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At Tech Conference, Meet The Tesla Of Bikes And A Weaponized Phone

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 4:24pm

Mobile phones that double as stun guns. Smart bikes connected to an app that can deter thieves and track your workout. We got an eyeful of futuristic gadgets at a mobile tech conference in Barcelona.

Judge Rules NYC Can Require Sodium Warnings On Restaurant Menus

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 3:47pm

A state judge ruled Wednesday that New York City health officials can enforce a requirement for chain restaurants to inform consumers which menu items have more than 2,300 milligrams of sodium.

Oil Producing Nations Struggle To Cope With Falling Prices

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 3:18pm

U.S. consumers are enjoying extremely low gasoline prices, but the big drop in oil prices is causing hardship in nations that depend on oil production to fund their governments and social programs. NPR takes a look at which oil producing countries are hurt most and how they're coping.

Are You Liking Facebook's New Emojis? Scrap That. Do You 'Wow' Them?

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 11:28am

Facebook rolled out five new emojis globally. Now, users can not only "like" a post but also choose "haha," "angry" and other options. Users are taking to social media to voice their reactions.

Apple Has Gotten Federal Orders To Help Unlock At Least 13 Devices

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 11:15am

Citing cases in New York, Illinois and elsewhere, Apple says it has received — and resisted — federal orders to access data on iPhones and an iPad in recent months.

Nike Co-Founder Donates $400 Million To Stanford University

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 9:20am

The gift is one of the largest ever from an individual donor to a university. It will support a new major scholarship program aimed at tackling the world's biggest problems.

It's Been A Brutal Season For Winter Tourism In The Northeast

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 4:12am

Big fluctuations in temperature and a shortage of snow for ski areas has hit the area hard. In New York's Adirondack Mountains, businesses are hurting and workers are losing their jobs.

Risky Shadow Banks Become Campaign Fodder For Democrats

Wed, 02/24/2016 - 3:45am

Bernie Sanders says he wants to break up too-big-too-fail banks. But Hillary Clinton says the real risks to the financial system lie in lightly regulated corners of the economy known as shadow banks.

Alabama Fast-Food Workers Rally To Defend City's Wage Hike

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 5:40pm

The Birmingham City Council approved a minimum wage of $10.10 an hour, but some state legislators want to block it. A coalition representing low-wage workers is trying to defend the Birmingham bill.

When Britain Fought Against The Tyranny Of Tea Breaks

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 5:17pm

British tea drinking is on the decline. U.K. leaders might have welcomed such news in the 1970s, when the length of the tea break became a major point of political contention.

Underreporting Makes Sexual Violence At Work Difficult To Address

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 5:04pm

Victims of sexual abuse at work are often afraid to come forward. So when a Colorado resort recently agreed to settle a sexual harassment case, it was a relatively rare victory for abused workers.

Should Self-Driving Cars Have Drivers Ready To Take Over?

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 4:51pm

California's Department of Motor Vehicles proposed that self-driving cars should have a licensed driver inside. It may disrupt the dream of driverless cars, but it's also seen as a step for safety.

#FreeKesha Puts A Legal Battle In A Public Spotlight

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 3:51pm

The pop singer claims she was sexually abused by her producer and wants out of her contract with him and her record label, Sony. On Friday, a judge said no — and set off a storm of responses online.

In Debate Over Apple-FBI Dispute, Gates And Zuckerberg Don't Agree

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 7:55am

The two titans aired their views on what's become a public debate over whether Apple should be compelled to unlock an iPhone used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook.

Puerto Rico Waits To See If Zika Scares Off Tourists

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 4:08am

In the Old San Juan district, tourists pour out of cruise ships to shop and take in the sights. Officials worry they could start to see a decline in tourists due to the rising number of Zika cases.

Is Apple's Denial To Unlock Shooter's iPhone Hurting Its Image?

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 4:08am

David Greene talks to Michael Robinson, the managing director of communications and advising firm ICR, about how Apple's standoff with the Justice Department is affecting its image.

Cheap Gas Fuels Record U.S. Traffic Volumes

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 4:08am

The Federal Highway Administration finds the number of vehicle miles traveled in the U.S. in 2015 hit a record high of almost 3.15 trillion miles, shattering the pre-recession record set in 2007.

Sanders Health Plan Renews Debate On Universal Coverage

Tue, 02/23/2016 - 3:34am

Left-leaning economists and Democratic analysts are sparring over Sanders' proposal of health care for all, paid for by the government. Some who like his aspiration say the numbers don't add up.

What's Next For Self-Driving Cars?

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 5:50pm

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says standards must be developed, such as determining whether licensed drivers will be required. But he says potential safety benefits will be a big advantage.

Peter Mondavi, Napa Valley Wine Pioneer, Dies

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 5:10pm

Peter Mondavi, together with his brother Robert, oversaw a revolution in American winemaking.

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