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Puerto Rico Wants To Grow Your Next Cup Of Specialty Coffee

Wed, 05/13/2015 - 2:22am

More than a century ago, Puerto Rico used to produce world-class coffee. Now farmers there are trying to rebuild the industry by focusing on growing higher-quality beans, which command higher prices.

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China Smartphone Sales Shrink, Market 'Increasingly Saturated,' Report Says

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 6:41pm

Experts say nearly everyone in China who wants a smartphone has one. The challenge for manufacturers now is to convince them to upgrade.

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You've Saved Money At The Pump. Why Aren't You Spending It?

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 4:38pm

Falling oil prices haven't boosted economic growth as much as expected. That's partly because consumers have chosen to pay down debt and save some of the windfall rather than spend it all.

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Verizon Buys AOL In $4.4 Billion Deal

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 3:30pm

AOL Inc., is being acquired by Verizon Communications in a $4.4 billion cash deal. AOL has recently transformed itself into a digital marketing company with some impressive technology.

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Just How Do 'Thomas & Friends' Drive Sodor's Economy?

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 3:30pm

On the 70th anniversary of the books that spawned Thomas The Tank Engine, NPR's Elizabeth Blair considers the economic model of Thomas's home island of Sodor, and its elaborate railway system.

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Fast-Track Trade Measure Fails Key Test Vote In Senate

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 2:20pm

The White House calls the vote merely a "procedural snafu," and expects to eventually prevail.

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Tea Tuesdays: Matcha-maker, Matcha-maker, Make Me Some Tea

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 12:46pm

Matcha green tea is taking off in America, but the Japanese have been drinking it for eight centuries. What happens when commercialism meets tradition?

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Short On Sleep? You Could Be A Disaster Waiting To Happen

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 12:04pm

Mega-disasters like Chernobyl and the Exxon Valdez oil spill were set off by people who were sleep deprived. Researchers say they're able to pinpoint how lack of sleep derails decision making.

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Short On Sleep? You Could Be A Disaster Waiting To Happen

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 12:04pm

Megadisasters like Chernobyl and the Exxon Valdez oil spill were set off by people who were sleep-deprived. Researchers say they're able to pinpoint how lack of sleep derails decision-making.

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Verizon Acquires AOL For $4.4 Billion

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 8:33am

Verizon Communications says it will buy the online pioneer AOL for about $4.4 billion. The transaction will be completed this summer, and AOL will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Verizon.

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Verizon Inks $4.4 Billion Agreement To Buy AOL

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 6:25am

Verizon said the acquisition will help build its digital and video platforms. Verizon had previously announced plans to launch a video service that focused on mobile devices.

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Verizon Inks $4.4 Billion Agreement To Buy AOL

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 6:25am

Verizon said the acquisition will help build its digital and video platforms. Verizon had previously announced plans to launch a video service that focused on mobile devices.

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IKEA Offers Breakfast In Bed

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 6:12am

For a couple of days in a trendy London neighborhood, customers can book a bed and order a traditional Swedish morning meal at a pop-up IKEA.

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Shell Gets Interior Department's Ok To Drill Off Alaska's Arctic Shore

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 4:09am

Conditions include plans to protect animal species and to prevent oil spills. The exploration will take place over multiple years in the Chukchi Sea, between Alaska and Siberia.

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Sen. Warren On The 'Tilted Process' Of Asia Trade Bill

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 4:00am

The Trans-Pacific Partnership has become the president's signature trade initiative, but it is also very unpopular with Democrats, including Elizabeth Warren.

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Sen. Warren On The 'Tilted Process' Of Asia Trade Bill

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 4:00am

The Trans-Pacific Partnership has become the president's signature trade initiative, but it is also very unpopular with Democrats, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

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Sheep Ranchers Count On American Muslims To Keep Lamb On Menu

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 2:45am

Today, the average American eats about a half pound of lamb per year. Now lamb producers are setting their sights on Muslim consumers. But first they'll have to learn how to market to them.

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Sheep Ranchers Count On American Muslims To Keep Lamb On Menu

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 2:45am

Today, the average American eats about a half pound of lamb per year. Now lamb producers are setting their sights on Muslim consumers. But first they'll have to learn how to market to them.

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In 'Organic Life,' The Making Of America's First Certified Organic Restaurant

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 2:40am

Nora Pouillon writes about her lifelong devotion to food in a new memoir, My Organic Life. Her restaurant has been a fixture in the Washington, D.C., food scene since 1979.

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In 'Organic Life,' The Making Of America's First Organic Restaurant

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 2:40am

Nora Pouillon writes about her lifelong devotion to food in a new memoir, My Organic Life. Her restaurant has been a fixture in the Washington, D.C., food scene since 1979.

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