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Boy Scouts To Announce End Of Ban On Gay Leaders
The Boy Scouts are expected to end the ban on gay leaders and volunteers Monday. It will still allow troops affiliated with religious groups to deny leadership roles based on sexual orientation.
Donors Sue Fertility Industry For Caps On Egg Prices
NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Wall Street Journal reporter Ashby Jones about putting a price on the human egg. Some donors are calling industry caps on how much women can be paid to be donors unfair.
For Greece's Farmers, Growing Pressure To Be More Competitive
Greece grows plenty of good agricultural products, but has trouble competing internationally. Many in Greece say it's time for the farm sector to modernize.
Cheap Eats: A Cookbook For Eating Well On A Food Stamp Budget
A Canadian scholar was unimpressed with the cookbooks available for people on food stamps in the U.S. So she decided to come up with her own set of tips and recipes for eating well on $4 a day.
Fiat Chrysler Fined $105 Million For Failing To Complete Recalls
The company will pay up to $105 million in fines for failing to fix recalled vehicles in a timely manner. The automaker also agreed to pay top trade-in value for many cars that were subject to recall.
As Brazil's Economy Goes In Reverse, Illusion Of Prosperity Fades With It
Brazil's so-called economic miracle appears to have stalled, or worse, gone into reverse.
China's Stock Market Suffers Largest Drop In 8 Years
China's main stock index, the Shanghai Composite Index, fell 8.5 percent Monday in the biggest percentage drop in eight years. The Chinese market had been making a comeback from a serious sell-off earlier this summer, but now much of that gain has been lost.
Major Flaw In Android Phones Would Let Hackers In With Just A Text
A security gap on the most popular smartphone operating system was discovered by security experts in a lab and is so far not widely exploited. It would let malicious code take over a phone instantly.
Feds Levy Record $105 Million Fine Against Fiat Chrysler For Safety Issues
Federal regulators said the company failed to complete numerous safety recalls on more than 11 million vehicles. Fiat Chrysler released a brief statement on Sunday accepting the consequences.
Senior Senate Republicans Rebuke Cruz After He Criticizes McConnell
The drama came as the Senate defeated a procedural vote to repeal President Obama's health care law and took a step toward reviving the federal Export-Import Bank, both amendments on a highway bill.
Fiat Chrysler Hit With Record $105 Million Fine Over Safety Recalls
The automaker admits it failed to promptly and effectively recall vehicles with defects, including ones that could cause drivers to lose control. The company will also buy back some cars from owners.
Britain's Pearson In Talks To Sell Stake In The Economist Group
The announcement comes just days after the publisher said it was selling The Financial Times.
5 Airlines Investigated For Post-Derailment Price-Gouging
The Transportation Department is examining airline ticket prices before and after the Philadelphia Amtrak derailment in May. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the AP's Scott Mayerowitz.
Struggling Greek Businesses Choked By Money Controls
They're facing a double whammy. Not only do customers have less money to spend, but businesses can no longer pay their foreign suppliers for goods and raw materials. Many fear they'll have to close.
Salt Is Slowly Crippling California's Almond Industry
California's ongoing drought has forced many almond growers to use groundwater on the thirsty crop. The problem: That water is high in salt, and it's killing almond trees.