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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Signs Right-To-Work Bill

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 1:42pm

His state is the 25th to adopt the measure, which critics say restricts collective bargaining and drives down wages. Walker said the law "sends a powerful message across the country."

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#AppleWatchEvent: Follow NPR's Laura Sydell As Apple Unveils Its Smart Watch

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 12:22pm

NPR's Laura Sydell (@Sydell) is live-tweeting the Apple event where the company is expected to unveil its much-anticipated smart watch.

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As Commodity Prices Sink, Mining Equipment Makers Suffer

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 4:08am

Lower prices for minerals like copper and iron ore may be good news for car makers and other manufacturers. But companies making the huge equipment used to dig these minerals are seeing weaker demand.

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As Apple Watch Launches, Taking Stock Of Competitors And Possibilities

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 2:59am

The tech titan's latest device/platform drops into a busy gadget niche that has a big gender gap among early adopters. Still, analysts are expecting more than 10 million sales in the first year.

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In Kansas City, Superfast Internet And A Digital Divide

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 2:56am

Kansas City boasts one of the fastest, most competitive Internet service markets. But people are still trying to figure what do with all that speed — and some neighborhoods aren't being served.

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FDA Tests Turn Up Dairy Farmers Breaking The Law On Antibiotics

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 2:02pm

Random tests of milk reveal that a few farmers are treating dairy cows with antibiotics that aren't supposed to be used on them. The FDA is now considering tighter controls to prevent such practices.

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Developers Continue Push To Make Virtual Reality Mainstream

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 7:08am

As virtual reality becomes more lifelike and the technology more consumer friendly, developers continue to push it as the new heart of the video game and movie experience.

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Movie Chains Balk At Netflix's Plan For Simultaneous Release

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 5:31pm

The streaming service plans to release Beasts Of No Nation, starring Idris Elba, in theaters and online at the same time. But at least four major movie theater chains won't be showing it.

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More Jobs, Less Inflation Drive Down 'Misery' — So Where's The Joy?

Sat, 03/07/2015 - 8:16am

With unemployment dropping, the "misery index" is at its lowest level in more than 50 years. So why aren't Americans feeling cheerful? Economists say meager wages and big debts are still problems.

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Part-Time Workers Struggle With Full-Time Juggling Act

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 4:49pm

By the numbers, February was a good month for job creation. But while there is plenty of hiring, there are still many part-timers who want more work and struggle to balance the jobs they do have.

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Voluptuous Veg: Can Food Porn Seed Lust For Healthy Eating?

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 3:55pm

Tempting-looking spoonfuls of chocolate are plentiful online. Beautiful Brussels sprouts? Not so much. A campaign aims to boost the number of these images and whet our appetites for healthy foods.

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Saying Goodbye To A Manhattan Classical Music Mecca

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 3:26pm

The last store in Manhattan devoted exclusively to classical sheet music is closing its doors today — having been lapped by online retailers and free file sharing.

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Should Labels Say Meat Was Made In USA? Ranchers, Meatpackers Disagree

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 3:14pm

U.S. ranchers want consumers to know their meat came from cattle "raised in America." Meatpackers argue such labels add cost without much benefit. A trade dispute could soon make the labels disappear.

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DOJ Indicts 3 Men Accused Of 'Largest Data Breach In History'

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 1:08pm

Two Vietnamese citizens and a Canadian are charged in connection with hacking eight U.S. email service providers and using stolen addresses for spam marketing.

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Former NBC Executive Returns To Oversee Troubled News Division

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:33pm

Andrew Lack held top roles at NBC from 1993 to 2001. He is returning as chairman of NBC News in the wake of Brian Williams' suspension as chief anchor.

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FDA Approves First Of New Type Of Generic Drugs

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 11:57am

So-called "biosimilar" drugs closely mimic existing drugs but are made from living cells, blood components and tissue. In some cases, they could substantially reduce the cost of drugs.

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Google Thinks We're Clueless About Cocktails, And It Wants To Help

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 11:49am

The world has been Googling up a storm on how to make cocktails like the Moscow Mule, Mojito and Whiskey Sour, according to the tech giant. So it's created a new feature to bring you that info faster.

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Federal Rule To Extend Medical Leave To Same-Sex Spouses In All States

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 11:40am

The Labor Department rule guarantees legally married same-sex spouses can take unpaid time off to care for one another or sick relative, even in states thatdon't recognize the marriage.

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The School Where Everyone Fills Out The FAFSA

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 9:06am

At a Chicago high school, 100 percent completion isn't the goal. It's expected.

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Apple To Replace AT&T In Dow Jones Industrial Average

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 8:29am

The tech giant will replace the telecoms giant after the close of trading March 18. The change, effective March 19, was prompted by stock splits announced by Apple and Visa.

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