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Funeral Home Kiosks Offer Shoppers The Ultimate Deal

To see what services the Forest Lawn company has to offer, there's no need to go to an actual funeral home or cemetery. In shopping centers across Southern California, the business is setting up kiosks that look like they could as easily be marketing homemade pottery instead of urns.

Bangladesh Factory Owners Surrender In 2012 Fire That Killed 112

The deaths in the fire at the Tazreen Fashions factory, which supplied U.S. and European retailers, were blamed on blocked exits and managers who prevented workers from escaping.

Blowing Away The Limits Of Convention

A Tunisian inventor has come up with a new design for wind turbines that may be cheaper and more efficient than current models. has this and more stories about moving beyond expectations, from HBO's True Detective to smart technology that's making us better tippers.

French Court Orders Google To Display Notice On Its Search Page

The Internet giant has been ordered to publish a public notice that it violated French regulations on user privacy and was ordered to pay a $200,000 fine.

Panama Canal Expansion Suspended Over Cost-Overrun Dispute

A Spanish-led consortium working to build a new lock system to accommodate larger ships says it will stop work until a deal is reached.

Found: The First Porsche — And It Was Electric!

The very first car developed by Ferdinand Porsche was not a sleek speed machine. The wooden-framed, open-carriage P1 was recently unearthed in a garage in Austria where it sat for more than 100 years. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Achim Stejskal, director of the Porsche Museum about the surprising find.

January Job Growth Disappoints, But Unemployment Drops

The U.S. added just 113,000 jobs in January, instead of the 180,000 analysts had predicted. Despite the anemic gains, the unemployment rate inched down to 6.6 percent, the lowest level since October 2008.
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Upscaling Comfort Food

Mac 'n cheese and truffle oil. Pop tarts made from scratch. Many local chefs and restaurants are updating favorites of yesteryear with high end ingredients, new techniques and upscale prices. We examine the power of nostalgia and food, and the flavors that recall our favorite home-cooked meals.


Disappointing Jobs Data May Point To A Tougher 2014

After consistent improvements in 2013, employment growth has downshifted over the past two months. Economists fear that could be pointing to slower growth in 2014.

How The Meritocracy Myth Affects Women In Technology

The breathtaking lack of women in the tech industry has a real effect on one of America's most important economic and innovation engines. Join our running conversation on the cultural changes at play and what to do about it.