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Watch Robots Transform A California Hospital

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 3:31pm

Robots don't always replace workers. Sometimes, workers use robots as tools.

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In This Test Kitchen, The Secret To A Great Cookbook Is Try, Try Again

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 2:46pm

Yotam Ottolenghi and his partner have a thriving food empire that includes wildly successful cookbooks. We go inside their London test kitchen as recipes are put through their paces.

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Are Motorists Paying Attention To The Takata Air Bag Recall?

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:04am

The largest consumer recall in U.S. history is underway. Nearly 34 million drivers are supposed to replace their air bags. In the past, most drivers have been lax about responding to auto recalls.

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Relentless Cable Mogul John Malone Works Behind The Scenes

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:04am

John Malone, the man behind the proposed $55 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable by smaller Charter Communications, controls some of the best known media and entertainment properties in the country.

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Alabama Considers Legalized Gambling To Close Budget Deficit

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:04am

In conservative Alabama, legislative leaders propose bills to open up gambling and start a state lottery as a way to shore-up sagging state coffers. The governor, instead, proposes higher taxes.

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How Will The Next President Protect Our Digital Lives?

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 4:03am

For the first time in a White House race, the candidates will need a game plan for cyber policy for Day 1 in the Oval Office and will have some tough choices to make.

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In A Digital Chapter, Paper Notebooks Are As Relevant As Ever

Wed, 05/27/2015 - 2:30am

Is paper just a curiosity of the nostalgic? It turns out that digital natives think paper works in tandem with our devices. Research agrees that old-school note taking offers benefits a screen can't.

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Hackers Stole Data From More Than 100,000 Taxpayers, IRS Says

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 4:48pm

The thieves used the data to file fraudulent tax returns. The IRS commissioner said less than $50 million had been successfully claimed from the agency.

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What Will The Next President Face On #Day1?

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 3:35pm

This week, NPR looks at four seemingly intractable problems that await the 45th president: stagnant wages, violent extremism, cybersecurity and the federal debt.

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Apple's Jony Ive Promoted To Chief Design Officer

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 3:24pm

Ive was previously senior vice president of design at Apple and has played a large part in designing products since 1996. Some say his promotion might actually mean he's on his way out.

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One Man's Mission To Keep AOL's Legacy Alive

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 3:22pm

In the wake of Verizon buying AOL, one man wants to make sure that the history of the once-dominant Internet service provider stays alive. Jason Scott wants you to send him all of your AOL CD-ROMs.

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Charter Communications To Buy Time Warner Cable For $55 Billion

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 3:22pm

Charter Communications announced Tuesday it is buying Time Warner Cable in a deal valued at $55 billion. Time Warner's deal to be acquired by Comcast unraveled last month when regulators made it clear they were opposed. Charter's CEO said he believes this new deal will be approved because the combined companies would control far less of the market for high-speed Internet service.

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California's Drought Makes It Rain Big Bucks For Local Businesses

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 3:22pm

"Every crisis is an opportunity." That's exactly how some entrepreneurs are looking at California's worsening drought; the drier it gets, the more their business thrives.

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Blind Waiters Give Diners A Taste Of 'Dinner In The Dark' In Kenya

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 3:22pm

It's a worldwide chain that lets "the blind become our eyes." But there's a difference in the new Nairobi branch. The servers themselves had never eaten in a restaurant before.

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Despite An Economy On The Rise, American Paychecks Remain Stuck

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 2:53pm

NPR's "Day 1" series looks at major issues the next president will face in office. One issue is that Americans still aren't seeing big raises, even though the job market is slowly recovering.

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In Search Of Bandwidth, Cuban Entrepreneurs Head To Miami

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:56pm

Cuba needs the Internet to rebuild its ragged economy. That's why fledgling private businesspeople are traveling to Miami to learn how to do business online.

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Malaysia Airlines Plans To Cut A Third Of Its Workforce

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 11:50am

The airline has been losing money for several years, and its brand was irreparably damaged by the loss of two planes last year.

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Just How Big Is The Asia Trade Deal Obama Wants? It's A Beast

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 8:03am

The 12 countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership President Obama wants to get done account for almost 36 percent of world's economy, which would be by far the largest U.S. trade pact.

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Charter To Pay $78B For Time Warner Cable

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 8:02am

The deal comes after federal regulators killed the proposed merger between Time Warner and Comcast. NPR's Renee Montagne speaks with correspondent Jim Zarroli for more details on the proposed deal.

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Canada Cuts Down On Red Tape. Could It Work In The U.S.?

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 4:03am

Canada says it's the first country with a law that eliminates one regulation for every new measure that's adopted. The One-for-One Rule is designed to ease the burden on businesses.

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