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Startups Pitch Cricket Flour As The Best Protein You Could Eat

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 2:26pm

Could crickets compete with soy or even meat as a main source of protein in our diet? A few companies are testing the water with cricket flour for baking and bars fortified with powdered crickets.

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Panama Canal Symbolizes U.S. Geopolitical, Technological Power

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep, talks to economic historian Noel Maurer about the Panama Canal, which opened 100 years ago. Considered one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, the canal connected the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans — and became a symbol of American geopolitical and technological power.

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The Last Word In Business

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 4:00am

David Greene and Steve Inskeep have the Last Word in business.

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Business News

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 4:00am

Steve Inskeep has business news.

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China's Wanda Group Branches Out Into Entertainment

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 4:00am

A Chinese company this week made a play to become what could be likened to the Walt Disney Company of China. Steve Inskeep talks to Clifford Coonan, Asia Bureau Chief for The Hollywood Reporter.

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Comment Period For Offshore Drilling Ends Friday

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 4:00am

The federal government is developing its offshore oil and gas leasing plan for a 5-year period that begins in 2017. Right now most of the activity is in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Fleeing War And Finding Work

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 3:00am

Most countries in the developing world won't let refugees work. But Uganda is trying something different.

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Back-To-School Shoppers: Hunting For Tax Breaks And Bargains

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 2:31am

Retailers are optimistic about back-to-school sales because the job market has been strengthening and gas prices falling. Still, many retailers count on sales-tax holidays to lure shoppers to malls.

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Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway Crosses Milestone

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 1:42am

A Class A share of Berkshire Hathaway is now worth more than $200,000. Warren Buffet created the conglomerate about 50 years ago, and he has refused to split Berkshire's shares.

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Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Crosses Milestone

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 1:42am

A Class A share of Berkshire Hathaway is now worth more than $200,000. Warren Buffett created the conglomerate about 50 years ago, and he has refused to split Berkshire's shares.

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A Chinese Man, A $50 Billion Plan And A Canal To Reshape Nicaragua

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 9:35pm

Groundbreaking for the 173-mile canal is set for December, but critics warn the waterway will cause irreparable environmental and social damage. The government has withheld outside firms' assessments.

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Once-Dilapidated City Train Stations Enjoying A Renaissance

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:12pm

Cities like St. Paul, Minn., and Denver are revitalizing old union stations with brewpubs and cafes. It's part of an effort to spur downtown development and attract young adults and baby boomers.

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Should We Kill The $100 Bill?

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:05pm

Nearly 80 percent of all the U.S. currency in the world is in $100 bills. But some people want to get rid of the bill altogether.

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Wanted At Barneys New York: An 'Anti-Profiling Consultant'

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 9:59am

The high-end retailer settled a nine-month investigation by the New York state attorney general's office by agreeing to hire an independent expert on preventing racial profiling.

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Book News: Amazon Expands Into Campus Bookselling

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 7:53am

Also: X-Files star Gillian Anderson is writing a book; a new poem by Graham Hillard.

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Kickstarter Helps Kenny Loggins Fan Realize His Dream

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:02am

Erick Sanchez wanted Kenny Loggins and his band to play a 75-minute set in his living room. Within 10 days, the Kickstarter campaign had reached its goal of $30,000.

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California Proposal Could Fund Water Projects

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:02am

California lawmakers came to an agreement on a $7.5 billion bond package to address the state's drought. Gov. Jerry Brown signed the proposal, and now the public will vote on the measure in November.

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Reporter's Notebook: A Not-So-Grand Tour Of Ethiopia's Top Hospital

Thu, 08/14/2014 - 4:02am

The reporter asks the nurse what the hospital needs. The nurse says, "If you don't help me, why do you ask me." Welcome to Black Lion, said to be the country's best hospital.

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Shifting Climate Has North Dakota Farmers Swapping Wheat For Corn

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 5:32pm

Projections suggest that climate change will hurt agriculture in most parts of the world. But some areas of the U.S. could actually see a benefit as corn production moves farther north.

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City-Run Gas Station Makes Waves In Southeastern Kentucky

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:23pm

A gas station in Somerset, Ky., was opened recently by city officials as a way to try to lower gas prices. Critics call it a socialist move and say government competition isn't fair to local firms.

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