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Amazon Appeals Pentagon’s Choice Of Microsoft For $10 Billion Cloud Contract

Amazon cited “unmistakable bias” as it prepares to challenge its loss in federal court. This starts a new chapter in ...
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Why The American Leather Industry Is Having A Tough Time

The leather industry hit a peak in 2014. Retailers were forced to find cheaper, artificial alternatives. Now, leather is struggling ...
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Hey Alexa, Should We Worry About Kids And Smart Speakers?

If more than one in four American households have a smart speaker — how will they affect family relationships? (Image ...
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Google Health Data Project Under Scrutiny

Google is collecting the health data of millions of Americans in partnership with a big health care system. The project ...
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A New Solution For Snakebites

Snakebites are common, but anti-venom can be hard to get. One doctor is trying a new solution, with help from ...
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Federal Appeals Court Lets Stand Ruling That Congress Can Subpoena Trump Tax Returns

The full D.C. Circuit voted 8-3 not to reconsider an earlier decision by a three-judge panel that ruled against the ...
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Ethane And The Plastics Boom

America’s natural gas boom has also made it the world’s biggest exporter of ethane. It’s a building block for plastics, ...
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How Some Online Lenders Dodge State Laws To Charge Triple Digit Interest Rates

Online lenders charging triple digit interest rates are dodging state laws banning such loans. The money is routed through banks ...
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McDonald’s Is Sued Over ‘Systemic Sexual Harassment’ Of Female Workers

A former employee has filed a class action lawsuit against McDonald’s and one Michigan franchise, alleging a “culture of sexual ...
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Trump Makes No Promises On China Trade Deal

President Trump says a mini trade agreement with China could happen “soon,” but he offered no guarantees. In a speech ...
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Charitable Giving Is Down. It Might Be Time To Reform The Charitable Deduction.

It’s distortionary. It’s regressive. And right now it only benefits a sliver of taxpayers and nonprofits. It’s time to talk ...
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My Journey Into The World Of Men’s Beauty

Makeup was once thought to be the exclusive realm of women, but more and more men are experimenting with cosmetics ...
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Brexit Among Reasons For Rising Real Estate Prices In France

Paris is becoming unaffordable as prices are pushed up partly by Brexit, as wealthy people and companies relocate from London ...
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Farm Bankruptcies Surge

NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with Dale Moore, executive vice president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, about its recent report ...
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#MeToo Hits High-End Wine Industry

NPR’s Michel Martin talks with Bon Appetit wine editor Marissa Ross about sexual harassment in the high-end wine industry. Read ...
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Cybersecurity expert Alex Stamos on what scares him most about the upcoming U.S. presidential election

Alex Stamos rose to fame as the former chief security officer for Yahoo and then Facebook. But today he’s the director of Stanford’s Internet Observatory, ...
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Recycling robots raise millions from top venture firms to rescue an industry in turmoil

The problem of how to find the potential treasure trove hidden in millions of pounds of trash is getting a high-tech answer as investors funnel ...
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Consumer Reports puts Tesla Model 3, Model S back on its recommended list after reliability improves

Tesla gained ground and moved up four spots in the latest Annual Auto Reliability Survey from Consumer Reports, thanks largely to improvements with the Model ...
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