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Facebook Enlists Fact-Checkers To Probe Disputed Stories

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 4:01am

Facebook has been criticized for providing a platform to fake news stories, especially during the presidential campaign. It is working with independent fact-checkers to examine flagged stories.

How Administration Regs Could Affect The Future Of The Electric Car

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 4:01am

President Trump promised to roll back fuel economy rules put in place by the Obama administration. It could take years to play out. What's at stake in the near term: the future of the electric car.

Energy Savings Can Be Fun, But No Need To Turn Off All The Lights

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 3:58am

From counting steps to hours of sleep, many people are tracking aspects of their lives. Now one company is merging energy saving with the interest in quantifying — making lowering electricity a game.

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Farmers Fight Environmental Regulations

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 3:57am

Many of America's farmers are successfully fending off environmental regulation, from the Obama administration's Clean Water Rule to a lawsuit in Iowa that's aimed at reducing nitrates in rivers.

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Waffle House Co-Founder Joe Rogers Sr. Dies At 97

Tue, 03/07/2017 - 1:50am

Joe Rogers Sr. and Tom Forkner opened the first Waffle House in 1955. Since then, the yellow Waffle House sign has become a familiar landmark in the Southeast.

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In Moscow, New Barbershops Trim Away Old Notions Of Russian Masculinity

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 4:02pm

Until recently, Russia took a narrow view of masculinity. Real men weren't supposed to worry about hair or skincare. Now there's a barbershop boom in Moscow, and young men are trying different styles.

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Mexican Cement Company Looks To Profit From Border Wall

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 3:32pm

Bidding will open this week for companies seeking to build President' Trump's southern wall between the U.S. and Mexico. Among the companies that could benefit from the construction is Mexico-based CEMEX, one of the world's largest cement companies.

Reports Of Medical Breakthroughs Often Don't Prove Out

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 12:03pm

Medical breakthroughs that were covered by newspapers were often later disproved by more comprehensive research, a study finds. That's a problem for scientists and journalists.

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H-1B Visa Debate: Are Foreign Tech Workers Hired Over Americans?

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 4:12am

Many employers say they need H-1B workers because of a talent shortage among U.S. tech companies. But some Americans say the program that allows foreigners to be hired has put them out of work.

These Days, Business Travel By Trump's Sons Is Costly And Complicated

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 3:47am

With the Trump family "so involved in international business, the logistical issues, costs and security risks are more substantial than we're used to seeing," says an expert in presidential travel.

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Does Nintendo's New Console Signal A 'Switch' For The Video Game Market?

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 4:25pm

There's hype surrounding Nintendo's first home-to-handheld hybrid console, Switch. Wall Street Journal technology reporter Nathan Olivarez-Giles says this could be a make or break moment for Nintendo.

Buford: Come for the Coffee, Stay ... To Keep The Tiny Town Open

Sun, 03/05/2017 - 5:01am

The self-proclaimed smallest town in America, Buford, Wyo., population one, is in danger of losing its last resident and being removed from the maps completely.

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As Amazon Moves In, A Local Bookseller Hopes To Thrive With A Personal Touch

Sat, 03/04/2017 - 7:01am

Amazon has opened its latest brick-and-mortar bookstore — the first on the East Coast. But an independent bookseller in the Boston suburb says: "I think that we're going to be OK."

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Episode 757: Strong Feelings About Dodd-Frank

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 8:57pm

President Trump does not like Dodd-Frank, the 2010 law that transformed banking regulation. On today's show, we ask: What are the key parts of the law? And how are they likely to change?

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