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Winds Of Change? Rhode Island Hopes For First Offshore Wind Farm
Rhode Island is trying to have more success than a similar project off the coast of Massachusetts. However some residents worry the farm will disrupt the ocean view.
Pacific Trade Pact In Limbo As Talks End Without A Deal
Disagreements remain among the 12 countries regarding drug patents, market access and more, and likely will delay congressional debate of any eventual agreement into 2016.
Hillary Clinton Releases 8 Years Of Tax Returns
The returns show that she and her husband Bill Clinton paid nearly $44 million in federal taxes since 2007, according to her campaign. "We've come a long way," she said.
Pesticide Drift Threatens Organic Farms
Conventional farmers use millions of pounds of pesticides each year to protect crops from weeds and insects. When those chemicals drift to neighboring property, they can ruin crops on organic farms.
Summer Olympics 2008 Host Beijing Awarded 2022 Winter Games
The International Olympic Committee has selected Beijing as the host city for the 2022 Winter Olympics. It's the first city ever to host both summer and winter games.
WikiLeaks Docs Purport To Show The U.S. Spied On Japan's Government
The documents also allege that the U.S. targeted Japanese banks and companies, including Mitsubishi.
Why Peer Pressure Doesn't Add Up To Retirement Savings
People often do what their neighbors do. A firm decided to get more people to sign up for retirement plans by telling employees how many of their coworkers had signed up. What happened next?
Remembering When Driverless Elevators Drew Skepticism
These days, the idea of a driverless car makes a lot of people nervous. Our Planet Money team goes back in time when automatic elevators made people just as worried.
In Michigan, A Testing Ground For A Future Of Driverless Cars
Automakers and researchers are using a 32-acre fake city at the University of Michigan to simulate a real-world environment for autonomous vehicles. How will such cars affect urban planning?
To Get Big-Rig Drivers, Senate Bill Would Give Keys To Teens
Some trucking companies are having trouble finding enough interstate drivers. They say cutting the minimum driving age from 21 to 18 is a fix, but critics worry such a move would be a safety disaster.
Kazakhstan Promises 'Real Winter Wonderland' In Bid To Host 2022 Games
The International Olympic Committee will decide Friday whether to accept the bid by Kazakhstan's largest city, Almaty, to stage the 2022 Winter Games, or instead offer it to rival contender Beijing.
Shell Announces Plans To Eliminate 6,500 Jobs
Royal Dutch Shell has announced plans to eliminate 6,500 jobs as slumping oil prices force the industry to make adjustments. Shell's profits fell by more than 30 percent in the second quarter.
Despite Rising Costs, China Is Gung-Ho To Host 2022 Winter Olympics
Either China or Kazakhstan will be chosen on Friday as host of the 2022 Winter Olympics. European nations have been scared off by the cost of hosting the event, but China has the ambition and the money to match.
Debris Found In The Indian Ocean May Be From Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet
Investigators believe a piece of debris found on the French island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean could be from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared in March 2014.
Obama Orders Development Of Supercomputer To Rival China's 'Milky Way'
It is hoped that the new supercomputer, expected to go online by 2025, would be the first "exascale" machine — some 20 times faster than today's fastest machine, called Tianhe-2 (Milky Way-2).