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6:07am

Mon August 5, 2013
Around the Nation

Donations Help Detroit Bury Unclaimed Bodies

Originally published on Mon August 5, 2013 10:42 am

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5:10am

Mon August 5, 2013
Business

Burger Nestled Between Ramen Noodles Bun

Originally published on Mon August 5, 2013 7:24 am

The tangles of instant noodles are being turned into burger buns in New York. The chef behind this beef-hugging noodle innovation is testing out the idea for a full ramen burger-themed restaurant.

5:10am

Mon August 5, 2013
Business

Beetle Infestation Helps Open Shuttered Saw Mills

Originally published on Mon August 5, 2013 5:36 am

Saw mills are re-opening in Colorado and Wyoming after a long lull in the timber industry. They're harvesting and processing trees that have been killed by beetle infestation. Beetle killed wood is just as strong as regular wood.

5:10am

Mon August 5, 2013
Business

WTO Sides With U.S. In Poultry Dispute With China

Originally published on Mon August 5, 2013 5:27 am

The World Trade Organization has ruled in favor of the U.S. in a long-standing trade dispute over allegations China unfairly imposed anti-dumping tariffs that restricted American poultry exports. China could appeal the WTO decision.

5:10am

Mon August 5, 2013
Business

White House Overturns Trade Ruling Involving Apple

Originally published on Mon August 5, 2013 7:17 am

Over the weekend, the Obama administration vetoed a ban on imports of older iPad and iPhone models. This kind of White House veto hasn't happened since 1987. The decision by the U.S. trade representative reverses a ruling by the International Trade Commission.

3:27am

Mon August 5, 2013
The Salt

Ecologists Turn To Planned Grazing To Revive Grassland Soil

Originally published on Wed August 7, 2013 4:24 pm

Fox Ranch, outside Yuma County, Colo., is a 14,000-acre nature preserve and working commercial cattle ranch. The ranch is used by the Nature Conservancy to put into practice its panned grazing technique.
Luke Runyon Harvest Public Media

The world's soil is in trouble. Ecologists say without dramatic changes to how we manage land, vast swathes of grassland are at risk of turning into hard-packed desert. To make sure that doesn't happen, researchers are testing out innovative ways to keep moisture in the soil.

In eastern Colorado, one way could be in the plodding hooves of cattle.

Conventional wisdom tells you that if ranchland ground has less grass, the problem is too many cows. But that's not always the case. It depends on how you manage them, if you make sure they keep moving.

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2:56am

Mon August 5, 2013
The Two-Way

Calif. Gov. Brown Intervenes, BART Strike Averted For Now

Originally published on Mon August 5, 2013 9:35 am

A Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) train sits in the Rockridge station on Friday in Oakland, Calif. San Francisco Bay Area commuters were bracing for the possibility of a BART strike as a 30-day contract extension was set to expire Sunday at midnight.
Justin Sullivan Getty Images

Commuters can rest a little easier — another threatened strike at the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit system has been avoided, at least temporarily.

California Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed a board of investigators to look into the contract dispute that had threatened to shut down the system.

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4:44am

Sun August 4, 2013
All Tech Considered

Digital Seen Surpassing TV In Capturing Our Time

A study shows digital media consumption will surpass TV viewing for the first time this year.
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It's finally happening, folks. This year, the average time Americans spend with digital media each day will surpass traditional TV viewing time. That's according to eMarketer's latest estimate of media consumption among adults.

The average adult will spend more than five hours per day online and on non-voice mobile activities (read: texting, apps, games). That's compared to an average four hours and 31 minutes each day of TV watching.

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10:16am

Sat August 3, 2013
The Two-Way

The New York Times Co. Agrees To Sell The Boston Globe

Originally published on Sat August 3, 2013 3:11 pm

A man walks out of The Boston Globe headquarters on Feb. 20, the day The New York Times Co. said it planned to sell the paper.
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The New York Times Co. has announced the sale of The Boston Globe to the principle owner of the Boston Red Sox for $70 million, a sum that represents a fraction of the $1.1 billion paid for the flagship newspaper two decades ago.

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7:27am

Sat August 3, 2013
Business

Recent Financial Crackdowns A Sign Of Government Toughness

Originally published on Sat August 3, 2013 1:46 pm

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