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A Locked Door, A Secret Meeting And The Birth Of The Fed

The creation of America's central bank includes a bunch of bankers locked in a private library and a secret trip to a place called Jekyll Island.
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Could Big Batteries Be Big Business In California?

Unless the erratic bursts of energy generated on a windy or sunny day can be stored and later measured out in an even way, these renewable sources of power can't be counted on to stabilize the electrical grid. Several battery-making startups hope to help — and reduce electric bills.
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Colorado Takes Health Plans To People Shopping For Groceries

TV ads and websites are all well and good, but Colorado is finding that face-to-face help from a live person is often the best way to reach the uninsured and sign them up for a health plan. Still, it isn't easy, and takes time and money.
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After Target's Data Breach, Customer Incentive Disappoints

Target is trying to get back in good graces with its customers after a massive data breach affecting some 40 million credit and debit account holders. The giant retail chain offered its customers a 10 percent discount over the weekend as an act of atonement, but business was said to be down anyway.
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In The World Of Pinball, An Underdog Takes On The Giant

For more than a decade, Stern Pinball was the only company manufacturing pinball machines. A New Jersey startup company is trying to shake up that monopoly. But with decreased demand for the games, it's unclear whether the pinball industry is big enough for two.
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Shark Attacks And Economic Growth: A Correlation Theory

In studying the connection between economics and yearly trends in what he calls "shark-human interactions," shark attack expert George Burgess spotted a pattern. NPR's Rachel Martin asks Burgess about going to the beach.
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Flying This Holiday? Here Are A Few Tips To Survive Airline Food

It's not just lack of quality or freshness that can put a damper on your in-flight meal: Our senses are scrambled at high altitudes. Those sweet and salty sensors might be off as much as 30 percent while in flight.
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The Secrets Of Great Cooking And Great Business

Carlos Watson, co-founder of the online magazine Ozy, tells host Arun Rath about a chef hoping to bring cooking genius to the masses, and the "CEO Whisperer" who is a secret weapon for many powerful business leaders.
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Will A Computer Decide Whether You Get Your Next Job?

Companies are replacing paper resumes with tests designed to collect data from job applicants. They're finding some surprising results.
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The Cost To Keep The Home Team At Home May Not Be Worth It

Increasingly, privately owned sports teams aren't just asking for newer, fancier digs. They're also asking the public to pay half — or more — of the bill.

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