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Hacking Team Breach Reveals Firm Sold Spying Tools To Repressive Regimes

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 3:30pm

What happens when one of the most notorious hacking companies gets hacked? That's the situation unfolding for one Italian company, which sells surveillance software to governments across the globe.

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Major U.S. Airlines Push Back Against Expansion Of Gulf Carriers

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 3:27pm

The three major U.S. airlines — American, United and Delta — are pressuring the government to stifle competition by carriers from the Persian Gulf.

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Reddit CEO Apologizes Days After User Revolt Over Firing Of Popular Figure

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 2:53pm

Ellen Pao said the company had "screwed up ... over the past several years," leading up to the way it handled the dismissal of Victoria Taylor, the key figure in the r/IAmA section."

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Burt Shavitz, Namesake And Co-Founder Of Burt's Bees, Dies

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 11:51am

Shavitz was "a wild-bearded and free-spirited Maine man, a beekeeper, a wisecracker," the company writes. He was 80.

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Industry Payments To Nurses Go Unreported In Federal Database

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 9:01am

The latest data on drug and device company payments to health professionals largely exclude nurse practitioners and physician assistants, even though they play an increasing role in patient care.

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Latest On Greek Crisis: Finance Minister Resigns, As EU Leaders Meet

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 6:06am

Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said his resignation could help the prime minister negotiate a better deal with the EU. However, he said, he will wear the "loathing" of Greek creditors "with pride."

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Greek Voters Give Bailout Referendum A Thumbs-Down

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 4:01am

Sixty-one percent of Greek voters said "no" to the referendum that included tough austerity measures for Athens, in exchange for a continued line of credit to keep paying the government's obligations.

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CME Futures Pits To Close. 'It Was A Great Run,' Traders Say

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 4:01am

After 167 years, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange is expected to close the Futures Pits at the Chicago Board of Trade on Monday. In this StoryCorps, we hear from two longtime traders.

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With Bailout Referendum Rejected, What Happens To Greece Now?

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 4:01am

Greeks ignored creditors' warning and said "no" to more austerity in Sunday's bailout referendum. Renee Montagne talks to Gabriele Steinhauser of The Wall Street Journal.

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

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 1:14am

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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