalls.

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Relentless Cable Mogul John Malone Works Behind The Scenes

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:04am

John Malone, the man behind the proposed $55 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable by smaller Charter Communications, controls some of the best known media and entertainment properties in the country.

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Alabama Considers Legalized Gambling To Close Budget Deficit

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:04am

In conservative Alabama, legislative leaders propose bills to open up gambling and start a state lottery as a way to shore-up sagging state coffers. The governor, instead, proposes higher taxes.

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How Will The Next President Protect Our Digital Lives?

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:03am

For the first time in a White House race, the candidates will need a game plan for cyber policy for Day 1 in the Oval Office and will have some tough choices to make.

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In A Digital Chapter, Paper Notebooks Are As Relevant As Ever

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 2:30am

Is paper just a curiosity of the nostalgic? It turns out that digital natives think paper works in tandem with our devices. Research agrees that old-school note taking offers benefits a screen can't.

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Hackers Stole Data From More Than 100,000 Taxpayers, IRS Says

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 4:48pm

The thieves used the data to file fraudulent tax returns. The IRS commissioner said less than $50 million had been successfully claimed from the agency.

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