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With Medicare Pay On The Line, Hospitals Push Harder To Please Patients

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 3:20am

The federal government now factors patient satisfaction ratings into the rates Medicare pays hospitals. Some hospitals with lower ratings are finding it's difficult to change patients' perceptions.

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With Medicare Pay On The Line, Hospitals Push Harder To Please Patients

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 3:20am

The federal government now factors patient satisfaction ratings into the rates Medicare pays hospitals. Some hospitals with lower ratings are finding it's difficult to change patients' perceptions.

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Low Oil Prices Could Stall Explosive Growth In Montana Boom Town

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 3:16am

Oil production appears to be churning right along in Sidney. But leaders are bracing for a whole lot less oil tax revenue to pay for services that are stretched thin.

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Low Oil Prices Could Stall Explosive Growth In Montana Boom Town

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 3:16am

Oil production appears to be churning right along in Sidney, Mont. But leaders are bracing for a whole lot less oil tax revenue to deal with all the boom's impacts.

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Architect Renzo Piano: The Future Of Europe's Cities Is In The Suburbs

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 3:14am

In the 1960s and '70s, Piano was involved in the battle to revive decaying historic centers of cities. Now the Pritzker Prize-winning architect is fighting to save their often desolate outskirts.

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Architect Renzo Piano: The Future Of Europe's Cities Is In The Suburbs

Tue, 03/10/2015 - 3:14am

In the 1960s and '70s, Piano was involved in the battle to revive decaying historic centers of cities. Now the Pritzker Prize-winning architect is fighting to save their often desolate outskirts.

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The Numbers Add Up To This: Less And Less Opportunity For Poor Kids

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 11:03pm

A new book and study both show that the ability to rise from poverty to the middle class truly is shrinking. A child without married, educated parents starts life at a huge and worsening disadvantage.

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The Numbers Add Up To This: Less And Less Opportunity For Poor Kids

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 11:03pm

A new book and study both show that the ability to rise from poverty to the middle class truly is shrinking. A child without married, educated parents starts life at a huge and worsening disadvantage.

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Pigeon, Parakeet And Pony: Amsterdam Food Truck Serves Maligned Meat

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 4:53pm

The Kitchen Of The Unwanted Animal, a food truck and specialty food provider, is trying to change attitudes toward "edible" animals in Holland. They're doing it one My Little Pony Burger at a time.

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Pigeon, Parakeet And Pony: Amsterdam Food Truck Serves Maligned Meat

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 4:53pm

The Kitchen Of The Unwanted Animal, a food truck and specialty food provider, is trying to change attitudes toward "edible" animals in Holland. They're doing it one My Little Pony Burger at a time.

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Neighbors And Fans Are Curious About Apple's Massive New HQ

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 4:12pm

The new Silicon Valley campus has been the subject of fevered speculation. A sneak preview finds a site full of green features, but neighbors may not be welcome to stroll the premises.

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Neighbors And Fans Are Curious About Apple's Massive New HQ

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 4:12pm

The new Silicon Valley campus has been the subject of fevered speculation. A sneak preview finds a site full of green features, but neighbors may not be welcome to stroll the premises.

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Straight To Audiobook: Authors Write Original Works Meant To Be Heard

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 3:32pm

Writer Philip Pullman says it's all part of the oral tradition: "Long before writing, people were telling each other stories," he says. Audiobook technology has come a long way since the early days.

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Credit Rating Agencies Agree To Change Process For Reporting Errors

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 3:32pm

The three major credit rating agencies reached an agreement with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Monday to change the way they handle errors on credit reports.

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Signs Right-To-Work Bill

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 1:42pm

His state is the 25th to adopt the measure, which critics say restricts collective bargaining and drives down wages. Walker said the law "sends a powerful message across the country."

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#AppleWatchEvent: Follow NPR's Laura Sydell As Apple Unveils Its Smart Watch

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 12:22pm

NPR's Laura Sydell (@Sydell) is live-tweeting the Apple event where the company is expected to unveil its much-anticipated smart watch.

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As Commodity Prices Sink, Mining Equipment Makers Suffer

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 4:08am

Lower prices for minerals like copper and iron ore may be good news for car makers and other manufacturers. But companies making the huge equipment used to dig these minerals are seeing weaker demand.

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As Apple Watch Launches, Taking Stock Of Competitors And Possibilities

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 2:59am

The tech titan's latest device/platform drops into a busy gadget niche that has a big gender gap among early adopters. Still, analysts are expecting more than 10 million sales in the first year.

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In Kansas City, Superfast Internet And A Digital Divide

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 2:56am

Kansas City boasts one of the fastest, most competitive Internet service markets. But people are still trying to figure what do with all that speed — and some neighborhoods aren't being served.

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FDA Tests Turn Up Dairy Farmers Breaking The Law On Antibiotics

Sun, 03/08/2015 - 2:02pm

Random tests of milk reveal that a few farmers are treating dairy cows with antibiotics that aren't supposed to be used on them. The FDA is now considering tighter controls to prevent such practices.

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