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For Food Startups, Incubators Help Dish Up Success

Demand for specialty and artisanal foods is booming, and new entrepreneurs want to get in on the action. Incubators can provide shared commercial kitchen space and tips on sales and distribution.
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More Military Families Are Relying On Food Banks And Pantries

A survey by Feeding America, a network of U.S. food banks, found that one-quarter of all U.S. military households used a food pantry in 2013. But service members are often reluctant to seek such help.
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Casinos Worry As More Navajo Communities Go Smoke-Free

Dozens of Navajo communities have passed resolutions banning smoking in government buildings and work places this year. But some casino operators worry the measures will drive customers away.
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Massive, Pricey Casino Fails After Two Years Of Operation

In September, the $2.4 billion Revel Casino will shut down for good in Atlantic City. The casino has gone bankrupt twice, but what will become of its 3,200 employees when its doors finally close?
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In The Obituary For A Boxy Van, A Word On What's To Come

Quietly and without fanfare, Ford has stopped producing the Econoline cargo van. The death of the versatile van offers a hint for the future of the car business.
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Startups Pitch Cricket Flour As The Best Protein You Could Eat

Cricket flour is a thing, and it's showing up in protein bars and baked goods. A few companies are testing the water to see if Americans can get on board with cricket as an alternative to meat or soy.
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China's Wanda Group Branches Out Into Entertainment

A Chinese company this week made a play to become what could be likened to The Walt Disney Company of China. Steve Inskeep talks to Clifford Coonan, Asia bureau chief for The Hollywood Reporter.
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Panama Canal Symbolizes U.S. Geopolitical, Technological Power

Steve Inskeep talks to Harvard professor Noel Maurer about the Panama Canal which opened 100 years ago. One of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, it connected the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
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World's Largest Beverage Company Keeps Diversifying

In a $2.5 billion cash deal, Coca-Cola will buy a 16.7 percent stake in Monster Beverage — maker of the popular Monster energy drink. Energy drinks are a nearly $7 billion business in the U.S.
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Copenhagen's First Free Supermarket Set To Open

Customers pay about $3 a month for operational costs. They also have to write a review of the products within a deadline or pay the consequences.

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