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Food industry plays it both ways with GMO labels

13 hours ago
Annie Baxter

Reed Grimm believes nature knows best. So when he shops with his nieces at the Mississippi Market Natural Foods Co-op in St. Paul, Minnesota, he only goes for organic fruits, and he looks for products that say "non-GMO."

“We want to eat things that are natural, that are just coming straight out of the earth like it has been for milennia," says Grimm, a musician who lives in a Twin Cities suburb. "Nature knows what it's doing."

The 'bring your own billionaire' election

13 hours ago
Nancy Marshall-Genzer

The 2016 presidential candidates are competing for the support of very rich donors.  Some of these donors have become household names, but others are relatively unknown -- billionaires like Joe Ricketts and his family, who’ve become quite active political donors over the past few election cycles.

Kai Ryssdal

This final note on the way out today comes to us courtesy of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

It's approved a patent filed by the European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company, the company that makes Airbus, for an “ultra-rapid air vehicle.”

It's a hyperspeed plane, basically, that will take you from London to New York in an hour at Mach 4.5, or more than 3,000 miles per hour.  

Kim Adams

People and businesses are making all sorts of things with 3-D printers, including gadgets, toys and jewelry.

Now, add prescription drugs to that list. For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given approval for a 3-D-printed epilepsy drug meant to help people control their seizures.  

Sibling non-rivalry in the Emmys

13 hours ago
Kai Ryssdal, Mukta Mohan, Tommy Andres and Julian Burrell

Among the nominees for this year’s prime time Emmy’s are a pair of composers who happen to be brothers. Thanks to their work in the FX Network drama Tyrant, Mychael and Jeff Danna are nominated for both Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music and for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series.

The siblings' music has a distinctly ethnic flair to it which, they say, comes naturally.

Todd Melby

Kendra Hill and her husband moved to rural North Dakota's oil fields so he could earn double the wages he made in their native Washington. Now they've bought a house, they have a five-year-old and a baby, and even as the oil boom slows, they're planning to make North Dakota their home. Todd Melby talked with Kendra as part of his series, "Black Gold Boom."

Click the media player above to hear the interview with Kendra Hill.



Gigi Douban

The Clean Power Plan released Monday has a goal of cutting carbon pollution from power plants by 30 percent by the year 2030. According to the EPA, power plants are the largest source of carbon pollution in the nation.

But there isn't just one way to go about cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Under the plan, states have options as to what energy mix they use. So when there's all this emphasis being placed on renewable energy sources like wind and solar power, is there still room for natural gas in a low-carbon world?

Flush with cash, Freddie Mac keeps paying the Treasury

13 hours ago
Mitchell Hartman

Marketplace for Tuesday, August 4, 2015

13 hours ago

If you're a government enterprise, what's the surest way to get Congress to leave you alone? Make lots and lots of money. Plus, in environmental news, there's one loser in the Obama Administration’s rules for limiting carbon-dioxide emissions: natural gas. 

PODCAST: Hiring local

23 hours ago
Molly Wood

On Wall Street, analysts are digesting ongoing problems with the Chinese market, as well as the volatile oil market. More on that. Plus, we'll talk about CVS's business model as it turns itself into something of a health brand. Plus, Nashville voters are considering an amendment this summer has become surprisingly contentious: It would require big public construction projects to hire Nashville residents for 40 percent of worker hours.