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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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New Streaming Services Are Changing TV — And Viewers, Too

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 4:36am

DISH Networks will soon debut Sling TV, a new streaming service for some cable channels with no cable subscription. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says such services are changing how we watch TV.

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New Streaming Services Are Changing TV — And Viewers, Too

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 4:36am

Streaming services like Netflix and the DISH Network's new Sling TV are helping consumers break free of cable subscriptions. That means TV shows must find new ways to connect with their viewers.

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Employment Is Up. Paychecks, Not So Much

Sat, 01/10/2015 - 9:32am

Hopes that wages may finally be solidly on the rise were dashed in Friday's jobs report. While employers added 252,000 new jobs, average hourly earnings actually dipped.

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In Vegas, Intel Makes A Big Bet On Wearables

Sat, 01/10/2015 - 5:20am

Chipmaker Intel made Silicon Valley possible. But now the company is searching for a new identity — and business stream. As consumers abandon PCs, the CEO is looking toward an untested area.

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In Vegas, Intel Hopes A Smart Idea Takes Flight

Sat, 01/10/2015 - 5:20am

Chipmaker Intel made Silicon Valley possible. But now the company is searching for a new identity — and business stream. As consumers abandon PCs, the CEO is looking toward an untested area.

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Nebraska Supreme Court Clears Way For Keystone XL Pipeline

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 8:47am

The split decision allows the controversial project to proceed. The U.S. House of Representatives could vote as early as today on a bill to approve the pipeline.

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Unemployment Dips To 5.6 Percent As Economy Adds 252K Jobs

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 7:37am

December's job growth caps a 2014 that saw the most jobs added to the economy since 1999.

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Not All Publications Reprint Material From 'Charlie Hebdo'

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 4:21am

The attack on the satiric magazine has confronted news organizations with a dilemma: whether to republish or broadcast images of the offending cartoons that appear to have inspired the shootings.

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Economists Expect Strong Job Growth In December

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 4:21am

There's more than the usual level of interest in this data. It will provide data on the final month of 2014 and it will show whether the strength recorded in November was the start of something big.

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Honda Fined $70 Million For Underreporting Deaths And Injuries

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 6:56pm

The National Highway Safety Administration says the Japanese automaker failed to report over 1,700 death and injury claims over 11 years.

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Out Of the Shadows And Onto Menus: Foie Gras Is Back In California

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 3:56pm

Chefs across California are celebrating a judge's decision to end the state's ban on the sale of foie gras. Many had continued to serve the delicacy, made from fatty duck or goose liver, illegally.

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Congress Renews Post-Terrorist Attack Insurance Payments

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 3:12pm

Opponents had argued that shopping mall developers, sports stadium owners and others shouldn't get taxpayer support. Supporters, who say private insurance would be too expensive, prevailed.

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Privacy, Security Focal Points At CES

Thu, 01/08/2015 - 3:12pm

From Goldkey's smart watch that can make encrypted phone calls, to the iWallet that prevents hackers from stealing your credit card information, tech companies at CES are focusing this year on privacy gadgets. Melissa Block talks to CNET's Lindsey Turrentine about the latest in personal privacy technology at this week's International Consumer Electronics Show.

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