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Unrest In Ferguson May Speed Up Decline Of Real Estate

Many in the city are worried about its future, and there's speculation there will be a "mass migration" should violence erupt again. But some residents remain committed to the city.

Toyota Becomes Latest Automaker To Issue Recalls Over Faulty Airbags

Since 2008, almost 16 million vehicles have been recalled over worries that airbags might explode if exposed to high humidity for long periods of time.

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Tunisia's Emerging Tech Sector Hampered By Old Policies

When Tunisia's young people protested in 2011, they had one key demand: jobs. Now, despite new political leadership, that demand remains unmet — even in tech, the sector that offers the most promise.

Morning Edition

Will Apple's Mobile Wallet Replace Your Leather Wallet?

Many have tried and failed with this kind of payment option before. But Apple's launch is bigger, with more financial institutions' support, and consumers may be more security-conscious.

Morning Edition

The Look Of Power: How Women Have Dressed For Success

Just as women were entering the corporate workplace in big numbers, the shapeless power suit emerged. Over time, the "power look" changed. How do women project power in the modern office?

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Bucking The Fashion Trend, Converse Kicks Up A Fuss About Knockoffs

The Nike-owned company is suing to protect its Chuck Taylor All Stars from copycats. But NYU law professor Chris Sprigman says it might be an uphill battle, since copying is part of the fashion cycle.

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As Cattle Prices Climb, Ranchers Watch Out For Bovine Thievery

Across the U.S., cattle prices are at record highs. So ranchers and special rangers are working to protect herds from cattle rustlers — thieves looking to sell off stolen animals at auction.

Amid The Chaos Of Debt Collection, 'Bad Paper' Offers A Riveting Roadmap

It's not often that a book can mix machetes with hedge funds. Then again, few industries are as chaotic, and compelling, as debt collection — which Jake Halpern's book reveals in alarming detail.

Weekend Edition Saturday

European Slowdown Drives Roller-Coaster Week In Markets

Concerns in Europe over a slowdown in economic growth have been rattling global financial markets. NPR's Scott Simon talks with correspondent John Ydstie about the volatile week on Wall Street.

Weekend Edition Saturday

Once A Year, Farmers Go Back To Picking Corn By Hand — For Fun

Farmers across the Midwest harvest billions of bushels of corn nowadays using giant machines called combines. But a contest keeps a more primitive corn-picking technique alive: human hands.

Where We're Going, We'll Probably Still Need Cars

October 21, 2014
This undated image provided by Google, shows an early version of Google's prototype self-driving car. For the first time, California's Department of Motor Vehicles knows how many self-driving cars are traveling on the state's public roads. The agency is issuing permits, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 that let three companies test 29 vehicles on highways and in neighborhoods. (AP)

The future of the car: from the fuels they’ll run on, to the materials they’ll be made of, to the computers that may drive them.

HGTV Is A Hit With Affluent Women Viewers

October 20, 2014
Drew Scott (L) and Jonathan Scott of Property Brothers pose at HGTVs The Lodge at CMA Music Fest 2014 on June 7, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HGTV)

Meredith Blake of the Los Angeles Times explains the channel’s recipe for success, and why it’s so popular among affluent women.

Holiday Retail Sales Projected To Be High

October 20, 2014
People shop in Macy's department store November 26, 2004 in New York City. The Friday after Thanksgiving, called "Black Friday," is one of the busiest shopping days of the year with stores opening early and a large number of shoppers looking for holiday gifts. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

A new report finds people are as ready and willing to go shopping as they were before the financial crisis.

Week In The News: Market Mess, Ebola Alarm, Election Hits The Home Stretch

October 17, 2014
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) Ky., center, and Democratic opponent, Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes, rehearsed with host Bill Goodman before their appearance on "Kentucky Tonight" television broadcast live from KET studios in Lexington, Ky.,Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. (AP)

The CDC in the hot seat on Ebola. Markets reeling. Mid-term fireworks. Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

Revere Sues Gaming Commission Over Casino License Rejection

October 16, 2014

The suit accuses the commission of giving Wynn Resorts, which was awarded the casino license for the Boston area, preferential treatment.

CBS And HBO To Offer Stand Alone Online Streaming Services

October 16, 2014
HBO has announced an internet only streaming subscription. Pictured, a scene from HBO's acclaimed series, "The Wire." (HBO)

Netflix shares dropped with news that CBS will join HBO in offering online streaming services.

New Wearable Device Administers Electric Shocks To Break Bad Habits

October 16, 2014
The new wearable device, Pavlok, administers electric shocks when you give into bad habits, like using the snooze alarm. (Sean McGrath/Flickr)

A new wearable device doesn’t just track your habits but tries to change them with a Pavlovian electric shock.

For Sale: Iconic Cape Cod ‘Flower’ Cottages Near Provincetown

October 16, 2014
Days Cottages in Truro. (eatswords/Flickr)

One of Cape Cod’s most iconic properties hit the market this week and you can now own a piece of New England history.

Ballot Question 3: Voters Decide Casino Fate

October 16, 2014
Slot machines (AP)

If passed, Question 3 would repeal the state’s 2011 gambling law.

Whole Foods To Roll Out Sustainability Ratings

October 15, 2014
Fresh fruit is displayed at a Whole Foods store on May 4, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Whole Foods is planning to roll out a system that ranks produce and flowers based on sustainability.

‘Hidden’ Hotel Fees Set Record This Year

October 15, 2014
Fees charged by the hotel industry reached a record $2.25 billion this year. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

This year the revenue from hotels’ hidden (and not-so-hidden) fees hit a record $2.25 billion.

A Question Of Redemption: Voters To Decide Bottle Bill Expansion With Ballot Question 2

October 15, 2014
(Jeff Barnard/AP)

The ballot question would expand the bottle bill to include plastic bottles of non-carbonated beverages.

An End to Flight Restrictions In Dallas

October 14, 2014
A Southwest Airlines flight Boeing 737 flies over Bachman Lake near Dallas (brentdanley/Flickr)

A federal law which put restrictions on flights out of Dallas’ Love Field Airport ends today.

Tesla Unveils Latest Electric Model, Wall Street Not Impressed

October 14, 2014
Tesla owners take a ride in the new Tesla "D" model electric sedan after Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, unveiled the dual engine chassis of the new Tesla 'D' model at the Hawthorne Airport October 09, 2014 in Hawthorne, California. ( Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Tesla founder Elon Musk recently unveiled an all-electric, all-wheel drive with some “auto-pilot” features.

What’s The Best Way To Design A Work Space?

October 14, 2014
What kind of workspace works best for you? (madrideducacion.es/Flickr)

Here’s one thing we know about office design: it’s often the result of fads. Cubicles, no cubicles, open design, closed meeting rooms, rotating desk assignments, standing desks, treadmill desks — even no desks.

The New Blue Collar Jobs Of Tomorrow

October 14, 2014
This Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014 photo shows Jonah Devorak testing the dimensions on a high-pressure valve at Swagelok Co. in Strongsville, Ohio. (AP)

The new blue collar jobs. We’ll look at where they are and what it will take to get one.

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