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The Two-Way
4:33 pm
Mon July 13, 2015

Tired Of Greek Reruns? Understandable, But A New Season Is Beginning

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras speaks with reporters after meeting with eurozone leaders in Brussels on Monday. The leaders reached a tentative agreement on a bailout program that provides cash in exchange for changes in the way the Greek government operates.
Geert Vanden Wijngaert AP

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 5:18 pm

Is news coverage of Greece wearing you down? Too many deals and deadlines?

It's no wonder. The "Greek debt crisis" has been in progress for nearly six years, making it easy to assume that we're seeing just another crazy episode in a long-running drama.

But European leaders are saying this time it really is different. Here's why:

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It's All Politics
4:23 pm
Mon July 13, 2015

Shrinking Paychecks: Hillary Clinton Takes On 2016's Toughest Economic Question

Danielle Kurtzleben NPR

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 9:32 am

In a Monday speech, Hillary Clinton focused on a trend that millions of Americans know all too intimately: declining incomes.

The Clinton campaign is calling the phenomenon of stagnant wages "the defining economic challenge of our time," and as debates and primaries draw ever closer, it's becoming clear that jump-starting Americans' wages is going to be the defining challenge of the election. Candidates are furiously trying to differentiate themselves on how to deal with unstoppable phenomena.

A Recent, Scary Problem

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Business
4:14 pm
Mon July 13, 2015

Fiat Chrysler Eyes GM For An Unlikely Merger

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne has asked his counterpart at General Motors to consider a merger.
Bill Pugliano Getty Images

Originally published on Wed July 15, 2015 6:03 pm

This spring, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne fired off an email to the CEO of another major automaker, General Motors' Mary Barra, asking her to consider a merger between his company and hers.

Publicly, GM politely declined the opportunity. Now, Marchionne is trying to get investors to force a shotgun wedding.

Michael Ward, an investment analyst with Sterne Agee, says the answer is a no-brainer.

"Chrysler merger with GM makes absolutely no sense," he says. "Zero sense."

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Remembrances
3:43 pm
Mon July 13, 2015

Nintendo CEO Iwata: 'In My Heart I Am A Gamer'

Originally published on Tue July 14, 2015 10:42 am

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The chief executive officer of Nintendo has died. As NPR's Laura Sydell reports, Satoru Iwata was known for his accessibility to fans, and he's being remembered for a playfulness unusual among big company CEOs.

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All Tech Considered
2:49 pm
Mon July 13, 2015

#RaceOnTech: How An Early Love Of Math Led Her To The Role Of CEO

Dr. Lisa Dyson is the CEO of Kiverdi, a next-generation sustainable oil company that converts CO2 and waste carbon gases into oils using biotechnology.
Maurice Dean Courtesy of Lisa Dyson

Originally published on Fri July 17, 2015 9:03 am

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The Two-Way
2:15 pm
Mon July 13, 2015

Land Rover Recalls 65,000 Vehicles Over Unlatching Doors

The 2013 Land Rover Range Rover is among the SUV models included in a new recall over the vehicles' keyless entry software. The automaker says an update will fix a problem in which doors can unexpectedly open.
PR NEWSWIRE

Concerns over the safety of drivers and passengers has prompted Land Rover to issue a recall of more than 65,000 recently made SUVs. The problem stems from keyless entry software that can allow seemingly latched doors to open.

"Some customers have reported that one door has opened while the vehicle was in motion," the company said in an initial report on the flaw in June.

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All Tech Considered
6:03 am
Mon July 13, 2015

Follow #RaceOnTech, Explore Diversity In Tech And Science

Follow the #RaceOnTech hashtag on Twitter to participate in a conversation about diversity in STEM fields.
Mary McLain NPR

Originally published on Fri July 17, 2015 8:44 am

Silicon Valley admits it has a diversity problem. Companies from Google to Facebook to Twitter have reported that a majority of their employees are white males.

