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Personal Banking Technology

Not only do many of us get cash from the ATM machine rather than waiting in line for a teller, we do all sorts of banking electronically. A new report says half of all Americans haven't set foot inside a bank branch in the last month. Between depositing checks via cell phone and paying bills online, technology has transformed our relationship with our money. Tech Tuesday considers the changing tools that allow customers to conduct their banking business on their own terms.

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Puerto Rico Is Sowing A New Generation Of Small Farmers

Decades of industrialization have left the island reliant on imported food. But change is coming — from government subsidies for small farmers, to classes that teach school kids how to grow food.
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Puerto Rico Is Sowing A New Generation Of Small Farmers

Decades of industrialization have left the island reliant on imported food. But change is coming — from government subsidies for small farmers, to classes that teach school kids how to grow food.
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Abortion Is Back In The Spotlight In Virginia

The state's current attorney general is overturning a ruling from the previous attorney general that would have shut down most of the abortion clinics in the state, and the issue isn't just about regulations and politics. It's also about money.
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If someone is infected by the Loa loa worm, taking a drug to treat river blindness could be risky. Now there's a fast way to identify the worm — by turning a smartphone into a microscope.

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