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Startups Connect Vermont's Farmers To Urban Markets

Several firms are helping Vermont's small, organic farmers distribute their products outside the state's borders. Buyers in cities like Boston and New York get food they can trace back to the farmer.

Center For Public Integrity Details Dangers Of Paint Stripper Solvent

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Jamie Smith Hopkins of the Center for Public Integrity about a solvent found in common paint strippers that can trigger heart attacks and asphyxiation, causing rapid death.

Apple Ignites Debate Over Ad-Blocking Software

Apple caused an uproar recently over the use of ad-blocking software in the new version of its mobile operating system.

Internet Gambling Blossoms As More U.S. States Consider Legalization

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Sue Schneider, an iGaming expert and advocate, about how online gambling is becoming more acceptable and legal in the U.S.

EU To Begin Slapping Labels On Products Produced In Israeli Settlements

The European Parliament decision could come as early as Oct. 1, according to reports. Israel's prime minister has called the decision "a perversion of justice and a distortion of reason."

Former Peanut Company Exec Could Get Life Sentence In Deadly Salmonella Outbreak

The then-owner of Peanut Corporation of America producer was convicted of felonies in the deaths of nine people and the illnesses of more than 700 others. He knowingly shipped tainted peanut butter.
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The Federal Government On The Brink Of A Shutdown - Again?

We look at what the threat of a federal government shutdown means for a region so tied to the federal government, and the contingency plans the District is preparing to remain open in case.


Volkswagen Stock Plummets As CEO Apologizes For Emissions Cheat

"I personally am deeply sorry that we have broken the trust of our customers and the public," says CEO Martin Winterkorn. The company lost nearly a quarter of its market value Monday in Europe.

Alexander Hamilton's Financial Legacy Is A Hit Musical

Hamilton, the hottest ticket on Broadway, is a musical about the decidedly un-hot topic of his crucial role in U.S. economics. What can we learn about debt and the dollar through rhymes and R&B?

Quiz: Are You Smarter Than A South African High School Student?

So you think you know a lot about world affairs? Like, um, what kind of animal did that American dentist shoot? See how you do on the annual Interschool quiz for South Africa's youth.