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Can Beer Be Labeled 'German' If It's Brewed In St. Louis? Judge Rules No

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 4:36pm

When is a German beer not actually German? When it's brewed in St. Louis by Anheuser-Busch. A settlement was approved Tuesday in a class-action lawsuit over Beck's packaging.

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Subway Joins The Fast-Food, Antibiotic-Free Meat Club

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 4:32pm

The chain says it will shift to buying only meat from animals that weren't fed antibiotics. It's set to serve antibiotic-free poultry by the end of next year, but beef and pork may take until 2025.

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In Virtual Reality, 'The New York Times' Will Help Viewers 'Bear Witness' To Stories

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 3:32pm

The New York Times announced a new virtual reality initiative saying they will distribute more than a million "Google Cardboard" viewers, and start releasing 360-degree documentary virtual reality films. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Jake Silverstein, editor in chief of The New York Times Magazine, who is working on the effort, about what it means to do journalism in this new space.

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'Escape Rooms' Challenge Players To Solve Puzzles To Get Out

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 3:32pm

They're part-puzzle, part-team building exercise, part-fantasy — and they have friends paying to get trapped in a room together. They have been popping up in cities around the country.

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The Life And Death Of Tower Records, Revisited

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 2:05pm

A new documentary from Colin Hanks looks back on a business empire that helped shape the tastes of many music fanatics.

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'Farm To Air'? Why JetBlue Is Farming At A New York Airport

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 11:28am

JetBlue is growing produce right outside its terminal at JFK International. It's the first airline to build an urban farm at a U.S. airport. But will passengers ever get to harvest or eat the food?

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'Twitter's Dying' Puts Spotlight On The Line Between Abuse And Voice

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 10:11am

An online essay has many agreeing that abuse and incivility undermine the social Web. But as with many cases of online speech, one man's bickering and snark are another man's freedom and dialogue.

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Would You Let A Robot Manage Your Retirement Savings?

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 4:00am

Roboadvisers are online financial managers that are guided by an algorithm, not a broker. Increasingly, millennials are shunning the human touch in favor of these low-cost alternatives.

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Monkeys Pick Coconuts In Thailand. Are They Abused Or Just Working Animals?

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 5:58pm

Animal advocates were outraged after discovering videos of leashed monkeys working as coconut pickers. But monkey trainers and scientists say it's common practice, and doesn't count as abuse.

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Wal-Mart Executives Unlikely To Be Charged Over Alleged Bribes In Mexico, Report Says

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 5:48pm

The Wall Street Journal quotes sources who say the Justice Department hasn't found evidence to merit criminal charges. A New York Times story had linked Wal-Mart to $24 million in bribes to officials.

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Wal-Mart Executives Unlikely To Be Charged Over Alleged Bribes In Mexico, Report Says

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 5:48pm

The Wall Street Journal quotes sources who say the Justice Department hasn't found evidence to merit criminal charges. A New York Times story had linked Wal-Mart to $24 million in bribes to officials.

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With Abandoned Gas Wells, States Are Left With The Cleanup Bill

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 4:45pm

The bust of the coal-bed methane industry has left Wyoming responsible for the exorbitant cost of plugging thousands of wells. The price tag for dealing with deep oil and gas wells may be even higher.

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