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Mother Calls EpiPen Price Hike 'A Matter Of Life And Death'

Lawmakers are demanding answers after the maker of an allergy treatment raised the price from about $100 per pack to about $600 per pack in seven years. Parents say they can't afford it.
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Now Hiring: UK's First 'Night Czar' To Boost London Nightlife

London is hiring a "Night Czar" to bring back its nightlife after a string of music venues closed in the last few years.
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Fear Not, White Sox Fans: You'll Get Used To 'Guaranteed' Field

The Chicago White Sox announced this week that their 25-year-old ballpark, U.S. Cellular Field, would be renamed Guaranteed Rate Field. Scott Simon ponders where such a name might lead.
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In Warmer Climate, A Luxury Cruise Sets Sail Through Northwest Passage

Climate change is opening up the Arctic to luxury cruises, including an Alaska-to-New York voyage. The vacation destination takes advantage of warming oceans but raises safety and ethical concerns.
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Episode 721: Unbuilding A City

Why is it so hard to knock down 17 vacant houses in a shrinking city?
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'Mystery Shoppers' Help U.S. Regulators Fight Racial Discrimination At Banks

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is sending undercover operatives to ferret out racial discrimination. They're called "testers" or "mystery shoppers" and pose as customers applying for loans.
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Thrill Ride Accidents Renew Calls For Regulation

A Kansas waterslide recently decapitated a 10-year-old boy, and the tragedy is raising new questions about thrill ride regulation. No federal agency oversees amusement parks or water parks.
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Top Fed Officials Field Questions From Activists Unhappy Over Monetary Policy

At a "listening session" at the Fed conference in Jackson Hole, liberal groups warn about the impact on poor and minority communities of raising interest rates too quickly.
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Losing Steam In Smartphones, Chinese Firm Turns To Smart Rice Cookers

One of China's most valuable tech startups, smartphone maker Xiaomi, is getting into networked appliances, in a bid to innovate its way out of trouble, as its core business falls flat.
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Despite Low Oil Prices, Shell Moves Forward With Pa. Petrochemical Plant

Even in a down time for its oil and gas business, Shell has decided to build a multi-billion dollar ethane cracker — which makes natural gas into plastics and chemicals — in gas-rich Pennsylvania.

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