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Hydroponic Veggies Are Taking Over Organic, And A Move To Ban Them Fails

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 11:47am

Many organic tomatoes or peppers are grown in greenhouses, where they get nutrients from water. Critics say that violates the spirit of "organic." A bid to strip them of the label failed this week.

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Facebook Has Commented On An Election You Voted In. Be The First To Like It.

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 9:06am

One year ago, Mark Zuckerberg said it was a "pretty crazy idea" that Facebook might have influenced the presidential election. He's had a change of heart.

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Top NPR Executive Resigns After Sexual Harassment Allegations

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 4:04am

We have the latest developments on the resignation of NPR's senior vice president following sexual harassment allegations.

Trump To Announce Pick To Lead Federal Reserve

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 4:04am

President Trump is expected to announce his pick to lead the Federal Reserve Thursday. Advisers have been hinting it will be Jerome Powell, who is currently a member of the Fed's Board of Governors.

Polls: Americans Aren't Buying Key White House Arguments For Tax Overhaul

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 4:01am

A series of new polls suggest Americans are unenthusiastic and divided over the forthcoming Republican tax bill.

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Tough Questions, Hours Of Hearings But No Silver Bullet On Russian Tech Interference

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 4:00am

A marathon on Capitol Hill this week yielded new details about the scale and nature of Russian interference in the 2016 election, but no easy solution for preventing the next effort by the Kremlin.

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Episode 803: Nudge, Nudge, Nobel

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 4:24pm

Why do smart people make dumb decisions? Figuring that out won Richard Thaler a Nobel Prize.

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Fed Holds Key Interest Rate Steady, But Increase Expected In December

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 3:29pm

At what could be one of Janet Yellen's last meetings as Federal Reserve chair, policymakers decided to keep short-term rates unchanged. But analysts are looking for a rate increase next month.

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NPR's Head Of News Resigns Following Harassment Allegations

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:13am

"This morning I asked Mike Oreskes for his resignation because of inappropriate behavior," NPR CEO Jarl Mohn said in a memo to NPR staff. "I have received his resignation, effective immediately."

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