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EPA Says It Has Found More 'Defeat Devices' In Volkswagen Cars

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 4:50pm

The U.S. government says the German automaker's software allowed 10,000 more diesel cars than it had acknowledged earlier to run more cleanly during emissions testing than in real-world conditions.

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From Gray Lady To Purple Carrot: Bittman Adds Spice To Vegan Meal Startup

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 4:42pm

Bittman left a gig as The New York Times' influential food writer to join a meal-kit delivery firm that wants to make it easier for people to eat plant-based meals at home.

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Rival GOP Campaigns Launch Power Plays In Debate Negotiations

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 4:32pm

Jeb Bush is resetting his campaign, and the GOP candidates agree that the party isn't in charge when it comes to debate negotiations. NPR explores what it all means for the 2016 race.

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In Disappointing Month For Studios, October Chock Full Of Box Office Flops

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 3:33pm

October was grim for movie studios. NPR reports on four weeks of flops.

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Could A Tiny Mobile Studio Solve Your Housing Crisis?

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 2:56pm

For decades, architects have worked to turn shipping containers into homes and mock up cities that are plug and play. Now a startup in Texas is building a luxury studio that would travel when you do.

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Not To Be Out-Droned, Google Plans To Deliver Packages By Air In 2017

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 1:49pm

Google's Project Wing would become another rival in the business of delivering consumer packages by drone, already eyed by Amazon and Wal-Mart. Lots of questions remain about how it all will work.

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Campaign-Finance Crusader Lawrence Lessig Ends Presidential Bid

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 12:18pm

The Harvard law professor, who crowdfunded $1 million for his run, says he cannot move forward any longer if Democrats do not allow him in the debates.

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China Unveils Its First Commercial Jet To Compete With Boeing, Airbus

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 10:30am

Because of production delays, the single-aisle, twin-engine C919 won't be on the market until at least 2018.

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Amid E. Coli Outbreak, Chipotle Closes 43 Restaurants In Washington, Oregon

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 9:06am

At least 22 people have been infected with E. coli, some of whom reported eating at Chipotle restaurants in the two states. This is the chain's third food-contamination outbreak since August.

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From 'Book Strap' To 'Burrito': A History Of The School Backpack

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 7:38am

Backpacks and textbooks are a match made in heaven. But not too long ago, students walked to school carrying their books in their arms.

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Texas' Changing Relationship To Obamacare

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 5:04am

Many Texans still oppose the ACA even though the state is home to the most uninsured in the country. But more people and business groups are starting to feel the effects of not supporting the law.

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Affordable Care Act Sign-Ups Lag In Texas

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 5:04am

Texas has the nation's highest rate of uninsured and a state government that doesn't support the law. Many who have not bought insurance before are often too busy to shop and don't know their options.

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Pfizer Would Cut Its Corporate Tax Bill If It Merges With Allergan

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 4:07am

If the deal closes, Pfizer would move its headquarters to Ireland and reduce what it pays in taxes. Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution.

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Words You'll Hear: 'Marijuana Monopoly'

Sun, 11/01/2015 - 4:09pm

Michel Martin takes a look at the phrase "marijuana monopoly." It's an idea at the heart of the debate over Ohio's marijuana legalization initiative, which is on the ballot this week.

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Rising Temperatures Kick-Start Subarctic Farming In Alaska

Sun, 11/01/2015 - 6:51am

Producers and consumers in southwestern Alaska see one upside to climate change. It's now possible to farm in parts of the tundra where agriculture was unheard of just a few years ago.

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At This Sandwich Shop, A Vietnamese Pop Star Serves Up Banh Mi

Sat, 10/31/2015 - 4:37pm

Lynda Trang Dai, known as the "Vietnamese Madonna," performs around the world. Back home in California, she's got a different starring role: she's the only one to whip up her sandwiches' secret sauce.

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NFL Player Pierre Garcon Files Class-Action Lawsuit Against FanDuel

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 6:12pm

The lawsuit says the daily fantasy company "knowingly and improperly exploits the popularity and performance" of NFL players.

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Small Investors To Find Small Businesses On Internet Sites

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 5:50pm

This is different from Kickstarter, which facilitates gifts, not investments. On the new federally regulated sites, you'll be able to make an investment, although there's no guarantee it will pay off.

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Tainted Treats: Racism And The Rise Of Big Candy

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 5:06pm

Halloween's iconic candy corn first appeared in stores in the 1920s. The decade saw a boom in the retail candy business — and in advertising and production divided along racial lines.

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Federal Reserve Proposes New Bailout Rules To Remove Taxpayer Burden

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 3:28pm

The new rules would help ensure that if a big bank were to fail, the costs of its bailout would not fall on taxpayers. Long-term bonds could provide a cushion of capital to cover losses.

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