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Low Energy Prices Force More Northeast Nuclear Power Plants To Shut Down

Wed, 11/25/2015 - 4:03am

The actions raise questions about nuclear's future in the U.S., including its role in reducing climate change. It's left the rural community that's home to one of the plants reeling.

Blue Origin Announces Successful Launch, Landing Of Rocket

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 3:20pm

Commercial space startup Blue Origin announced Tuesday the successful launch and landing of one of its rockets. NPR explores what the success means for space travel.

Local Charities Capitalize On Holiday Rush With Day Of Giving

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 3:20pm

There's Black Friday and Cyber Monday and, in some places, a single day dedicated to getting people to give to local nonprofits. In Lancaster County, Penn., they call it the Extraordinary Give — 24 hours of events designed to entice donations to arts groups, charities and other nonprofits.

We Tried A Futuristic Cranberry. It Was Fresh And Naturally Sweet

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 3:14pm

Cranberry breeders in Wisconsin have developed a berry that's tart but also sweet, like a Granny Smith apple. They say the variety isn't ready for production but could one day become a fresh product.

China's Greenhouse Gases Don't Seem To Trouble Most Of Its Citizens

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 2:39pm

The Chinese tend to ignore the dangers of global warming even though the country already suffers the consequences of pollution today and faces serious potential threats in the longer term.

Green Bean Casserole: The Thanksgiving Staple We Love — Or Loathe

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 2:25pm

The classic Midwestern casserole, which turns 60 this year, has come to mean more than just a mashup of processed food. Even those who grew up with it but can't abide it admit: It tastes like home.

Sweet Potato's Holiday Tradition Has Roots Literally In The South

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 4:32am

More than half of America's sweet potatoes were lifted by hand from the soil of North Carolina. It's some of the most back-breaking farm work to be found, and migrant laborers do most of it.

Behind Your Holiday Sweet Potato Dish, Hard Work In The Fields

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 4:32am

More than half of America's sweet potatoes were lifted by hand from the soil of North Carolina. It's some of the most back-breaking farm work to be found, and migrant laborers do most of it.

China Plans To Create A Nationwide Carbon Market By 2017

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 4:10am

China is building what could be the world's largest carbon market. Pilot programs are helping to lower emissions. But this is mostly due to slowing growth and the shift away from manufacturing.

California, An Environmental Leader, Eyes A Key Role In Climate Talks

Tue, 11/24/2015 - 4:03am

World leaders are set to meet in Paris, trying to agree on how to combat climate change. Also attending will be California Gov. Jerry Brown, who is spearheading his own international climate movement.

Pharmaceutical Companies Pfizer, Allergan To Merge In $160 Billion Deal

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 3:25pm

U.S. drug giant Pfizer and its rival Allergan have agreed to merge in order to lower its corporate taxes, creating the world's largest pharmaceutical company by sales.

5 Things To Know: FAA Task Force Recommends A Drone Registry

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 11:17am

A task force created by the Federal Aviation Administration recommends that people flying drones heavier than a half-pound should register with the government. Here are a few things to know.

In Wake Of Attacks, France Moves To Regulate Prepaid Bank Cards

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 10:59am

Extremists reportedly used such cards in preparation for the Nov. 13 attacks in Paris, according to the country's finance minister.

U.S. Drug Giant Pfizer To Buy Ireland-Based Allergan

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 9:49am

In one of the biggest health care mergers ever, Pfizer says it has clinched a deal to buy Allergan for over $150 billion. Pfizer says it plans to move its headquarters to Dublin to avoid U.S. taxes.

Drug Giant Pfizer To Merge With Allergan In Deal To Lower Corporate Taxes

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 8:07am

The deal will create the world's largest pharmaceutical company by sales, bringing together the makers of Viagra and Botox.

The Scene In Paris: Fewer Tourists, More Armed Guards

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 4:07am

France is the world's most-visited country. But thousands of tourists have canceled trips since the Paris attacks. Big conventions have been postponed. Music acts like U2 have canceled concerts.

Attacks On Paris Wound City's Tourism Industry

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 4:07am

The terrorist attacks in Paris have led many to cancel plans to visit or study in the city. Local business owners hope it's only a temporary blip.

Seasonal Temps Prep For The Holiday Rush

Sun, 11/22/2015 - 4:07pm

As retailers prepare for the demand of the holiday season, they're hiring thousands of temporary workers. People who are looking for temporary holiday jobs this season talk about their experiences.

This Holiday Season, Retailers Will Be Wishing For More Workers

Sun, 11/22/2015 - 11:14am

U.S. retailers are looking to add more than 700,000 jobs this holiday season — about the same as last year. But retailers may have a harder time filling those jobs because of a shrinking labor pool.

Ford Workers Approve Contract With UAW By Slim Margin

Sat, 11/21/2015 - 3:07am

With a 51.4 percent vote, the last of the Big Three automakers has approved its new four-year labor contract. The deal, which covers 53,000 workers, raises wages and includes new seniority rights.




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