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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.

Poll: Apple Should Help FBI Unlock Terrorism Suspect's iPhone

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 5:08pm

The majority of Americans — 51 percent — think that the tech giant should cooperate with a court order to help the FBI access a San Bernardino shooter's iPhone, according to a new Pew survey.

Is The BP Oil Spill Settlement Money Being Well-Spent?

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 5:01pm

Gulf states are starting to spend the first of billions from BP's settlements and fines for the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history — but not all the money is being used for restoration.

Los Angeles Hospital Hack Raises Concerns About Ransom Attacks

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 3:24pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Adam Kujawa, head of malware intelligence at the security firm Malware-bytes, about ransomware and what users and companies should do if they get hacked.

Secretary Of Transportation: 'I See The Future' When I'm In A Self-Driving Car

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 3:24pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks to Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx about the legal ramifications of self-driving automobiles and what the government is doing to usher in this new technology.

First U.S. Factory OK'd For Cuba Aims To Plow Path Into The 21st Century

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 2:21pm

Two businessmen — one of whom was born in Cuba — have been granted permission to build the first U.S. factory on the island nation since 1960. They plan to produce small tractors for Cuban farmers.

From Milan To Tehran: Luxury Fashion House Robert Cavalli Struts Into Iran Market

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 2:20pm

It's one of the first luxury brands to formally enter the Iranian market since Iran curbed its nuclear program enough to trigger sanctions relief last month.

Upbeat White House Report Points To More Jobs, Higher Wages

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 1:29pm

But this year's assessment from the Council of Economic Advisers also notes that slow growth in countries such as China has limited demand for U.S. exports.

Lo Mein Loophole: How U.S. Immigration Law Fueled A Chinese Restaurant Boom

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 1:27pm

In the early 20th century, the Chinese faced draconian immigration rules. But owners of a few types of businesses could get special visas. In 1915, restaurants got on that list. The rest is history.

CDC Says It Underestimated Cancer Risk From Lumber Liquidators Flooring

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 1:06pm

Health officials say the risk of cancer from some of the retailer's laminate floor products is three times higher than previously thought.

Hollywood Has A Major Diversity Problem, USC Study Finds

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 12:19pm

The study examined more than 21,000 characters and behind-the-scenes workers on films and TV, and found an "epidemic of invisibility." For example, just 3.4 percent of film directors were female.

In Apple Dispute, FBI Director Urges A 'Deep Breath' Over Phone Security

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 9:37am

Days after Apple's CEO wrote an open letter to customers, the head of the FBI responds by urging those involved to "take a deep breath and stop saying the world is ending."

Researchers Examine Hollywood's Lack Of Diversity

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 4:17am

TV and film production is sorely deficient in gender, racial and ethnic diversity according to a study from the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

The Seeds Of Apple's Standoff With DOJ May Have Been Sown In Brooklyn

Mon, 02/22/2016 - 4:16am

Apple's opposing an FBI request to unlock the San Bernardino shooter's phone — but it's not the first time Apple has defied such an order. A case last year may offer a preview of what's to come.

Confronting Homogeneity In Apple's Boardroom

Sun, 02/21/2016 - 2:27pm

One activist wants Apple to increase diversity among its senior executives, and he's taking his fight to the shareholders meeting on Feb. 26.

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