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      • How To Buy A Car: Start With Some Patience

        A car is one of the larger purchases most people make. How can you make sure that purchase isn't a mistake? Don't "buy it today." Do your research. Don't panic. Easy, right?

      • The Environmental Cost Of Growing Food

        Economists are working on ways to put a price on the environmental damage of growing food. Take sugar: Half of what we eat comes from beets, half from cane. Each has an impact, in very different ways.

      • When States Entice Companies To Move, Workers Are Left Behind

        Cities and states spend huge sums of money to entice businesses to come and "create jobs." But in today's economy, there's little guarantee businesses will stay. NPR meets some of the workers left behind when a business moves on.

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      • FDA Issues First Regulations On Electronic Cigarettes

        The Food and Drug Administration has issued sweeping regulations that for the first time assert federal authority over electronic cigarettes, which have become increasingly popular, especially among young people.

      • CDC Announces Listeria Outbreak In Frozen Produce

        The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a listeria outbreak earlier this week that has sickened eight people. Frozen fruits and vegetables are believed to be the cause. Now, there's a massive recall of frozen products. To minimize risk, experts say to microwave or cook frozen produce to kill potential pathogens.

      • Risk Of Opioid Overdose Climbs At Middle Age

        Most of the millions taking prescription painkillers are older than 45, research shows, and there's been a recent increase in drug overdose deaths among people over 55. Drug mixing is partly to blame.

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      • Ahead Of Derby Day, Kentucky Residents Gather Early To Beat Tourists

        For generations, the day before the Kentucky Derby was unofficially considered "Louisville's Day at the Races," when locals could enjoy Churchill Downs without the huge Derby crowds, high admission prices and general madness. But over the past few years, "Oaks Day" has become popular among out-of-towners who come in early and make a whole weekend of it. Now, locals gather on the Thursday before the Derby.

      • In New York City, Former Boxers Find Ways To Support Each Other

        A former boxer started a support group for fellow ex-boxers called Ring 10. They help these former athletes pay bills and figure out their lives after they leave the ring. They also meet once a month for dinner in the Bronx in New York City.

      • Softball Pitcher Monica Abbott Signs Record $1 Million Contract

        The six-year deal with the Scrap Yard Dawgs, a team in the National Pro Fastpitch league, is the first million-dollar deal in the league's 13-year history.

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