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U.S. Approves Ferry Service From Florida To Cuba

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 9:24am

At least four companies said they received approval for ferry licenses. It's been five decades since ferry service between the U.S. and island has been offered.

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Silicon Valley Remembers Dave Goldberg, Who Died Unexpectedly

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 4:03am

The CEO of SurveyMonkey was known for his generosity toward colleagues and for supporting the career of his wife, Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg. He died while vacationing with his family in Mexico.

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Panera Is The Latest To Drop Artificial Ingredients From Its Food

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 4:03am

Panera on Tuesday announced it is dropping artificial colors, preservatives and additives from many menu items. Nestle, Hershey and Kraft are also eliminating or cutting back on additives.

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The Future Of Massachusett's Offshore Wind Farm Is Uncertain

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 4:03am

Officials in Massachusetts bet big on wind energy, sinking $113 million into a waterfront terminal designed to serve the new industry off the New England coast. But Cape Wind is all but dead.

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How Some Baltimore Neighborhoods Reflect Segregation's Legacy

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 4:03am

Steve Inskeep talks to Richard Rothstein of the Economic Policy Institute about what he calls "government-sponsored segregation," and how it has led to police-community tensions.

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New Jersey Pension Lawsuit Piles On Gov. Christie's Rough Week

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 3:50pm

Lots of states have underfunded pension systems, but New Jersey's ranks near the bottom. Christie's plan to cut pension payments even further is the subject of multiple lawsuits.

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St. Louis Rams Consider Move To Los Angeles

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 3:29pm

St. Louis is fighting to keep its NFL team from bolting to Los Angeles. Proponents see an economic benefit to keeping the team, and they fear losing of the Rams will hurt the city's prestige.

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In Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis, There Are No Easy Solutions

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 3:29pm

After years of recession and rampant tax evasion, the U.S. territory is desperate to renegotiate its $73 billion debt. But it can't declare bankruptcy, and plans to raise taxes face strong resistance.

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Obama Laces Up To Tout Asian Trade Deal At Nike

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 2:56pm

The president says he's pushing for the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership in part to boost "Made in the U.S.A." products around the world. So why make the pitch at Nike?

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One Chart That Explains A Big Issue Behind Baltimore Protests

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 9:57am

A Harvard economist and colleagues looked at data for millions of families. They found that kids living in Baltimore City went on to make less money than their peers in adulthood.

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'My Brother's Keeper' To Expand Opportunities For Young Men Of Color

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 4:02am

President Obama is turning his My Brother's Keeper initiative into an outside alliance that will live on after his presidency. He described the new effort at an event in New York City on Monday.

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'Bourbon Empire' Reveals The Smoke And Mirrors Of American Whiskey

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 4:45pm

A new book suggests that tall tales on craft bourbon labels are the rule rather than the exception. They're just one example of a slew of "carefully cultivated myths" created by the bourbon industry.

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McDonald's Plans To Rebrand Itself As A 'Progressive Burger Company'

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 3:31pm

The McDonald's turnaround plan is staking its future on being a "progressive burger company." But what does that mean?

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Recovery Begins For Small Businesses Hit By Baltimore Riots

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 3:31pm

Stores in Baltimore are welcoming customers back Monday as the National Guard begins to move out. But the small mom-and-pop stores in the neighborhood are in for a long road to recovery.

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People's Republic Of Uber: Driving For Connections In China

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 1:21pm

Uber is becoming more popular in China, but many drivers say they don't do it for the money. They say they like the human connection and the freedom.

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A For-Profit School Startup Where Kids Are Beta Testers

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 11:03am

AltSchool's innovative for-profit schools are based on intensive technical innovation. The startup has attracted more than $100 million from high-profile backers, including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg.

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McDonald's CEO Promises 'Modern, Progressive Burger Company'

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 9:59am

"The reality is, our recent performance has been poor," McDonald's President and CEO Steve Easterbrook said in a video released Monday.

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Dixie's Tupperware Party Is Not Your Grandma's Tupperware Party

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 4:04am

A Tupperware party in Fort Worth, Texas, drew quite a crowd the other day: 250 people. This wasn't your average Tupperware party — it was part improv, part satire and part drag show.

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Where Poor Kids Grow Up Makes A Huge Difference

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 3:34am

Poor kids who moved to neighborhoods with less poverty did much better than those who didn't move.

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The Promise And Potential Pitfalls Of Apple's ResearchKit

Sun, 05/03/2015 - 5:44pm

Apple's new mobile software platform is designed to help collect data for medical research, but concerns have been raised about privacy and informed consent.

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