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Sunday, June 20, 2021
U.S. Economy Hit Hard By Coronavirus Fallout, Recovery Time Debated

U.S. Economy Hit Hard By Coronavirus Fallout, Recovery Time Debated

NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to White House adviser Kevin Hassett ahead of a Senate panel hearing on the CARES Act, which assists individuals, businesses and local governments affected by COVID-19.
What Does The Push To Reopen The U.S. Economy Mean For Public Safety?

What Does The Push To Reopen The U.S. Economy Mean For...

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We'll take a look at President Trump's phased plan to "reopen" the country — and discuss the potential fallout of his support for anti-lockdown protests in several states.
Thailand Economy Will Take Hit As Coronavirus Fears Grow

Thailand Economy Will Take Hit As Coronavirus Fears Grow

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The coronavirus has spread to Thailand and Southeast Asia. There are at least five cases in Thailand and two in Vietnam.
Cultures Of Appeal, Technologies Of The Economy

Cultures Of Appeal, Technologies Of The Economy

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A woman looks at an information board featuring "before and after" photos of plastic surgery performed at Shanghai Kinway Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery in Shanghai, China November 11, 2005. Plastic surgery -- outlawed by China's Communist party until the early 1980s, when it was permitted for medical reasons -- is a $3 billion business, testament…
Reconsidering Our Oceans: Purchasing The Blue Economy

Reconsidering Our Oceans: Purchasing The Blue Economy

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Our oceans are in the worst state they have ever been. The sea is choked with plastic and heavy metals that are killing wildlife and destroying fisheries. We live on a blue planet, and the oceans contain 99% of available ecological space on Earth. Our atmosphere and the climate rely on the oceans, which has absorbed 50%…
Did ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Get the Science Right? A Lesson in Supersymmetry and Economy Class

Did ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Get the Science Right? A Lesson...

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They say that life imitates art, but the arrow goes both ways. Far more often, art imitates life. That's what happened in a recent episode of the hit television show "The Big Bang Theory." In the episode — "The Confirmation Polarization" — Sheldon and Amy receive an email from Fermilab. Two scientists had confirmed Amy…
6 leading VCs provide their finest 2019 forecasts for health care, from a biotech correction to a ‘shadow money economy’ entering the light

6 leading VCs provide their finest 2019 forecasts for health care,...

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Venrock partner Camille Samuels is ready to get back to the basics in biotech. "I'm enthused by the correction," Samuels told Business Insider. Over the past five years, the Nasdaq biotech index is up 25%, though recently stocks have taken a tumble, putting them into correction territory, a term that refers to a 10% or…
Rural Americans Are OKAY With ‘Outdoors’ Assist To Beat Opioid Crisis And Increase Economy

Rural Americans Are OKAY With ‘Outdoors’ Assist To Beat Opioid Crisis...

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Among at least some rural Americans, pragmatism may now be superseding traditional disdain for government and the prizing of rugged individualism. Angela Hsieh/NPR hide caption toggle caption Angela Hsieh/NPR Among at least some rural Americans, pragmatism may now be superseding traditional disdain for government and the prizing of rugged individualism. Angela Hsieh/NPR Rural Americans can…

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