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When Money Trumps Need In College Admissions

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 2:37am

Some of the factors keeping low-income students from getting into college aren't always obvious to the public, higher education insiders tell Morning Edition's David Greene.

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After Bangladesh Factory Disaster, Efforts Show Mixed Progress

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 2:37am

One year ago, a factory building in Bangladesh collapsed, killing more than 1,100 workers. Top retailers have begun inspecting factories more aggressively, but other steps have fallen short.

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Apple Increases Stock Buyback, To Split Stock

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 12:34am

Apple is giving more of its cash to shareholders and will split its stock for the first time in 9 years. It's attempting to charm investors fretting over slow sales growth and the pace of innovation.

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The FDA Moves To Regulate Increasingly Popular E-Cigarettes

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:03pm

If the agency has its way, it will ban sales to minors and keep e-cigarettes out of vending machines. People also would be warned that the nicotine vapor the devices emit is addictive.

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Reports: FCC Poised For About-Face On Net Neutrality

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 5:51pm

According to reports, the FCC is set to approve a system in which Internet service providers offer a faster pipe to American homes to content companies willing to pay for it.

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Costly Hepatitis C Pill Shreds Drug Industry Sales Record

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:31pm

Sovaldi has been found to be remarkably effective in curing most patients with common forms of hepatitis C in a matter of months. But the clinical success comes at a high price.

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Brazil Becomes One Of The First To Adopt Internet 'Bill Of Rights'

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:09pm

President Dilma Rouseff signed the bill into law to kick off an international conference about the governance of the Internet.

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Slowly And Sweetly, Vietnam's Chocolate Industry Grows

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:14pm

French colonists planted cacao in Vietnam in the 1800s, but the crop was outpaced by coffee and cashews. Now French expats are helping the country become a respected producer of high-end chocolate.

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Under Calif. Law With Teeth, Big-Time Lawsuits Hit Small Businesses

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:01pm

Some California lawyers and litigants have created a cottage industry around the Americans with Disabilities Act. Some plaintiffs file hundreds of complaints a year, collecting a living off small businesses that aren't compliant with the ADA. Small business advocates and community leaders say they focus on minority businesses because they make for easier targets.

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Blockbuster Trades Are Changing The Face Of Pharmaceuticals

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:01pm

Pharmaceutical companies are suddenly trading entire divisions the way sports teams swap players. Glaxo, Novartis and Ely Lily are all involved in a complicated deal announced Tuesday, and so far this year, five deals exceeding $2 billion have been announced. What's driving the deal-making?

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Weekly Innovation: An Inflatable Car Seat That Comes In A Backpack

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:53am

Parents, you are going to want to read about this prototype from Volvo. It's fully inflatable and designed to make what's normally a clunky and heavy seat both lighter and more portable.

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American Journalist Kidnapped By Ukraine's Pro-Russia Insurgents

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:55am

The reporter for Vice News was seized by gunmen on Tuesday but is "fine," according to a spokeswoman for his kidnappers.

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Dirty Money: A Microbial Jungle Thrives In Your Wallet

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 6:40am

A look at the critters that live on money finds about 3,000 types of bacteria. Most are harmless. But researchers found traces of DNA from anthrax and drug-resistant pathogens, too.

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Haagen-Dazs Experiments With Veggie Ice Cream

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:23am

Next month in Japan, Haagen-Dazs will debut vegetable-flavored ice cream. Each carton will contain about half the fat content of regular Haagen-Dazs.

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Urban Libraries Become De Facto Homeless Shelters

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:23am

San Francisco's library system has hired a full-time social worker to help find housing and other services for the homeless men and women who've set up camp among the stacks.

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Networks Tell Supreme Court Aereo Steals Their Content

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:23am

Broadcasters say the TV streaming company is violating copyright laws. The ruling will influence the future of television, and also affect technologies such as cloud computing.

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Income Inequality Is A Major Barrier To Attending College

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:23am

Morning Edition co-host David Greene talks to Suzanne Mettler of Cornell University, author of the new book, Degrees of Inequality: How the Politics of Higher Education Sabotaged the American Dream.

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One Approach To Head Start: To Help Kids, Help Their Parents

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:03am

One Tulsa, Okla., nonprofit believes that improving poor kids' prospects also requires preparing their parents for well-paying jobs. The program's director says managing both is a tough nut to crack.

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The Price War Over The Cloud Has High Stakes For The Internet

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:32am

Amazon, Google, Microsoft and others are competing to be the main landlords of the cloud. Their terms and prices could control who gets to build what on the Internet, and for how much.

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Subminimum Wages For The Disabled: Godsend Or Exploitation?

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 3:31am

Activists say a federal law that allows employers to pay people with disabilities pennies per hour is out of date and should be changed. But some say the law is a lifeline for the disabled.

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