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Equifax Data Breach Gets The Attention Of Lawmakers On Capitol Hill

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 4:04am

David Greene talks to Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio about the breach which involves the data of more than 140 million people. Brown is the ranking member on the Senate Banking Committee.

In Hong Kong Speech, Bannon Expected To Take A Hard Line On China

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 4:04am

Ex-White House adviser Steve Bannon speaks in Hong Kong Tuesday at an event hosted by an arm of the largest state-owned Chinese brokerage firm. Bannon is a vocal critic of China's economic policies.

Brazilian Meatpacking Tycoon Detained In Corruption Probe

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 4:04am

Brazil's chief prosecutor ordered the arrest of one of the country's richest men after he and a colleague recorded themselves discussing crimes related to a sprawling corruption probe.

News Brief: Irma Weakens, Clinton Memoir And New iPhone

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 4:04am

While Irma has weakened, it is still bringing heavy rain to the Southeast. And, there are some big releases on Tuesday: Hillary Clinton's new memoir and Apple's latest iPhone iteration.

Americans' Borrowing Hits Another Record. Time To Worry?

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 4:04am

Americans owe more than ever before, with household debt hitting nearly $13 trillion. Some economists say the lessons of the credit bubble that led to the financial crisis are being forgotten.

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'World Without Mind': How Tech Companies Pose An Existential Threat

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 5:31pm

From Facebook's algorithms to our reliance on phones instead of our memories, tech giants are taking us to a future that's either utopian or dystopian, author Franklin Foer says.

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Coffee, Bees and Climate Change Are Linked In Ways You May Not Have Expected

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 4:36pm

A new study projects that by 2050, climate change could reduce the amount of ground usable to grow coffee in Latin America by up to 88 percent. Bees play a key role in increasing coffee yields.

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Brexit Leaves French Fishermen On The Hook

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 3:58pm

French fishermen in Brittany and Calais say up to 80 percent of their haul is from British waters. Many fear financial ruin if their access is restricted after Brexit.

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More Than 80,000 Flood Insurance Claims Filed In Wake Of Harvey

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 3:33pm

The National Flood Insurance Program has received more than 80,000 claims so far from Hurricane Harvey. Each of these properties will need an inspection. Some inspectors have little training and work in a system that rewards them for doing the inspections as quickly as possible.

On iPhone's 10th Anniversary, Apple Has A Go At A Big Redesign

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 12:32pm

Among the devices Apple is expected to launch Tuesday is an iPhone potentially priced at around $1,000. It's expected to include facial recognition and do away with the home button.

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R&D Costs For Cancer Drugs Are Likely Much Less Than Industry Claims, Study Finds

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 12:10pm

Industry says it costs about $2.7 billion to bring a cancer drug to market. But oncologists who ran the numbers put the average closer to $650 million. Drugs are priced way too high, the doctors say.

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Nordstrom's New Concept: A Store That Doesn't Stock Clothes

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 10:57am

Nordstrom Local, which opens next month in West Hollywood, will offer personal stylists. The retailer believes the streamlined experience reflects the way many people want to do their shopping now.

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Power Out For More Than 60 Percent Of Florida Homes And Businesses

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 9:43am

More than 6 million of the state's electricity customers were experiencing power outages as of Monday morning.

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From Sept. 11 To The Beatles' British Invasion: How We Remember Our First News Events

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 6:00am

Hundreds of NPR readers recounted their first memory of a news event. These are some of their stories.

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Telecom Companies Turn To Drones For Help After Hurricanes

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 11:20am

Cellphone service outages can leave people unable to ask for help or get in touch with family and friends to say they are alive, but drones can help assess damage and get things running again.

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'Big Chicken': The Medical Mystery That Traced Back To Slaughterhouse Workers

Sun, 09/10/2017 - 6:00am

In the 1950s, the poultry industry began dunking birds in antibiotic baths. It was supposed to keep meat fresher and healthier. That's not what happened, as Maryn McKenna recounts in her new book.

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French Brothers Serve Croissants And Coffee Ahead Of Hurricane Irma

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 8:12pm

A café in Miami remained open on Saturday as customers prepared for the weather. The owners are praying for the best as this is the strongest storm they've seen in the two decades they've lived here.

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With A Hurricane Approaching Florida, Airline Algorithms Show No Sympathy

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 7:06am

The software of major airlines monitor supply and demand, then lower or raise prices accordingly — within seconds. That can lead to some exorbitant prices, NPR's Scott Simon says.

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Episode 793: This Week in Time Bombs

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 7:34pm

Congress has neglected to do the basic work of keeping the economy running. Today, we look at three time bombs they're sitting on: The federal budget, the debt ceiling, and DREAMers.

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As Hurricane Irma Nears, Gasoline Is In Short Supply For Floridians

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 4:14pm

As Irma heads into Florida, a lot of people are hitting the highways to evacuate, and even those staying behind are topping off their tanks to make sure they don't run out.

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