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Credit Agencies Agree To Wait Before Adding Medical Debt To Ratings

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:22am

Insurers sometimes wrangle with patients and for months before paying a bill. A new six-month waiting period will give consumers time to resolve disputes and avoid having their credit ratings dinged.

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France Wins Battle Against Belgium's Plan For A Waterloo Coin

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 10:18am

A two-euro coin commemorating the bicentennial of Napoleon Bonaparte's defeat will not be widely released, after French objections over what it called a "negative symbol."

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Does NCAA Ban On Paying Student Athletes Violate Federal Law?

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:12am

The top college basketball teams face off next week in the NCAA tournament. And, a panel of judges will hear arguments over whether colleges should be allowed to pay basketball and football players.

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Kenneth Branagh Directs Live-Action Version Of 'Cinderella' For Disney

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:12am

Disney's dream is that Cinderella will sweep up at the box office just like the live-action Alice and Maleficent did before her. Disney aims to make $100 million at the global box office this weekend.

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Mayweather, Pacquiao Will Brawl For Boxing's Richest Purse Ever

Fri, 03/13/2015 - 3:22am

The upcoming bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao may or may not be the greatest of all time, but the two fighters are expected to take home at least $200 million combined.

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Obama, Unions On Opposite Sides Of The (Fast) Track For Trade Deals

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 4:09pm

Labor groups, which have been allies of President Obama, are now stepping up their efforts to thwart White House plans for passing foreign trade deals on a "fast track" through Congress.

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Silicon Prairie: Tech Startups Find A Welcoming Home In The Midwest

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 3:58pm

Some entrepreneurs are leaving the high tech hot spots of San Francisco, New York and the Silicon Valley for greener pastures in a place that actually has greener pastures: Lincoln, Neb.

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A Craft Beer Tax Battle Is Brewing On Capitol Hill

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 3:51pm

Craft beer is a rapidly-growing industry and Washington lawmakers have noticed. Two proposed bills would lower the federal excise tax for small brewers.

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Disney Announces Title Of Stand-Alone 'Star Wars' Film

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 2:15pm

It'll be called Rogue One, and it's coming to theaters Dec. 16, 2016. The film stars Felicity Jones, most famous for her Academy Award-nominated performance in The Theory of Everything.

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Twitter Updates Policiy To Combat Revenge Porn

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 4:04am

Twitter has a new privacy policy. The company says if someone posts a photo or video that is intimate in nature, they have to have permission from whoever is featured in it.

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Improving U.S. Economy Boosts Spring Air Travel

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 4:04am

Air travel is projected to reach a 7-year high this spring. A major travel organization predicts longer lines and larger crowds. It is calling for airlines to improve airport infrastructure.

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What Does NPR's Planet Money Team Have In Common With George Soros?

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 4:04am

Our Planet Money team shorted the entire U.S. stock market. The team learned they had some good company in their short, billionaire George Soros also shorted the S&P — but his strategy was different.

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Plans To Explore For Oil Offshore Worry East Coast Residents

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 3:28am

With memories of the massive BP spill still fresh, residents are hoping to stop offshore drilling and underwater seismic testing. Industry leaders say they follow rules meant to protect wildlife.

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Feds Prepared To Reopen All Superstorm Sandy Insurance Claims

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 9:46pm

FEMA's move comes after months of questions about whether insurance companies shortchanged homeowners.

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Why Some Schools Serve Local Food And Others Can't (Or Won't)

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 4:31pm

A survey found that 36 percent of U.S. public schools bought food from local farmers during two recent school years. But a slightly greater number of schools served no local food at all.

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Targeting Unions: Right-To-Work Movement Bolstered By Wisconsin

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 3:54pm

This week, Wisconsin joined two dozen other states with laws saying workers can't be forced to join labor unions to keep a job. But as more states moved to weaken unions, the unions are fighting back.

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What Do Shorted Stocks Tell Us About The Economy?

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 3:36pm

Looking at the list of the ten most shorted stocks out there can tell a lot about the economy and human nature. David Kestenbaum from our Planet Money podcast takes us through the list.

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Claude Sitton, 'Dean Of The Race Beat,' Dies At 89

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 2:02pm

Sitton's reporting from the front lines of the civil rights movement earned him the ire of southern officials and attention from the Department of Justice.

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The App Of The Moment: Meerkat Tests Our Desire To Share Live Video

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:55am

The new mobile app for live video streaming piggybacks off Twitter and is easy to use. Meerkat comes at a time when video is increasingly popular. But can the hype last?

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The Boss Can Force You To Buy Company's Health Insurance

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:32am

Under the federal health law, employers with 100 or more full-time workers can enroll them in the company plan without their say as long as the coverage is deemed affordable and adequate.

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