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Disposable Underwear Courtesy Of 3D Printer

Shopping anywhere could take a hit if 3D printing takes off. That technology allows users to print products at home. Disposable underwear is the brain-child of an Israeli couple, whose 3D technology also enables them to print items like bandages or sportswear. Currently the fabric printers run about $3 million.
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Lessons In Leadership: It's Not About You. (It's About Them)

It takes more than a decisive vision to solve intractable world problems, says Harvard leadership expert Ronald Heifetz. Instead, he advises his students — including budding heads-of-state — to think less like surgeons and more like psychiatrists.
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Self-Employed And With Lots Of Questions About Health Care

Self-employed workers are some of the people who could benefit most from insurance under the Affordable Care Act, but figuring out how much coverage will cost can be tricky. Well, we've got answers for them, and also for people wondering about what happens if they don't have any insurance at all.
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Merchant Marines See New Obstacles In Food Aid Proposal

The U.S. share of international shipping has been shrinking ever since World War II. The latest threat comes from a proposed change that would allow the U.S. to buy a large percentage of its food aid in local markets, instead of from the U.S. That would mean less shipping from the U.S., and possibly fewer jobs.
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Job Creation Surpasses Expectations

The U.S. economy gained 204,000 jobs in October, nearly twice what most economists predicted. The unemployment rate figure went up, but that number was distorted because the Labor Department did its sampling during the federal government shutdown.
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'The Onion' To Halt Decades-Long Assault On Trees

In December, the satirical news source will stop publishing print editions and shift to being all-digital. Milwaukee Public Radio calls today "a sad day for the sarcastic among us."
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Bottles And Brains: What Wine Tells Us About Consumer Behavior

Do we judge wine bottles by their labels the same way we might judge books by their covers? We explore the psychology behind how wine is marketed and what it says about consumer behavior.

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The Enigmatic Pecan: Why So Pricey, And How To Pronounce It?

The weather and demand from China are driving prices up. But how do you say the word pecan? NPR's Melissa Block gets answers from a pecan farmer and a linguistics expert.
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Blockbuster Fades Out, But Some Zombie Stores Will Live On

Dish Network announced this week that it will shutter the 300 or so remaining Blockbuster stores it owns across the country. But in some places, dozens of the video stores will have an unlikely afterlife.
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October Added More Jobs Than Expected, But Are They Good Jobs?

The monthly jobs report for October showed surprising strength. Employers added 204,000 jobs to payrolls. The unemployment did edge up a bit to 7.3 percent, but that was likely a result of the government shutdown.

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