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Startup Converts Plastic To Oil, And Finds A Niche

Only 7 percent of plastic waste in the United States is recycled each year, according to the EPA. A startup company in Niagara Falls says it can increase that amount and reduce the country's dependence on foreign oil at the same time.
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Sweet Home: When Owning Isn't All About Money

At the height of the housing crisis, low-income Americans had many opportunities to buy a home with the help of subprime mortgages, which proved to be disastrous. But those battered by the crisis continue to find paths to home ownership, despite financial disincentives.
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Creator, Co-Founder Of Red Bull Dies At 89

Billionaire Chaleo Yoovidhya, who co-founded Red Bull and was Thailand's second richest man, died on Saturday at the age of 89. Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz remembers the man that would eventually give people wings.
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Caesar's Entertainment Supports Prince George's County Casino

An entertainment company seeking to build a casino in downtown Baltimore is supporting plans for a Prince George's County casino, even though they feel it'll hurt their own business.

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Markets Hit Milestones; Goldman Sachs Gets Bashed

NPR's John Ydstie wraps up the week's economy news, looking at banking stress tests, the markets' performance and the Goldman Sachs resignation.
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Mobile Money: Will A Cell Phone "Bump" Replace Cash?

Cell phone and QR code technology is converging to allow payments simply by "bumping" phones. Kojo explores the future of digital payments to both merchants and individuals.

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The Market's Finally Looking Up: Will It Last?

The stock market hit some major milestones this week: The Standard & Poor's 500 index reached its highest level in more than three years and the Nasdaq rose to its highest level in 11 years. Still, the Federal Reserve has been warning not to get too excited about where the economy is headed next.
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Trial For New York Mets Owners To Start Monday

The civil trial for the owners of the New York Mets is set to begin Monday. The outcome could hinge on the question of "willful blindness" — whether Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz should have known that the Ponzi scheme run by their friend Bernie Madoff was too good to be true.
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'This American Life' Retracts Mike Daisey's Apple Factory Story

The story became the show's most popular podcast and inspired a petition, signed by hundreds of thousands, demanding better working conditions for factory workers. But, now, This American Life says Daisey fabricated many aspects of the story.
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Why Are Some Countries Rich And Others Poor?

A new book called Why Nations Fail argues that a lot comes down to politics — not just laws, but also a country's norms.

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