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Young Americans Make Up The Most Unemployed Generation

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:57am

As part of our youth unemployment series, Rory O'Sullivan, deputy director of Young Invincibles, talks to David Greene about career prospects for people graduating from high school.

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LA Clippers Sold To Ex-Microsoft CEO Ballmer

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:57am

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is officially the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. A California court confirmed Shelly Sterling's authority to sell the team for a record $2 billion.

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Referendum To Decide Fate Of Alaska's Oil Tax Cut

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:57am

Voters in Alaska will decide next week whether to repeal a major oil industry tax cut. With no sales or income tax, the state gets nearly all its revenue from taxing oil production.

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Amateurism's Dying Hour

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:26am

Frank Deford says that, with recent legal developments, the stage is set for college athletes to get paid for their performances. Will March Madness ever be the same again?

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In Stockton, Calif., Punks Are The New Mall Rats

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:24am

Abandoned storefronts in strip malls are common here in one of the largest cities to file for bankruptcy. But one abandoned storefronts plays host to a thriving punk indie music scene.

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Uber And Lyft Spar Over Alleged Ride Cancellations

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 5:03pm

The companies, which help customers request car rides on demand, both say their competitor has intentionally requested and then canceled rides on drivers.

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Iowa's Corn Farmers Learn To Adapt To Weather Extremes

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:17pm

Studies warn that climate change will threaten corn production in coming decades. Meanwhile, farmers are experimenting with new planting methods in hopes of slowing soil erosion from torrential rains.

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Colorado Case Puts Workplace Drug Policies To The Test

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 3:32pm

The urine test employers typically use to detect marijuana picks up cannabis smoked or swallowed days or weeks earlier. Should firms be allowed to fire workers who legally use marijuana at home?

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Many Women Leave Engineering, Blame The Work Culture

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 1:32pm

From the aerospace sector to Silicon Valley, engineering has a retention problem: Close to 40 percent of women with engineering degrees either leave the profession or never enter the field.

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LA Clippers Sold To Former Microsoft CEO Ballmer

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 12:41pm

The announcement by the Clippers followed an order by a California court that ruled that Shelly Sterling, wife of the team's previous owner, Donald Sterling, had the authority to sell the team.

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A Fascinating Look Inside Those 1.1 Million Open-Internet Comments

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 12:24pm

These cluster maps give us a two-dimensional look at the complex arguments Americans posted on the topic of net neutrality. One theme in the comments had to do with the American dream.

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Inequality Is Falling On Planet Earth

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 9:51am

Yes, inequality is rising in the U.S. But it's falling when you look at all of humanity.

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Can Divorced Dad Be Forced To Cover Insurance For Adult Kids?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 8:53am

A mother seeks advice on how to get her ex-husband to keep their sons on his plan because it would be less costly than hers.

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Meet Viv, A More Complex Siri

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:51am

Steve Inskeep talks to Steven Levy about his story in Wired magazine on the new app created by a team of people that includes the developers of Siri and IBM's Watson.

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Craft Brewers Tweak N.C. Water To Match Western Mountain Flavor

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:11am

Several craft beer makers from the western U.S. are setting up operations in the East. But producing there means they must tinker with local water so the beer tastes the same wherever it's brewed.

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In Time Of Drought, Arizona's Alfalfa Exports Are Criticized

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:11am

As the West moves more into a record-setting drought, many are taking a look at how water gets used. Alfalfa grown with Colorado River water is a case study of how and why water gets used as it does.

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Expanding Brewers Tweak Local Water To Match Original Taste

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:11am

Several craft beermakers are expanding, setting up operations in North Carolina. Producing there means brewers must tinker with local water, so the beer's taste remains the same as it does back home.

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Teaching Swim Lessons Keeps Young Woman's Budget Afloat

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:11am

Alexis Powers, who lives in Atlanta, recently graduated from Georgia State University with a degree in anthropology. She doesn't have a 9-to-5 job and is hustling to help support herself.

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Internet Sales Threaten Shopping Mall Culture

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:11am

Detroit created the car culture and the shopping mall exists because of that culture. But the shopping mall is partly responsible for Detroit's downfall. Now, the mall is threatened by the Internet.

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Ice Bucket Challenge Sweeps Across Social Media

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:11am

Friends of a college baseball player diagnosed with ALS use the challenge to make others aware of the disease. Post a video of yourself pouring icy water on your head; challenge others to do the same.

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