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Canada Cuts Down On Red Tape. Could It Work In The U.S.?
Canada says it's the first country with a law that eliminates one regulation for every new measure that's adopted. The One-for-One Rule is designed to ease the burden on businesses.
How Partitioned Grocery Carts Can Help Shoppers Buy Healthier Foods
Eating healthy is easier said than done. Same with buying healthy food. Research finds that putting in partitions in grocery carts can increase the likelihood shoppers buy healthy fruits and veggies.
Property Owners Throw Cold Water On N.J. Shore Protective Dunes Plan
State officials have met with stiff resistance from property owners worried about losing their ocean views or claim to their beachfront land.
With Live Video Apps Like Periscope, Life Becomes Even Less Private
Video cameras are everywhere — from those in smartphones to security cams. And just when you thought it couldn't get harder to hide, live-streaming video apps are raising new questions about privacy.
Don't Write Off Paper Just Yet
In today's digital age it's easy to forget about paper, but as one paper pusher says, "a paperless society is about as plausible as a paperless bathroom."
Left Turns Cause A Quarter Of All Pedestrian Crashes In U.S.
One of the biggest problems with left turns is that the turning driver has a green light when pedestrians have a walk light. Changes in how cars are built have also created more blind spots.
Oil Boom Brings Diversity To States Out West
Wyoming has long been one of the whitest states in the country, but over the last few years its black population has more than doubled. African-Americans still make up a tiny percentage of the state's population, but the substantial shift is largely a result of the oil boom of the last few years. But with oil prices so low, layoffs are looming.
FEMA To Allow Superstorm Sandy Victims To Reopen Flood Claims
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is allowing more than 140,000 victims to reopen claims if they feel insurance companies short-changed them.
Reports: Charter Communications To Buy Time Warner Cable For $55B
The deal would make the combined company a major rival to Comcast Corp. Comcast last month abandoned its own bid for Time Warner following concerns raised by the Justice Department.
Multiple Sclerosis Patients Stressed Out By Soaring Drug Costs
The cost of medication to treat multiple sclerosis has risen much faster than inflation, even for older drugs. Patients and insurers say manufacturers' subsidy programs have helped, but not enough.
Greece Warns That It Will Probably Miss Next Month's Debt Payment
Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis says a $1.76 billion payment due next month "will not be given and is not there to be given."
Online Art Sites Aim To Fill Gap Between Etsy And Sotheby's
Let's say you're not a millionaire but you're still interested in buying affordable art from the comfort of your living room. There's now a burgeoning business of selling mid-priced art online.
No Resume? Criminal Background? No Problem At This Yonkers Bakery
Social justice is part of the recipe at New York's Greyston Bakery. The firm, whose clients include Ben & Jerry's, hires locals whose legal status or work history might otherwise make them unhirable.
Email Slip Reportedly Reveals United Kingdom Plan For Possible EU Exit
In the communication that The Guardian says it received accidentally from the Bank of England, officials outlined details of the plan known as "Operation Bookend."
Takata Air Bag Recall Could Take Years
The recall of Takata airbags this week was the largest automotive recall in U.S. history. NPR's Scott Simon talks to correspondent Sonari Glinton about how and when companies announce a recall.