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AP: Hawaiian Seafood Caught By 'Foreign Fishermen Confined To American Boats'

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 12:54pm

The Associated Press reports that Hawaiian fishing boats rely on hundreds of undocumented workers who can't step foot on shore and aren't protected by labor laws — all thanks to a legal loophole.

Wells Fargo Fined $185 Million Over Creation Of Fake Accounts For Bonuses

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 12:02pm

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has levied its largest-ever fine on Wells Fargo for "the widespread illegal practice of secretly opening unauthorized deposit and credit card accounts."

In This Globe-Trotting Dessert, Many Immigrants Find A Taste Of Home

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 11:55am

Many Asian countries have a version of a multi-layered, milk-based snack called falooda. Now, a mother-daughter pair with roots in Myanmar have brought this global dessert to Washington, D.C.

Liberty Media To Buy Formula One For $4.4 Billion

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 10:19am

The U.S. cable giant has been on a buying spree, and acquiring the Formula One auto-racing franchise would boost its sports offerings.

Airbnb Unveils Changes To Address Racial Discrimination

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 9:57am

The move comes after longstanding claims from African-American Airbnb customers who said their booking requests were turned down at a high rate.

Coming To The App Store: Nintendo's New Game 'Super Mario Run'

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 4:07am

Super Mario is coming to the App Store. Apple CEO Tim Cook made the announcement at a product event Wednesday, and shares of Nintendo soared on the news.

Meat Industry Turns Florida's Feral Hogs Into Prime Pork

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 4:07am

Wild pigs are a problem in Florida. Hundreds of thousands are roaming the state and destroying scores of acres of fields and crops. There's an effort now to turn the pest into a profit.

More Than A Year After Spill, Colorado's Gold King Mine Named Superfund Site

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 12:58am

Thirteen months after an Environmental Protection Agency mistake sent millions of gallons of bright orange wastewater into a Colorado river, the agency has announced a cleanup for the Gold King Mine.

Paralympics Open In Rio Under A Financial Cloud

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 7:58pm

The games featuring disabled athletes required last-minute help from the Brazilian government and a surge of ticket sales to ensure the event's financial viability.

In Ongoing Rebuilding Of Ground Zero, A Balance Of Remembrance, Resilience

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 7:07pm

How have developers balanced respect for Ground Zero's history with taking advantage of some of the most valuable property in the world?

Apple Nixes Headphone Jack In iPhone 7, Reveals Cordless AirPods

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 4:45pm

Why is Apple pushing users toward wireless earbuds? "Courage," says an Apple executive. Other news from the Apple event involved Super Mario, Pokemon Go and water-resistant features.

The Choco Taco: Investigating The Mystery Behind A Classic American Treat

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 4:30pm

Food writer Jason Cohen took a deep dive into the history of the Choco Taco and how it is inspiring high-end chefs and ice cream vendors across the country.

Ireland Debates Collecting Unpaid Taxes From Apple

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 3:39pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Fintan O'Toole, an op-ed columnist for The Irish Times, about how collecting back taxes from Apple could transform Ireland.

How Much Do Drugs For Rare Diseases Add To Health Care Spending?

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 3:16pm

Researchers analyzing recent drug spending in the U.S. say that high-priced drugs for rare diseases aren't having a widespread or significant effect on overall health care spending.

Let's Talk Tiki Bars: Harmless Fun Or Exploitation?

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 2:32pm

These faux-Polynesian bars first became popular in the 1960s. Now, they're making a comeback. But some Pacific Islanders say there is a darker side to these downtown slices of paradise.

Judge's Order Halts Construction On Part Of North Dakota Pipeline

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 2:27pm

A federal judge has granted the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe a temporary restraining order against a company building a crude oil pipeline. It covers only a portion of what the tribe requested.

EpiPen's Dominance Driven By Competitors' Stumbles And Tragic Deaths

Wed, 09/07/2016 - 11:52am

The company's lobbying of state legislatures is just one factor in EpiPen's dominance of the market. Manufacturers of competing devices have struggled to gain a foothold.

Apple May Test iPhone Users' Loyalty If It Dumps The Headphone Jack

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 5:41pm

The next iPhone, expected to be unveiled Wednesday, may be missing something familiar: the ubiquitous headphone jack. Usability experts say the change could really sit badly with Apple customers.

An Economic Mystery: Why Are Men Leaving The Workforce?

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 4:37pm

Millions of men in their prime working years have dropped out since the 1960s — they aren't working or even looking for a job. Factors including technology, education and family reasons play a role.

Gretchen Carlson: The Woman Who Brought Down Fox News' Roger Ailes

Tue, 09/06/2016 - 3:35pm

A look at Gretchen Carlson, the dutiful and diligent Fox News host who brought down the channel's powerful CEO and chairman, Roger Ailes.

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