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Genetically Modified Salmon: Coming To A River Near You?

Scientists are trying to predict what might happen if genetically modified salmon escaped growth facilities. It's a scenario often raised by critics who don't want the FDA to approve sale of the fish.

Survival Of The Greenest Beer? Breweries Adapt To A Changing Climate

Breweries are grappling with more weather extremes — heat waves, snowy winters, heavy rains and drought. Many are coming up with creative ways to adjust to their changing environments.

When Does Workplace Wellness Become Coercive?

A small but growing number of employers tie financial incentives to losing weight and exercising. The cost of nonparticipation can be so high that critics question whether workers have a true choice.
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Explainer: The Region Moves On Minimum Wage Hike, Paid Sick Leave

Two WAMU 88.5 reporters explain how D.C., Montgomery County and Prince George's County are cooperating — and competing — on measures that help low-wage workers.
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Minimum Wage For Tipped Workers Set At $4 In Montgomery County

The move by the county Council is intended to ensure that restaurants remain competitive with those in Prince George's County and in D.C.


Calif. Health Officials Aid People Facing Astronomic Drug Bills

Specialty medicines have forced some to choose between treatment and paying rent. California will put a lid on the amount anyone enrolled in most Obamacare plans can be charged for high-end medicine.

Confederate Flag Merchandise Is Delicate Topic For Retailers

Some businesses are removing Confederate flag imagery following last week's fatal shootings at a S.C. black church. But not every business is handling the Confederate flag issue in the same way.

S.C. Retailers Caught In The Middle Of Renewed Debate Over Confederate Flag

Some retailers have pulled Confederate-themed items from their shelves after the South Carolina shooting suspect appeared in photos with the flag. The debate over what the flag symbolizes continues.

What's Trending On Instagram? A Battle With Twitter

Instagram wants to be a source for your news. The photo-sharing app is rolling out an update that features trending tags and a beefed-up search tool that should help it compete with Twitter.

As Tastes Shift, Food Giant General Mills Gets A Makeover

General Mills is one of the world's most successful food companies, with iconic brands like Green Giant. But fast-changing tastes are forcing it and other food firms to innovate to stay relevant.