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How Blockchain Helps Brooklyn Dwellers Use Neighbors' Solar Energy

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 9:55am

A project called TransActive Grid is testing a new way to trade solar power among neighbors. For now only credits are being traded — not actual energy — using the technology that underpins bitcoin.

Brexit As Seen Through The Eyes Of A Young Migrant

Mon, 07/04/2016 - 4:03am

Some 100,000 Lithuanians live in the U.K. — a huge percentage of the tiny EU nation. We hear from one young Lithuanian, back in Vilnius for the summer, whose future is now in question after Brexit.

Sanders Centers Platform Fight On Trans-Pacific Trade Deal

Sun, 07/03/2016 - 11:50am

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders applauded much of the Democrats' draft platform, but stressed his concerns that it does not flatly oppose the TPP trade deal, which Sanders wrote "threatens our democracy."

If Some Homeowner Trends Continue, Signs Of Another Housing Bubble Ahead

Sun, 07/03/2016 - 7:04am

Double-digit price rises, easy credit and no money down — these all led to a housing bubble a decade ago. NPR's Rachel Martin asks UCLA economist Stephen Oliner if we are headed for disaster.

'Brexit' Hits The Big Screen: U.K. Film Industry Rattled By Referendum

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 4:07pm

Many film and television productions in the U.K. rely on tax breaks and funding from the EU. They say they're nervous for what the "Brexit" results could mean for their business.

In Race To Increase Diversity, NASCAR Recruits College Athletes

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 7:38am

NASCAR is trying to diversify its workforce. The race teams want more minorities in their pit crews, and they're recruiting former college athletes.

Why Are Diamonds Worth So Much?

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 7:38am

Someone bid $61 million for an uncut diamond this week. NPR's Scott Simon asks Rachelle Bergstein, author of "Brilliance and Fire: the Biography of Diamonds," what makes a rock worth so much money?

After Tesla Crash, Will Driverless Technology Transition Slow?

Sat, 07/02/2016 - 7:38am

The first reported death involving a driverless car raises questions about their future. Not just over safety concerns, but our own attitudes to relinquishing control.

Will Brexit Put A Damper On The U.K.'s Global Generosity?

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 4:20pm

The U.K. gives billions of pounds to the developing world. Will this benevolent spirit survive in the wake of Brexit?

With Britain Leaving, European Union Looks For New Financial Hub

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 3:29pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to The New York Times reporter James Stewart about the new financial hub for the European Union in place of London, following Britain's vote to leave the bloc.

Volkswagen To Buy Back Diesel Engine Cars With Emissions Software

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 3:29pm

Volkswagen will be buying back hundreds of thousands of diesel engine cars under the settlement it agreed to with U.S. officials. In order to re-sell those cars, the company will have to come up with a fix that passes muster with U.S. regulators.

Tesla 'Autopilot' Crash Raises Concerns About Self-Driving Cars

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 3:29pm

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating a fatal crash involving a Tesla car using the "autopilot" feature. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Alex Davies of Wired about the crash and what it means for self-driving car technology.

What Tesla And Google's Approaches Tell Us About Autonomous Driving

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 2:42pm

Virtually all major car and tech companies are pursuing self-driving technology as the future of transportation. But Tesla and Google are the earliest innovators, taking very different approaches.

On A Tight Travel Budget? You'll Appreciate This Year's July 4th Bargains

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 1:52pm

Record numbers of Americans are expected to be traveling over the long holiday weekend. Both gasoline prices and air fares are down from 2015, making holiday trips more affordable for millions.

Amid Craft Brewery Boom, Some Worry About A Bubble — But Most Just Fear Foam

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 11:00am

Fueled by customers' unquenchable thirst for the next great flavor note, the craft beer industry has exploded like a poorly fermented bottle of home brew.

More Than Airplanes Are Riding On Boeing's Deal With Iran

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 4:01am

Boeing has agreed to sell or lease about 100 commercial jets to Iran Air. The deal is seen as a test case for international companies that are skittish about doing business with Iran.

There's A Lot Riding On Boeing's Deal With Iran Besides Airplanes

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 4:01am

Boeing has agreed to sell or lease about $20 billion worth of commercial jets to Iran Air. The deal could encourage international companies, skittish of residual sanctions, to do business with Iran.

Trump's Position On Trade Often Aligns With Left-Wing Economists

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 4:01am

David Greene talks to liberal-leaning economist Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Policy and Economic Research, about how Donald Trump's views on trade are similar to his own.

After Deadly Crash, Safety Officials Will Examine Tesla's Autopilot Mode

Fri, 07/01/2016 - 4:01am

The fatal crash of a Model S that was in autopilot when it collided with a truck in Florida is prompting a preliminary evaluation of the feature by the National Highway Transportation Safety Board.

NHTSA Will Look At Tesla's Autopilot Mode, After Deadly Car Crash

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 8:13pm

The fatal crash of a Tesla Model S car that was in autopilot mode when it collided with a truck on a Florida highway last month is prompting a preliminary evaluation of the feature.

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