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How Smart Marketing Transformed EpiPen Into A Billion-Dollar Product

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 4:24pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Bloomberg Business reporter Cynthia Koons about how the cost of EpiPen, which fights severe allergic reactions, has increased in the past year alone.

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Volkswagen Owners Wonder Where A Fix Will Leave Them

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 4:24pm

Many customers who bought cars touted as "clean diesel" now ponder the possibility of having a substantial fix that could cut their vehicle's gas mileage or performance.

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From Syria To South Africa, A Passion For Wine Flows Bottle By Bottle

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 3:58pm

A wine writer travels the world to uncover the stories behind 12 bottles of wine. Each bottle offers insight into politics, environment, economics and community.

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The Secret To Club Stores' Success: Breaking The Rules Of Retail

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 3:25pm

Take every standard lesson about how to sell stuff to people and then break all the rules. That's the secret to some of the nation's biggest retail chains.

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Twitter Is Reportedly Set To Remove 'Interim' From CEO Jack Dorsey's Title

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 1:31pm

Twitter has been searching for a permanent CEO since the exit of Dick Costolo on June 11, following a first-quarter net loss of $162 million.

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Tesla Unveils Its Model X, Complete With A 'Bioweapon Defense' Button

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 1:01pm

Tesla says the Model X is the safest and fastest SUV in history. Among its notable features are the "Falcon Wing doors" that lift upward instead of swinging outward — and a price upward of $130,000.

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As Commodity Prices Slide, Layoffs And Restructurings Follow

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 11:27am

So far, most Americans have benefited from falling commodity prices: Consumer inflation has remained low. But now the pain is spreading as companies like Caterpillar and Alcoa respond to hard times.

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The Republican Businessman Who Wants The GOP To Address Climate Change

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 9:02am

One wealthy Republican businessman is pushing for the GOP to change its messaging — and get on board with addressing climate action.

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Telemedicine Expands, Though Financial Prospects Still Uncertain

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 4:02am

With apps and video chats now a part of many people's days, some firms and hospitals see big potential for health care delivered remotely. But a lot of insurers still aren't willing to pay for it.

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No More Swiping: New Credit Cards Designed To Reduce Theft

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 3:56am

Thursday is the beginning of the end for magnetic-stripe credit cards. With the change, banks say stores will have to pay for fraudulent purchases. The shift may be hard for some small retailers.

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Amid VW Scandal, Critics Want Access To Carmakers' Computer Code

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 5:14pm

Most of us are unaware of what goes on under the hood of our cars. Some people, including safety researchers, would like to access the software. But a 1998 copyright law stands in the way.

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Ralph Lauren Steps Down As CEO

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 4:55pm

The designer named former Old Navy executive Stefan Larsson as his successor.

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Atlanta Tries To Carve Out A Niche In Tech

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 9:07am

Many local start-ups say their biggest hurdle is cash. It's such a common complaint, Atlanta's mayor is launching a venture capital fund to help tech companies get off the ground.

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VW Says It Will Retrofit Diesel Cars To Fix Test-Cheating Module

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 7:33am

As early as 2007, Volkswagen was reportedly warned by the contractor that supplied the now-infamous engine management software that it would be illegal to sell cars with deceptive settings.

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$50,000 In Student Loans? You Probably Don't Think College Was Worth It

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 6:38am

That's the conclusion of a new poll of 30,000 graduates of four-year colleges.

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Alaska's Economy Takes A Hit With Shell's Decision To Halt Drilling

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 4:04am

Alaska's economy depends heavily on oil for jobs and tax revenues. Shell's decision to halt oil and gas exploration off the state's northern coast is a "huge disappointment," the governor says.

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Drought Is Driving Beekeepers And Their Hives From California

Tue, 09/29/2015 - 2:39am

A lack of crops for bees to pollinate has California's beekeeping industry on edge. Some are feeding their colonies pricey processed bee food or moving their hives out of state to forage.

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Journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates Among 2015 MacArthur 'Genius' Award Winners

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 11:04pm

Representing fields from chemistry to poetry, the 24 MacArthur Foundation Fellows will each receive $500,000 over the next five years.

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India's Prime Minister Urges Indians To Stay In Their Country

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 4:37pm

During his trip to Silicon Valley, Narendra Modi spoke about the "brain drain" that's led many educated Indians to settle in the US. He would like to reverse it, as would many Indians in the U.S.

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How 'Long Overdue' Chip Credit Cards Protect Consumers From Fraud

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 4:37pm

Investigative journalist Brian Krebs, author of the blog "Krebs on Security," reviews the changes ahead for credit cards and how chip technology is supposed to keep consumers safer.

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