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That's China's latest growth rate. The numbers cover January to March, and annualized it's down from previous growth rates. While that's magnificent by U.S. standards, it's a lackluster figure for China, which has to keep creating jobs for people pulled into the economy from the hinterlands.700,000 followers
That's how many followers (and counting) Barbie (yes, the doll) has on Instagram. @BarbieStyle is meticulously managed by vice president of design Kim Culmone, director of design Robert Best, and the main creative thinker for the account Zlatan Zukanovic. Modeled after popular style blog Instagram accounts, Barbie's photos include selfies, closeups of accessories, and outfit of the day shots. Racked has the origin story of what it's like to photograph a Barbie girl living in a Barbie world.2.9 billion miles
That's about how many miles NASA's New Horizons probe has traveled thus far on its journey to Pluto. When it does reach the dwarf planet in July, it will be the first time a spacecraft will have visited. In the meantime, VOX has the first color photos sent back from the probe.225th
This month marks the 225th anniversary of the Patent Act, celebrated by the patents and trademarks industry nationwide. In honor of this landmark, Marketplace Morning Report talked with Michelle Lee, newly confirmed director of the U.S. Patent and Trade Office. The former Google attorney prefers the term "abusive litigation" to instead of "patent trolls." She also talked about how women in STEM field can encourage innovation for companies and society.11:59:59PM
This is your income tax deadline today...unless you filed for an extension. Turns out, it's a popular course of action. Listen to our resident explainer Paddy Hirsh on why we have a nation of procrastinators here in the U.S.25 percent
That's the percentage of part-time college faculty that receive public assistance. And as Slate points out, that's a lot of highly educated individuals—most hold Ph.D degrees and Master's degrees—needing help to provide for themselves and their families.
After Robert Kobus alerted his bosses at the FBI to improper payroll practices, he was transferred to an office where he sat alone. He says the agency isolated and retaliated against him.
Italy is sending a high-tech espresso machine to the International Space Station. And NASA is worried it might be too popular.
Radio is king in North Dakota. Morning Edition talks to a liberal radio host, and a conservative small business owner who listens to him — though he doesn't always like what he hears.
Martha and Alvaro Galvis were wounded in 2013's bombing of the Boston Marathon. One of the hardest things to deal with, they say, is the feeling that something random and scary could happen again.
What's a fair way to divide up California's scarce water? The current system relies heavily on history: Some farmers will get water, others won't, simply based on when their land was first irrigated.