Business

5:34pm

Fri May 15, 2015
The Salt

USDA To Certify Non-GMO Foods With New Label

Originally published on Tue May 19, 2015 6:40 pm

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it will verify companies' claims of using non-GMO ingredients through its Process Verified Program.
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If you want to know if the beef you're buying is grassfed, there's a U.S. Department of Agriculture label for that. The agency is also behind the nation's biggest certified organic label, and an antibiotic-free one, too.

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5:19pm

Fri May 15, 2015
Energy

'Not On My Land': Southern Residents Fight Building Of Palmetto Pipeline

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 6:58 pm

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5:19pm

Fri May 15, 2015
Energy

In Arctic Drilling Debate, A Dispute Over Cleanup Preparedness

Originally published on Mon May 18, 2015 9:12 pm

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8:24am

Fri May 15, 2015
TED Radio Hour

How Can Trusting Strangers Fuel An Economy?

Rachel Botsman speaking at TEDGlobal 2012.
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Part 4 of the TED Radio Hour episode Trust And Consequences

About Rachel Botsman's TED Talk

The new currency of this economy is trust, says Rachel Botsman. Companies that rely on sharing invest in what Botsman calls "reputation capital."

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8:18am

Fri May 15, 2015
TED Radio Hour

How Do You Get Your Colleagues To Trust You?

"[Trust is] the willingness to sacrifice for another human being." — Simon Sinek
James David Duncan Courtesy of TED

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Trust And Consequences

About Simon Sinek's TED Talk

How do you create trust? Management theorist Simon Sinek says it starts with a leader who makes people feel safe.

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6:20am

Fri May 15, 2015
Business

House Republicans Vote To Cut Amtrak's Funding

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 7:57 am

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5:20am

Fri May 15, 2015
Planet Money

'Planet Money' Does The Math On 'The Six Billion Dollar Man'

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 7:57 am

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5:16am

Fri May 15, 2015
Business

SEC Investigates Bogus Bid For Avon

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 7:57 am

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6:32pm

Thu May 14, 2015
The Salt

From Scornin' It To Lovin' It: McDonald's Tests Out Kale On Its Menu

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 6:31 pm

Kale is not only loaded with nutrients, but it's become a emblem of a healthy lifestyle that's increasingly appealing to Americans ready to move away from processed, high-calorie food.
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Just a few months ago McDonald's was showing no love for kale.

In a TV ad promoting the beefiness of the Big Mac, the chain poked fun at the leafy green and other vegetarian fare: "You can't get juiciness like this from soy or quinoa," a low voice quips as the camera focuses on a juicy burger. "Nor will it ever be kale."

But the chain is now showing it some affection. McDonald's has announced that it's testing a new breakfast bowl that blends kale and spinach with turkey sausage and egg whites. McDonald's spokeswoman Lisa McComb says the bowls are "freshly prepared."

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5:11pm

Thu May 14, 2015
Business

Why Some Detroit Residents Claim To Live Someplace Else

Originally published on Fri May 15, 2015 6:57 pm

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan (left) has proposed a $275,000 cap on auto-related medical coverage in order to make auto insurance more affordable.
Carlos Osorio AP

How much does auto insurance cost in Detroit?

For an estimated 50 to 60 percent of Detroit drivers, it's actually a very good deal: "They're paying nothing, because they don't buy insurance," says Wayne Miller, an adjunct professor at Wayne State University Law School in Detroit.

He studies insurance and says Detroiters, who pay some of the highest insurance rates in the nation, have found other ways to game the system.

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