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More Insurers Put Spending Limits On Medical Treatments

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 9:14am

To contain costs, some plans are capping how much they will pay for certain routine procedures, such as knee replacements. Patients can be on the hook for anything over the limit.

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When Women Stopped Coding

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 7:54am

For decades, the share of women majoring in computer science was rising. Then, in the 1980s, something changed.

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Apps Make Googly Eyes At Riders Tired Of Being Snubbed By Cabbies

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 7:03am

Ride-sharing apps like Uber and Lyft have put a serious dent in the traditional taxi market and are pitching themselves as alternatives to traditional taxis that often pass by passengers of color.

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CEO Of French Oil Giant Total Dies In Plane Accident

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 6:53am

Christopher de Margerie, 63, and three other people died when his private plane collided with a snowplow at an airport in Moscow.

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Chinese Telecom Company Offers To Make Pockets iPhone-Sized

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 4:15am

China Unicom's tailor has set up a sewing machine, ready to alter concerned customers' pants so that the larger version of the phone will fit in their pockets.

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Winners And Losers of The Fall TV Season Begin to Emerge

Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:35am

One month into the TV season, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says diversity is winning and rom coms are losing as new shows battle for viewers.

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Unrest In Ferguson May Speed Up Decline Of Real Estate

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 6:48pm

Many in the city are worried about its future, and there's speculation there will be a "mass migration" should violence erupt again. But some residents remain committed to the city.

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When Reassuring Isn't: The Rush To Test Cruise Passenger For Ebola

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 4:47pm

Galveston, Texas, officials meant well when they tested a passenger while she was still at sea. But some say airlifting a blood sample in a Coast Guard helicopter was needlessly alarming.

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Winners And Losers of The Fall TV Season Begin to Emerge

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 4:40pm

One month into the TV season, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says diversity is winning and rom coms are losing as new shows battle for viewers.

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Toyota Becomes Latest Automaker To Issue Recalls Over Faulty Airbags

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:52pm

Since 2008, almost 16 million vehicles have been recalled over worries that airbags might explode if exposed to high humidity for long periods of time.

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Tunisia's Emerging Tech Sector Hampered By Old Policies

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:44pm

When Tunisia's young people protested in 2011, they had one key demand: jobs. Now, despite new political leadership, that demand remains unmet — even in tech, the sector that offers the most promise.

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Climate Change Has Coffee Growers In Haiti Seeking Higher Ground

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:53pm

Haiti's once-flourishing coffee trade has been badly battered. The latest threat: climate change. Locals who still rely on coffee for their livelihood must learn to grow it in changing climes.

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Will Apple's Mobile Wallet Replace Your Leather Wallet?

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 5:23am

Many have tried and failed with this kind of payment option before. But Apple's launch is bigger, with more financial institutions' support, and consumers may be more security-conscious.

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The Look Of Power: How Women Have Dressed For Success

Mon, 10/20/2014 - 3:23am

Just as women were entering the corporate workplace in big numbers, the shapeless power suit emerged. Over time, the "power look" changed. How do women project power in the modern office?

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Bucking The Fashion Trend, Converse Kicks Up A Fuss About Knockoffs

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 4:22pm

The Nike-owned company is suing to protect its Chuck Taylor All Stars from copycats. But NYU law professor Chris Sprigman says it might be an uphill battle, since copying is part of the fashion cycle.

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As Cattle Prices Climb, Ranchers Watch Out For Bovine Thievery

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 4:22pm

Across the U.S., cattle prices are at record highs. So ranchers and special rangers are working to protect herds from cattle rustlers — thieves looking to sell off stolen animals at auction.

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Amid The Chaos Of Debt Collection, 'Bad Paper' Offers A Riveting Roadmap

Sun, 10/19/2014 - 4:32am

It's not often that a book can mix machetes with hedge funds. Then again, few industries are as chaotic, and compelling, as debt collection — which Jake Halpern's book reveals in alarming detail.

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European Slowdown Drives Roller-Coaster Week In Markets

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 6:43am

Concerns in Europe over a slowdown in economic growth have been rattling global financial markets. NPR's Scott Simon talks with correspondent John Ydstie about the volatile week on Wall Street.

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Once A Year, Farmers Go Back To Picking Corn By Hand — For Fun

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 4:44am

Farmers across the Midwest harvest billions of bushels of corn nowadays using giant machines called combines. But a contest keeps a more primitive corn-picking technique alive: human hands.

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Tech Week: Egg Freezing, Gamergate And Online Giving

Sat, 10/18/2014 - 4:36am

Debates about the role of women in the technology workforce and in gaming are swirling over two notable stories this week.

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