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Business News

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 4:16am

Steve Inskeep has business news.

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Quiet Zone Shuns Cell Service, Wi-Fi

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 4:16am

We present an encore presentation of NPR's Elise Hu's trip to a place in West Virginia where cell phones and WI-FI are banned. (Note: This piece originally aired on Morning Edition on Oct. 8, 2013)

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American Feshman Survey: Money Plays A Role In College Selection

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 4:16am

Morning Edition's David Greene talks to Sylvia Hurtado, director of UCLA's Higher Education Research Institute, about the National Freshman College Survey and future trends in education.

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Money Factors Into High School Senior's College Decision

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 4:16am

A high school senior who was interviewed for our Paying For College series discusses her college plans. Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne report.

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Fate Of Kidnapped Nigerian School Girls Remains Unknown

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 4:16am

Protesters surrounded Nigeria's parliament this week calling on the government to take more action to find more than 200 missing schoolgirls. The students were kidnapped by Islamist militants in the country's war-torn northeast region nearly three weeks ago.

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Agribusiness Funds 'Farmland' To Counter Hollywood Message

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 4:16am

Films like Food Inc. and King Corn highlighted the evils of big agriculture. Now the farm industry is hitting back with its own movie, Farmland. It was funded by the U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance.

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American Freshman Survey: Money Plays A Role In College Selection

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 4:16am

Morning Edition co-host David Greene talks to Sylvia Hurtado, director of UCLA's Higher Education Research Institute, about the National Freshman College Survey and future trends in education.

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Jobless Report May Confirm Economy Is Heating Up

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 4:16am

The April jobs report is out on Friday, and economists expect an increase of about 220,000 jobs. If all those jobs materialize, it would be a sign the economy weathered the harshest winter in years.

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Columnist: Plantation Mentality Still Exists In Pro Sports

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 4:16am

Morning Edition co-host David Greene talks to New York Times sports columnist William c. Rhoden about the Donald Sterling controversy, and the relationship between professional sports and race.

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USAID: War Puts South Sudan Closer To Humanitarian Disaster

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 4:16am

Secretary of State Kerry is in South Sudan as part of a U.S.-led effort to end its civil war. Steve Inskeep talks to Raj Shah, administrator for USAID, about America's efforts to prevent famine there.

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Feds List Schools Under Investigation For Abuse Claims

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 4:16am

The White House told colleges and universities to take tougher actions to stop sexual assault. The Education Department released a list of schools under investigation for their handling of assaults.

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Leaving A Dark Time Behind To 'Get Through It As A Family'

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 2:51am

Frank was severely depressed when he left his wife and three children to live on his own in 2009. But at his oldest son's baseball game two years later, he realized he couldn't stay away any longer.

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Texas Family's Nuisance Complaint Seen As Win Against Fracking

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 2:46am

A jury awarded nearly $3 million to the Parrs, who say leaks at a natural gas site made them ill. The family won the suit without having to prove that the drilling company broke environmental laws.

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Cinco De Mayo: Whose Holiday Is It, Anyway?

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 2:45am

Expect to see margarita specials and sombreros galore throughout this weekend — even though, in most of Mexico, May 5 is no big deal.

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Behind 'Belle': An 18th Century Portrait Ahead Of Its Time

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 2:44am

Director Amma Asante's new film is based on the real-life story of a biracial woman who grew up in an aristocratic English family — a story that was immortalized in a painting by Johann Zoffany.

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Afghan Female Cyclists: Breaking Away, And Breaking Taboos

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 2:42am

There's one women's cycling team in Afghanistan. Free-form traffic and open-mouth stares are just a couple of the things they encounter as they pedal the country's mountainous, potholed roads.

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Beijing Bans Outdoor Grills

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 6:17am

The Chinese capital announced the ban in a fight against its notorious pollution. Beijing's popular kebab vendors will be forced to move inside.

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Hoppertunity To Run In Kentucky Derby

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 6:14am

Trainer Bob Baffert's horse needed a name. The trainer knew a couple, the Hoppers, who were struggling to have a baby. To encourage them, he named the horse Hoppertunity.

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