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Parallels
3:32 pm
Thu July 16, 2015

Lifting Sanctions Will Release $100 Billion To Iran. Then What?

Shoppers make their way in a Tehran bazaar. Once international sanctions are lifted, $100 billion from Iranian oil sales will be released from escrow accounts.
Vahid Salemi AP

Originally published on Sun July 19, 2015 12:37 pm

$100 billion: That's roughly how much the U.S. Treasury Department says Iran stands to recover once sanctions are lifted under the new nuclear deal. The money comes from Iranian oil sales and has been piling up in some international banks over the past few years. But there are questions about what Iran will do with this windfall.

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Pop Culture
3:26 pm
Thu July 16, 2015

MAC Cosmetics To Launch Makeup Line Inspired By Tejano Star Selena

Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 6:55 pm

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Planet Money
3:26 pm
Thu July 16, 2015

Greece's Lost Olive Oil: How Export Barriers Stifle Economic Growth

Originally published on Tue July 28, 2015 1:36 pm

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Around the Nation
3:26 pm
Thu July 16, 2015

Despite Lack Of Luxury, Vintage Trailers Make A Comeback

Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 6:55 pm

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The Salt
10:03 am
Thu July 16, 2015

The Fall Of A Dairy Darling: How Cottage Cheese Got Eclipsed By Yogurt

Cottage cheese peaked in the early 1970s, when the average American ate about 5 pounds of it per year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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Originally published on Thu July 23, 2015 12:52 pm

As you know, here at The Salt we've been a little obsessed with yogurt lately.

But there's a flip side to the story of the yogurt boom. What about that other product made from fermented milk that had its boom from 1950 to 1975, and has been sliding into obscurity ever since?

Cottage cheese took off as a diet and health food in the 1950s.

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Around the Nation
4:55 am
Thu July 16, 2015

After 25 Years, The Days In Illinois Can Have One Happy Hour Again

Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 10:03 am

It's happy hour in Illinois. Well, not right this instant, but many are happy that happy hour is back.

Alcoholic drink specials were banned in the state more than 25 years ago, but Gov. Bruce Rauner overturned that yesterday.

There are still some restrictions: So-called volume specials — like two-for-one, or all-you-can-drink — are not allowed.

Happy hour also has to end by 10 p.m. That's fine with your hard-working, overnight-hours Morning Edition staff, so long as happy hour can start at noon.

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Europe
4:02 am
Thu July 16, 2015

After Years Of Recession, Greeks Fear Bailout Will Only Make Lives Harder

Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 2:46 pm

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Parallels
5:14 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

Beyond A Bailout: Greece Needs Debt Relief, IMF Says

Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos attends a session of Parliament in Athens on Wednesday as lawmakers prepared to vote on reforms demanded by eurozone creditors in exchange for a new bailout.
Aris Messinis AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu July 16, 2015 4:03 pm

Whatever comes of the latest bailout plan for Greece, it may not be enough to save the country's economy, a new report from the International Monetary Fund says.

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Business
4:01 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

Iconic Toy Store FAO Schwarz Closes 5th Avenue Doors

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 7:01 pm

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Today for the last time, soldiers - toy soldiers - opened the doors of a New York City icon.

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: Are you ready to do it one more time?

(APPLAUSE)

MAN: Guys, come on in. Welcome to FAO.

(APPLAUSE)

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Europe
4:01 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

Greek Parliament Debates Austerity Measures In Bailout Deal

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 7:01 pm

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In Athens today, there were protests outside the Greek Parliament as its members debated the country's proposed bailout deal.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

UNIDENTIFIED CROWD: (Chanting in Greek).

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The Two-Way
1:02 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

Greece's Parliament Approves Austerity Measures

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 6:42 pm

Updated at 7:42 p.m. ET

Greece's Parliament approved the controversial austerity measures struck Monday with the country's creditors, but the vote created a rift within the ruling left-wing Syriza party.

"We don't believe in it, but we are forced to adopt it," Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras appealed to lawmakers before the vote.

The vote was 229-64, with six abstentions. Thirty-two of the "no" votes came from Syriza lawmakers; six of them voted present. Also voting "no" were members of the far-right Golden Dawn.

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It's All Politics
10:57 am
Wed July 15, 2015

Lots Of Other Countries Mandate Paid Leave. Why Not The U.S.?

Secondary school teacher Sarah Ward at home on maternity leave with her 3-month-old daughter, Esme Kelliher. A resident of New Zealand, Ward has access to paid leave, something many American mothers do not.
Fiona Goodall Getty Images

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 1:18 pm

If you've been paying attention to the political news in the past couple of years, you know that the U.S. stands virtually alone in not mandating paid leave of any type for its workers.

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All Tech Considered
9:46 am
Wed July 15, 2015

3 Emerging Themes From #RaceOnTech

Mary McLain NPR

Originally published on Fri July 17, 2015 8:45 am

We know that women and minorities continue to be underrepresented in the STEM fields — that's science, technology, engineering and math. Now dip into #RaceOnTech to find out why. Since Monday, entrepreneurs, scientists, computer scientists and coders from Silicon Valley to Greenbelt, Md., have been sharing their thoughts one tweet at a time.

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The Two-Way
9:43 am
Wed July 15, 2015

Malware And Hacking Forum Darkode Is Shut Down; Dozens Arrested

The Darkode malware forum was replaced by an image announcing its seizure by authorities Wednesday.
Justice Department

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 10:36 am

Announcing an international takedown of a malware marketplace, federal officials say that the forum called Darkode has been dismantled and dozens of its members have been arrested. Darkode has been a marketplace to purchase and trade hacking tools since at least 2008.

Investigators say that while the forum's existence was widely known, they hadn't been able to penetrate it until recently. Darkode operated under password protections and required referrals to join. On Wednesday, the site consisted of an image saying that it had been seized by authorities.

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Europe
4:08 am
Wed July 15, 2015

Some Greeks Are Finding Opportunity Amid Their Economy's Uncertainty

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 7:25 am

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