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'I've Enjoyed Every Minute Of It': Carl Kasell On His 60 Years In Radio

The veteran NPR newscaster got into the business young — as a teen he hosted a late-night, easy-listening music show in Goldsboro, N.C. He'll now be scorekeeper emeritus on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!
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Propublica: Doctors Overcharge Medicare For Office Visit

A new investigation suggests hundreds, if not thousands, of doctors are overcharging Medicare for office visits. Steve Inskeep talks to Charles Ornstein of the nonprofit newsroom ProPublica.
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Contractors Have A Tough Time Finding Experienced Workers

States like Texas are enjoying a boom in commercial construction but there aren't enough skilled workers. Companies have little choice but to offer higher pay and bonuses to attract and keep workers.
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Chipotle Shareholders Reject Executives' Compensation Plan

Chipotle is one of the fastest-growing restaurant chains but shareholders gave a thumbs down to the company's executive compensation plan. The board can still override the shareholders' vote.
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Chipotle Dishes Up Food For Thought

Starting this week short essays can be found printed on the sides of Chipotle cups and takeout bags. Written by contributors such as Toni Morrison, Judd Apatow, Michael Lewis and Malcolm Gladwell.
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Big Sunday Encourages Baby Steps To Volunteerism

A Hollywood writer was fed up with endless rounds of script revisions so he channeled his frustration into a day of volunteerism. From simple roots, his action grew into a nonprofit called Big Sunday.
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Are Filmmakers Using Drones Illegally? Looks Like It

The film industry is using drones for movies and commercials, even though federal regulators are still working on rules that would permit the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to make money.
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A Complicated First: A Black Editor Takes The Helm At The Gray Lady

When The New York Times removed Jill Abramson from the top editor spot at the paper — the first woman in the role — the publisher replaced her with Dean Baquet — the first black person in that job.
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Missing In The Housing Recovery: New Houses

Even now, five years after the crash, homebuilding is stuck at half its normal level. And a hoped-for bounce after the harsh winter hasn't materialized. Some analysts blame higher mortgage rates.
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Science Philanthropy

In a trend that some fear is leading to a "privatization of science," wealthy philanthropists are pouring millions into everything from genetic research to space exploration. At the same time, government funding is declining. We explore the issue.

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