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To Increase Productivity, UPS Monitors Drivers' Every Move

12 hours 43 min ago

A typical UPS truck now has hundreds of sensors on it. That's changing the way UPS drivers work — and it foreshadows changes coming for workers throughout the economy.

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Salon Uses Image Of North Korea's Leader To Promote Discount

13 hours 50 min ago

The sign with a picture of Jim Jong-un offered 15 percent off all men's cuts through April. Two officials from the North Korean embassy arrived at the London salon and ordered the sign be taken down.

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Lost Sea Lion Pup Found In California Almond Orchard

14 hours 9 min ago

The pup was discovered 100 miles from the ocean. It mostly likely swam up the San Joaquin River, hopped out and couldn't find its way back.

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Probe: Gains Of Integration Eroded, Especially In The South

14 hours 45 min ago

In 1954, the Supreme Court outlawed segregation. David Greene talks to ProPublica's Nikole Hannah-Jones about her story in The Atlantic. She examines the failure of school desegregation.

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The Last Word In Business

15 hours 10 min ago

David Greene and Kelly McEvers have the Last Word in business.

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The Origins Of The Domesticated Chili Pepper

15 hours 10 min ago

The domesticated chili pepper is the most widely grown spice crop in the world. A team of researchers at the University of California Davis has discovered the origin of that pepper.

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Spring Breakers Who Want Snow And Thrills Ski Tuckerman's Ravine

15 hours 10 min ago

On a clear weekend day, as many as 3,000 people will make the three-mile trek up the side of New Hampshire's Mount Washington to the snowfields, defying steep terrain and the threat of avalanches.

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Does Business Innovation Depend On A CEO's Age?

15 hours 10 min ago

Analysis of innovation at private companies in the U.S. and across the world finds an inverse relationship correlation between disruptive innovation and the age of managers at those companies.

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Pay It Forward Proposal Could Help Students Afford College

15 hours 10 min ago

A new idea is making the rounds in education circles. Under the plan, states would allow students to go to college for free then they would pay back a percentage of their salaries after they graduate.

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Geneva Talks Aim To Ease Tensions In Ukraine Crisis

15 hours 10 min ago

Secretary of State John Kerry is in Geneva to meet with his diplomatic counterparts from Russia, Ukraine and the European Union. They are trying to find a resolution to the crisis in Ukraine.

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Hundreds Still Missing After South Korean Ferry Capsizes

15 hours 10 min ago

Strong currents and rain are hampering rescuers in the search for more than 200 passengers missing after a ferry flipped onto its side and filled with water off the southern coast of South Korea.

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Under Pressure To Cut Costs, Wall Street Banks Downsize

15 hours 10 min ago

Many banks report earnings this week. Bank of America turned in a loss after taking a big charge for legal expenses. Citigroup will lay off about 300 stock and bond traders in an effort to cut costs.

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Beloved Dutch Priest Killed By Gunman In War-Torn Syrian City

15 hours 10 min ago

Last week marked another low-point in the Syrian civil war. A unidentified gunman assassinated a Dutch priest in the city of Homs. Father Frans van der Lugt had lived in Syria for nearly five decades.

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Brazil Has A Lot Riding On Its World Cup Team's Outcome

15 hours 10 min ago

Brazil is the spiritual home of soccer and a world powerhouse in the sport. It's woven into the Brazilian psyche. Wins and losses have had repercussions in other realms — including politics.

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Plant Breeders Release First 'Open Source Seeds'

16 hours 47 min ago

Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.

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Polio Hits Equatorial Guinea, Threatens Central Africa

16 hours 48 min ago

It's the first polio cases in Equatorial Guinea since 1999. The virus spread from neighboring Cameroon. When polio is on the move in Central Africa, the toll can be tragic.

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Police Trace Heavy-Breathing Emergency Caller

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 5:54am

Police near London received a troubling call, and all the dispatcher could hear was heavy breathing. Cops found the caller running through a yard. It was a dog with a wireless phone in its mouth.

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Sad Panda In China Gets Her Own Play Area

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 5:35am

Si Jia got depressed after her only companion moved to another zoo. The staff at the Yunnan Safari Park in southwest China built her a swing and parallel bars. She may get a real friend soon.

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The Latest From Eastern Ukraine

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 5:14am

David Greene talks to NPR's Ari Shapiro for the latest news on events in eastern Ukraine.

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The Last Word In Business

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 4:08am

David Greene and Kelly McEvers have the Last Word in business.

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