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Europe
4:24 am
Mon July 13, 2015

Greeks React To Deal With Relief, Frustration

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 11:48 am

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The Two-Way
2:56 am
Mon July 13, 2015

Greece, Eurozone Leaders Reach Agreement On A New Bailout

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (front left) leaves after a meeting of eurozone heads of state Monday at the EU Council building in Brussels. The summit reached a tentative agreement with Greece for a bailout program that includes "serious reforms," removing an immediate threat that Greece could collapse financially and leave the euro.
Francois Walschaerts AP

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 8:26 am

In a news conference early Monday morning, eurozone leaders announced that they would give Greece another bailout — as long as the government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras manages to implement a round of austerity measures in the coming days, says European Council President Donald Tusk.

The new deal estimates that Greece will need up to $96 billion in emergency funding in the next three years, Jake Cigainero reports for NPR. Lawmakers in Athens by Wednesday will need to pass pension overhauls and sales-tax increases that voters overwhelmingly rejected in a recent referendum.

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The Salt
2:37 am
Mon July 13, 2015

A Crime Of Passion: When The Love Of Yogurt Burned Too Bright

Adolfo Valle for NPR

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 11:48 am

Two years ago, in the middle of the night, a fire broke out in a commercial building on the northern edge of the city of Dallas. It destroyed a small yogurt company called Three Happy Cows.

Two months later, Edgar Diaz, the founder of Three Happy Cows, confessed that he'd set the fire. Yet people who knew Diaz, and had worked with him, could not believe it.

"I was like, Edgar did that? No way! No way. No way," says Ruth Cruz, who worked at Three Happy Cows.

"No. No. It was his baby. Couldn't imagine," says Don Seale, who supplied milk to the factory.

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The Two-Way
10:17 pm
Sun July 12, 2015

Nintendo Chief Satoru Iwata Dies At 55

Satoru Iwata, seen here at a press conference in Tokyo in 2009, helped lead Nintendo back to ascendancy in the early 2000s.
Toru Yamanaka AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 7:05 am

Satoru Iwata, the president and CEO of Nintendo for more than a decade, has died at the age of 55.

"Nintendo Co., Ltd. deeply regrets to announce that President Satoru Iwata passed away on July 11, 2015 due to a bile duct growth," the video game company announced Sunday night in a very brief statement.

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It's All Politics
6:03 am
Sun July 12, 2015

Power of the Pocketbook: Women Gaining Influence As Campaign Donors

Share of presidential campaign donations from women
Center for Responsive Politics

In 1872, Victoria Claflin Woodhull became the first woman to run for president — before women even had the right to vote.

Campaigning as a member of the Equal Rights Party on a platform of women's suffrage and labor reforms, the election came and went without Woodhull receiving any electoral votes, but Woodhull became the first of a small club of women who have run for the United States' highest office.

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All Tech Considered
4:52 am
Sun July 12, 2015

Now In Theaters, Video Game Tournaments On The Really Big Screen

Tyler Hines (from left), Jaden Bautista, Eric Apfelbaum, and Justin Bautista play Minecraft together for the Super League Gaming event at Regal Cinemas on Monday in New York City. The players were able to build their own creations in Minecraft and battle each other while connected to the large movie theater screen.
Adam Wolffbrandt NPR

Matthew Rearley plays Minecraft every day, sometimes for eight hours at a time, but he's never gamed like this before. In a movie theater full of competitors, the 15-year-old's eyes shift constantly between the computer in his lap and the 50-foot-tall screen in front of him.

"Gaming with other people, it becomes more professional," Rearley says. "The general experience of having the big screen there and sitting in a chair like this — it's a big, big game-changer."

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Business
4:11 pm
Sat July 11, 2015

The Most Important IPOs Aren't Necessarily The Biggest

Originally published on Mon July 13, 2015 3:24 pm

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Business
4:11 pm
Sat July 11, 2015

What's Next For Reddit?

Originally published on Sun July 12, 2015 1:04 pm

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