NPR Story
4:07 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Chipotle Shareholders Reject Executives' Compensation Plan

Originally published on Fri May 16, 2014 10:07 am

Chipotle is one of the fastest-growing restaurant chains but shareholders gave a thumbs down to the company's executive compensation plan. The board can still override the shareholders' vote.

NPR Story
4:07 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Chipotle Dishes Up Food For Thought

Originally published on Fri May 16, 2014 10:07 am

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We stay with Chipotle our last word in business today, which is: Burritos with a side of literature.

Chipotle restaurants are dishing out some food for thought with their meals. Starting this week, two minute essays can be found printed on the sides of Chipotle cups and takeout bags, essays written by contributors like Toni Morrison, Judd Apatow, Michael Lewis, Malcolm Gladwell, author Jonathan Safran Foer is also featured. He pitched the idea to Chipotle after eating alone their one day with nothing to read.

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Business
3:22 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Contractors Have A Tough Time Finding Experienced Workers

Originally published on Fri May 16, 2014 10:07 am

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NPR's business news starts with an oil boom and a labor shortage.

As we reported on this program, new methods of drilling have created a huge boost to domestic oil and gas production. In energy producing states like Texas, that has led to a big rise in commercial construction. So builders are finding it hard to get skilled workers they need to keep up demand.

From Houston Public Media, Andrew Schneider reports.

(SOUNDBITE OF CONSTRUCTION)

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Latin America
3:15 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Brazilians Use Lead Up To World Cup To Protest Grievances

Originally published on Fri May 16, 2014 10:07 am

Protests against June's World Cup — soccer's biggest tournament — swept across host country Brazil on Thursday. Twelve Brazilian cities saw demonstrations as well as many labor strikes.

Middle East
3:10 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Flattened Syrian City Of Homs Is Scene Of Devastation

Originally published on Fri May 16, 2014 10:07 am

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It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep.

If one city could represent Syria's suffering in its civil war, it is the city of Homs. That was the country's third largest city once, a mix of ethnic and religious groups. Now much of the city is in ruins and the government of Bashar al-Assad is back in full control after a U.N.-brokered cease-fire ended a siege of rebels there. The regime has just allowed Western journalists to see what is left of the city.

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NPR Story
2:59 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Mine Disaster Has Ramifications For Turkey's Prime Minister

Originally published on Fri May 16, 2014 10:07 am

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Now, let's go to Turkey now where the government says at least 284 people are dead and another 18 still missing in a mining accident. Earlier this week, an explosion in a mine set off a fire and trapped hundreds of miners underground. Hope for more survivors is running out and the anger toward Turkey's government is growing. NPR's Leila Fadel spent the day in the mining town of Soma.

(SOUNDBITE OF CRYING AND LOUDSPEAKER)

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NPR Story
2:59 am
Fri May 16, 2014

U.S. Men's Soccer Team Tries To Jell Before World Cup

Originally published on Fri May 16, 2014 10:07 am

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OK. Soccer's World Cup is coming. One month from today, the U.S. Men's national team plays Ghana. That's the first of three extremely tough opening round games for the Americans. So they have one month to prepare. In fact, to play catch up with their opponents, in the words of their coach. A World Cup training camp opened this week at Stanford University. NPR's Tom Goldman was there.

TOM GOLDMAN, BYLINE: It's that time again. World Cup time when non-soccer fans and media finally pay attention to some of the country's best athletes.

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NPR Story
2:59 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Propublica: Doctors Overcharge Medicare For Office Visit

Originally published on Fri May 16, 2014 10:07 am

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It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep. Medicare pays for more than 200 million office visits each year. Most visits require only a modest amount of time and expertise. But a new investigation by the nonprofit news organization ProPublica suggests that hundreds of health professionals are overcharging Medicare for office visits. ProPublica senior reporter Charles Ornstein tells us what he found.

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Asia
2:59 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Opposition Party Wins, India's Congress Party Concedes Defeat

Originally published on Fri May 16, 2014 10:07 am

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It's MORNING EDITION from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep. Good morning. We have today the sound of an historic election victory in India.

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Shots - Health News
1:44 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Corruption In Ukraine Robs HIV Patients Of Crucial Medicine

The mask of this Kiev protester (at a 2012 demonstration demanding more funding for HIV treatment) reads "quarantine." There are enough drugs to treat only half the HIV patients in Ukraine.
Sergei Supinsky AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri May 16, 2014 10:07 am

I recently took a Ukrainian taxi from the airport to my hotel. The fare should have been $20. The cab driver was adamant that I pay $30. When I finally paid him $30, the driver gave me a receipt with a wink. He'd made it out for $40.

The driver got a cut by overcharging me, and assumed that I would take a cut by overcharging NPR (which I did not).

In Ukraine, corruption is a daily fact of life. It reaches into big business, law enforcement, education and even the smallest transactions between people on the street.

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