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Labor Dispute Criticized For Slowing West Coast Port Traffic

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 4:01am

At odds are Pacific dockworkers and shipping companies. For months they've been trying to work out a new labor agreement. And now, shippers are accusing dockworkers of deliberately slowing their work.

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Burger King Opens Restaurants In India

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 4:01am

Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne report on Burger King opening restaurants in India.

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Want To Grow These Apples? You'll Have To Join The Club

Mon, 11/10/2014 - 2:04am

New brands are reshaping the apple aisle of supermarkets. Many are "club apples" --varieties that are controlled and managed by select groups of farmers..

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Holidays Travelers Should Expect Packed Planes, Higher Fares

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 3:53pm

With fuel prices down, profits are up. But that doesn't mean you'll be able to find cheap airfares, especially over the holidays: The airline industry is predicting its busiest season in years.

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Low Gas Prices Haven't Slowed Domestic Drilling — Yet

Sun, 11/09/2014 - 3:53pm

With gas prices plunging below $3 a gallon, motorists have plenty to celebrate. But people in oil-producing states, where low prices mean fewer jobs and less government revenue, are starting to worry.

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Tech Week: The New U.S. CTO, Silk Road 2.0, Amazon Echoes Siri

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 4:54am

A profile of the new U.S. technology chief , how the FBI took down the latest online bazaar for black market goods, and the other tech headlines you need to read, all in this week's roundup.

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A Challenge To The New Congress: Fix Stagnant Wages

Sat, 11/08/2014 - 4:53am

The 2014 election's over, but NPR's Linda Wertheimer says we should still be talking politics, every week. Specifically, she hopes lawmakers will come together to do something about wage stagnation.

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Liberia's 'Flags Of Convenience' Help It Stay Afloat

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 3:19pm

The weak Liberian economy has been hit by the Ebola crisis. One thing Liberia does have going for it is an unusual export — its flag. The Liberian flag is the second most popular flag flown by international cargo ships and is a huge source of revenue.

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Forget The Unemployment Rate — Look At These 5 Economic Indicators

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 3:19pm

The unemployment rate tells only a partial story about the labor market and the state of American workers. Five indicators provide a fuller understanding of the economy and the nation's workforce.

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Capitalism Is Making China Richer, But Not Democratic

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:08pm

The U.S. thought trade and investment would eventually make China more democratic. In fact, it's had the opposite effect: creating a rich, authoritarian leadership class that remains repressive.

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Even After SpaceShipTwo Crash, Many Space Tourists Hold On To Tickets

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:47pm

Virgin Galactic says there have been some cancellations in the week since its experimental craft went down, killing the co-pilot. But many ticket holders say they don't plan to ask for refunds.

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Judge Approves Detroit's Plan To Exit Bankruptcy

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:58am

The deal worked out by the city's emergency manager, Kevyn Orr, includes shedding $7 billion in debt and borrowing hundreds of millions to implement the strategy.

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17 Arrested As European, U.S. Authorities Raid Darknet Sites

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:38am

Among those held were the alleged owner and operator of Silk Road 2.0 in San Francisco. The underground online markets seized Thursday allow users to anonymously buy illegal products and services.

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For-Profit Colleges Sue The Federal Government

Fri, 11/07/2014 - 9:03am

An industry group calls an attempt to regulate the career college industry "unlawful, arbitrary and irrational."

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