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What VW Needs To Do To Survive Its Biggest Scandal

NPR | Oct. 09, 2015

After revelations it cheated emissions tests, Volkswagen is vowing to win back the public's trust. But, experts say, it will take a long time. First, the automaker needs to let the crisis play out.

Oregon Pot Stores Sell More Than $11 Million In First 5 Days

AP | Oct. 09, 2015

One reason Oregon posted stronger early sales was the existing medical marijuana infrastructure.

Berkeley's Sugary Drinks Are Getting Pricier, Thanks To New Tax

NPR | Oct. 08, 2015

Berkeley, Calif., passed a 1-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages in 2014. Researchers say soda prices went up three months after it was implemented — a first step toward reducing consumption.

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Amazon Takes Aim At Etsy With A New Craft Site

NPR | Oct. 8, 2015 2:40 p.m.

Amazon will require that the goods be factory-free, a direct swipe at Etsy, which now allows artisans to work with manufacturers to increase their sales.

Nation | Business

Fiat Chrysler And United Auto Workers Reach New Tentative Agreement

NPR | Oct. 8, 2015 2:30 p.m.

The UAW announced the agreement just after Wednesday's strike deadline of 11:59 p.m. Fiat Chrysler is the first of Detroit's big three automakers to reach a tentative contract with the UAW.

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Treasury Secretary Keeps Up Pressure To Raise Debt Limit

NPR | Oct. 8, 2015 12:40 p.m.

In an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew spoke about the debt ceiling, raising wages and the new potential faces of the $10 bill.

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'It Was Installed For This Purpose,' VW's U.S. CEO Tells Congress About Defeat Device

NPR | Oct. 8, 2015 10:31 a.m.

Volkswagen has "withdrawn the application for certification of our model year 2016 vehicles," CEO Michael Horn says, adding that the company is still working with U.S. agencies.

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California's Vineyards Pressed To Turn Less Water Into Wine

NPR | Oct. 8, 2015 10:27 a.m.

California wineries use between 2.5 to 6 gallons of water to make a gallon of wine, not including irrigation water and other needs. But drought is forcing the industry to conserve in new ways.

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What Caused the El Faro Cargo Ship Disaster?

PRI's The World | Oct. 8, 2015 8:27 a.m.

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Good Gourd! What's With All The Weird-Looking Squash?

NPR | Oct. 8, 2015 7:45 a.m.

Cinderella pumpkins just don't cut it for fall decor anymore. Squash and gourds come in all sorts of colors and sizes — and as far as consumers are concerned, the stranger, the better.

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Gert 'Ma' Boyle Returns To Columbia Sportswear Ads

OPB | Oct. 8, 2015 5 a.m. | Portland

After a 10-year hiatus, the chair of Columbia Sportswear, Gert Boyle, will again star in company advertising.

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Haggen Plans To Sell 127 Stores As Part Of Bankruptcy Plan

AP | Oct. 7, 2015 7 p.m. | Bellingham, Washington

Grocery chain Haggen has added six more stores in the Northwest to its list of those it would like to sell.

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Apple Doubles Land Ownership In Central Oregon

OPB | Oct. 7, 2015 5:30 p.m.

The tech giant has alluded to plans to expand its Prineville operations, but Apple's plan for the 200 acres it just bought from Crook County is a mystery.