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Multiple Sclerosis Patients Stressed Out By Soaring Drug Costs

NPR | May 25, 2015

The cost of medication to treat multiple sclerosis has risen much faster than inflation, even for older drugs. Patients and insurers say manufacturers' subsidy programs have helped, but not enough.

Online Art Sites Aim To Fill Gap Between Etsy And Sotheby's

NPR | May 24, 2015

Let's say you're not a millionaire but you're still interested in buying affordable art from the comfort of your living room. There's now a burgeoning business of selling mid-priced art online.

Greece Warns That It Will Probably Miss Next Month's Debt Payment

NPR | May 24, 2015

Interior Minister Nikos Voutsis says a $1.76 billion payment due next month "will not be given and is not there to be given."

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Reports: Charter Communications To Buy Time Warner Cable For $55B

NPR | May 25, 2015 12:05 p.m.

The deal would make the combined company a major rival to Comcast Corp. Comcast last month abandoned its own bid for Time Warner following concerns raised by the Justice Department.

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No Resume? Criminal Background? No Problem At This Yonkers Bakery

NPR | May 24, 2015 2:11 a.m.

Social justice is part of the recipe at New York's Greyston Bakery. The firm, whose clients include Ben & Jerry's, hires locals whose legal status or work history might otherwise make them unhirable.

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Email Slip Reportedly Reveals United Kingdom Plan For Possible EU Exit

NPR | May 23, 2015 1:33 p.m.

In the communication that The Guardian says it received accidentally from the Bank of England, officials outlined details of the plan known as "Operation Bookend."

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West Coast Dock Workers Approve Contract, End Long-Running Dispute

OPB | May 22, 2015 1:23 p.m.

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union ratified a new five-year contract with their employers on Friday. An overwhelming majority of union members — 82 percent — voted in favor of the deal.

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Dock Workers Tally Votes For New Contract, Results Expected Friday

OPB | May 21, 2015 5:30 p.m. | Vancouver, Washington

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union is expected to announce Friday whether or not its members will ratify a new five-year contract agreement with their employers.

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#MotorCityDrive: Is Detroit's Economic Engine Roaring Back To Life?

NPR | May 21, 2015 5:29 p.m.

Michel Martin heads to Detroit for a live conversation with some of the creative forces fueling the Motor City's economy. She'll ask what's driving Detroit's future now?

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Avian Flu Outbreak Takes Poultry Producers Into Uncharted Territory

NPR | May 21, 2015 1:25 p.m.

Avian influenza is ravaging poultry flocks across the Upper Midwest. The virus is "doing things we've never seen it do before," and understanding about transmission is very limited, a scientist says.

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'Fast-Track' Trade Authority Wins Key Test Vote In Senate

NPR | May 21, 2015 12:28 p.m.

Lawmakers voted 62-38 to limit debate on a bill that would grant the authority, a step toward a new trade pact with 11 Asia-Pacific nations.

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Letterman Leaves Late-Night TV With A Near-Perfect Final Show

NPR | May 21, 2015 10:17 a.m.

Letterman led his last CBS Late Show Wednesday after 33 years in late night. The host left as he arrived: with a hilarious show made on his own terms.

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Big Banks Pay $5.6 Billion, Plead Guilty To Felonies Over Currency And Rate-Fixing

NPR | May 21, 2015 6:37 a.m.

In one exchange, a broker told a trader, "mate yur getting bloody good at this libor game . . . think of me when yur on yur yacht in monaco."