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WATCH: SpaceX Rocket Explodes Trying To Land On A Barge

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 7:47am

SpaceX was coming off a huge win last month when it landed a rocket on solid ground. Elon Musk took Sunday's failure in stride, saying at least the leftover pieces were bigger.

Superlatives Notwithstanding, Even 'The Force' Has Its Limits

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 6:00am

NPR film critic Bob Mondello's been listening to the Star Wars hype train. Here's why he isn't climbing aboard.

Administration Announces Temporary Freeze On Federal Land Mining Leases

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 4:09am

Last week, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced a moratorium on new coal leases on federal land while the department considers a comprehensive overhaul to the U.S. coal program.

Iran Plans To Export More Oil. What Will That Do To The Market?

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 4:09am

Now that international sanctions have been lifted, Iran hopes to export as much as 500,000 more barrels of oil a day. But this comes while global oil prices are falling and revenues are plunging.

Chef Trades Toque For Amish Beard, Opens Off-The-Grid Deli In Maine

Mon, 01/18/2016 - 3:40am

A Chicago chef tired of the kitchen grind moved his family off the grid to join an Amish community in Maine. He's now selling charcuterie and cheese from a cabin in the woods.

U.S. Imposes New Ballistic Sanctions On Iran, Day After Many Penalties Lifted

Sun, 01/17/2016 - 9:11am

On Saturday, many sanctions on Iran were lifted under the nuclear pact, and the U.S. and Iran exchanged prisoners. On Sunday, the U.S. Treasury announced new sanctions over Iran's weapons program.

Iranian Reaction To Implementation Day

Sun, 01/17/2016 - 7:09am

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to the New York Times correspondent in Tehran, Thomas Erdbrink.

Iran Economic Sanctions Lifted: What Critics Are Saying

Sun, 01/17/2016 - 7:09am

Certain economic sanctions will be lifted in Iran, but there are critics of the nuclear deal in surrounding countries and in the U.S. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with NPR's Peter Kenyon about their reaction.

Luxury And Self-Driving Cars Dominate Auto Show Talk

Sat, 01/16/2016 - 4:32pm

NPR's Sonari Glinton tells Michel Martin about week one of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Looking At Oscar Nominee List As A Symptom Of Hollywood's Racial Bias

Sat, 01/16/2016 - 7:11am

For the second year in a row, the Oscar nominees for acting categories are decidedly — white. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with film critic and interviewer Bobby Rivers about the pallid list.

Build It And Fans Will Come: Is There A Market For Two LA Football Teams?

Sat, 01/16/2016 - 7:11am

The new stadium planned for the Los Angeles Rams will be among the most sophisticated in the NFL. But what does the deal bring to a city that was without a team for more than 20 years?

More Bad News For Coal Mine-Reliant States

Sat, 01/16/2016 - 7:11am

On Friday, the Obama administration announced a halt to new coal leases on federal land. In Wyoming, most of the federally-owned coal mines and revenue from coal leases pays for school construction.

GE's Big City Move Part Of Larger Tech Trend

Sat, 01/16/2016 - 7:11am

This week, GE announced it will move from a 42-year-old suburban campus in Fairfied, Conn., to Boston. Experts say corporations make this sort of move to get access to universities and tech workers.

Wall Street Traders Get Mauled By The Rampaging Bear

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 5:02pm

Stocks all over the world plunged Friday as investors became even more nervous about China's weakness and oil's collapse. The worries triggered a broad stock sell-off and sent oil below $30 a barrel.

Wal-Mart To Close 269 Stores, Including 154 In U.S.

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 4:49pm

Most of the American outlets on the chopping block are Wal-Mart Express stores. Those are the company's smallest-format locations. Wal-Mart also said it will open 300 new stores in the coming year.

Most New Hen Houses Are Now Cage-Free

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 4:26pm

The majority of American egg producers, when they order new chicken houses, are choosing cage-free systems. That's a sea change driven by consumer demand for cage-free eggs.

U.S. Stocks Fall Sharply As Oil Prices, China Spook Investors

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 4:18pm

China's slowdown and plummeting oil prices have investors spooked, and some are heading for the exits. There's concern the selloff in stocks signals tougher times ahead for the U.S. economy.

Gas Company Understated Benzene Exposure From California Leak

Fri, 01/15/2016 - 1:10pm

SoCalGas wrote about two air samples with high levels of the carcinogen — but not about 12 others, the AP reports. And the LA Times writes that efforts to cap the well appear to have destabilized it.

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