Otto developed technology to allow big-rig trucks to drive themselves. Uber, another transportation company working on self-driving technology, acquired Otto in August. Tony Avelar/AP hide caption

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For The Long Haul, Self-Driving Trucks May Pave The Way Before Cars

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Kids bike on Selma Road in Springfield, Ohio. "Springfield is a rather typical small city that has grown poorer over the years," former mayor Roger Baker says. Maddie McGarvey for NPR hide caption

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Springfield, Ohio: A Shrinking City Faces A Tough Economic Future

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John Holland, No. 10 of the D-League's Canton Charge, looks to pass the ball against the Sioux Falls Skyforce at Canton Memorial Civic Center on Jan. 23, in Canton, Ohio. The 19 teams of the D-League — the NBA's development league — crisscross the country in a grueling, 50-game season. Matt Durisko/NBAE/Getty Images hide caption

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In Basketball's D-League, Player Takes Long Shot At NBA Dream

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For John Holland, Breaking Into The NBA Came Down To One Shot

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Courtside Seat For Basketball Games Helps Ohio Woman Fight Cancer

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Live Long And Prosper: Reviving An Idea For Income In Old Age

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More than half of working people in this country have saved less than $25,000 for retirement and many pay crippling investment fees that eat away at gains. Automated financial advisers called roboadvisers offer a low-fee alternative. Annette Elizabeth Allen/NPR hide caption

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Would You Let A Robot Manage Your Retirement Savings?

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Iranian stockbrokers monitor share prices at the Tehran Stock Exchange in April. The historical Iran nuclear deal could open the country's market up to international investors. Vahid Salemi/AP hide caption

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Nuclear Deal Opens Up Potential For Investors In Iran's Stock Market

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This year's ESPN NCAA basketball coverage did not shy away from talking about the ordinarily sensitive topic of betting as much as it has in the past. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images hide caption

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ESPN Brings Betting Talk To The Mainstream

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Canada Cuts Down On Red Tape. Could It Work In The U.S.?

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Miller Farm, the terminus of Van Syckel's pipeline, in 1868. The oil was pumped to Miller Farm and then transported by railroad. Drake Well Museum/Courtesy of PHMC hide caption

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Even Pickaxes Couldn't Stop The Nation's First Oil Pipeline

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Jed Brown drives 100 miles each day to work between Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Cheaper gas is making his commute more manageable, but he doesn't expect the low prices to last. Uri Berliner/NPR hide caption

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For Long-Haul Drivers, Cheap Gas Means A Sweeter Commute

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