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Nebraskan Farmer Voices Opposition To Keystone XL Pipeline

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 4:52pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Jenni Harrington, a fifth generation Nebraskan farmer, about the suspension of the permit to build the Keystone XL pipeline, which would run through her town.

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Wellness Programs Add Financial Advice To Improve Employee Health

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 4:00pm

Using counseling about personal finances to reduce the stress and strain workers feel can shave a company's health costs and cut absenteeism, research suggests.

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Activision Blizzard Acquires The Maker of 'Candy Crush' For $5.9 Billion

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 3:33pm

Mobile games are booming, and the company is eager to take advantage of King Digital Entertainment's expertise in the field.

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New Books Allege Years Of Financial Mismanagement At The Vatican

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 3:28pm

Intrigue over Vatican finances is gaining steam with this week's publication of two books alleging multi-million dollar waste and theft. It follows the weekend arrest of a priest and a Vatican layperson accused of leaking confidential documents.

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Gaming Company Activision Blizzard Buys 'Candy Crush' Developer

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 3:28pm

King Digital, the Swedish studio behind the "Candy Crush" puzzle game, is selling itself to Activision Blizzard for $5.9 billion. The goal of this corporate game: converting Crush players into paying customers interested in other online pastimes.

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Keystone XL Pipeline Company Asks U.S. To Pause Review Of Application

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 3:28pm

TransCanada has asked the State Department to suspend its review of its permit to build the Keystone XL Pipeline Monday until Nebraska decides on its route.

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Amazon Opens First Permanent Brick And Mortar Bookstore In Seattle

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 3:28pm

Amazon is opening its first permanent brick and mortar bookstore in Seattle. The company often tries out new products and ideas in its hometown, and if this does well, it could be a harbinger of things to come.

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U.S. Investigating Covert Chinese Radio Broadcast Network

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 3:03pm

The Federal Communications Commission has announced an investigation into a California firm after a Reuters report revealed that its radio broadcasts are backed by the Chinese government.

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Why Chipotle's Hard Line On Swine Antibiotics Is Now Blurry

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 2:09pm

Some Chipotle restaurants now sell pork from pigs that received antibiotics to treat illness. It's a move that acknowledges the drugs can be used responsibly on farms.

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U.S. Fines Takata $200 Million Over Defective Airbags

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 1:15pm

Nearly a third of the fine — $70 million — is "payable in cash," according to the Department of Transportation. The remaining $130 million would only be due if other problems emerge.

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Jon Stewart Signs New Four-Year Deal With HBO

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 1:00pm

"Appearing on television 22 minutes a night clearly broke me," Stewart says. "I'm pretty sure I can produce a few minutes of content every now and again."

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Amazon Opens A (Real) Bookstore In Seattle

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 10:34am

The news release touting Amazon Books' opening day includes a detail that's unusual for the online retailer: where Amazon's customers can park.

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5 Things To Know About The Keystone XL Pipeline

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 10:29am

The Canadian company that had been pushing for approval to build the project is asking for a timeout in the review process. Here's what you should know.

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As Exchanges Open Enrollment Season, Consumers Ask More Insurance Questions

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 8:57am

It's time for people to shop for health insurance and that means lots of confusion about about high-deductible plans, out-of-network benefits and premium increases.

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TransCanada Suspends U.S. Permit Application For Keystone XL Pipeline

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 4:06am

TransCanada, which has been pushing for the U.S. to allow a new pipeline from the Alberta tar sands to the Gulf of Mexico, has asked the State Department to pause its review.

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EPA Widens Investigation Into VW Emissions Cheating Scandal

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 4:06am

U.S. regulators have announced that software designed to cheat on emissions tests have been found in an additional 10,000 vehicles. A total of 7 models from Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche are involved.

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Investigators Probe Crash Of Russian Airliner In Egypt's Sinai Peninsula

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 4:06am

As speculation continues about what caused a Russian airliner to crash over the weekend, airline investigators and industry analysts say such investigations are meticulous and painstakingly slow.

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If The Shoe Fits: The Rise Of The Stylish Comfort Shoe

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 3:51am

When it comes to women's shoes, fashion often trumps function. But as women age, comfort starts to compete with style. Cue the rise of the trendy comfort shoe.

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Give A Donation, Ask For Naming Rights

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 3:45am

In New York, a billionaire couple asked a college be renamed in their honor after donating $20 million. One expert says the request reflects a new trend among the mega-rich.

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The Un-College That's Training $100,000 App Developers

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 3:03am

General Assembly offers high tech training face-to-face. Google and the Department of Education are paying attention.

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