Business

5:13am

Wed August 19, 2015
Medical Treatments

FDA Approves First Drug To Improve Libido For Women

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 1:40 pm

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4:46am

Wed August 19, 2015
The Salt

'GMO-Free' Is A Boon For Companies Chasing 'Health Halo' Profits

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 4:50 pm

Waiting in line for an exhibit at the Chipotle Cultivate Festival on factory farming. Festivalgoers had to visit four such exhibits to get a free burrito.
Peggy Lowe Harvest Public Media

The Chipotle Cultivate Festival in Kansas City, Mo., on July 18 had it all: an indie pop band onstage, long lines at the beer booths. It was like a Grateful Dead concert, only with free burritos.

But this and the three other Chipotle Cultivate events held across the country this summer were more than just a classic summertime music festival. Billed as offering "food, ideas and music," the festival offers a chance to "learn a free burrito," by going through four exhibits.

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6:02pm

Tue August 18, 2015
Parallels

Germany's Big Port Eager For U.S.-EU Trade Deal, But Some Are Skeptical

Originally published on Tue August 18, 2015 7:06 pm

The Port of Hamburg's trade volume has more than doubled since 1990 and is projected to double again by 2030.
Andrew Schneider for NPR

Walking alongside the River Elbe, it's easy to get the sense of Hamburg's long history as a port. Brick warehouses in the German city date to the mid-19th century, though most of those have been converted to offices or museums.

But walk farther along the river toward the North Sea — and you can see the 21st century global economy in action. Tall cranes hoist cargo on and off massive ships. A lot of the shipments involve finished goods. But much of what moves through this port is big and bulky.

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5:03pm

Tue August 18, 2015
World

How The Devaluation Of The Yuan Could Have Long-Lasting Effects In Africa

Originally published on Wed August 19, 2015 1:37 pm

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4:29pm

Tue August 18, 2015
Business

Food Tours Help Keep Barcelona's Mom-And-Pop Tapas Bars Alive

Originally published on Tue August 18, 2015 7:06 pm

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There's a disappearing act happening in Barcelona. The quaint restaurants and shops that draw tourists to the city are being replaced by big chain stores. Lauren Frayer reported earlier this summer on the efforts to stop that trend.

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4:29pm

Tue August 18, 2015
Around the Nation

Aging Irrigation Systems Lead To Crop Losses In The West

Originally published on Tue August 18, 2015 7:06 pm

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12:51pm

Tue August 18, 2015
Shots - Health News

High Cost Of Diabetes Drugs Often Goes Overlooked

After the blood sugar check, it may be time for a diabetes medicine whose price has jumped.
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When it comes to treating chronic conditions, diabetes drugs aren't nearly as sexy as say, Sovaldi, last year's breakthrough hepatitis C drug that offers a cure for the chronic liver infection at a price approaching six figures.

Yet an estimated 29 million people in the U.S. have diabetes — about 10 times the number of people with hepatitis C — and many of them will take diabetes drugs for the rest of their lives. Cost increases for both old and new drugs are forcing many to scramble to pay for them.

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11:23am

Tue August 18, 2015
Monkey See

Television 2015: With 25 Ways To Watch TV, Does The House Always Win?

Originally published on Tue August 18, 2015 1:45 pm

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This is one in a series of essays running this week and next about the state of television in 2015. The series is based on developments at the recent Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif., where broadcast and cable networks, along with streaming services like Netflix, presented new and existing shows to TV critics and reporters.

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7:46am

Tue August 18, 2015
Business

U.S. Steel To End Operations At Alabama's Fairfield Works Mill

Originally published on Tue August 18, 2015 8:14 am

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6:22am

Tue August 18, 2015
Sports

NRLB Rules Northwestern Football Players May Not Unionize

Originally published on Tue August 18, 2015 2:38 pm

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