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Will EPA's New Emission Rules Boost Your Power Bill? It Depends

The Environmental Protection Agency wants power plants to cut carbon pollution by 30 percent. Analysts say the impact on consumers will hinge on how individual states move to meet the standards.

A Connected Life Means More Than Just Smart Appliances

Wim Elfrink, the executive vice president of Cisco, speaks to Robert Siegel about the Internet of Things and how Cisco plans to participate in this growing market.

With The Internet Of Things, 'The Jetsons Lifestyle Is Upon Us'

For more on the Internet of Things, Audie Cornish speaks with Alex Hawkinson, CEO of the startup company SmartThings, about the possibilities of this emerging space and technology.

Apple Makes A Play For 'Smart Homes' By Connecting Appliances

The tech giant announced it's working on putting technical intelligence inside our homes, getting us closer to the fabled Jetsons house where all our appliances are automated.

EPA Chief Says Greenhouse Gas Rules Will Save Country Billions

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy calls new rules on greenhouse gas reduction perhaps the most significant in the agency's history.

Are Pre-Existing Condition Bans For Health Insurance Still With Us?

Contradictory letters from an insurer spur a health reporter to explore why the implementation of this key health law protection turns out to be more complicated than she thought.

Should Getting High Stop You From Getting Hired?

FBI director James Comey recently quipped that current marijuana policies make it hard to hire good people. Is this a sign of changing attitudes towards hiring and pot?

Google 'Courageous' For Admitting Diversity Problem, So What Now?

Tech giant Google recently owned up to a lack of gender and ethnic diversity amongst its staff. Host Michel Martin is joined by two members of the industry to discuss what it means for the tech world.

EPA Unveils New Proposal Targeting Greenhouse Gases

The draft proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency has sparked opposition from industry groups who say the changes would be prohibitively expensive.
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Patient Choice and Privacy in the Digital Age

The recent release of a massive trove of Medicare data is already being hailed by journalists and researchers. Along with several other transparency initiatives, the information could help patients better navigate their health care options.