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Holiday Shopping Ads Are Geared Toward Brain's Reward Center

Black Friday and the whole holiday season are designed to tap into a very ancient part of our brains. What happens to our brain when we shop during the holidays?
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Why Fed Officials Are Concerned About Too Little Inflation

The U.S., Europe and Japan are seeing prices and wages rise more slowly than the 2 percent target that their central banks have set. Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel of the Brookings Institution.
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Pandora's New Deal: Different Pay, Different Play

The Internet radio service offers greater exposure to artists in exchange for a lower royalty rate.
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Critics Say More Oil Industry Royalties Should Go Into U.S. Coffers

Rules for oil and gas companies drilling on federal land allow them to use some of the gas free of charge. Critics say taxpayers should get royalties for that gas and any that is vented or flared.
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Solar Energy's Popularity Increases As Rooftop Panels Get Less Expensive

Solar energy is now competitive with the cost of power generated by coal, oil and natural gas. David Greene talks to Eric Wesoff of Greentech Media, a trade journal covering alternative technology.
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For More Local Turkeys To Hit Holiday Tables, You Need An Abattoir

Demand for locally raised birds is growing faster than small farms can keep pace with. One New England farmer is making a bold move to get more gobblers to the table.
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At Vandalized Ferguson Businesses, Anger And Tears

In Ferguson, Mo., some residents spent Tuesday cleaning up looted and vandalized businesses near the police station — some for the second time since the August shooting sparked public outcry.
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Administration Warns Employers: Don't Dump Sick Workers From Plans

Brokers and consultants have told large employers they could save money by shifting workers with expensive health conditions into insurance marketplace exchanges. Now that has been deemed illegal.
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Bureaucratic Hoops Make D.C. Affordable Housing Units Hard To Sell

This problem exists nationwide, but in the nation's capital, there are more requirements and restrictions. For example, D.C. limits the maximum resale price and makes homeowners wait before they sell.
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'New York Times' Hires Former NPR Executive To Lead Digital Push

Kinsey Wilson was NPR's chief content officer when he was forced out last month by the network's new CEO, Jarl Mohn.

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