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From Horses To High-Rises: An Insider 'Unmasks' China's Economic Rise

NPR | April 15, 2015 5:11 a.m.

Over the past 25 years, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson watched China turn into the world's second largest economy. He explains what could halt the country's massive growth.

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These Vintner Monks Turn Wilderness Into The Divine Gift Of Wine

NPR | April 9, 2015 4:34 a.m.

In a part of Northern California better known for cattle ranches than grapes, the monks of New Clairvaux abbey are cultivating the art of winemaking. The hard work feeds the spirit and the coffers.

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The Latest Item On McDonald's Shifting Menu: A $5 Burger

NPR | April 8, 2015 1:49 p.m.

McDonald's is trying to hold down menu prices and keep options simple to speed up service while at the same time create pricier premium burgers and more sophisticated dining options.

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Mourning The Matzo: Iconic N.Y. Factory To Leave Former Jewish Hub

NPR | April 2, 2015 3 p.m.

It's the end of an era: After nearly a century, the Streit's matzo factory is leaving Manhattan's Lower East Side. This Passover will be its last there. Streit's plans to move to a new factory.

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Grocery Stores Are Losing You. Here's How They Plan To Win You Back

NPR | March 30, 2015 11:42 a.m.

Grocers are losing customers to smaller markets, convenience stores and online shopping. The competition is forcing chains to innovate with in-store restaurants, delivery service and more.

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Did That Restaurant Pass Its Health Inspection? Now Yelp Will Tell You

NPR | March 27, 2015 12:49 p.m.

You might not see health inspection information until you're opening a restaurant's door. But if you're in New York and several other cities, you'll see it when you check out an eatery's Yelp page.

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Was Your Seafood Caught By Slaves? AP Uncovers Unsavory Trade

NPR | March 27, 2015 5 a.m.

Some of the seafood that winds up in American grocery stores, in restaurants, even in cat food, may have been caught by Burmese slaves, a yearlong investigation by The Associated Press finds.

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Think Nobody Wants To Buy Ugly Fruits And Veggies? Think Again

NPR | March 26, 2015 2:42 p.m.

Remember that old movie trope, in which the mousy girl takes off her glasses to reveal she was a beauty all along? A similar scenario is playing out among food waste fighters in the world of produce.

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Not Prosecuting Companies If They Promise To Behave

NPR | March 24, 2015 7:10 a.m.

A conviction can be fatal for a big company. So in some cases prosecutors have been holding off punishing firms that have broken the law. In return, the companies vow to clean up their act.

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Liberte, Egalite, Gastronomie? France Rallies To Defend Its Food's Honor

NPR | March 23, 2015 11:31 a.m.

With fast food now a staple at home and Danish and Spanish chefs in the limelight, France's culinary supremacy is no longer a given. The government has launched a defense of French food traditions.