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Auto Industry Benefits For Now From Subprime Loans

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 05:05:00 -0400

A factor in the auto industry's record sales the past 2 years has been the return of loans to borrowers with less than perfect credit. This has led some to worry about a bubble in subprime auto loans.


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World Faces Global Sand Shortage

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:04:00 -0400

The world is running out of sand. So much so that some countries have banned exports of sand, and there is a thriving black market for it. David Greene talks to freelance journalist Vince Beiser.


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Eric Conn, Kentucky's Biggest Con Man

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 04:57:00 -0400

Eric Conn was supposed to learn his sentence Friday. He's the Kentucky man who federal authorities say perpetrated the largest fraud in Social Security history. The problem is, he has disappeared.


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Mobile App Designed To Prevent Pregnancy Gets EU Approval

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 05:03:00 -0400

For the first time, a medically approved birth control app has been certified as a method of contraception. It relies on math, an algorithm and a woman's body temperature to determine fertility.


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Denmark Wants To Lead The World In Green Growth

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 04:54:00 -0400

Google may soon join Apple and Facebook in building a data center in Denmark. Thanks to easy access to renewable energy, big corporations can say their Danish data centers have zero emissions.


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As First Model 3 Rolls Off The Line, Can Tesla Sustain Momentum?

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 05:08:00 -0400

Tesla's first Model 3 comes off the assembly line Friday, a pivotal moment for the company. It's Tesla's mass-market electric car — with a $35,000 price. But it faces challenges ramping up production.


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Damage From Wayward Weedkiller Keeps Growing

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 05:01:00 -0400

As many as 2 million acres of soybeans may have been harmed by a popular weedkiller drifting into neighboring fields. Arkansas' proposed ban on the herbicide, dicamba, is awaiting final approval.


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For Job Retraining Programs To Work, People Need To Show Up

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 05:44:00 -0400

Retraining workers who've lost jobs is tough. If the program isn't good, workers may get trained for jobs that no longer exist. And even when the training is good, it's hard to get people to show up.


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Why Weak Productivity Growth Matters To The Economy

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 05:04:00 -0400

Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution, about productivity. Productivity growth is a reason living standards go up. Lately, it's been weak.


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