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The Burt Behind Natural Cosmetics Maker Burt's Bees Dies At 80

3 hours 1 min ago

A spokeswoman for Burt's Bees said in an emailed statement that Burt Shavtiz died of respiratory complications in Bangor, Maine, on Sunday surrounded by family and friends.

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China Takes Steps To Halt Plunge In Stock Markets

Sun, 07/05/2015 - 9:58am

The main Shanghai Stock Index has lost 30 percent since mid-June, triggering margin calls that have fueled further selling.

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After Bailout Referendum Is Rejected, Greece's Finance Minister Resigns

Sun, 07/05/2015 - 7:37am

By a decisive margin, the people rejected a package of austerity measures from international creditors and handed their leaders a mandate to try to renegotiate the deal.

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A Re-Opened Embassy In Havana Could Be A Boon For U.S. Businesses

Sat, 07/04/2015 - 8:07am

When the U.S. re-opens its embassy in Havana, it will increase its staff. That should mean more help for American businesses hoping to gain a foothold on the Communist island.

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Greek Official: 'Grexit' Would Cost Europe A Trillion Euros

Sat, 07/04/2015 - 7:30am

Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis says there's as much at stake for the rest of Europe as for Greece itself should they fail to reach an acceptable bailout deal.

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Donald Trump Controversy Highlights Influence Of Hispanics In U.S.

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:56pm

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Felix Sanchez, chairman and co-founder of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, about Republican presidential candidate Trump's remarks on Mexican immigrants.

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Aetna To Buy Insurance Rival Humana For $37 Million

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:28pm

The health insurance company Aetna announced Friday it will buy rival Humana for $37 million. The merger comes as other health insurers consider consolidating to cut costs.

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Despite Offensive Comments, Donald Trump Polls Strong In New Hampshire

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:28pm

Real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump is polling surprisingly well in New Hampshire. NPR unpacks Trump's appeal to the state's voters.

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Aetna To Buy Insurance Rival Humana For $37 Billion

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:28pm

The health insurance company Aetna announced Friday it will buy rival Humana for $37 billion. The merger comes as other health insurers consider consolidating to cut costs.

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Debt Crisis Puts The Squeeze On Greece's Banks

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:28pm

The country's banks could hardly be in a more precarious position. The European Central Bank has stopped lending Greece money and a referendum Sunday could spell the country's exit from the eurozone.

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#NPRreads: The 'Grexit,' Video Games And Fleeing The Rwandan Genocide

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 3:20pm

Also this week, misconceptions about slavery. And, the struggle for gay Christians trying to keep the faith.

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Parts Of Social-Sharing Site Reddit Go Dark In Apparent User Revolt

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 10:36am

After the firing of a key figure at the website, moderators of many of Reddit's most popular sections have gone private in apparent protest.

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Aetna Announces $37 Billion Merger With Health Insurance Rival Humana

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 10:11am

If the deal passes antitrust scrutiny, it would be the largest such acquisition in the insurance industry. It's the latest sign of consolidation in health insurance in the wake of Obamacare.

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Why The World Might Be Running Out Of Cocoa Farmers

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 8:24am

West African cocoa farmers earn less than $1 a day. Those low wages could jeopardize the future of chocolate labor, as young farmers find better opportunities to earn a living, a new report warns.

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Hours From Greek Referendum, Pro-Bailout Side Holds Slight Edge

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 7:31am

A new poll shows that those favoring the bailout hold a wafer-thin plurality despite Greece's premier labeling the international deal "blackmail."

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Bubble Wrap Fans Were Outraged; Then Calmed Down

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 6:29am

The Internet flipped out when Sealed Air announced a new type of bubble wrap. It'll be cheaper to store and ship — but less satisfying to pop. The company adds it will keep selling the old stuff.

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Greece's Bailout Referendum Boils Down To: Yes Or No

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 4:06am

On Sunday, the people of Greece will vote on their country's future. What happens when voters are asked to choose between two options that could send their country down two very different paths?

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Implementation Of Obamacare Remains A Work In Progress

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 4:06am

With the Supreme Court decision, it appears the Affordable Care Act will stand, but that doesn't mean the law's troubles are over. Renee Montagne talks to Julie Rovner of the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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The Legal Business Of Marijuana Is Growing But The Industry Lacks Diversity

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 4:06am

The business of selling marijuana legally — for medical and recreational purposes — is expanding. But so are concerns that African-Americans are being shut out of this new industry.

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How Personal Should A Personal Assistant Get? Google And Apple Disagree

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 4:03am

When you're buying a smartphone, chances are you don't dig too deeply into the personal assistant. Google aims to change that — and in the process, it's testing our appetite for privacy in a big way.

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