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Sans Artificial: General Mills Scrambles To Reformulate Lucky Charms

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 2:58pm

The company has pledged to ditch artificial colorings and flavorings from all of its cereals by the end of 2016. But those iconic rainbow-colored marshmallow charms might take longer to revamp.

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Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia To Be Bought By Sequential

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 12:51pm

Sequential Brands will pay $353 million in cash and stock for the company. Stewart will remain the chief creative officer in the deal.

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Husbands And Wives: Who Works, Who Doesn't?

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 11:23am

How couples share the burden of work — over time, and across incomes.

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After Waterway Closure, Minneapolis Sees An End To River Shipping

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 3:43am

For the first time ever, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed part of a navigable waterway to stem the migration of an invasive species.

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Summit To Concentrate On Greece's Impending Deadline To Repay IMF Loan

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 3:35am

Eurozone leaders are to meet in Brussels on Monday in a hastily called summit aimed at resolving the Greek debt crisis. Greece has until the end of the month to make a huge debt payment to the IMF.

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When The Local Paper Closes, Where Does The Community Turn?

Sun, 06/21/2015 - 6:49am

Two Maryland papers shut down this week, leaving community members wondering where they should go to find local news. Some residents have turned to Facebook, but they say the papers leave a void.

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Residents Fight To Block Fracked Gas In New York's Finger Lakes

Sat, 06/20/2015 - 5:42pm

New York state has banned fracking, but it is considering a plan to allow fracked gas to be stored under Seneca Lake — which isn't sitting well with residents of the state's Finger Lakes region.

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Tobacco Is Smokin' Again In Zimbabwe

Sat, 06/20/2015 - 4:39am

Tobacco production took a nosedive after the economy collapsed and the government seized white-owned farms. A decade later, the industry is booming once more.

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Tobacco Is Smokin' Again In Zimbabwe

Sat, 06/20/2015 - 4:39am

Tobacco production took a nosedive after the economy collapsed and the government seized white-owned farms. A decade later, the industry is booming once more.

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Neighbors Of Brooklyn Deli Fight Gentrification With Grass-Fed Tuna Salad

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 9:50pm

Locals love the place, and it's being forced out by soaring rent — from $4,000 to $10,000 a month. Supporters hoped signs with pretentious product names would encourage the landlord to reconsider.

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Hartford, Conn., Bets On Baseball To Revive Ailing Economy

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 3:53pm

For more than a decade, Connecticut has failed to stimulate growth in its capital city. Now, its leaders hope to turn a vacant stretch of surface parking into a $60 million minor league stadium.

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Toyota's Top Female Executive Arrested In Japan On Drug Charges

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 8:03am

Julie Hamp, who became the automaker's head of public relations in April, allegedly mailed herself a package containing oxycodone pills, declaring the contents to be a necklace.

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Researcher Sees Gradual Movement On Issue Of Paid Parental Leave

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 4:03am

The U.S. is the world's only developed country that doesn't mandate paid parental leave. Renee Montagne asks Jane Waldfogel of Columbia University about why the U.S. is reluctant to add the benefit.

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U.S. Diplomats To Hold Talks With Their Chinese Counterparts Next Week

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 4:03am

Steve Inskeep talks to Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel about the U.S. relationship with China on cybersecurity, the South China Sea and global trade.

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How A Tax On Chicken Changed The Playing Field For U.S. Automakers

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 4:03am

German families in the 60s loved cheap American-raised chicken. And Americans loved cheap VW Beetles. We hear how a trade dispute over frozen chicken parts changed the American auto industry.

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Q&A: Shigeru Miyamoto On The Origins Of Nintendo's Famous Characters

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 4:03am

Shigeru Miyamoto created many of Nintendo's iconic video game franchises. In an NPR interview, he spoke about how his famous characters came to be and how his life experiences inspire his creations.

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The Legendary Mr. Miyamoto, Father Of Mario And Donkey Kong

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 4:03am

Super Mario Bros. turns 30 this year. NPR's Laura Sydell met up with the video game's famed creator, Shigeru Miyamoto, who was in Los Angeles this week at the Electronic Entertainment Expo.

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Battle Over New Oil Train Standards Pits Safety Against Cost

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 2:30am

Against the backdrop of several fiery derailments, safety advocates are questioning whether new federal rules meant to prevent incidents go far enough. Opponents say the new rules are too costly.

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NBC Names Lester Holt New Anchor Of Nightly News

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 3:26pm

TV Anchor Brian Williams will not be returning to the NBC Nightly News. He's officially being replaced by Lester Holt. Williams will move to cable on MSNBC.

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Congress Breathes Life Into President's Fast-Track Trade Plan

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 2:16pm

In a close vote, the House approved fast-track authority, but the fate of the trade measure is still to be determined.

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