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The Internet Of Things Is Becoming More Difficult To Escape

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 3:30pm

In coming years, human and machine connectivity will continue to progress, despite concerns about vulnerabilities, making it increasingly difficult to withdraw from online tools, experts say.

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Solar's Future Is So Bright… But Clouds Are In The Forecast

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 9:06am

A new report suggests solar jobs have grown 17 times faster than the overall U.S. economy. But now that President Trump has decided to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement, what's the future of solar power in America?

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'Pink Slime' Case Pits S.D. Meat Producer Against ABC News

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 4:00am

The company that made "pink slime" is suing ABC News, saying the network's 2012 coverage was defamatory and hurt its operations. Opening statements began Monday.

Disability Advocates Fear Impact Of Medicaid Cuts In GOP Health Plan

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 3:44am

Evan Nodvin has lived on his own since after high school. But since he has Down syndrome, he does that with help from Medicaid. The Trump administration is threatening deep cuts to the program.

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Russian Businessman With Ties To Ex-Trump Campaign Official Comes Under Scrutiny

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 5:13pm

Oleg Deripaska sued over a report that he paid former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort to further the Russian government's interests. The story brought new focus to the billionaire and his career.

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Apple Joins Smart-Speaker Race With Music-Focused 'HomePod'

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 4:17pm

The speaker is powered by Apple's personal assistant Siri and marks the long-awaited entry of the tech giant into competition with Amazon's and Google's smart home devices.

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Mayors, Companies Vow To Act On Climate, Even As U.S. Leaves Paris Accord

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 3:41pm

President Trump has announced he will withdraw the U.S. from the global agreement to fight climate change. But more than 1,200 mayors, governors and business leaders say they're still on board.

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Audible Offers Lottery For Employees To Live 1 Year Rent-Free In Newark, N.J.

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 3:38pm

The headquarters for Audible are in Newark, N.J. Earlier this year, it offered a lottery for employees — free rent for a year to live in an a building in downtown of the much-maligned city.

An Ancient Spanish Style Of Cider Takes Root In America

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 1:38pm

The tart, funky-tasting "sidra natural" can taste a bit off to first-timers. but as America's craft hard-cider market grows, and sour beer becomes more popular, people are warming up to the drink.

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Trump Announces Plan To Privatize Air Traffic Control

Mon, 06/05/2017 - 11:06am

It's an idea long supported by most of the commercial airlines and the union who say the system is inefficient under the Federal Aviation Administration.

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The Millennial Obsession With Self-Care

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 7:03am

Why are millennials so dedicated to self-care, while their parents are considerably more averse to the phenomenon?

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Michael Bloomberg Aim To Fight Noncommunicable Diseases Complicated By President's Pitch

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 7:01am

Michael Bloomberg and Dr. Kelly Henning talk to NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro about how the fight against noncommunicable diseases may be complicated by the president's plan to cut global health spending.

CEO Of Electric Power Giant Criticizes Trump Decision To Withdraw From Paris Climate Agreement

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 7:01am

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Nick Akins, head of American Electric Power, about his reaction to President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement.

Is The Economic Glass Half-Full Or Half-Empty? It Depends

Sun, 06/04/2017 - 6:00am

In these hyper-polarized times, even seemingly objective facts like the unemployment rate are often viewed through a partisan lens.

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Unemployment Data Are Often Colored By Politics

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 6:32am

The Labor Department has issued its monthly jobs report. In these hyper-partisan times, even seemingly objective facts about the economy are viewed through the lens of party politics.

Fears Grow As DHS Officials Consider Expanding Airline Laptop Ban

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 6:32am

The White House is deciding whether to prohibit airline passengers from bringing laptops on board flights from Europe. Travel industry leaders say it could have a chilling effect on travel business.

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