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Shoppers This Year May Need The Nudge Of Cold Air And Gift Cards

It's been warmer than usual around the country and hardly feels like gift-giving season. Some economists say December sales will be fine after Christmas when consumers shop for sales with gift cards.
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Hepatitis Drug Among The Most Costly For Medicaid

A Senate investigation finds that Medicaid programs in 33 states spent more than $1 billion on the hepatitis C drug Sovaldi in a single year.
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Most Of The World's Cancer Cases Are Now In Developing Countries

That's the news from an analysis that maps out cancer hot spots. Developing countries are now struggling to cope with this growing threat.
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Natural Gas Leak in California Raises Health, Environmental Concerns

A month and a half after detecting the leak in its Aliso Canyon storage facility, Southern California Gas Co. still hasn't been able to stop it.
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Who Bought The 'Las Vegas Review-Journal?' Reporters Investigate

Who's the new owner of the Las Vegas Review-Journal? Many journalists — especially the paper's own employees — have been trying to figure out the answer.
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For Sex Industry, Bitcoin Steps In Where Credit Cards Fear To Tread

Trying to crack down on sex trafficking, authorities have been going after online ads for adult services. Some in this industry have found a workaround to stay under the radar: cyber currency.
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How Former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker Tamed Inflation — Maybe For Good

Inflation is so low that it's nearly nonexistent now. But it most certainly wasn't always that way. The Planet Money team tells the story of former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker's wild fight against inflation, his radical idea, and how the U.S. tamed inflation — maybe for good.
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Los Angeles Schools Close After Receiving Terror Threat

The Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation's second largest, closed down Tuesday after receiving a "credible terrorist threat." A similar threat was received in New York City, but schools remained open.
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People Across The U.S. React To Unseasonably Warm Weather

All Things Considered hears from people around the country about the unseasonable weather.
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New York Investigates Similar School Threat As A Hoax

The bomb threat that disrupted the lives of millions of people in Los Angeles Tuesday had a decidedly different effect in New York City, which received a similar email threat to its schools late Monday night. Authorities in New York, however, concluded the email was a hoax and schools remained open Thursday. NPR explains why the two cities had such decidedly different reactions.

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