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How Prized Bull Semen And DNA Testing Are Reshaping America's Beef Herd

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 10:15am

Cattle ranchers know that making the best steak starts with the genetic makeup of the herd. Now those genetics have taken a historic leap thanks to new, predictive DNA technology.

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Likely 2020 Democratic Candidates Want To Guarantee A Job To Every American

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 4:00am

Cory Booker, Kirsten Gillibrand, Bernie Sanders and others back "job guarantee" programs, to assure jobs for all who want them. It's another sign of top Democrats embracing further left positions.

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Bank Of America Loan Calls Into Question Its Recent Weapons Pledge

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 3:59am

Bank of America has pledged to stop making loans to the manufacturers of "military-style" weapons, but it is also one of the banks providing financing to help Remington Outdoor emerge from bankruptcy.

Can A New Business Model Save Small-Town Papers?

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 3:59am

GateHouse Media is thriving in the beleaguered newspaper industry. Critics say GateHouse makes money by decimating news operations. The company says it's saving newspapers with efficiencies of scale.

Strike By University Of California Workers Disrupts Medical Appointments

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 3:59am

It's day two of a three-day strike for service workers in the University of California system. At UC San Francisco, the strike means rescheduling more than 12,000 medical appointments.

Reports: Intel Firm Was Hired To Discredit Former Obama Iran Deal Negotiators

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 4:07pm

Obama foreign policy adviser Colin Kahl was reportedly targeted by the Israeli company Black Cube: "It's especially awful that they not only went after me, but that they went after my family."

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The 'I' Of The LIBOR

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 4:02pm

The LIBOR interest rate was at the center of a huge international scandal back in 2012. Regulators believed it had to replaced. But is that even possible?

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Victims Object To Private Equity Firm Buying Weinstein Company

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 4:02am

A judge considers who will buy the assets of The Weinstein Company. The company has accepted a bid from a private equity firm but plaintiffs in a sexual assault class action suit object to the deal.

GOP Lawmakers Aim To Roll Back Regs Using Old Law In A New Way

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 4:02am

Republicans lawmakers are expected to overturn a rule designed to prevent discrimination by auto lenders. It's part of a broader effort to roll back other regs using the Congressional Review Act.

Under Pressure, Tronc Recognizes 'Chicago Tribune' Union

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 7:00pm

In the face of overwhelming support for the labor drive, the troubled media company relented, saying Sunday that it will negotiate with journalists at its Chicago-area publications.

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A Conversation With World Vision President Richard Stearns

Sun, 05/06/2018 - 4:39pm

Richard Stearns, who's stepping down as President of World Vision U.S., tells NPR's Michel Martin how his Christian faith drives his charity's humanitarian mission.

As Karl Marx Turns 200, Visitors Pay Respect — And A Fee — At Tomb Site

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 9:22pm

The grave of history's leading anti-capitalist requires visitors to hand over some capital. As many Marxists challenge the fee, the trust backing the site insists the funds help maintain the cemetery.

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As Karl Marx Turns 200, Visitors Pay Respect — And A Fee — At Disputed Tomb Site

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 9:22pm

The grave of history's leading anti-capitalist requires visitors to hand over some capital. As many Marxists challenge the fee, the trust backing the site insists the funds help maintain the cemetery.

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Trump Policy Leads To Worker Shortage In Crab Industry

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 5:11pm

The Maryland seafood industry is facing a labor shortage just in time for crab season. Michel Martin talks with Harry Phillips, the owner of Russell Hall Seafood, about the shortage.

Some Users Weary Of Facebook's Newest Venture In Online Dating

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 5:11pm

For years, people have used Facebook informally to look for dates. Now Mark Zuckerberg says the platform is starting a dating service. Some experts say the move could invite unwanted solicitation.

The Fortnite Craze Might Be Here To Stay

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 7:20am

Since its debut last summer, Fortnite has had over 150 million downloads worldwide. When the mobile version was launched in early April, revenues tripled in one day.

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Trump Administration Talks Trade With China

Sat, 05/05/2018 - 7:07am

The U.S. sent a delegation of economic advisers to China in an attempt to avert trade war. NPR's Scott Simon asks economist Philip Levy of Northwestern University about the complex negotiations.

The Perks Of Counting The Wallflowers

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 3:35pm

It's jobs day! But the unemployment number might not be the most important thing to watch.

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U.S. Trade Talks With China End With No Agreement

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 3:06pm

The latest round of talks between the U.S. and China ended with no agreement on how to cut the trade deficit between the two countries.

FBI Indictment Opens A Rare Window Into How Chinese Firms Operate Overseas

Fri, 05/04/2018 - 3:06pm

The arrest of a man accused of bribing African leaders is shedding a rare light onto how China's government and its companies operate abroad.

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