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The Last Word In Business

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 4:04am

Steve Inskeep and David Greene have the Last Word in business.

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FCC Set To Change Net Neutrality Rules

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 4:04am

On Thursday, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission will float a set of rules aimed at protecting "net neutrality." That's the idea that all traffic on the Internet should be treated equally. But public interest groups say the proposed rules would undermine the open Internet by allowing service providers to create a fast lane where they can charge big companies more.

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Business News

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 4:04am

David Greene has business news.

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Sherpas Walk Off The Job After Avalanche Kills 16 Guides

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 4:04am

Sixteen Sherpas died in Nepal last week after an avalanche swept them off the face of the world's highest mountain, Mt. Everest. Now, some are boycotting the climbing season but others say they simply can't because this is their livelihood.

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Injured Sherpa Explains Why He'll Never Climb Mount Everest Again

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 4:04am

Kaji Sherpa recalls taking two steps backwards when a wall of snow careened toward him, and it made all the difference. He survived Everest's deadliest disaster — and now says he'll stick to farming.

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Small Businesses Fight Big Box Stores By Specializing

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 4:04am

As online and mega stores take up more of the retail landscape, small mom-and-pop shops are getting more specific. We examine one of the ways small stores are looking to survive and possibly thrive.

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Competition Watches As Wal-Mart Debuts Money Transfer Service

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 4:04am

Customers will be able to send and receive up to $900 at a time at more than 4,000 U.S. stores. Analysts don't think the other money transfer clients will be hurt because of their loyal customer base.

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Mine Dust Rules Could Slow Production, Coal Mining Companies Say

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 4:04am

The Mine Safety and Health Administration has announced new regulations reducing the amount of coal dust miners can be exposed to in underground and surface mines.

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U.N. Blames Rebel Forces For South Sudan Massacre

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 4:04am

Hundreds of civilians have been massacred in the South Sudan town of Bentiu. For more, Steve Inskeep talks to Andrew Green, the South Sudan bureau chief for the Voice of America.

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Bob Dole Returns To Kansas For Gratitude Tour

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 2:39am

The 90-year-old former GOP senator says it's an opportunity to meet with friends and thank voters who supported him during his decades-long career in state and national politics.

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Why Bill Gates Fights Diseases Abroad, Not At Home

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 2:38am

The Microsoft founder and philanthropist talks with NPR's David Greene about why he's spent billions on health efforts in developing countries and about the prospect of beating polio and malaria.

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When Money Trumps Need In College Admissions

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 2:37am

Some of the factors keeping low-income students from getting into college aren't always obvious to the public, higher education insiders tell Morning Edition's David Greene.

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After Bangladesh Factory Disaster, Efforts Show Mixed Progress

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 2:37am

One year ago, a factory building in Bangladesh collapsed, killing more than 1,100 workers. Top retailers have begun inspecting factories more aggressively, but other steps have fallen short.

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Damon Albarn On 'Everyday Robots' And The Birth Of Britpop

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 2:35am

Albarn says the sound he helped create with Blur in the 1990s was not a celebration of England, but a reaction to America's encroaching influence.

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Florida School Offered Kids Caffeine On Test Day

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 6:09am

Students at a Melbourne, Fla., elementary school were offered trail mix and Mountain Dew on the morning of standardized tests. A grandmother got the school to stop.

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Canadian Police Extricate Bear From Jar

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 6:02am

Residents in Ontario called police when they spotted a bear bumbling down the street. It was unable to see where it was going because of a large birdseed jar stuck on its head.

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How Hospitals Can Reduce Disabilities For Stroke Patients

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:23am

Research finds when hospitals initiate rapid response programs to treat stroke victims, response time is cut and fewer patients die and fewer have significant disability.

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Legal Battle Over Affirmative Action Continues

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:23am

Steve Inskeep talks to Columbia University president Lee Bollinger about the Supreme Court's most recent decision to uphold Michigan's affirmative action ban. Bollinger was president at the University of Michigan during the groundbreaking 2003 Supreme Court Affirmative Action Cases.

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Security Situation In Eastern Ukraine Worsens

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:23am

The security situation in Eastern Ukraine is becoming increasing confused. In some of the towns where pro-Moscow militants have occupied government buildings, it is clear that someone is organizing things and giving orders. In other places, a state of near chaos reigns with drunken gunmen replacing Kiev's authority.

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The Last Word In Business

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 4:23am

Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne have the Last Word in business.

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