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SeaWorld Won't Appeal Ban On Trainers Performing With Orcas

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 3:44pm

The theme-park company received a citation in 2010 after a whale named Tilikum killed a trainer. Since then, SeaWorld has planned upgrades to its facilities and training. But it still faces criticism.

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The Ice Bucket Challenge And Other Good Causes: Do Stars Really Help?

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 1:48pm

When Tom Hiddleston and Lady Gaga take the Ice Bucket Challenge, it makes a big splash. But do stars really make a difference in fund-raising and public awareness when they endorse a charity?

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Urban Farms Build Resilience Within Singapore's Fragile Food System

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 6:17am

Tiny Singapore imports almost all of its food. From gardens on deserted car parks to vertical farms in the vanishing countryside, a movement is afoot to help boost its agricultural production.

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Urban Farms Build Resilience Within Singapore's Fragile Food System

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 6:17am

Tiny Singapore imports almost all its food. From gardens on deserted car parks to vertical farms in the vanishing countryside, a movement is afoot to help boost its agricultural production.

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Rights Of Protesters, Media Misunderstood In Ferguson

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:06am

Authorities in the Missouri city are barring protesters and the media from recording their actions, arresting photographers and reporters and insisting that marchers walk instead of stay in one place.

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Malls Find New Ways To Draw Shoppers

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:06am

Standard big box shopping centers are in decline. But other types of malls have sprung up in their place. Some are based on making shopping more convenient. Others focus on the consumer experience.

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Vodquila Gets Attention From Prestigious Competition

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:06am

Alabama business owner Chander Arora and his family are introducing the world to Vodquila, a mix of vodka and tequila. It won an award at the International Wine and Spirit Competition.

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Browns Bet On Manziel, But Is He Too Much Of A Distraction?

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:06am

David Greene talks to John Ourand of the Sports Business Journal about Johnny Manziel. The bad behavior of the rookie quarterback for the Cleveland Browns is getting a lot attention.

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Its Mental Health Treatment System Saves San Antonio Millions

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 4:06am

Texas ranks 49th out of 50 states in how much funding it commits to mental health. But San Antonio has become a model for other mental health systems. It has saved $50 million over the past 5 years.

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Ex-Microsoft CEO Ballmer Steps Down From Company's Board

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:54am

Steve Ballmer, 58, on Tuesday resigned from the software giant's board because of other time consuming commitments including his new ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers.

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Against Oil Industry's Rising Tide, N.D. Farmers Strike Back

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:18pm

As North Dakota's oil boom takes hold, the state's agricultural producers are feeling neglected. Grain competes with oil for space on trains and roads, and spills can damage cropland. Emily Guerin of Prairie Public Broadcasting reports that the Democratic candidate for agricultural commissioner is proposing a "landowners bill of rights" to protect farmers and ranchers.

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Brita Recalls Kids' Water Bottles Over Risk Of Cutting

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:35pm

Some Brita water bottles made for children pose a possible danger due to lids that can break into pieces with sharp edges, says Brita, which has announced a recall.

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To Fight Inflation, Forget The Barbecue And Just Go For A Drive

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:17pm

Food prices are higher at the grocery store this summer, thanks to drought in Texas and California. But at least the drive to the store won't cost as much: gasoline prices have been falling lately.

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Ice Bucket Challenge Raises Millions To Fight ALS

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 4:00am

Kelly McEvers talks to Beth Kanter, author of Measuring the Networked Nonprofit, about the ALS Association's Ice Bucket Challenge and fundraising on social media.

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In Case You Didn't Know, Feds Say Raising A Child Is Expensive

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 4:00am

How much does it cost to raise a child these days? The government says it costs $245,340. That's for a child born in 2013 and covers the period from birth to age 18. College not included.

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Technology Helps To Keep Rate Of Car Thefts Down

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 4:00am

David Greene talks with Roger Morris, vice president of the National Insurance Crime Bureau, about the reasons for the dramatic decline in car thefts over the past 20 years.

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Facebook To Mark Fake News As Satire

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 4:00am

The headline, Obama To Cut Costs By Packing Lunch Every Day For U.S. Populace, is a fake. To make sure you know that, Facebook is going to put the word satire in front of some links in your newsfeed.

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Pittsburgh Health Care Giants Take Fight To Each Other's Turf

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:38am

Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center worked together for decades. But tensions have prompted a split and uncertainty in Pittsburgh's health care market.

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Teens And Mall Culture: The Fading Love Affair?

Tue, 08/19/2014 - 2:36am

Teens used to be all over malls, working the registers and wandering the walkways. But now fewer of them have retail jobs and it appears they prefer tech goodies at home to going to the mall.

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Mom's App Gets Revenge On Kids Who Ignore Messages

Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:25am

A Texas mom developed an app called Ignore No More, which locks a kid's phone until someone calls mom to unlock it.

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