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Think your groceries are expensive? Japan has $27,000 melons. Imagine going into a high-end luxury store filled with sparkling display cases, security at every turn and an attentive staff and finding not expensive jewelry but...fruit encased in the glass. In Sembikiya, Japan's oldest fruit shop, fruit is treated
Yahoo! News | Mar 23, 2017 3:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Hungry? Call Your Neighborhood Delivery Robot Self-driving delivery robots have popped up on the sidewalks of Washington, D.C. and other locations have expressed interest. The bots learn about traffic patterns with every trip they take.
NPR.org | Mar 23, 2017 2:01 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
The Forces Driving Middle-Aged White People's 'Deaths Of Despair' Middle-aged white people without college degrees are increasingly likely to die of suicide or drug and alcohol abuse. The lack of a pathway to solid jobs is one reason, two economists say.
NPR.org | Mar 23, 2017 09:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Health Care Plan Championed By Trump Hurts Counties That Voted For Him Trump picked up big margins in small and rural counties. But those areas would take the biggest hit with tax credit changes, according to an NPR analysis of data from the Kaiser Family Foundation.
NPR.org | Mar 22, 2017 11:25 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Can Sears Survive? Maybe Not, Company Admits In Financial Filings Shares of the company's stock tumbled 12 percent today after the company acknowledged Tuesday that its future viability is not a sure thing. The company lost $2 billion last year.
NPR.org | Mar 22, 2017 9:41 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 leak shows the phone of your dreams The iPhone 7 may have dominated sales in 2016 but Xiaomi's Mi Mix stole its fair share of headlines thanks to its edge-to-edge-to-edge display that gave the device a really striking "glass phone" appearance. The company is said to be plannin
Yahoo! News | Mar 22, 2017 9:28 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Wall Street Trader Outlines Market Trends Ahead Of Health Care Vote The stock market is reacting to news out of Washington, D.C., about the fate of health care legislation and other items on the White House agenda. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with trader Ted Weisberg about trends on Wall Street.
NPR.org | Mar 22, 2017 8:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Hackers claim to have breached hundreds of millions of Apple accounts Apples iPhones and Apple IDs are a tough nut to crack for hackers, but it's not be impossible. At least thats what a group of hackers seem to suggest, as theyre currently attempting to blackmailApple forup to $100,000 before they startremotely wiping
Yahoo! News | Mar 22, 2017 3:35 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Why Do So Few People Pay Income Tax In India? In a country with a population of more than 1 billion people, just 27 million paid taxes last year. Many Indians see no clear link between paying taxes and provision of government services.
NPR.org | Mar 22, 2017 2:49 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Why So Few Indians Pay Taxes In India, only 2 percent of people pay taxes. It has to do with how easy it is to avoid them, and what many see as a lack of connection between taxes and government services.
NPR.org | Mar 22, 2017 09:09 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend