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The High Price Of Fake Authenticity: $425 'Muddy' Jeans Inspire Mockery

NPR | April 30, 2017

This week, the Internet discovered that Nordstrom sells premium denim with a "crackled, caked-on muddy coating" — that is, fake dirt. Former Dirty Jobs host Mike Rowe had some thoughts about that.

4 Years After Rana Plaza Tragedy, What's Changed For Bangladeshi Garment Workers?

NPR | April 30, 2017

Four years after the deadliest garment factory disaster, a new report by Human Rights Watch finds that many global apparel companies have not signed a transparency pledge regarding its supply chains.

Douglas County Construction Industry Struggles To Fill Positions

Roseburg News Review | April 29, 2017

After the 2007 housing market crash, many skilled workers left Douglas County to find work elsewhere, but not enough have come to replace them.

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In 'The Circle', What We Give Up When We Share Ourselves

NPR | April 29, 2017 7:48 a.m.

The film, based on the book by Dave Eggers, presents a dystopian view of where Silicon Valley is taking the world and captures the tech industry's failure to acknowledge the downside of its creations.

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Episode 553: The Dollar At The Center Of The World

NPR | April 28, 2017 2:14 p.m.

Today on the show, how a New Hampshire hotel filled with boozing economists saved the global economy.

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Dinner At The Orchard? Oregon Bill Would Expand Cider Business Opportunities

Capital Press | April 28, 2017 12:57 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

Imitating rules established for wineries, Senate Bill 677 would permit cider businesses to produce and sell their beverages, serve food and conduct other agritourism activities on-site in farm zones.

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At TED This Week, Two Speakers Got To The Root Of Things

NPR | April 28, 2017 12:46 p.m.

At the TED Conference in Vancouver this week, two Fellows, Devita Davison and Damon Davis talked about putting ideas to work to invigorate marginalized communities from within.

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Waffle House Founders Die Less Than 2 Months Apart

NPR | April 28, 2017 11:42 a.m.

Joe Rogers Sr. and Thomas Forkner Sr. co-founded the Waffle House in an Atlanta suburb in 1955. A statement released by the company says Forkner died on Wednesday at age 98. Rogers died March 3 at 97.

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United Airlines Settles With Passenger Dragged From Plane

NPR | April 28, 2017 10:10 a.m.

United Airlines promises to cut down on overbooking and raise the maximum incentive for passengers to skip a flight to $10,000.

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Whispers In Wenatchee, Washington, Raise Hopes Of Aluminum Industry Revival

Northwest News Network | April 28, 2017 10:09 a.m. | Ferndale, Washington

Public utility commissioners in Chelan County, Washington, take a high stakes vote Monday that could influence whether the aluminum industry makes a comeback in the Pacific Northwest.

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Trump Signs Order To Expand Offshore Drilling, Halt Marine Sanctuaries

NPR | April 28, 2017 9:11 a.m.

President Trump signed an executive order Friday that aims to expand offshore drilling for oil and gas, in a move welcomed by the oil and gas industry and greeted with alarm by environmental groups.

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Trump: The President Who Is Still A Businessman

NPR | April 28, 2017 9 a.m.

Trump the president has done little to separate himself from Trump the businessman. This video explains why that's the case and what we know and don't know about the president's financial ties.

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GDP Grew Just 0.7 Percent In First Quarter Of 2017

NPR | April 28, 2017 7:58 a.m.

The Commerce Department report indicates the slowest economic growth in three years.