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Liberte, Egalite, Gastronomie? France Rallies To Defend Its Food's Honor

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 12:42pm

With fast food now a staple at home and Danish and Spanish chefs in the limelight, France's culinary supremacy is no longer a given. The government has mobilized to save French food traditions.

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An Object Of Desire: Hope And Yearning For The Internet In Cuba

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 10:57am

Without a doubt, the Internet in Cuba is tough. The politics are thorny; getting it is difficult. But there are signs that change is on the horizon.

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Eurozone Threatened By Divide Between Greece And Germany

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 3:56am

Germany, which has backed most of the bailout loans to Greece, wants Greeks to stick to austerity measures. The new Greek government says austerity has destroyed the economy.

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Starbucks Will Stop Putting The Words 'Race Together' On Cups

Sun, 03/22/2015 - 5:33pm

Some see the move as a reaction to widespread criticism of the company's push to start candid conversations about race in its stores. But Starbucks says the move had nothing to do with the backlash.

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Starbucks' 'Race Together' Campaign Begins

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 4:31pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Karen Grigsby Bates, from NPR's Code Switch team, about the new Starbucks campaign that encourages people to discuss issues of race. Will it succeed?

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A New 3-D Printing Method Is Rising Out Of The Ooze

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 8:58am

Remember how the T-1000 in Terminator 2 re-formed out of molten metal? The folks at Carbon3D figured out how to do that in real life, and what they created may be the next iteration of 3-D printing.

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As Americans Eat Healthier, Processed Foods Starting To Spoil

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 8:34am

Kraft Foods recently announced a massive recall of its macaroni and cheese. The company — and the processed food industry in general — are hitting some stressful times.

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Investment Guru Teaches Financial Literacy While Serving Life Sentence

Sat, 03/21/2015 - 4:33am

At San Quentin Prison in Calif., an inmate nicknamed "Wall Street" has gained a reputation for his stock-picking prowess while serving a life sentence.

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It's All About The Benjamins And Jacksons — But What About The Women?

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 3:51pm

The bills in your wallet have one thing in common: they all feature photos of men. Now, a campaign hopes to replace Andrew Jackson's face on the 20 with someone like Susan B. Anthony or Rosa Parks.

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Why Los Angeles' Fast Food Ban Did Nothing To Check Obesity

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 2:20pm

A new study finds that restrictions on fast-food restaurants in South Los Angeles didn't reduce obesity as intended. That's partly because the ban didn't cover the most common types of food stores.

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Some Anxiety, But No Slowdown For North Dakota Oil Boom Town

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 12:42pm

Low oil prices have led to a drop in drilling, but not as much as you might expect. In some parts of the state's Bakken oil patch, production continues at a feverish pace.

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Interior Dept. Issues New Fracking Rules For Federal Lands

Fri, 03/20/2015 - 12:03pm

The regulations, which go into effect in 90 days, establishes safety measures for wells and for drilling companies to publicly disclose chemicals used in the process.

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Exxon Settlement Falls Short of Damage, N.J. Democrats Say

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 7:19pm

Gov. Chris Christie is defending the state's $225 billion settlement for decades of contamination at two refineries as a "good deal." But Democratic lawmakers and environmentalists say otherwise.

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Prices For Chanel Handbags To Rise In Europe, Lower In Asia

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 4:06pm

Chanel says it is aligning the cost of its handbags worldwide. The move reacts to the depreciating euro and aims to stop people from buying up the classic bags to sell at a profit in other countries.

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Why Russia's Economic Slump Has Been Good For London

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 3:55pm

Britain's financial community was worried last year when the West began imposing sanctions on Russia. It turns out that only encouraged wealthy Russians to pump more money into Britain.

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How Much (Or Little) The Middle Class Makes, In 30 U.S. Cities

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 3:30pm

What do families in the middle of the income distribution actually make in cities around the United States?

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Target Agrees To $10 Million Settlement Over Data Breach

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 3:23pm

Court documents show victims of the 2013 hack could get as much as $10,000 apiece.

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Cramped Chicken Cages Are Going Away. What Comes Next?

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 10:31am

The results are in from a long-running study of three different ways to house egg-laying chickens. It found that more hens survive in cages, and cages are cheaper. But consumers prefer cage-free eggs.

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NPR Appoints The AP's Michael Oreskes As News Chief

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 10:00am

Oreskes is a top Associated Press executive and former New York Times editor who has led newsrooms in such global centers as New York, Washington and Paris.

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Target Offers $10 Million Settlement In Data Breach Lawsuit

Thu, 03/19/2015 - 9:45am

The proposal comes after a rough year and a half for a company that saw changes in leadership and thousands of layoffs.

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