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The Salt

How Texas Ranchers Try To Clinch The Perfect Rib-Eye

The rib-eye is the bestselling cut of beef in America both at the supermarket and the steakhouse. Once a year, breeders bring their stock into the barn to take a peek at the steak using ultrasound.

As the Nasdaq closes above the record set 15 years ago, stock analysts are debating whether the market is approaching another bubble. Bryan Thomas/Getty Images hide caption

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15 Years After The Dot-Com Bust, A Nasdaq Record

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Every spring, hundreds of horses are ferried from their winter hiatus in the Upper Peninsula for a good grooming and harness fitting, before beginning their summer jobs pulling carriages. Amy Robinson/WCMU hide caption

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Return Of Horses A Sign Of Spring On Michigan Island

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Biometrics are increasingly replacing the password for user identification. iStockphoto hide caption

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Biometrics May Ditch The Password, But Not The Hackers

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Work partners Jon Chintanaroad (left) and Mike Prestano are all smiles now, but founding a tech startup together threatened their friendship — and their business. April Dembosky/KQED hide caption

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Couples Counseling Catches On With Tech Co-Founders

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Donnell Brown and another cowboy move a grouping of bulls from one pen to another on rib-eye ultrasound day in March at the R.A Brown Ranch. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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How Texas Ranchers Try To Clinch The Perfect Rib-Eye

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