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After Departure Of Uber, Lyft In Austin, New Companies Enter The Void

Earlier this month, voters in Austin, Texas, rejected an effort to overturn the city's rules for ride-hailing companies. Uber and Lyft tried to prevent fingerprinting of their drivers, and now both have left town. A few other ride-share companies have popped up to help fill the void. NPR explores how people are getting around town without Uber and Lyft.
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To Survive The Bust Cycle, Farmers Go Back To Business-School Basics

Farming is entering its third year on the bust side of the cycle. Major crop prices are low, while expenses like seed, fertilizer and land remain high. That means getting creative to succeed.
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Oil Refinery Strikes Spark Gas Shortages In France

Strikes are a part of life in France, and people take it in stride. But every once in a while, things get out of hand, and the escalating conflict over the government's changes to labor laws seems to fit that mould.
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U.S. Credit Card Debt To Reach $1 Trillion This Year

U.S. credit card debt is about to tip over the $1 trillion mark. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Mike Calhoun, president of the Center for Responsible Lending, about what the rise in debt means for the economy.
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For First Time In 130 Years, More Young Adults Live With Parents Than With Partners

Living with Mom and/or Dad is more popular than any other form of living arrangement among Americans ages 18-34, the Pew Research Center says.
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Monsanto Calls Bayer's $62 Billion Takeover Offer 'Financially Inadequate'

But the St. Louis-based seed company makes clear it's still willing to negotiate with the German chemical and pharmaceutical giant.
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The U.S. Expands Ties To Vietnam

President Barack Obama lifts the embargo against U.S. arms sales to Vietnam. We discuss what closer ties between the U.S. and Vietnam mean for trade, leverage on human rights and growing concerns over China's military expansion.

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People Aren't Coming To See The Pyramids Or Snorkel In The Red Sea

The crash last week of an EgyptAir passenger plane flying from Paris to Cairo is not likely to help Egypt's battered tourism industry.
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As Their Anchors Sink, Malls Try To Present Retail 'Experience'

With more department stores closing, some owners are trying to make malls "more experiential," adding gyms and theaters. One developer is targeting Hispanics with regular concerts and festivities.
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Bayer Makes $62 Billion Play For Monsanto

Germany's Bayer corporation says Monsanto is worth $62 billion. That works out to a 37 percent premium over Monsanto's stock price from a few days ago. Bayer is sending a signal it is serious about taking over Monsanto, and it's willing to take on a lot of debt in order to do so.

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