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Washington State County Unsure If It Can Take Wave Of North Dakota Crude

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 2:42am

Once a booming timber area, Grays Harbor County is the site of three proposed oil terminals. The local fishing industry sees the uptick in oil movement as a big risk, with limited economic benefits.

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As Homeland Security Steps Up Cybercrime Fight, Tech Industry Wary

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 2:37am

The Department of Homeland Security, an agency repeatedly criticized for internal mismanagement and bloat, is the cornerstone of the new White House initiative to fight cybercrime.

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In Beta Release, Apple Introduces New, Racially Diverse Emojis

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 5:41pm

The emojis now have different skin tones and the family icons now come in configurations that include two moms and two dads.

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Acidifying Waters Are Endangering Your Oysters And Mussels

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 4:46pm

Many coastal communities that harvest shellfish could soon be hurt by ocean acidification, a study finds. The Pacific Northwest and New England are hot spots, as are estuaries along the East Coast.

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Reining In Financial Advisers May Help — But Americans Still Aren't Saving

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 3:53pm

The White House is concerned Americans are losing billions of dollars to advisers who aren't acting in their interest. But the problem with retirement saving goes far beyond fees.

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Now You Can Sign Up To Keep Drones Away From Your Property

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 3:48pm

Most Americans worry that drones will invade their privacy, polls show. Thousands of people have signed up with NoFlyZone.org — the equivalent of a "get-off-of-my-lawn" warning to drone operators.

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New Consumer Protections Hold Financial Advisors To Stricter Standards

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 3:37pm

As part of a larger effort to regulate the financial services industry, on Monday the Obama administration proposed new restrictions on those who manage Americans' retirement accounts.

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Freight Farms: How Boston Gets Local Greens, Even When Buried In Snow

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 12:47pm

Big metal shipping containers are often used to import food from around the globe. Now, two Boston entrepreneurs are modifying those containers to grow local produce hydroponically, 365 days a year.

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Obama Wants Rules That Force Brokers To Put Clients' Interests First

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 11:21am

The Obama administration says the current system promotes conflicts of interest, leads to high fees and erodes returns on investment.

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50 Years Of Shrinking Union Membership, In One Map

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 10:04am

Union membership has been on a steady decline nationally since the middle of the last century. Watch as membership declines in states across the country.

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Administration Bars Health Plans That Won't Cover Hospital Care

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 9:40am

Companies mainly in lower-wage industries that hadn't previously offered health coverage had been flocking to the stripped-down plans for 2015.

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Honda's President Resigns, After A Troubled Year For Carmaker

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 9:34am

Takanobu Ito, who has led Honda since 2009, will leave his post in June, giving way to Takahiro Hachigo, an executive who began his career as an engineer.

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White House Moves To Protect Investors From Bad Retirement Advice

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 5:16am

The White House says President Obama on Monday will direct the Department of Labor to craft new rules to require financial advisers to put their clients' interests ahead of their own.

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New Hospital Buildings Define Future Of Health Care

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 4:02am

Across the country, the health care industry is pouring billions of dollars into new hospitals and medical centers. And the new hospitals of today are very different than the ones they're replacing.

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Runway Collections Inspired By Vibes From '60s And '70s

Mon, 02/23/2015 - 4:02am

Renee Montagne looks back at the best of New York Fashion Week with Deborah Needleman, editor-in-chief of T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and looks forward to what will hit the European runways.

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As Feds Turn Blind Eye To Pot In Reservations, Some Tribes See Dollar Signs

Sun, 02/22/2015 - 6:51am

American Indians have been given the go-ahead to sell marijuana. Some tribes are taking advantage of this economic opportunity, while others believe pot is as destructive as alcohol to their members.

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Adobe Photoshop: Democratizing Photo Editing For 25 Years

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 4:09pm

The photo editing system Adobe Photoshop turned 25 this week. NPR's Arun Rath talks to co-founder Thomas Knoll about how the system has changed and where it's going.

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FAA's Proposed Drone Rules Ground Many Commercial Aspirations

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 4:09pm

Industries that had hoped for permission to use drones in their business were left out of the FAA's proposed drone rules. The agency said that drones should stay within the operator's line of sight.

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After Tentative Port Deal, Container Ships Still Line The Horizon

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 3:09pm

Shipping companies and dock workers reached a tentative deal after labor disputes jammed cargo along the West Coast. But at the nation's largest port, you can still see the backlog of container ships.

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WATCH: Shipping Around The World In 1:40

Sat, 02/21/2015 - 2:09pm

A video that presents a fascinating visual representation of the extent of international shipping.

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