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Tired Of The Big City? Consider Telecommuting From Montana

Tue, 07/28/2015 - 2:33am

Greg Gianforte, a successful high-tech entrepreneur, is recruiting — not for his company, but for telecommuters to move to rural Montana and bring their high-paying jobs with them.

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Boy Scouts To Announce End Of Ban On Gay Leaders

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 5:05pm

The Boy Scouts are expected to end the ban on gay leaders and volunteers Monday. It will still allow troops affiliated with religious groups to deny leadership roles based on sexual orientation.

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Donors Sue Fertility Industry For Caps On Egg Prices

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 4:46pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Wall Street Journal reporter Ashby Jones about putting a price on the human egg. Some donors are calling industry caps on how much women can be paid to be donors unfair.

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For Greece's Farmers, Growing Pressure To Be More Competitive

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 4:09pm

Greece grows plenty of good agricultural products, but has trouble competing internationally. Many in Greece say it's time for the farm sector to modernize.

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Cheap Eats: A Cookbook For Eating Well On A Food Stamp Budget

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 3:22pm

A Canadian scholar was unimpressed with the cookbooks available for people on food stamps in the U.S. So she decided to come up with her own set of tips and recipes for eating well on $4 a day.

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As Brazil's Economy Goes In Reverse, Illusion Of Prosperity Fades With It

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 3:21pm

Brazil's so-called economic miracle appears to have stalled, or worse, gone into reverse.

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China's Stock Market Suffers Largest Drop In 8 Years

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 3:21pm

China's main stock index, the Shanghai Composite Index, fell 8.5 percent Monday in the biggest percentage drop in eight years. The Chinese market had been making a comeback from a serious sell-off earlier this summer, but now much of that gain has been lost.

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Fiat Chrysler Fined $105 Million For Failing To Complete Recalls

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 3:21pm

The company will pay up to $105 million in fines for failing to fix recalled vehicles in a timely manner. The automaker also agreed to pay top trade-in value for many cars that were subject to recall.

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Major Flaw In Android Phones Would Let Hackers In With Just A Text

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 5:01am

A severe flaw in Android, the world's most popular smartphone operating system, would let hackers take over with just a text message.

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Feds Levy Record $105 Million Fine Against Fiat Chrysler For Safety Issues

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 4:11am

Federal regulators said the company failed to complete numerous safety recalls on more than 11 million vehicles. Fiat Chrysler released a brief statement on Sunday accepting the consequences.

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Senior Senate Republicans Rebuke Cruz After He Criticizes McConnell

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 2:31am

The drama came as the Senate defeated a procedural vote to repeal President Obama's health care law and took a step toward reviving the federal Export-Import Bank, both amendments on a highway bill.

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Fiat Chrysler Hit With Record $105 Million Fine Over Safety Recalls

Sun, 07/26/2015 - 6:51pm

The automaker admits it failed to promptly and effectively recall vehicles with defects, including ones that could cause drivers to lose control. The company will also buy back some cars from owners.

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Britain's Pearson In Talks To Sell Stake In The Economist Group

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 11:42am

The announcement comes just days after the publisher said it was selling The Financial Times.

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5 Airlines Investigated For Post-Derailment Price-Gouging

Sat, 07/25/2015 - 6:47am

The Transportation Department is examining airline ticket prices before and after the Philadelphia Amtrak derailment in May. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the AP's Scott Mayerowitz.

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Struggling Greek Businesses Choked By Money Controls

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 4:08pm

They're facing a double whammy. Not only do customers have less money to spend, but businesses can no longer pay their foreign suppliers for goods and raw materials. Many fear they'll have to close.

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Salt Is Slowly Crippling California's Almond Industry

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 3:33pm

California's ongoing drought has forced many almond growers to use groundwater on the thirsty crop. The problem: That water is high in salt, and it's killing almond trees.

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Health Insurer Anthem To Buy Rival Cigna For Nearly $50 Billion

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 3:28pm

Health insurer Anthem has agreed to buy fellow insurer Cigna for close to $50 billion. NPR looks at what the deal might mean for consumers.

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Anthem Deal For Cigna Would Hasten Health Insurance Consolidation

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 2:14pm

One reason health insurers are looking to get bigger is that the hospitals and doctor groups across the negotiating table have also gotten bigger.

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Anthem To Buy Health Insurance Rival Cigna

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 9:00am

The $48 billion deal would create the nation's largest health insurer by enrollment.

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Anthem To Buy Cigna, Creating Largest Health Insurer By Enrollment

Fri, 07/24/2015 - 7:06am

The combined company would have an estimated revenue of $115 billion and cover 53 million people in the U.S.

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