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Some Of Life's Best Lessons Can Be Found In 'Lousy' Kitchen Jobs

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 6:00am

Commentator Rachael Cusick says one of her first jobs — a maddening summer stint as a breakfast line cook — may seem irrelevant on her resume, but it gave her valuable experience to last a lifetime.

Cheap Oil Usually Means Global Growth, But This Time Seems Different

Wed, 03/09/2016 - 3:59am

Recent forecasts for global growth have been ratcheted down, even as oil prices sink lower and put more money in consumers' wallets. Economists see several factors changing things.

Tests Say The Water Is Safe. But Flint's Restaurants Still Struggle

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 3:08pm

The tap draws from Lake Huron. Eatery owners have bought ice, bottles and expensive filters. Large signs in windows post lead-free test results. But diners in this Michigan city are still leery.

How A Foiled Robbery Sheds Light On Apple's Clash With The FBI

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 12:44pm

Is the FBI director right when he says that strong encryption is taking us to an unprecedented new world, where some places in our life are "warrantproof"?

At Supreme Court, Debate Over Phone Privacy Has A Long History

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 12:13pm

Wiretaps, messaging and metadata: If it reaches the Supreme Court, Apple's legal clash with the FBI would fit into a long discussion about the role of telephones in our lives.

Sharapova Loses Major Sponsors After Positive Drug Test

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 9:53am

Brands such as Nike and Porsche have distanced themselves from tennis star Maria Sharapova, who has been the world's highest-paid female athlete.

Verizon Settles With FCC Over 'Supercookies' Allegations

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 4:09am

Verizon has agreed to pay a fine over allegations it did not tell customers it was adding "supercookies." Those trackers keep collecting data on users even when he or she tries to delete all cookies.

Why Trade Is An Important Issue In the Presidential Campaign

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 4:09am

Steve Inskeep talks to Dartmouth Economist Douglas Irwin about the perceptions and realities of trade policy in the current political primary season.

How To Keep Money From Messing Up Your Marriage

Tue, 03/08/2016 - 4:00am

Finances are one of the things most likely to cause discord in a relationship, whether you're just starting out or have been together for years. Here are some ways to avoid common conflicts.

Jury Awards Erin Andrews $55 Million In Lawsuit Over Nude Video

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 5:03pm

A stalker filmed the Fox sportscaster through a peephole in a hotel door in 2008. The video was put online, where it was viewed millions of times. Andrews sued the hotel for $75 million in damages.

From Ugly To Hip: Misfit Fruits And Veggies Coming To Whole Foods

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 4:56pm

Lots of tasty and nutritious produce ends up in landfills because it fails to meet retail beauty standards. Now, Whole Foods and Giant Eagle say they're ready to pilot sales of these wonky edibles.

Why Digital Security Is An 'Arms Race' Between Firms And The Feds

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 4:13pm

Cybersecurity expert Susan Landau argues that the FBI's dispute with Apple over the San Bernardino iPhone shouldn't be a choice between weaker phone security and the FBI's investigative power.

Does Encryption Make Phones 'Warrant-Proof?' Fact-Checking The FBI

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 3:27pm

FBI Director James Comey says encryption is making phones "warrant-proof," and it will allow criminal suspects to conceal evidence in a way that's unprecedented in American history. NPR checks on the validity of his claim.

Verizon Will Pay $1.35 Million Fine In Settlement Over Its Use Of 'Supercookies'

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 2:42pm

The unique identifiers allow Verizon to target advertising to its mobile subscribers, even if the "cookies" are deleted.

Pre-Peeled Oranges: What Some Call 'Lazy' Others Call A 'Lifesaver'

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 1:14pm

A photo of Whole Foods' plastic-packaged peeled oranges went viral on Twitter, prompting outrage about environmental waste. Who the heck needs this? People with disabilities say they do.

Supreme Court Denies Apple's Appeal On E-Books, Triggering Millions In Payments

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 1:01pm

Apple must now pay $400 million to e-book purchasers. The case's roots date back at least six years, when Apple sold its first iPad models and sought to compete with books giant Amazon.

Reinventing The American City: Steel Town Forges A New Future

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 12:45pm

The transformation of Pittsburgh echoes the triumphs and challenges of cities across the country where gentrification is changing neighborhoods after a generation of economic decline.

Urban Farms Fuel Idealism. Profits? Not So Much

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 11:19am

Raising crops in the city has become a trend, yet earning a living at it is tough, a survey finds. But many urban farmers are in it for other reasons, like addressing hunger and building community.

In Memoriam: Ray Tomlinson, Who Put The @ Sign In Your Email

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 10:50am

Do you remember your first email? Tomlinson, who has passed away at 74, had earlier told NPR he accepted the title of "inventor of email," but his first email was forgettable and so forgotten.

Decades Later, 'Spy' Magazine Founders Continue To Torment Trump

Mon, 03/07/2016 - 3:41am

No journalists have scrutinized Donald Trump more — or infuriated him more — than Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter and Studio 360 host Kurt Andersen during their days at Spy magazine.

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