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Oyster Farming Takes Off With Farm-To-Table Movement

Sun, 07/31/2016 - 7:36am

Oyster farming on the East Coast has doubled in the past six years and shows no sign of slowing. Not only is this good for consumers and fishermen. Apparently it's good for our waterways.

For Democrats, The Weak GDP Report May Have Silver Linings. Maybe.

Sat, 07/30/2016 - 6:00am

At first glance, Friday's report on economic growth looked dismal. But most of the GDP trouble centered on weak inventory accumulation this spring. As companies restock this fall, growth may rebound.

U.S. Economy Grew By Just 1.2 Percent During 2nd Quarter

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 10:25am

While consumers continue to spend, business investment was down, suggesting that companies are growing nervous about the future.

The Economy And Politics Of 1968: Now Playing In Reruns

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 9:33am

Both 1968 and 2016 can be seen as good years for the economy. And yet both may be remembered for their extreme political discontent. Shouldn't good economic times make us less cranky? Apparently, not.

When Beliefs Fail Us, How Do We Move Forward?

Fri, 07/29/2016 - 8:20am

Over the course of his life, many of Casey Gerald's core beliefs have failed him. He says he's learned that clear-eyed doubt can sometimes be better than belief.

Regulators Draw Up New Rules To Stop Abusive Practices By Debt Collectors

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 4:22pm

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau receives more complaints about debt collection than any other issue.

These Old-Timey Philly Candies Offer A Taste Of Politics Past

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 12:57pm

Clear toy candies are a centuries-old local tradition. With the Democratic convention in town, an old-school candy maker is peddling some with a political bent. Think lollipop meets Mount Rushmore.

Writing Data Onto Single Atoms, Scientists Store The Longest Text Yet

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 8:44am

With atomic memory technology, little patterns of atoms can be arranged to represent English characters, fitting the content of more than a billion books onto the surface of a stamp.

When A Game Show Contestant Almost Won Too Much Money

Thu, 07/28/2016 - 4:15am

There's an art and a science to running a business that has to pay out money, like a casino or insurance firm. See how game shows craft the appearance of risk while trying to limit it.

Many Well-Known Hospitals Fail To Score High In Medicare Rankings

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 3:51pm

Hospitals have been fighting to block the rankings, but Medicare released them Wednesday. Of the 102 hospitals that got a 5-star rating, few are among those generally praised for great care.

Episode 714: Can a Game Show Lose?

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 2:37pm

Crafting a TV game show is a balancing act. Producers have to carefully calibrate the rules, the drama and the prizes just right. Sometimes they get it way wrong.

The Fed Sees 'Diminished Risks' In The Economy, Keeps Interest Rates Steady

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 2:17pm

Federal Reserve officials are sounding more optimistic about economic growth, even though business investment remains "soft."

After Brexit, Uncertainty Over Status Of EU Workers Living In U.K.

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 4:15am

Much of the United Kingdom's economy relies on European labor. After the U.K.'s vote to leave the European Union, what will happen to millions of EU residents who now work in the U.K.?

After Brexit, Uncertainty Over Status Of EU Workers Living In U.K.

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 4:15am

Much of the United Kingdom's economy relies on European labor. After the U.K.'s vote to leave the European Union, what will happen to millions of EU residents who now work in the U.K.?

Fewer Young People Buying Houses, But Why?

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 4:54pm

First-time home buyers are participating at lower rates in the otherwise booming housing market. Experts offer differing opinions on whether — or when — younger buyers are likely to return.

Insurers May Share Blame For Increased Price Of Some Generic Drugs

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 3:53pm

Consumers often blame drug companies for the rapidly rising costs of some commonly used generic drugs. But changes made by insurers influence the price of these drugs, too, it turns out.

Starbucks' New Dress Code: Purple Hair And Fedoras OK, But Hoodies Forbidden

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 2:02pm

Yes, the green aprons remain, but you may begin noticing more personal flair underneath. Instead of black and white garments, baristas are now free to embrace "drabby chic."

The Rise And Fall Of FOX News CEO Roger Ailes

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 1:09pm

Ailes resigned last week amid allegations of sexual harassment. Biographer Gabriel Sherman joins Fresh Air to discuss the accusations, as well as Ailes' influence on political discourse in America.

Good News On Student Loans ... For Some

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 5:00am

More students are getting affordable payments, a new report says. But they might not be the ones who really need it.

Tesla's Ambitions Run Into The Realities Of Making Cars

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 4:21am

Tesla, which has roots in the tech world, is facing the challenge of becoming a successful car company amid scrutiny over its Autopilot technology.

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