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If Fish Is Brain Food, Can Fish Oil Pills Boost Brains, Too?

Research suggests eating fish regularly over a lifetime is good for the brain. But when it comes to staving off cognitive decline in seniors, fish oil supplements just don't cut it, a study finds.

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The Bloody Mary Meat Straw: An All-American Story

Bloody Marys have been around for ages, but an Iowa man has invented a way to take them to a whole new level: a straw made of meat. They've become a hit at bars, ballparks and stadiums. #America

All Things Considered

With Futures Tied To Mining, Some Montana Towns Seek New Ways To Get By

Mining moves in boom-and-bust cycles. It's busting right now as metals prices are the lowest they've been in years. In states like Montana, that means small mining towns are looking for other options.

All Things Considered

Comparing The Top Boss's Pay To Yours

Starting in 2018, companies will have to disclose how CEO pay compares to median worker pay. A recent survey of the biggest CEO-to-worker pay ratios shows Discovery at the top at nearly 2,000-to-1.

All Things Considered

China's Tricky Economic Transition: From Steel Mills To E-Commerce

Shanghai's stock market rose Friday and investors are relieved. That doesn't change the fact that China's economy is undergoing a wrenching transition away from manufacturing, with more pain to come.

Is Donald Trump Nice Enough?

The GOP front-runner is happy to pile on criticisms and jabs at his fellow rivals, but he gets testy if you criticize him.

CEO Of Cheating Website Ashley Madison, Noel Biderman, Has Stepped Down

The parent company, Avid Life Media, has been reeling since hackers released information on 33 million of its customers. The company did not immediately appoint a new CEO.

How The 2016 Candidates Are Getting Their Money, In 1 Infographic

Some candidates are more dependent on their superPACs and millionaires, while others are turning most to small donors. See where the candidates line up based on their donations.

How Brewers Are Churning Out Tangy Sours Without The Hefty Price Tag

Sour beers are made by deliberately adding microbes to create complex brews with a crisp, acidic taste. But that process takes lots of time and money, resulting in a pricey final product. Until now.

Department Of Justice Sued For Fake News Story

The Associated Press has filed a lawsuit against the DOJ for a government sting operation in 2007 in which the FBI created a fake news story and impersonated a journalist.

Wynn Earns Key State Approval For Everett Casino

August 29, 2015
An artist’s rendering of the proposed Wynn casino in Everett (Courtesy Wynn Resorts Holdings)

Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Matthew Beaton wrote in a 27-page memo that Wynn’s plan to address traffic and environmental impacts “adequately and properly complies” with the state Environmental Policy Act.

‘Serious Mission’ Kept Market Basket Employees Going During Last Year’s Walkout

August 28, 2015

A year ago today, ousted Market Basket CEO Arthur T. Demoulas was reinstated after a weeks-long employee walkout and customer boycott calling for his return.

Schooner Delivers Maine Produce To Boston Harbor The Old-Fashioned Way

August 28, 2015
The Adventure sits in Portland Harbor, ready to be stocked with Maine goods before setting sail to Boston. (Tom Porter/MPRN)

A 90-year-old schooner is heading to Boston, laden with three tons of Maine-grown farm produce, aiming to make a serious point about food systems and regional economics.

Personal Trainer Regulations Have Gyms Sweating

August 28, 2015
Dawn Lillington does a deadlift during a CrossFit workout at Ross Valley CrossFit on March 14, 2014 in San Anselmo, California. CrossFit, a high intensity workout regimen that is a constantly varied mix of aerobic exercise, gymnastics and Olympic weight lifting, is one of the fastest growing fitness programs in the world. The grueling cult-like core strength and conditioning program is popular with firefighters, police officers, members of the military and professional athletes. Since its inception in 2000, the number of CrossFit affiliates, or 'boxes' has skyrocketed to over 8,500 worldwide with more opening every year. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The Physical Therapy Board in Washington, D.C. is preparing new guidelines that would place further requirements on the industry.

