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China Breaks Ground On Naval Base In Africa

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 4:03am

China plans to open its first overseas military base in the African country of Djibouti. It's the same place where the U.S. has had its major African intelligence gathering base for the last 15 years.

What Does Wall Street Want In A Presidential Candidate?

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 4:03am

How important is Wall Street's support to a presidential candidate? David Greene talks to Barry Ritholtz, chairman of Ritholtz Wealth Management and a frequent commentator on the world of finance.

Ecuador's President Cuts Short Trip To Rome; Quake's Death Toll Rises

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 4:03am

The president of Ecuador cut short a visit to Italy, returning home to a country heavily damaged by Saturday's 7.8-magnitude quake. David Greene talks to Carolina Loza Leon, a reporter based in Quito.

Supreme Court Weighs Obama's Executive Action On Immigration

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 4:02am

Twenty-six states are challenging the action, which would grant temporary, quasi-legal status and work permits to as many as 4 million parents who entered the U.S. illegally prior to 2010.

In Close Race, 'Unprecedented' Push For Asian-American Voters Comes To N.Y.

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 4:00am

Asian-Americans are among the least likely to vote. But with the presidential nominations still up for grabs, campaigns are courting one of the largest Asian communities in the U.S. — New Yorkers.

Why Candidates Are Out Of Sync With How Americans Really Feel About Trade

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 4:00am

Leading candidates have tried to channel Americans' frustration when they talk about trade, but on the whole polls show Americans think trade has been good for the U.S.

Why America's Schools Have A Money Problem

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 4:00am

How much money a school can spend on its students still depends, in large part, on local property taxes. And many states aren't doing much to level the field for poor kids.

Solitary Confinement Is What Destroyed My Son, Grieving Mom Says

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 3:59am

Venida Browder's son killed himself after spending time in solitary confinement. She's fighting to end isolation of youth in jails and prisons. A new campaign with that goal launches this week.

The Full-Fat Paradox: Dairy Fat Linked To Lower Diabetes Risk

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 3:30am

The new findings add to the evidence suggesting that full-fat dairy may have protective effects — both in cutting the risk of diabetes and helping people control body weight.

More People Seek Genetic Testing, But There Aren't Enough Counselors

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 3:30am

After Angelina Jolie disclosed her genetic predisposition for breast cancer, demand for genetic tests went up. Counselors help interpret those tests, and demand for their services has increased, too.

Grass-Roots Fight To Protect Puerto Rico's Coast Scores Environmental Prize

Mon, 04/18/2016 - 2:51am

Environmental activist Luis Jorge Rivera Herrera just won an award for grass-roots activism for his fight to protect a pristine section of Puerto Rico's coastline.

For Sale: One Used Internet Company Called Yahoo

Sun, 04/17/2016 - 9:00am

Potential buyers are due to submit bids for Yahoo's core Internet business on Monday. Yahoo may be the number three search engine, but it's struggled to attract investors and keep up with competitors.

Should Movie Theaters Allow Texting?

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 6:17am

It's true millennials are going to see movies less often than their parents. The CEO of AMC Entertainment says he is considering allowing texting during some movie showings at AMC Theaters.

Gamer Improves On Super Mario Bros. Record

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 6:07am

A gamer named Darbian held the record for Super Mario Bros. He kept at it, knowing he could go faster. And, he broke his own record — cutting milliseconds to get a near perfect run.

Anti-Trump Protesters Demonstrate Outside GOP Gala

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 4:15am

Progressive organizations executed massive protests on Thursday to disrupt Donald Trump's appearance at the Republican gala in Manhattan. David Greene talks to Natalia Aristizabal (Nah-TAHL-yuh Ah-reese-tee-ZAH-bahl). is an organizer with Make The Road Action New York.

Democratic Voters In Struggling Pa. County Cross Over To Support Trump

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 4:15am

David Greene talks to Jim Davis, the Democratic Party Chairman of Fayette County. Many Democrats there crossed over and voted for Ronald Reagan; now they're vowing to do the same for Donald Trump.

GOP Front-Runner Trump Gains Support From Pittsburgh's Democrats

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 4:15am

David Greene talks to Donald Trump backers in the Pittsburgh area, including an ex-factory worker and the son of a steelworker, who says his family isn't doing as well economically as his parents did.

Coffee Workers' Concerns Brew Over Chemical's Link To Lung Disease

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 4:15am

A chemical called diacetyl, which is released as a natural byproduct of the coffee roasting process, has been linked to lung disease. A CDC group advises coffee plants to take precautions.

Coffee Workers' Concerns Brew Over Chemical's Link To Lung Disease

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 4:15am

A chemical known to cause lung disease with microwave popcorn workers is raising alarms with coffee roasters. A CDC group says the chemical diacetyl can be hard on the lungs.

'New York Values?' Fuhgeddaboudit. GOP Candidates Show Their Love

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 4:15am

At a black tie, $1,000-a-plate fundraiser for the New York state Republican Party, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich offered nothing but praise for the city. The New York primary is Tuesday.

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