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Consumer Agency Launches Tool To Help You Find A Cheaper Mortgage

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 2:30am

For many Americans, buying a house is the biggest financial transaction of their lives, but a new federal report says half of buyers don't shop around for a better interest rate on their mortgage.

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Ford's New Aluminum F-150, VW Golf Take Top Detroit Auto Show Honors

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 10:44am

Also notable was the unveiling of General Motors' all-electric Chevrolet Bolt concept car, which seems a clear rival to the Tesla.

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Stealing Oil Is Easy, Selling It On The International Market Isn't

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 3:59am

To steal oil, lots of people need to be in on it: small time crooks and criminal bosses, the owners of oil tankers, corrupt officials and even traders in the United States looking the other way.

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Regulators Take Action Against Delinquent Mines

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 3:59am

In reaction to an NPR/MSHN investigation, federal regulators, a member of Congress and others are considering ways to crack down on mining companies that fail to pay delinquent mine safety penalties.

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Supreme Court Sees The Signs — But Can They Stay?

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 2:26am

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Monday in a case that looks at how municipal governments may regulate where and when signs are posted.

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States And Businesses Continue Playing The Keystone XL Waiting Game

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 4:10pm

What would happen if the Keystone XL pipeline does not go ahead? NPR's Arun Rath talks with Peter Schwiering of Rose Rock Midstream, a crude oil storage company in Cushing, Okla.

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If A Smart Stove Could Suggest Recipes, Would You Buy It?

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 1:48pm

Tech companies are lining up to sell us "smart" things that learn what we might want and give it to us before we ask. But so far consumers seem wary, in part because of privacy concerns.

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