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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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How Partitioned Grocery Carts Can Help Shoppers Buy Healthier Foods

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

Eating healthy is easier said than done. Same with buying healthy food. Research finds that putting in partitions in grocery carts can increase the likelihood shoppers buy healthy fruits and veggies.

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Property Owners Throw Cold Water On N.J. Shore Protective Dunes Plan

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 2:23am

State officials have met with stiff resistance from property owners worried about losing their ocean views or claim to their beachfront land.

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With Live Video Apps Like Periscope, Life Becomes Even Less Private

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 2:22am

Video cameras are everywhere — from those in smartphones to security cams. And just when you thought it couldn't get harder to hide, live-streaming video apps are raising new questions about privacy.

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Don't Write Off Paper Just Yet

Tue, 05/26/2015 - 2:21am

In today's digital age it's easy to forget about paper, but as one paper pusher says, "a paperless society is about as plausible as a paperless bathroom."

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Left Turns Cause A Quarter Of All Pedestrian Crashes In U.S.

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 4:01pm

One of the biggest problems with left turns is that the turning driver has a green light when pedestrians have a walk light. Changes in how cars are built have also created more blind spots.

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Oil Boom Brings Diversity To States Out West

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 3:30pm

Wyoming has long been one of the whitest states in the country, but over the last few years its black population has more than doubled. African-Americans still make up a tiny percentage of the state's population, but the substantial shift is largely a result of the oil boom of the last few years. But with oil prices so low, layoffs are looming.

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FEMA To Allow Superstorm Sandy Victims To Reopen Flood Claims

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 3:30pm

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is allowing more than 140,000 victims to reopen claims if they feel insurance companies short-changed them.

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Reports: Charter Communications To Buy Time Warner Cable For $55B

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 2:05pm

The deal would make the combined company a major rival to Comcast Corp. Comcast last month abandoned its own bid for Time Warner following concerns raised by the Justice Department.

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Multiple Sclerosis Patients Stressed Out By Soaring Drug Costs

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 2:37am

The cost of medication to treat multiple sclerosis has risen much faster than inflation, even for older drugs. Patients and insurers say manufacturers' subsidy programs have helped, but not enough.

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Greece Warns That It Will Probably Miss Next Month's Debt Payment

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 8:13am

Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis says a $1.76 billion payment due next month "will not be given and is not there to be given."

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Online Art Sites Aim To Fill Gap Between Etsy And Sotheby's

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 6:27am

Let's say you're not a millionaire but you're still interested in buying affordable art from the comfort of your living room. There's now a burgeoning business of selling mid-priced art online.

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No Resume? Criminal Background? No Problem At This Yonkers Bakery

Sun, 05/24/2015 - 4:10am

Social justice is part of the recipe at New York's Greyston Bakery. The firm, whose clients include Ben & Jerry's, hires locals whose legal status or work history might otherwise make them unhirable.

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Email Slip Reportedly Reveals U.K.'s Planning For Possible EU Exit

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 2:08pm

In the communication that The Guardian says it received accidentally from the Bank of England, officials outlined details of the plan known as "Operation Bookend."

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