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Obama Authorizes New Sanctions On North Korea Over Sony Hack

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 1:27pm

The executive order targets three North Korean entities and accuses the Pyongyang regime of "destructive, coercive cyber-related actions."

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Chinese Gamblers See Macau As Bad Bet Amid Corruption Crackdown

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 9:28am

Gambling revenue in the former Portuguese territory has fallen for the first time in more than a decade as Chinese officials fear a conspicuous display of wealth.

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High-Tech Tools Help Irish Dairy Farmers Produce More Milk

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 4:02am

In deepest rural Ireland, traditional farmers are developing advanced technology in the name of more milk from happier cows. An old-fashioned dairy has embraced wearable technology for cows.

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Why Buy When You Can Borrow? App Connects People And Stuff

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 2:27am

Millions of people use apps to share their homes and their cars. Now Peerby, an app developed in the Netherlands, helps people to share things like power drills and bicycle pumps with people nearby.

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Tesla Battery Factory Could Be A Boon For Nevada

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 5:02pm

Tesla Motors recently chose Nevada for its massive battery factory in exchange for one of the biggest incentives packages in recent history.

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More States Raise Minimum Wage, But Debate Continues

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 3:21pm

The minimum wage goes up in more than 20 states as the new year begins. President Obama wants the federal minimum to go up even more, but some affected industries say it will put a chill on hiring.

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A Restaurant That Serves Up A Side Of Social Goals

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 3:21pm

Burned out from her high-tech job, Srirupa Dasgupta opened a restaurant and catering service that hires primarily refugees. On the menu: a mix of cuisines from South Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

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Why Cutting A CEO's Pay Can Be Very Difficult

Thu, 01/01/2015 - 4:05am

Lots of people talk about CEO pay. But you almost never hear about someone actually trying to cut the pay of a sitting CEO. Our Planet Money team has the story of someone who did.

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Fallout Continues For CBC In Wake Of Ghomeshi Sex Assault Scandal

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 3:26pm

The CBC's standing in Canadian society is under scrutiny and even attack in the wake of the sex assault scandal embroiling its former star host, Jian Ghomeshi.

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Grucci Family To Shower Las Vegas With Giant Fireworks Display

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 4:02am

Six generations of the Grucci family have been figuring out how to elicit oohs and ahs with their New Year's Eve fireworks displays.

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Sanctions Intensify Russia's Free Fall Into Economic Crisis

Wed, 12/31/2014 - 2:22am

The Russian economy took a big hit in 2014. The U.S. and other countries imposed economic sanctions after Russia annexed Crimea, but it was falling oil prices that really hurt the country.

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Why We Sign Up For Gym Memberships But Never Go To The Gym

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 3:20pm

Gyms take on way more members than they have space for. Here's a look at how they get us to sign up and never show up.

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Comcast-Time Warner Deal Tops A Year Of Corporate Mergers

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 3:20pm

This was a big year for corporate mergers, with $3 trillion worth of deals announced worldwide. Analysts say the strong acquisitive trend is expected to continue into next year.

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2014 Brought Lasting Action On Climate Change Policy

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 3:03pm

The EPA moved ahead with far-reaching polices to reduce carbon pollution from power plants. And the president struck a landmark deal with China to curb its carbon output as well.

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Progressives Create State Innovative Exchange To Counter ALEC

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 4:05am

Liberals are trying, again, to set up a group that would counteract ALEC. That's the conservative nonprofit that produces pro-industry measures drafted by state legislators and corporate lobbyists.

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Political Crisis Hammers Greece's Financial Markets

Tue, 12/30/2014 - 4:05am

Markets in Greece were hit hard after the country called early elections. But this time, the problems in Greece are not spreading to markets in the rest of the eurozone.

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Plastic Bag Industry And Allies May Dispose of California's Ban

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 8:29pm

California is set to become the first state in the country to ban plastic bags at grocery stores. But a referendum on that recently approved law could keep it from taking effect next year.

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How California's New Rules Are Scrambling The Egg Industry

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 5:07pm

On Jan. 1, all eggs sold in California will have to come from chickens living in more spacious digs. The rules have disrupted the egg industry and pushed prices up at grocery stores in California.

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As Bourbon Booms, Demand For Barrels Is Overflowing

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 3:38pm

Distillers must age bourbon in new white oak barrels that are charred inside. But the barrel supply is running low, and new, small craft distillers are having trouble getting any barrels at all.

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Online Success For 'The Interview' May Not Change Movie Distribution

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 3:11pm

Sony's online distribution of the movie, The Interview, brought in $15 million over the holiday weekend. What might that success mean for movie theater owners?

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