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St. Louis Rams Consider Move To Los Angeles

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 3:29pm

St. Louis is fighting to keep its NFL team from bolting to Los Angeles. Proponents see an economic benefit to keeping the team, and they fear losing of the Rams will hurt the city's prestige.

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In Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis, There Are No Easy Solutions

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 3:29pm

After years of recession and rampant tax evasion, the U.S. territory is desperate to renegotiate its $73 billion debt. But it can't declare bankruptcy, and plans to raise taxes face strong resistance.

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Obama Laces Up To Tout Asian Trade Deal At Nike

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 2:56pm

The president says he's pushing for the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership in part to boost "Made in the U.S.A." products around the world. So why make the pitch at Nike?

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One Chart That Explains A Big Issue Behind Baltimore Protests

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 9:57am

A Harvard economist and colleagues looked at data for millions of families. They found that kids living in Baltimore City went on to make less money than their peers in adulthood.

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'My Brother's Keeper' To Expand Opportunities For Young Men Of Color

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 4:02am

President Obama is turning his My Brother's Keeper initiative into an outside alliance that will live on after his presidency. He described the new effort at an event in New York City on Monday.

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'Bourbon Empire' Reveals The Smoke And Mirrors Of American Whiskey

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 4:45pm

A new book suggests that tall tales on craft bourbon labels are the rule rather than the exception. They're just one example of a slew of "carefully cultivated myths" created by the bourbon industry.

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McDonald's Plans To Rebrand Itself As A 'Progressive Burger Company'

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 3:31pm

The McDonald's turnaround plan is staking its future on being a "progressive burger company." But what does that mean?

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Recovery Begins For Small Businesses Hit By Baltimore Riots

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 3:31pm

Stores in Baltimore are welcoming customers back Monday as the National Guard begins to move out. But the small mom-and-pop stores in the neighborhood are in for a long road to recovery.

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People's Republic Of Uber: Driving For Connections In China

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 1:21pm

Uber is becoming more popular in China, but many drivers say they don't do it for the money. They say they like the human connection and the freedom.

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A For-Profit School Startup Where Kids Are Beta Testers

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 11:03am

AltSchool's innovative for-profit schools are based on intensive technical innovation. The startup has attracted more than $100 million from high-profile backers, including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg.

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McDonald's CEO Promises 'Modern, Progressive Burger Company'

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 9:59am

"The reality is, our recent performance has been poor," McDonald's President and CEO Steve Easterbrook said in a video released Monday.

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Dixie's Tupperware Party Is Not Your Grandma's Tupperware Party

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 4:04am

A Tupperware party in Fort Worth, Texas, drew quite a crowd the other day: 250 people. This wasn't your average Tupperware party — it was part improv, part satire and part drag show.

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Where Poor Kids Grow Up Makes A Huge Difference

Mon, 05/04/2015 - 3:34am

Poor kids who moved to neighborhoods with less poverty did much better than those who didn't move.

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The Promise And Potential Pitfalls Of Apple's ResearchKit

Sun, 05/03/2015 - 5:44pm

Apple's new mobile software platform is designed to help collect data for medical research, but concerns have been raised about privacy and informed consent.

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Casinos Trading Slot Machines For Games Requiring Skill

Sun, 05/03/2015 - 4:23pm

Some casinos are trying to attract players by switching out games based on luck for games relying on skill. This story originally aired on All Things Considered on April 29, 2015.

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Stars Of TLC's 'Curvy Brides': All Curves Are Beautiful

Sun, 05/03/2015 - 6:56am

Sisters Yukia Walker and Yuneisia Harris, owners of Curvaceous Couture bridal boutique, are stepping into the spotlight with a new reality show.

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Not My Job: Designer Jonathan Adler Gets Quizzed On New Coke

Sat, 05/02/2015 - 8:22am

Thirty years ago the Coca Cola company introduced New Coke, which is legendary as both the most disastrous, and most successful product launches of all time.

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For Advertisers, Baby Boomers Are A Market Hiding In Plain Sight

Sat, 05/02/2015 - 6:57am

Baby boomers account for about half of all consumer spending, yet only 10 percent of marketing dollars are aimed their way. Correspondent Ina Jaffe talks advertising strategy with NPR's Scott Simon.

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Transportation Officials Announce Tough Standards For Railcars Carrying Oil

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 3:29pm

U.S. and Canadian transportation officials announced Friday new, tougher standards for tank cars that haul explosive crude oil. But some safety advocates say the regulations don't do enough to protect those who live near railways from potentially deadly derailments.

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The Annual Shareholders' Meeting Will Now Come To Order Online

Fri, 05/01/2015 - 3:29pm

The tradition of the annual meeting is gradually changing. Some firms have replaced the face-to-face meeting with a virtual one. But some investors still want to look the CEO in the eye.

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