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Japan's Mitsubishi Apologizes For Using U.S. POWs As Forced Labor In WWII

A senior executive personally said sorry to James Murphy, 94, who was forced to work in one of the company's copper mines, something Murphy described as "slavery in every way."
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Zip-Up Nikes Deliver 'Amazing' Freedom For The Disabled

Matthew Walzer wrote to Nike with a request: please make shoes people with disabilities can put on unassisted. He and Nike's Tobie Hatfield tell NPR's Rachel Martin about its new shoe, the FlyEase.
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Big News: Tiny Parks Coming Soon To A Parking Spot Near You

The District of Columbia opened its first semipermanent tiny park. The parklet's creators hope the new space will encourage pedestrians to hang out, while others worry about losing parking spaces.

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Greece's Ex-Finance Minister: Bailout Reforms Will 'Fail'

Yanis Varoufakis, who was forced to resign as a condition for concluding a financial rescue deal, says the latest austerity program will "go down in history" as a disaster.
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From Highways To Trade Deal, What Big Business Wants By Christmas

Business lobbyists say Congress has enough time left this year to pass significant legislation. But those plans could get tripped up by debate over Iran and over the budget.
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Remembering New Orleans' Overlooked Ties To Slavery

The city has a reputation for music, food and fun. But it's also a land with an economic history rooted in the domestic slave trade that tore families apart. Now, its legacy sits below the surface.
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A Battle Royale To Keep McDonald's Out Of Historic Food Hub In Paris

France is now McDonald's No. 2 market. But in a Paris neighborhood historically considered the soul of French gastronomy, residents are fighting tooth and nail to keep the fast-food giant out.
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Nuclear Deal Opens Up Potential For Investors In Iran's Stock Market

The diverse stock market could be a way to road-test Iran's economy. But experts warn of unique pitfalls: the key role the Revolutionary Guard plays in the economy and the lack of transparency.
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Professor Delivers A Crash Course In Real Estate Investing To Detroiters

Housing prices there have dropped, opening up investment opportunities — but only if you know how to invest. One professor is teaching inner-city residents how to get in on the market.
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Drought Drives Demand For Groundwater, As Well-Wishers Pile Up

The drought has put a strain on farms and cities in the Southwest, but it's been a boon for one industry: As Will Stone of KJZZ reports, well-drillers are slammed with demand, especially in Arizona.

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