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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 16, 2014 | NPR · Ukrainian tanks arrived in the city of Kramatorsk Wednesday morning. By the time they rolled out of the city, they were flying Russian flags. People in Kramatorsk tell the story of what happened.
 
April 16, 2014 | NPR · NATO has announced a strengthening of its forces near the alliance's eastern border. Gen. George Joulwan, the former NATO supreme allied commander for Europe, discusses the plan.
 
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April 16, 2014 | NPR · A 325 million-year-old fossil find shows that the gill structures of modern sharks are actually quite different from their ancient ancestors.
 

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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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Dec 17, 2010 — Gordon Murray spent a life on Wall Street. Now, he's facing death from brain cancer. In his final days, he's made peace with his fate and found meaning in helping others — particularly through a slim, smart volume of investment advice for people on Main Street.
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Feb 16, 2010 — Alexandra Penney's longtime nightmare of being broke and dependent on others for help almost overwhelmed her when Bernard Madoff was arrested and her life savings disappeared.
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Sep 25, 2009 — While many believe China is well on its way to becoming the world's No. 1 engine of economic growth, Stephen Roach, chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia, argues it won't happen quickly.
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Feb 15, 2009 — As the number of home foreclosures and job losses mount, many Americans are taking a closer look at their savings, investments and debts and wondering what to do. The answer to that question, says financial journalist Dave Kansas, usually depends on who's asking.
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Nov 25, 2008 — Michael Lewis, author of a new book called Panic: The Story of Modern Financial Insanity, contends the current Wall Street slump will have some healthy long-term effects, including more moderate financial risk-taking and more proportionate rewards for CEOs.
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Nov 17, 2008 — Hedge fund manager James Altucher says that the way to make money with minimal stress is to invest in lasting demographic trends like identity theft, chocolate and women's legs. He discusses his new book, The Forever Portfolio, and offers his top 10 stock picks.
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Aug 17, 2007 — It has been a bumpy ride on Wall Street this week. Could psychological theories help explain what is happening on the trading floor? Investment strategist Michael Mauboussin, author of More Than You Know: Finding Financial Wisdom in Unconventional Places, discusses the science of stocks.
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Oct 5, 2006 — In the 21 years he's managed Yale University's investments, David Swensen has made an average 16 percent annual return — better than any portfolio manager at any university. Now he's teaching individual investors how best to save for retirement.
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Jan 13, 2006Time magazine called him one of the world's 100 Most Powerful and Influential People. John Bogle is the founder of the Vanguard Group of mutual funds and the author of new book, The Battle for The Soul of Capitalism.
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Oct 21, 2005 — David Swensen has outperformed 99 percent of U.S. mutual funds since 1985. As Yale's chief investment officer, Swensen manages the school's $15 billion endowment. Now he has a new book, Unconventional Success.
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