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Japan's Prime Minister Abe Aims For A Lot From His High-Profile Visit To U.S.

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 3:35am

Abe will have a summit with President Obama, sign a security agreement, and make an historic address to a joint meeting of Congress during his week-long visit.

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Drop-In Chefs Help Seniors Stay In Their Own Homes

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 3:32am

As people age, cooking can become difficult or even physically impossible. It's one reason people move to assisted living. One company offers a chef to cook healthy, affordable meals at home.

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Detroit Bulks Up With New Classic Muscle Cars

Sun, 04/26/2015 - 6:42am

Muscle cars of the 1960s and 70s, with their oversized engines and racing stripes, hit the skids when oil prices soared. But in Detroit, some are calling now the new golden era of the muscle car.

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Who's Behind The Latest Ethnic Food Trend? Maybe It's A Government

Sun, 04/26/2015 - 6:03am

It's no accident that Peruvian cuisine has become popular in recent years. It's government policy – one that a number of middle-income nations are adopting to flex their muscles on the global stage.

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As Health Apps Hop On The Apple Watch, Privacy Will Be Key

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 8:41am

The notion of receiving nutrition advice from artificial intelligence on your wrist may seem like science fiction. But health developers are betting this kind of behavior will become the norm.

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Who, Or What, Crashed The Market In A Flash In 2010?

Sat, 04/25/2015 - 8:33am

The cause of Wall Street's flash crash has been debated ever since it happened. Officials arrested a lone trader working in his parents' London home, but some question whether he was really to blame.

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At The Heart Of A Watch, Tested By Time

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 3:22pm

Watchmakers have long thrived by selling timepieces that will be cherished as family heirlooms. But, if pragmatism rendered the pocket watch obsolete, what happens when watches become computers?

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Comcast Drops $45 Billion Bid For Time Warner Cable

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 3:22pm

Comcast called off its pending merger with Time Warner Cable Friday morning. Regulators were concerned that a combined company would control too much of the market for broadband Internet service.

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Fake Medicines Do Real Damage: Thousands Die, Superbugs Get Stronger

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 12:03pm

In tests of anti-malarial pills and antibiotics, 9 to 41 percent didn't meet quality standards. And the world does a crummy job chasing criminals who reap $75 billion a year from counterfeit meds.

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2 Years After Garment Factory Collapse, Are Workers Any Safer?

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 9:59am

At the site of the Rana Plaza tragedy in Bangladesh, families gathered to remember their loved ones and call for better working conditions. Changes have been made but there's a long way to go.

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Comcast Calls Off Merger With Time Warner

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 9:09am

Comcast is abandoning its $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable. For more details, Steve Inskeep speaks with NPR's Yuki Noguchi.

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Comcast Cuts The Cord On Deal With Time Warner Cable

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 8:22am

The Justice Department had raised concerns over the proposed $45.2 billion merger, which would have brought nearly 30 percent of TV and about 55 percent of broadband subscribers under one roof.

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What Happens When You Run a Company With (Almost) No Rules?

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 8:11am

When Ricardo Semler became the CEO of his father's company, he reorganized it with the belief that less management and more flexibility meant a better workplace and bigger profits.

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First Film On 'Black Netflix' Is As Provocative As Its Stars

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 5:07am

The Urban Movie Channel, created by BET founder Robert L. Johnson, is being touted as the black Netflix. Its first original movie, Blackbird, is about a gay interracial romance in the Deep South.

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2 Years After A Garment Factory Collapse, Have Workers Seen Improvement?

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 4:10am

More than 1,000 workers died two years ago when a garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed. David Greene talks to journalist Amy Yee about whether working conditions at factories have improved since.

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Will Apple's Newest Gadget Ignite A Smart Watch Movement?

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 3:30am

As Apple's smart watch goes on sale, there are some big questions about the whole idea of the wrist watch as a computer, including whether consumers come to see them as a luxury or a necessity.

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Slow Fashion Shows Consumers What It's Made Of

Fri, 04/24/2015 - 2:23am

It's been two years since more than 1,100 workers were killed in a garment factory in Bangladesh. "Ethical fashion" is gaining momentum — though what that means depends on whom you ask.

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SkyWest Now Says Several Passengers Were Ill On Diverted Flight

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 6:54pm

The airline initially said just one passenger lost consciousness. It still doesn't know what caused the crisis.

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Delinquent Mines: Congress Revives Bill To Hold Mine Owners Accountable

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 5:55pm

The measure, first proposed in 2910, would shut down mines if owners fail to pay fines for safety violations.

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Biometrics May Ditch The Password, But Not The Hackers

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:44pm

Fingerprints, facial and voice recognition — companies are investing in more secure methods to verify people. But even biometrics can be defeated, and they raise privacy concerns.

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