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Meet Chef Chane, Ethiopia's Version Of The Infamous 'Soup Nazi'

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-17 08:35

Like the famously curt broth ladler on Seinfeld, Addis Ababa's Chef Chane is known for serving up both delectable cuisine and insults. He says he learned his vaunted culinary skills in royal kitchens.

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Tweets: Under Pressure — Service Director Testifies

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-17 07:40

Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy takes to Capitol Hill and faces tough questions about the agency's latest scandal.

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Starbucks leaves room for a conversation about race

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-03-17 07:37
21,878

The number of Starbucks locations worldwide as of late 2014. Now, some of those cafes could also start serving discussion on race relations. A new company initiative has baristas writing "Race Together" on cups, and striking up a conversation about racial divides in the U.S. It's upping the ante significantly from McDonald's "Pay with Lovin'" promotion, and it's skewered thoroughly over at the Washington Post's Compost blog.

500,000

The estimated number of Americans who spend any given night homeless on the street. Oakland, California carpenter Greg Kloehn is trying to fight homelessness in his city by building tiny houses on wheels out of salvaged wood, appliance parts and other debris.

$28.5 billion

The bonus pool for securities employees in New York last year, according to a report from the city comptroller last week. That's almost twice the roughly $15 billion all American workers earning minimum wage made in 2014, according to the New York Times' Upshot.

$2,353,077

The total amount of money remaining on former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland's contract. Borland announced Tuesday he plans on retiring from the NFL. Borland cited health concerns over concussions for leaving the league after playing professionally for one year.

$33.94

The price for a pack of Gillette Fusion ProGlide razors on Amazon. That's especially startling when razor handles can be purchased more or less for a song. You've always wondered by blades are so expensive, so we looked into it for our ongoing series investigating your questions about business and the economy.

PODCAST: A cost/benefit analysis for playing in the NFL

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-03-17 07:35

First up: San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland surprised the sports world by announcing he'll retire from professional football at age 24, due to the risks associated with concussions. We chat with Sports Business Journal's Daniel Kaplan about Borland's decision and what it means for the game. Then, it's a short trip over to Oakland, where we talk to carpenter Greg Kloehn, who uses salvaged wood and junk to build tiny homes for people without them.

7 Creative Wedding Ideas From History

NPR News - Tue, 2015-03-17 07:33

Couples nowadays are tying the knot in original ways — like some pioneering newlyweds in America's past.

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Quiz: Women at the head of the class

Marketplace - American Public Media - Tue, 2015-03-17 07:32

Most college professors are male, but that’s not the case in earlier education, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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