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April 17, 2014 | NPR · Scientists and food activists are launching a campaign to promote seeds that can be freely shared, rather than protected through patents and licenses. They call it the Open Source Seed Initiative.
 
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April 17, 2014 | NPR · A typical UPS truck now has hundreds of sensors on it. That's changing the way UPS drivers work — and it foreshadows changes coming for workers throughout the economy.
 
April 17, 2014 | NPR · Brazil is the spiritual home of soccer and a world powerhouse in the sport. It's woven into the Brazilian psyche. Wins and losses have had repercussions in other realms — including politics.
 

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April 17, 2014 | NPR · President Obama met Thursday with insurance company executives and a separate group of insurance regulators from the states, discussing their mutual interest in administering the new health care law.
 
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April 17, 2014 | NPR · The president has visited Prince George's County, Md., four times this year. It is the most affluent county with an African-American majority. It also happens to be very close to the White House.
 
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April 17, 2014 | NPR · Kepler-186f is almost the same size as Earth, and it orbits in its star's "Goldilocks zone"-- where temperatures may be just right for life. But much is unknown because it's also 500 light-years away.
 

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April 12, 2014 | NPR · As pro-Russia demonstrators continue their tense standoff in Eastern Ukraine, police are conspicuously absent from city streets.
 

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April 13, 2014 | NPR · As the anniversary of last year's marathon bombing approaches, NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with correspondent Carrie Johnson about the investigation and legal wrangling yet to come.
 

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Oct 11, 2013 — The country's biggest bank by assets is reeling from a $920 million penalty for failing to control risky trades and faces a multi-billion dollar settlement for mortgage abuse.
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Sep 19, 2013 — Traders in JPMorgan's London offices racked up huge losses last year and then tried to cover up what happened. Now, the bank is admitting the violations and agreeing to pay nearly $1 billion to regulators in the U.S. and U.K.
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May 29, 2013 — The social media giant's debut on Wall Street one year ago ran into problems. Trades were delayed and some investors lost money. The Securities and Exchange Commission blames NASDAQ's "poor systems and decision-making."
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Mar 15, 2013 — Two hedge funds affiliated with SAC Capital Advisors have agreed to the settlements. They did not admit any wrongdoing.
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Jan 24, 2013 — President Obama's choice to head the Securities and Exchange Commission has prosecuted terrorists and mobsters. If she's confirmed, Mary Jo White's next challenge will be tackling reckless behavior on Wall Street. The success of this get-tough push will depend on changing the SEC's culture, analysts say.
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Jan 24, 2013 — White, who prosecuted terrorists during her time as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, would succeed Mary Schapiro, who stepped down in December. The president is also planning to renominate Richard Cordray to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
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Nov 26, 2012 — Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro will step down on Dec. 14. President Obama has designated SEC Commissioner Elisse Walter to be her successor.
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Jul 13, 2012 — Documents suggest Mitt Romney was chief executive at Bain Capital for longer than he has said. That's significant — but only to a point.
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Jul 12, 2012 — New rules governing the swaps market highlight the risks behind sprawling, complex regulatory initiatives. When rules get too complicated, lawyers and lobbyists are the main audience.
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Dec 16, 2011 — The suit alleges that the executives knew their agencies had much more exposure to subprime loans than investors were told.
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