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In Texas, immigrant businesses breathe new life into old units

by Miguel Perez May 6, 2019
There are a lot of empty retail spaces across the United States looking for fresh ideas to lure in shoppers. Urban designers say it’s all about offering something you can’t get online. In some cases, immigrant business owners in Texas…
Wooden sign board hanging on door of cafe
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Why Tesla's raising a new round of cash

by Justin Ho May 2, 2019
The fundraising comes at a pivotal time for the company.
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A race to the finish: The Kentucky Derby, by the numbers

by Danielle Chiriguayo May 2, 2019
Get your pastels and mint juleps ready, the hottest horse race of the year is on the horizon.
Justify, ridden by jockey Mike Smith, crosses the finish line to win the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 5, 2018, in Louisville, Kentucky.
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Instagram gets commercial

by Meghan McCarty Carino May 1, 2019
Users will soon be able to make purchases without leaving the app.
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Rising demand for plant protein feeds growth of the humble pea

by Renata Sago May 1, 2019
The versatile legume can be found in pasta, milk, pet food and the “Beyond Burger.”
Ryan Klassen inspects pea seeds on his farm in Belgrade, Minnesota. Those peas are the base of the protein being used in a range of products, including energy bars, cereals and milks.
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The economics of kidnapping

by Kai Ryssdal, Maria Hollenhorst, and Daisy Palacios Apr 30, 2019
How the criminal underworld operates the ransom business.
Philippine soldiers walk along a highway as they return to camp after an armed encouter with members of militant kidnap-for-ransom group, Abu Sayyaf, in the Sulu province on the southern island of Mindanao on August 26, 2016.
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Sex workers say anti-trafficking law fuels inequality

by Rose Conlon Apr 30, 2019
FOSTA-SESTA has pushed sex workers off the internet and onto the street, experts say.
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The cinematic legacy of John Singleton

by Danielle Chiriguayo Apr 30, 2019
The filmmaker has been praised as a “trailblazer in black cinema."
Director John Singleton speaks onstage during the 70th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 3, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. 
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High water on the Mississippi River means less barge cargo

by Kai Ryssdal and Liz Sanchez Apr 29, 2019
Barge line president talks about dealing with flood conditions and his trip to Capitol Hill.
A barge moves along the flooded Mississippi River in 2011 in Natchez, Mississippi. 
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Marriott plans to take on Airbnb in home-sharing market

by Meghan McCarty Carino Apr 29, 2019
The hotel group is preparing to launch a new division.
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