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The dark side of online education

Kai Ryssdal and Daisy Palacios | May 18, 2015
Pakistani company Axact is making millions by selling fake diplomas.
Amazon's Echo.

Amazon's Echo lets you order something by saying it out loud

Kai Ryssdal | May 18, 2015
Amazon's speaker system allows users to purchase items through voice commands.
Posted In: Amazon, purchases, speakers
Anna Kendrick, the star of 'Pitch Perfect 2', arrives at movie's world premiere held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Friday, May 8, 2015, in Los Angeles.

'Pitch Perfect 2' leaves 'Mad Max' in the dust

Nova Safo | May 18, 2015
The majority-female audience is responsible for the paradigm shift, analyst says.
An aerial view of Kinder Morgan's Brisbane Terminal, which stores 618,000 barrels of petroleum products.

Georgia landowners fight eminent domain over pipeline

Molly Samuel | May 18, 2015
Energy company Kinder Morgan says the project would supply future fuel needs.
Target is looking to promote healthier foods.

Target zeroes in on food, glorious food

Annie Baxter | May 18, 2015
Target is emphasizing produce and organic foods in its grocery departments.
U.S. President Barack Obama meets with youth and law enforcement from the Camden community in Camden, New Jersey on Monday.

Federal money talks — kind of

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | May 18, 2015
The White House plans to dole out $163 million in grants to local police.
Pecan pie

PODCAST: Good news for the Georgia pecan

David Brancaccio | May 18, 2015
Counterfeit goods, Calpers sells timberland, and why drought is good for Georgia.
Navigation Center in San Francisco.

San Francisco takes innovative approach to homelessness

Sam Harnett | May 18, 2015
The city has opened a shelter with fewer rules and more open space.
Pecans are considered a natural substitute for walnuts.

As walnut prices rise, consumers look to pecans

Michell Eloy | May 18, 2015
With years of drought in California affecting nut production, some farmers are looking at other places and other nuts to grow.

Calpers reportedly looking to sell off timberland

Mitchell Hartman | May 18, 2015
Timber has been underperforming other investment classes since the recession.
Posted In: CALpers, timber industry