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Future Of Retail May Involve Personalized Shopping

This week we are exploring the evolution of the American shopping experience. In the third installment in this series, Audie Cornish speaks with retail architect M.J. Munsell and retail consultant Bob Hetu about what shopping in the future will be like.
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HSBC Critic: Too Big To Indict May Mean Too Big To Exist

The accusations against HSBC were harsh — that the bank laundered money for Mexican drug cartels and conducted transactions on behalf of Iran and other states tied to terrorism. So, why did federal authorities fine HSBC rather than pursue criminal charges?
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Why Legos Are So Expensive — And So Popular

Legos often cost twice as much as similar blocks from a rival toymaker. So why are Legos so much more popular than other brands?
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Rules Could Make TV Commercials Quieter

CALM is an acronym for a new law that takes effect Thursday. It stands for the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act, and it means you won't have to jump for your TV remote the second commercials air. The law says the volume of commercials needs to be the same as the programs they're coming out of.
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Environmental Outlook: "American Canopy" by Eric Rutkow (Rebroadcast)

How America's trees and forests shaped the nation.

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