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Hey Yogurt-Maker, Where'd You Get Those Microbes?

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 4:08am

Making yogurt requires bacteria — but which strains of bacteria? There are dozens to choose from, and that choice affects yogurt's tartness and texture.

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Walmart Challenges Amazon 'Prime Day' With Rival Sale

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 3:31pm

It might be the middle of July, but retailers are staging a Black Friday style event on Wednesday. At midnight, Amazon will offer its Prime members — people who pay $99 a year — thousands of items at discounted prices for one day. But Walmart is punching back.

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New Exhibit Laces Together Sneakers And History

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 3:31pm

From high-heeled kicks to Air Jordans, a traveling exhibit from the Brooklyn Museum encourages us to look at everyday footwear as exquisite objects of desire, and see "sneakerheads" as the historians.

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Is Transparency The Music Industry's Next Battle?

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 9:10am

A report on the music industry from Berklee College of Music offers recommendations for ensuring that royalties make it to their rightful owners.

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New Student Loans For A New For-Profit Education Sector

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 6:03am

Financing options are multiplying for "coder bootcamps" — small, immersive schools that turn out software developers in weeks rather than years.

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After Tense Negotiations For Bailout, Will Greek Parliament Fall In Line?

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 4:01am

The parliament starts debate Tuesday on the new bailout plan agreed to over the weekend with eurozone countries. Given the concessions Greece agreed to, it's likely to be a very stormy session.

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As Big 3 Automakers Begin Union Talks, Both Sides Say Profit Is Job 1

Tue, 07/14/2015 - 4:01am

GM and the UAW kicked off contract talks Monday; Chrysler and Ford will do the same this month. Negotiations are never easy, but since industry bailouts in 2009, there's a stronger push to cooperate.

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Tired Of Greek Reruns? Understandable, But A New Season Is Beginning

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 4:33pm

Greece, buried under debt, is begging for its third bailout. Europeans are willing to help, but only if Greece can prove that this time will be different. Investors are betting this time, it will be.

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Shrinking Paychecks: Hillary Clinton Takes On 2016's Toughest Economic Question

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 4:03pm

The defining economic question for candidates this cycle could be how (or even whether) to deal with unstoppable forces like ride-hailing company Uber and global trade.

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Nintendo CEO Iwata: 'In My Heart I Am A Gamer'

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 3:42pm

Satoru Iwata, who helped Nintendo innovate and launch its revolutionary Wii game console, has died. His business card summed him up this way: "I run a game company, in my heart I am a gamer."

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Fiat Chrysler Eyes GM For An Unlikely Merger

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 3:42pm

The auto industry does need to consolidate to keep up with investor expectations and growing expenses, but the merger might be too big a risk for GM, which already has a lot going for it.

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#RaceOnTech: How An Early Love Of Math Led Her To The Role Of CEO

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 2:49pm

This week, NPR's All Tech Considered is connecting with diverse innovators in tech and science. Kiverdi CEO Lisa Dyson discusses an early role model, her work and the need to boost tech education.

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Land Rover Recalls 65,000 Vehicles Over Unlatching Doors

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 1:37pm

"If a vehicle door unlatches, the distraction may increase the risk of a crash and/or a vehicle occupant may fall out," a federal safety agency says.

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Follow #RaceOnTech, Explore Diversity In Tech And Science

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 6:03am

This week, #RaceOnTech, a discussion on social media and radio, offers a front-row seat into the lives of diverse women and men working inside America's tech and science fields.

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Never-Ending Bank Holiday Has Strained Nerves In Greece

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 4:04am

As European leaders announced a deal to address the Greek financial crisis, it's not clear when the country's banks will reopen — or when they will have sufficient funds to cover people's paychecks.

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Greece, Eurozone Leaders Reach Agreement On A New Bailout

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 2:56am

A frantic weekend of activity in Brussels resulted in a new financial rescue deal for Greece, preventing a near-term exit from the Eurozone.

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A Crime Of Passion: When The Love Of Yogurt Burned Too Bright

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 2:37am

Edgar Diaz poured his heart into building a yogurt company whose product won accolades. So why did he burn down his factory? The answer is a kind of love story: an ill-fated love affair with yogurt.

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A Crime Of Passion: When The Love Of Yogurt Burned Too Bright

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 2:37am

Edgar Diaz poured his heart into building a yogurt company whose product won accolades. So why did he burn down his factory? The answer is a kind of love story: an ill-fated love affair with yogurt.

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Nintendo Chief Satoru Iwata Dies At 55

Sun, 07/12/2015 - 9:55pm

The company announced Iwata's death in a brief statement Sunday night. As president of the video game publisher since 2002, he oversaw the successful releases of the Nintendo DS and Wii consoles.

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Power of the Pocketbook: Women Gaining Influence As Campaign Donors

Sun, 07/12/2015 - 6:03am

But men still donate at nearly double the rate, and the gains have not been seen equally from both parties.

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