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Lightshows, Fire, Nudity, Glitter, Wolves: Welcome To Eurovision 2016

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 5:00am

The Grand Finals of Europe's famous annual song competition are Saturday at 3 p.m. ET, and will be broadcast in the U.S. for the first time on Logo and

Psychedelic Font: How Wes Wilson Turned Hippie Era Turmoil Into Art

Fri, 05/13/2016 - 4:07am

It's been 50 years since artist Wes Wilson invented the psychedelic font that was popular in the '60 and '70s. Wilson talks about how he made a name for himself designing psychedelic concert posters.

Amid Allegations of Bias, Facebook Explains How 'Trending Topics' Works

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 7:51pm

The release of the internal document represents Facebook's continued pushback against claims that the social media network discriminated against conservative news sources.

Fisheries Scientist Under Fire For Undisclosed Seafood Industry Funding

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 6:02pm

Ray Hilborn has a reputation for challenging studies showing declines in fish populations. But Greenpeace says its public records request has revealed a failure to disclose industry funding on papers.

In 9 Out Of 10 Cities, Middle-Income Families Are Slipping Away

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 3:40pm

A new study by the Pew Research Center shows the share of middle-income households is shrinking. That's because more households are moving into the upper class, while others are sinking lower.

For Entrepreneurs, Pitching To Pint-Sized Sharks Is No Child's Play

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 3:38pm

Modeled on TV's Shark Tank, entrepreneurs at a Pitch-a-Kid event in Austin, Texas, had 5 minutes to sell their ideas to a panel of third- through 12-graders and answer their no-holds-barred questions.

As Big Candy Ditches GMOs, Sugar Beet Farmers Hit A Sour Patch

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 3:31pm

As companies shun genetically modified ingredients, they're buying more sugar extracted from sugar cane, rather than beets. Sugar beet farmers are thinking of going back to conventional beets.

Indian Auto Maker Balances Luxury With Global Sustainability

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 3:30pm

The luxury brand Jaguar is now owned by an Indian car company, Tata. A drive through the Los Angeles hills in a super high-end convertible provides some insights into what a country's auto industry says about its role in the world.

For Many Americans, Retirement Security Is No. 1 Financial Worry

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 3:30pm

NPR takes a look at what the next president could do about the No. 1 financial concern for Americans: having enough money to retire. The Obama administration recently pushed through a regulation to force financial advisers to be held to a fiduciary standard, meaning they have to put their clients interests first. The next president could go further.

Selling Health Insurance Across State Lines Sounds Good, But Is It?

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 9:49am

Kaiser Health News' Julie Rovner explores why increasing competition in health insurance by allowing sales of policies across state lines might not be such a hot idea after all.

For A Limited Time, Budweiser Will Call Itself 'America'

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 6:12am

The "patriotic" cans will be available this month through the November election — just in time for a big sports summer and peak beer-selling season.

Michigan Bank Discovers The Need For Islamic Finance Products

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 4:09am

Some interpretations of Islam outlaw charging interest. That makes most banking pretty hard, but there are ways to practice Islamic compliant finance. One bank in Michigan gave it a go.

Ahead Of November's Election, Progressive Groups Ready Anti-Trump Messages

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 4:09am

As Donald Trump marches toward the official Republican presidential nomination, pro-Clinton superPACs are making alliances and amassing cash to take on Trump.

Market Grows For Fashionable But Modest Clothing

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 4:09am

A Turkish fashion mogul has teamed up with the Islamic Fashion and Design Council to present the first Modest Fashion Week in Istanbul. Renee Montagne talks to Melanie Elturk, CEO of Haute Hijab.

Susan Mulcahy On 'Confessions Of A Trump Tabloid Scribe'

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 4:09am

No page of any newspaper captures the celebrity gossip of New York like Page Six of the Post. Former editor Susan Mulcahy talks to David Greene about how she helped to make the myth of Donald Trump.

Disney Stock Drops As Company Misses Earnings Expectations

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 4:09am

Despite blockbusters like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Zootopia, the Walt Disney Company's quarterly earnings fell short of estimates. The markets were not happy.

Researchers Appear Close To A Remedy For Citrus Greening Disease

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 4:09am

Florida is known for its oranges and orange juice. For the past decade, a disease called greening has devastated the citrus crop there, and it has spread to other states. Now there's hope for a cure.

Blankenship To Begin Serving Time As Conspiracy Case Is Appealed

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 4:09am

Ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship heads to prison to begin serving a one-year sentence. He was convicted of conspiring to violate federal mine safety laws after a 2010 coal mine collapse.

As Feds Crack Down On For-Profit College, A Founder Heads To Prison For Fraud

Thu, 05/12/2016 - 3:44am

FastTrain, a for-profit school in Florida, collected some $35 million in student loans and federal financial aid and used deceptive advertising and pressure tactics to recruit students.

Google To Ban Payday Loan Ads

Wed, 05/11/2016 - 3:27pm

Google says it will ban all payday loan ads from its site. Consumer advocates say the lending practice hurts the poor and vulnerable.




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