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Sorry, Sushi Burrito: Japanese Program Certifies Authentic Cuisine

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 12:50pm

In a world of Big Mac sushi and Cajun rolls, Japan is launching a new program to certify the 89,000 Japanese restaurants outside the country that uphold traditional washoku cuisine values.

The Best And The Worst Of Super Bowl Ads

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 4:27am

There was little excitement in this year's crop of Super Bowl ads. Many of the best had already been seen on social media; the others were underwhelming.

Why The U.S. Still Has No Viable Alternatives To Russian Rocket Boosters

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 4:13am

When it comes to launching top-secret military satellites, the Pentagon relies almost entirely on rocket engines made in Russia. The U.S. has been using Russian rocket boosters for the past 2 decades.

How To Get Dads To Take Parental Leave? Seeing Other Dads Do It

Mon, 02/08/2016 - 3:41am

Social scientists see long-term benefits to new dads spending a few months caring for a baby. But these studies won't nudge fathers to take leave if they still see a work culture that frowns on it.

Boeing Can Sell Planes To Iran, But Does Iran Want Them?

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 4:07pm

The lifting of sanctions allows Boeing to sell planes to Iran. But Iran, which still flies Boeing planes bought before the 1979 revolution, just announced a major deal with Airbus.

How Do You Spot A Nonconformist? You Can Start With Their Internet Browser

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 6:50am

According to Adam Grant, a person's preferred browser is one way to tell whether they accept or reject the defaults in their life. His new book is called Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World.

Confused About Your Student Loans? You're Not Alone

Sun, 02/07/2016 - 5:18am

Here are the tips, tools and calculators that can help make sense of all that debt.

Super Bowl Ads Past And Present: How Do They Stack Up?

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 1:52pm

Analysts say the Super Bowl ads this year are funnier and more star-studded than in the past.

After Cruz Win, How Important Is Candidate Stance On Ethanol?

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 7:25am

Ted Cruz won the Iowa Republican Caucuses on a platform that included opposing ethanol, a key Iowa industry. Does this mean future presidential candidates won't have to support the corn fuel?

After Introducing Changes, Keurig Sales Continue To Fall

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 6:30am

Despite America's high coffee consumption, Keurig reported disappointing sales this week. Even during its popular holiday selling period, the numbers haven't perked up in recent years.

States Not Waiting To Close Gender Wage Gap

Sat, 02/06/2016 - 5:15am

Efforts to close the pay gap between men and women have gone nowhere in Congress, but states are forging ahead with a string of equal pay laws. And new proposals are being debated in two dozen states.

How Do Pharmaceutical Companies Establish Drug Prices?

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 3:22pm

Drug companies are under increasing pressure to keep prices under control. At a hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle blasted two companies that have instituted huge price increases. NPR explores how drug companies establish prices for a drug.

African-Americans Face Uncertain Reality Despite Low Unemployment Rate

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 3:22pm

The unemployment rate has fallen to the lowest point in eight years. The reality for workers, especially African-Americans, remains mixed.

High Costs For Drugs Used By A Few Are Starting To Add Up

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 12:13pm

A cystic fibrosis drug that is expected to be taken by only a few hundred people may drain almost $36 million from California's general fund over two fiscal years.

U.S. Added 151,000 Jobs In January, Unemployment Dropped To 4.9 Percent

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 7:49am

Job growth last month missed economists' expectations of 190,000 new jobs — and came in far lower than December's job numbers, which were revised downward to 262,000.

Shortage Of Rental Properties Contributes To Record High Rents

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 4:12am

A new report from the Commerce Department finds that rents have hit historic highs. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman about the state of the rental market.

January Job Data Expected To Show Slowdown In Hiring

Fri, 02/05/2016 - 4:12am

It's widely expected that U.S. employers slowed a hiring spree in January, after rapidly adding jobs in the final 3 months of last year. The government is issuing job growth numbers for last month.

With Oil Prices Languishing, Shell Reports 80 Percent Drop In Earnings

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 6:29pm

The company is the latest industry giant to report huge drops in earnings from 2014 to 2015. BP, Exxon and Chevron have also seen their revenues fall steeply.

House Hearing Probes The Mystery Of High Drug Prices That 'Nobody Pays'

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 4:57pm

After controversial pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli left the hearing on Capitol Hill, the representatives' attention turned to why prices for some drugs are rising so steeply.

Martin Shkreli Takes The Fifth, But Can't Resist Firing Back

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 4:45pm

The former pharmaceutical executive appeared before a House committee hearing on drug prices, and for once tried to stay silent.

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