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North Carolina Union Seeks To Enlist College Athletes

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 1:26pm

The move comes two months after a National Labor Relations Board ruling that athletes at Northwestern University are school employees and therefore are entitled to form a union.

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NPR To End 'Tell Me More,' Eliminate 28 Positions

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:28am

The moves come as part of the network's effort to close this year's more than $6 million budget gap. Tell Me More host Michel Martin will remain with NPR.

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Wave This Scanner Over Your Plate, Get A Nutritional Analysis

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 10:42am

Renee Montagne reports on a tiny hand-held device that you wave over your food and find out the chemical components and calories.

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G.M. Recalls 2.42 Million Vehicles Over Four Different Issues

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 10:42am

The American auto company has faced intense criticism over its failure to recall more than 2 million vehicles with ignition switch problems linked to at least a dozen deaths.

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How Far Your Paycheck Goes, In 356 U.S. Cities

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 9:13am

Where middle-class workers feel richest and poorest — and where the cost of living takes the biggest bite.

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Chipotle Tells Its Customers Not To Bring Guns To Its Restaurants

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 8:52am

The request is similar to the one made by Starbucks back in September and comes after a the group Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America launched a national campaign.

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U.S. Files Cyberspying Charges Against Chinese Officials

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 6:41am

The Justice Department filed charges Monday against five members of the Chinese military. U.S. officials said the five are accused of hacking six American companies to gain trade secrets.

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In China, Anger At U.S. Hacking Charges — And Claims Of Hypocrisy

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 6:20am

Citing U.S. surveillance and wiretapping operations, China says the U.S. has double standards on cybersecurity. The angry response came a day after the U.S. accused 5 Chinese officials of hacking.

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Unpaid Court Fees Land The Poor In 21st Century Debtors' Prisons

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 5:12am

Debtors' prisons were outlawed in the United States back before the Civil War. But an NPR state-by-state survey found that people still get sent to jail for unpaid court fines and fees.

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The Last Word In Business

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 4:09am

Renee Montagne has the Last Word in business.

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St. Louis Holds Competition To Attract Startups

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 4:09am

The competition, called the Arch Grants, gives $50,000 to 20 young businesses. In exchange for the money, the winners will have to move their businesses to St. Louis.

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Malicious Software Probe Reveals Vast Criminal Network

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 4:09am

Authorities have charged developers and users of RAT, a software program that makes spying on an individual's computer easy. Users can capture passwords and spy on people through laptop cameras.

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Foreclosure Overhaul Comes Too Slowly For Many Homeowners

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 4:09am

The biggest U.S. banks are still foreclosing on homeowners who qualify for new loans, according to a coalition of non-profits. That's despite settlements aimed at preventing unnecessary foreclosures.

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Credit Suisse Pleads Guilty To Helping U.S. Tax Evaders

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 5:59pm

The Swiss bank has agreed to pay $2.5 billion in penalties to U.S. authorities for helping Americans use tax havens to hide from the IRS.

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AT&T And DirecTV Mega-Merger Spells Changes For Media Landscape

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 3:16pm

AT&T's $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV now faces regulatory scrutiny. Meanwhile, a deal merging Comcast and Time Warner Cable is also in the works. Consumer advocates worry about consolidation, but many observers think the deals could hold down costs for the merged companies.

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In Rare Concession, Credit Suisse Admits Criminal Wrongdoing

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 3:16pm

Credit Suisse will plead guilty to criminal charges and pay over $2 billion in fines in connection to allegations of tax evasion. But the CEO and chairman are reportedly expected to keep their jobs.

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In Jill Abramson's Firing, Was The 'Glass Cliff' To Blame?

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 3:16pm

Jill Abramson's firing as editor of The New York Times has prompted conversation about biases that affect women in positions of authority. Two prominent fields of research explore this question.

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With Cartel On The Run, Mexican Lime Farmers Keep More Of The Green

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 3:16pm

Thanks to a big spring crop in Veracruz and police crackdowns on drug cartels, high prices for Mexican limes are falling earthward, just in time for summer cocktails. Mexican farmers are celebrating.

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'Fed Up' Portrays Obese Kids As Victims In A Sugar-Coated World

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 11:08am

A new documentary argues that the food industry and government policies have pushed too much sugar on children and caused the childhood obesity epidemic. But the industry says society is to blame.

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3 Million Young People Missing From Housing Market? It's Everyone's Problem

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 11:02am

Fewer young adults are buying homes today compared with a decade ago. The National Housing Conference's Lisa Sturtevant and NPR's Marilyn Geewax explain worries that it could harm the housing market.

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