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Silicon Valley Remembers Dave Goldberg, Who Died Unexpectedly

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

The CEO of SurveyMonkey was known for his generosity toward colleagues and for supporting the career of his wife, Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg. He died while vacationing with his family in Mexico.

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'My Brother's Keeper' To Expand Opportunities For Young Men Of Color

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

President Obama is turning his My Brother's Keeper initiative into an outside alliance that will live on after his presidency. He described the new effort at an event in New York City on Monday.

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Where Poor Kids Grow Up Makes A Huge Difference

Monday, May 04, 2015

Poor kids who moved to neighborhoods with less poverty did much better than those who didn't move.

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Electric Carmaker Tesla To Sell Batteries Designed To Power Homes

Friday, May 01, 2015

Tesla is building the biggest battery factory in the world. It hopes to drive battery prices down so far that lithium ion batteries are no longer just for laptops, phones or cars.

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Baltimore Unrest Reveals Tensions Between African-Americans And Asians

Thursday, April 30, 2015

In West Baltimore's Sandtown neighborhood, Asian immigrant shopkeepers cleaned up the damage caused by rioters. Also in need of repair: their relationship with their African-American customers.

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Obama Confident In Asia Trade Pact, But Track Record For Deals Is Spotty

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Following a South Korean trade pact in 2012, the U.S. deficit with that country widened by 80 percent. But some argue that if the U.S. doesn't create trade rules, there won't be any.

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Tyson Foods To Stop Giving Chickens Antibiotics Used By Humans

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Antibiotic use is falling out of fashion in the poultry industry. Tyson Foods, the biggest poultry producer in the U.S., says it will stop feeding its birds human-use antibiotics in two years.

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For Japan's Prime Minister, U.S. Visit A Chance To Elevate Image

Monday, April 27, 2015

Shinzo Abe will have a summit with President Obama, sign a security agreement and make a historic address to a joint meeting of Congress during his weeklong visit.

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Will Apple's Newest Gadget Ignite A Smart Watch Movement?

Friday, April 24, 2015

As Apple's smart watch goes on sale, there are some big questions about the whole idea of the wrist watch as a computer, including whether consumers come to see them as a luxury or a necessity.

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Some Companies Fight Pay Gap By Eliminating Salary Negotiations

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Women are often less assertive when it comes to negotiating salaries and raises. Some firms are trying to neutralize the disparity by refusing to negotiate salaries. But will that hurt recruitment?

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National Guard Members Struggle To Keep Civilian Careers

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

National Guard soldiers live in two worlds: They can be deployed in a crisis, but must support themselves and their families with civilian jobs. That's made harder by the guard's unpredictable needs.

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Will New Retirement Rules Protect Americans From Wall Street?

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Proposed federal rules are designed to make sure that financial advisers put their clients' interests ahead of their own. But experts worry that loopholes may weaken those consumer protections.

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O'Malley: America's Economy Needs 'Sensible Rebalancing,' Not 'Pitchforks'

Monday, April 20, 2015

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, who will decide on a presidential run soon, is for a higher minimum wage and wants to increase Social Security benefits even though some would pay higher taxes.

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When The World Bank Does More Harm Than Good

Friday, April 17, 2015

Large projects funded by the bank have left millions of poor people worse off, an investigation found. The bank says the vast majority of its projects don't fall into this category.

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In Record Drought, Calif. Course Ethically Keeps Greens Green

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Golf courses are water hogs, and that thirst is especially notable as California's drought grows in severity. At Pelican Hill, a top golf course near Los Angeles, water conservation is an obsession.

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From Horses To High-Rises: An Insider 'Unmasks' China's Economic Rise

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Over the past 25 years, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson watched China turn into the world's second largest economy. He explains what could halt the country's massive growth.

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IRS Budget Cuts Make For Nightmarish Filing Season

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

People trying to get help from the IRS to file their taxes are finding long lines, long waits on the phone and not much help. The IRS blames staff reductions on budget cuts spearheaded by Republicans.

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In Pennsylvania, Employment Booms Amid Oil And Natural Gas Bust

Monday, April 13, 2015

While lower oil and natural gas prices are great for the wallet, they've led to layoffs. NPR visits Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region, which is still seeing growth in high-paying natural gas jobs.

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Airbnb Finds Interest In Cuba But Hurdles Must Be Overcome First

Friday, April 10, 2015

Airbnb's entry into the Cuban market last week opened many American's eyes to what real estate on the island looks like. Interest in travel and buying homes is up, but there are plenty of challenges.

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CEO Describes What It's Like When Investors Bet Against You

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The online furniture company Wayfair is now one of the most shorted stocks. Our Planet Money team talks to its CEO about what it's like to be running a company when investors are betting on your fall.

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