Ruling Gives Unions Leverage In Negotiations With Franchises

August 28, 2015
Juan Hernandez, 8, protests with his mother, who works for McDonald's, and other fast food workers and community activists outside a McDonald's restaurant in the Loop on June 22, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The protesters were calling for an increase in the minimum wage to $15 per hour. The demonstration was staged to coincide with the 4th hearing of the Wage Board in New York City as it debates the $15-dollar-per-hour increase for its workers. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The ruling from the National Labor Relations Board gave contract workers and employees of franchises more leverage to unionize.

Lack Of Truck Parking A ‘National Safety Concern’

August 28, 2015
Trucks park at a truck stop, Monday, Jan. 30, 2006, in Franklin, Ohio. (Al Behrman/AP)

A federal survey has found that most states don’t have enough places for trucks to pull over for required rest stops.

Twitter’s Actions Over Deleted Tweets Raise Transparency Concerns

August 28, 2015
A sign is posted on the exterior of the Twitter headquarters on February 5, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

The social networking service has shutdown Politwoops, a website that keeps track of politicians’ deleted tweets.

Former PIMCO CEO Mohamed El-Erian On The Wild Week In Markets

August 28, 2015
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on August 24, 2015 in New York City. As the global economy continues to react from events in China, markets dropped significantly around the world on Monday. The Dow Jones industrial average briefly dropped over 1000 points in morning trading. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The chair of President Obama’s Global Development Council discusses the Fed and China’s economic impact on the U.S.

Week In The News: On Air Shooting, Wall Street Roller Coaster, Joe Biden’s Rationale

August 28, 2015
WDBJ-TV7 meteorologist Leo Hirsbrunner, right, wipes his eyes during the early morning newscast as anchors Kimberly McBroom, center, and guest anchor Steve Grant deliver the news at the station in Roanoke, Va., Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were killed during a live broadcast Wednesday, while on assignment in Moneta. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

A deadly shooting on live TV. Wall Street’s roller coaster ride. Biden considers a White House bid. 10 years since Katrina.

Market Basket Is Back To ‘Business As Usual,’ But With New Bills To Pay

August 28, 2015
It's been a year since the grocer standoff ended. In this Aug. 28, 2014, photo, employees Cristhian Romero, second from right, and Tracie Parker embrace near a likeness of CEO Arthur T. Demoulas at a Market Basket in Chelsea. (Steven Senne/AP)

One year ago today, Market Basket workers returned to their jobs after forcing the sale of the local supermarket chain to ousted CEO Arthur T. Demoulas. The company is once again thriving, but it also has new bills to pay.

Is Blocking Ads, Blocking Online Businesses?

August 27, 2015
As of June, 45 million Americans were using online ad blockers, according to PageFair. (Daniel Oines/Flickr)

Nearly half of Americans now use ad blockers and that’s costing companies significant losses in ad revenue.

Global Turmoil Spurs Decline In Commodities

August 27, 2015
The large copper mining operation covers several hillside digs at the Phelps Dodge copper mining facility Thursday, Aug. 23, 2007 in Morenci, Ariz. (Ross D. Franklin/AP)

Key commodities like oil and copper continue to slide, and could have big implications on domestic and world markets.

Why Don’t We Have Mental Health Parity?

August 27, 2015
The slow-going struggle for mental health parity (Getty Images)

Insurance companies are required by law to cover mental health the same as physical health. So why don’t they?

Those Along Proposed Pipeline Route Express Concerns Over Environmental Issues, Jobs

August 27, 2015

Fears about property values, noise, environmental disturbances and pollution worry many along the route of the proposed pipeline that would run from Pennsylvania and end in Dracut, Mass. However, some people feel the pipeline would bring jobs to the area.

Simmons College Closing Nation’s Only All-Women’s Campus MBA Program

August 27, 2015
The Main College Building on Simmons campus. (Hadley Green for WBUR).

Dean Cathy Minehan said Simmons is not big enough to compete in Boston as a brick-and-mortar business school. Simmons will offer an online MBA, for women and men, through an outside company.

‘A Window Opens': Elisabeth Egan’s Amazon Tell All

August 26, 2015
AWindowOpens

Author Elisabeth Egan’s new novel is a kind of kiss and tell on life inside Amazon. She takes us there.

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