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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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Casinos Trading Slot Machines For Games Requiring Skill

Sun, 05/03/2015 - 4:23pm

Some casinos are trying to attract players by switching out games based on luck for games relying on skill. This story originally aired on All Things Considered on April 29, 2015.

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Stars Of TLC's 'Curvy Brides': All Curves Are Beautiful

Sun, 05/03/2015 - 6:56am

Sisters Yukia Walker and Yuneisia Harris, owners of Curvaceous Couture bridal boutique, are stepping into the spotlight with a new reality show.

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Not My Job: Designer Jonathan Adler Gets Quizzed On New Coke

Sat, 05/02/2015 - 8:22am

Thirty years ago the Coca Cola company introduced New Coke, which is legendary as both the most disastrous, and most successful product launches of all time.

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For Advertisers, Baby Boomers Are A Market Hiding In Plain Sight

Sat, 05/02/2015 - 6:57am

Baby boomers account for about half of all consumer spending, yet only 10 percent of marketing dollars are aimed their way. Correspondent Ina Jaffe talks advertising strategy with NPR's Scott Simon.

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Transportation Officials Announce Tough Standards For Railcars Carrying Oil

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 3:29pm

U.S. and Canadian transportation officials announced Friday new, tougher standards for tank cars that haul explosive crude oil. But some safety advocates say the regulations don't do enough to protect those who live near railways from potentially deadly derailments.

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The Annual Shareholders' Meeting Will Now Come To Order Online

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 3:29pm

The tradition of the annual meeting is gradually changing. Some firms have replaced the face-to-face meeting with a virtual one. But some investors still want to look the CEO in the eye.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk Unveils Home Battery — Is $3,000 Cheap Enough?

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 1:05pm

With a sleek surface and a depth of only about 7 inches, the Powerwall can be mounted on a garage wall or another surface, indoors or outside.

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What's Inside A 'Derby Pie'? Maybe A Lawsuit Waiting To Happen

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 8:39am

Around Louisville, "derby pie" is de rigueur fare for the Kentucky Derby. But the pie's creators are real sticklers about what can be called a "derby pie" — and they're not afraid to sue over it.

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Brand-Name Medicines Dominate Medicare's $103 Billion Drug Bill

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 8:30am

Federal officials released prescription histories of hundreds of thousands of doctors and identified the most common and costly drugs. Medicare spent the most on a purple pill for heartburn.

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Electric Carmaker Tesla To Sell Batteries Designed To Power Homes

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 4:02am

Tesla is building the biggest battery factory in the world. It hopes to drive battery prices down so far that lithium ion batteries are no longer just for laptops, phones or cars.

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Bottom Drops Out Of Syria's Currency Causing Economic Hardship

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 4:02am

In the past, Iran has helped out with credit lines. But now, an Iranian official has instead encouraged the Syrians to "develop a resistance economy" like Iran's sanctions-strapped fiscal management.

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Oakland Laws Could Limit Police Access To Body Camera Footage

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 2:38am

Lawmakers want to prohibit police officers from viewing video from their body cameras before they write their reports. It's part of an effort to bring more transparency to policing.

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Health Insurer Aetna Raises Wages For Lowest-Paid Workers To $16 An Hour

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 7:17pm

Aetna, the giant health insurance company, raised its minimum wage this month. CEO Mark Bertolini says he expects the raise will pay for itself through increased productivity.

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