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Orson Welles' Unfinished Final Film Seeks Crowd Funding For Release

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 2:29pm

Producers are seeking $2 million on the website Indiegogo to complete The Other Side of the Wind. Welles had intended for it to be his comeback movie.

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From Cartoon Chubster To Handsome Hipster: McDonald's Revamps Hamburglar

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 1:36pm

Gone is the short, goofy burger thief of the 1970s and '80s. In his place, the chain has created a hunky masked man in skinny jeans and a fedora. An improvement? Tell us what you think.

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Whole Foods Launching Lower-Cost Stores Geared Toward Millennials

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 12:09pm

The company says the yet-to-be-named stores will "feature a modern streamlined design, innovative technology and a curated selection." Whole Foods hopes to begin opening the stores next year.

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Confusing Financial Aid Letters Leave Students, Parents Adrift

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 10:03am

Some critics say the offers are purposely misleading, and can lead families to take on more debt.

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AltSchool Promises To Reimagine Education For the 2030s

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 4:38am

One of the hottest new startups in the Bay Area is a school. The AltSchool was founded by a former Google engineer and he's raised $100 million to build these for-profit microschools.

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Unrest In West Baltimore Puts Elderly And Sick At Additional Risk

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 4:38am

It's been more than a week since rioting over Freddie Gray's death closed many businesses. Several pharmacies are still not open — leaving the sick and elderly with chronic conditions vulnerable.

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A Startup Scene That's Not So Hot: Japan's Entrepreneur Shortage

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 2:54am

A risk-averse culture is making it a tough road for fresh ideas and fledgling Japanese startups. But venture backers are starting to see some signs of hope that new tech firms will take off.

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Power Problems: Puerto Rico's Electric Utility Faces Crippling Debt

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 2:49am

The island's power authority owes $9 billion. Power costs are already high, but bondholders are pushing for rate hikes. That could scare away employers, which would further hurt the ailing economy.

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Losing A Hospital In The Heart Of A Small City

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 2:48am

Economic forces are squeezing the city of Lakewood, just outside of Cleveland, forcing the closure of one hospital, even as another is built in a more affluent suburb.

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Songwriters And Streaming Services Battle Over Decades-Old Decree

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 2:46am

The Department of Justice is exploring big changes to the music publishing business for the first time since World War II.

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Illinois Assembly's Rare Hearing Challenges Proposed Workers' Comp Cutbacks

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 5:38pm

An injured worker, who was featured in a ProPublica/NPR investigation, testified about the cost of cutting benefits. He asked lawmakers not to make the kind of cuts that got him evicted from his home.

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I'm 'The Chief Worrying Officer': Ted Leonsis On Running Washington Sports

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 4:06pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Ted Leonsis about the hectic life of being the public face of pro sports in Washington, D.C. He owns the city's NHL, NBA, and WNBA teams.

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Staffing An Intensive Care Unit From Miles Away Has Advantages

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 3:55pm

Some hospitals are using a remote command center to keep an eye on ICU patients. This brings the expertise of a major medical center to rural hospitals — and may help keep the rural centers open.

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Oil Prices Are Rising Again, But Will They Keep Going Up?

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 3:19pm

Oil hit a new high for the year — closing at just under $61 a barrel. But some analysts say the global economic slowdown and the rise of alternative energy will mean less demand and lower prices.

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Fed Chair Yellen's Warning Adds To Recent Market Jitters

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 1:33pm

Both stock and bond markets had already been having a rough week before the Federal Reserve's Janet Yellen warned about "potential dangers."

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Puerto Rico Is Sowing A New Generation Of Small Farmers

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 1:27pm

Decades of industrialization have left the island reliant on imported food. But change is coming — from government subsidies for small farmers, to classes that teach school kids how to grow food.

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U.S. Approves Ferry Service From Florida To Cuba

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 9:24am

At least four companies said they received approval for ferry licenses. It's been five decades since ferry service between the U.S. and island has been offered.

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Silicon Valley Remembers Dave Goldberg, Who Died Unexpectedly

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 4:03am

The CEO of SurveyMonkey was known for his generosity toward colleagues and for supporting the career of his wife, Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg. He died while vacationing with his family in Mexico.

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Panera Is The Latest To Drop Artificial Ingredients From Its Food

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 4:03am

Panera on Tuesday announced it is dropping artificial colors, preservatives and additives from many menu items. Nestle, Hershey and Kraft are also eliminating or cutting back on additives.

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The Future Of Massachusett's Offshore Wind Farm Is Uncertain

Wed, 05/06/2015 - 4:03am

Officials in Massachusetts bet big on wind energy, sinking $113 million into a waterfront terminal designed to serve the new industry off the New England coast. But Cape Wind is all but dead.

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