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How Afghanistan Vets Are Trying To Cultivate Peace Through Saffron

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 1:57pm

Afghanistan has an ideal climate for growing saffron, the most expensive spice in the world. But little is exported. Rumi Spice is working with small farmers there to build the U.S. market for it.

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Fringe No More: 'Ancient Grains' Will Soon Be A Cheerios Variety

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 12:05pm

General Mills helped define the industrial era of American breakfasting with its ringlets of processed oats. Soon, it'll put out a version with "ancient grains," which aren't, actually, very ancient.

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Supreme Court Rejects BP's Challenge To Gulf Oil Spill Settlement

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:51am

The oil giant had hoped to limit how much it will pay under a 2012 settlement with people and businesses on the Gulf Coast. BP originally estimated it would pay $7.8 billion to settle claims.

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IOC Unveils Changes Including Lower Bidding Costs, More Sports At Olympics

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 10:31am

The changes adopted today at a two-day meeting in Monaco include a new Olympic channel. They are all part of biggest change in decades to the International Olympic Committee.

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U.S. Tech Firms See Green As They Set Up Shop In Low-Tax Ireland

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 3:17am

Google, Apple and other industry leaders have global headquarters in Ireland. But the U.S. Congress and others aren't happy, and the Irish are reconsidering some of these business-friendly tax laws.

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Women Butchers Are Slicing Through The Meat World's Glass Ceiling

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 3:54pm

The meat industry traditionally has been a male-dominated field. But as demand for local meat grows, that's made more room for women to carve out ownership roles in the business.

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Washington Post Reporter, Detained For Months In Iran, Is Charged

Sun, 12/07/2014 - 11:45am

Jason Rezaian, the newspaper's Tehran bureau chief, was arrested in July, but the Iranian government has so far declined to say why.

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How The 'Rolling Stone' Story Could Hurt Future Victims

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 4:13pm

Rolling Stone has apologized for how it reported a major story on sexual assault at the University of Virginia. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Marybeth Seitz-Brown of Students Active For Ending Rape.

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LAPD Says It Will Investigate Abuse Claim Against Cosby

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 11:22am

Judy Huth, the latest accuser of the 77-year-old comedian, says Cosby drugged and raped her in 1974 when she was only 15. Cosby's lawyer has called the claim "absolutely false."

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Defining Narrative Questioned In 'Rolling Stone' UVA Rape Story

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 4:09pm

Rolling Stone says new discrepancies have emerged in its recent story about an alleged campus rape at the University of Virginia.

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Labor Secretary: Job Growth Is Good, But Wages Need Help

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 3:36pm

Melissa Block speaks with Labor Secretary Thomas Perez about the latest jobs numbers and the persistent problem of wage stagnation.

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'Blockbuster' Jobs Report Shows 321,000 Added To Payrolls

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 3:20pm

Previous months were revised upward and hourly wages climbed higher. All this has analysts wondering if the economy has finally kicked into a higher gear.

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2014: The Year When The Job Market Finally Turned The Corner

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 2:38pm

Seven years after the Great Recession began, the U.S. job market finally is growing at a robust pace. In November, employers added 321,000 workers, raised wages and extended the average workweek.

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