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For Cars, The Good Old Days Are Today

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 9:04pm

U.S. auto industry sales were up .4 percent in July, the best July figures since 2005. But analysts suggest sales will plateau and companies should focus on profits, rather than volume.

New York Bans Registered Sex Offenders From Pokémon Go

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 6:05pm

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that registered sex offenders on parole would no longer be able to sign up for Pokémon Go and other Internet-enabled games as conditions of their sentence.

McDonald's Now Serving Chicken Raised Without Antibiotics — Mostly

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 11:32am

The fast-food chain's suppliers are still allowed to used certain types of antibiotics that aren't used to treat people.

Hop Growers Cheer Craft Brewers For Saving An Ailing Industry

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 6:00am

The spike in demand for small-batch beers has infused new life into small, family-owned hop farms that were teetering on the edge of bankruptcy.

NSA Director Rogers On DNC Hacking, Cyberwarfare And ISIS

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 5:35am

Adm. Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, and NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talk about the state of cybersecurity, the recent hacking into Democratic Party systems and ISIS strategy.

N.Y. Attorney General: Nation's Flood Insurance Program Defrauding Taxpayers

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 5:28am

The AG office report comes after a joint NPR and Frontline investigation that uncovered how private insurance companies in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy were profiting while homeowners suffered.

Deadly Hot-Air Balloon Crash Renews Questions About Industry's Safety

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 4:03am

The accident in Central Texas that killed 16 people Saturday has resurfaced questions about regulation of commercial ballooning. The pilot had a troubled personal history and had gotten complaints.

Monsanto Sold Soybean Farmers A Weed-Beating Tool They Couldn't Legally Use

Tue, 08/02/2016 - 4:03am

There's tension brewing among U.S. soybean farmers after Monsanto started selling a new herbicide-resistant seed — without EPA approval.

FDA-Approved Knock-Offs Of Biotech Drugs Could Safely Save Big Bucks

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 4:01pm

Drugs that consist of proteins and antibodies typically made by living organisms represent the new frontier in drug industry competition.

This Spanish Farm Makes Foie Gras Without Force-Feeding

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 3:27pm

A farmer in Spain makes foie gras from wild geese who gorge themselves naturally on acorns and olives. New York chef Dan Barber describes tasting it as "the best culinary experience of my life."

CEO Marissa Mayer Treated Yahoo Like A Think Tank, Not A Sinking Ship

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 1:02pm

The Internet pioneer Yahoo just had its core business auctioned off to Verizon. Mayer was hired four years ago to turn around the company. We look back at the critical early months of her tenure.

Crime In The Fields: How Monsanto And Scofflaw Farmers Hurt Soybeans In Arkansas

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 6:00am

A new type of genetically engineered crop is tempting farmers to use a weedkiller illegally. The illicit chemical use has damaged nearby crops and provoked conflict among neighbors.

Fox News Channel During The Conventions: On-Air Success, Off-Air Crisis

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 4:04am

Revelations continue to emerge about the behavior of former Fox News chief Roger Ailes, as Rupert Murdoch has stepped in to stabilize the channel in the wake of Ailes' departure. What's next?

CEO Marissa Mayer Treated Yahoo Like A Think Tank, Not A Sinking Ship

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 4:04am

Marissa Mayer will go down in history as the last CEO of Yahoo, an Internet pioneer that just had its core business auctioned off to Verizon. Mayer was hired to turn around the company. We look back at the critical early months of her tenure.

Denied Coverage For Surgery, Transgender Man Sues His Insurance Provider

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 4:04am

A transgender man in Phoenix is suing his employer in federal court to pay for sex reassignment surgery. The costs of the procedures are substantial; insurance plans only recently began covering them.

What's Behind The Post-Brexit Market Rebound?

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 4:04am

The United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union sent markets plunging around the world. Five weeks later, they've rebounded much faster than many people expected.

Syrian Refugees Face Many Challenges When They Try To Resettle

Mon, 08/01/2016 - 12:26am

David Greene talks to Matthew Soerens of World Relief about evangelical congregations that are working to resettle refugees from Syria and other countries in the U.S.

Oyster Farming Takes Off With Farm-To-Table Movement

Sun, 07/31/2016 - 7:36am

Oyster farming on the East Coast has doubled in the past six years and shows no sign of slowing. Not only is this good for consumers and fishermen. Apparently it's good for our waterways.

For Democrats, The Weak GDP Report May Have Silver Linings. Maybe.

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 6:00am

At first glance, Friday's report on economic growth looked dismal. But most of the GDP trouble centered on weak inventory accumulation this spring. As companies restock this fall, growth may rebound.

U.S. Economy Grew By Just 1.2 Percent During 2nd Quarter

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 10:25am

While consumers continue to spend, business investment was down, suggesting that companies are growing nervous about the future.




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