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NBC's Brian Williams To Temporarily Step Away From Anchor Desk

Sat, 02/07/2015 - 3:44pm

The anchor, who apologized for misremembering that a helicopter he was traveling during the 2003 invasion of Iraq had been fired on, said he would return to hosting the Nightly News "in a few days."

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Huffington Post Bets People Will Read Good News — And Share It, Too

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 6:02pm

Arianna Huffington says readers need more positive news coverage, so her site is launching an effort focused on good stories. Their shareability may make "What Works" a smart business move, too.

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Brian Williams Under Microscope After Recanting Helicopter Story

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 3:45pm

NBC Chief Anchor Brian Williams has been bombarded by criticism this week over his shifting accounts of a 2003 helicopter landing in the Iraqi desert.

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For Rockfish, A Tale Of Recovery, Hidden On Menus

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 3:38pm

Once depleted by decades of overfishing, rockfish have rebounded. But it's hard to tell this conservation and fishery management success story if purveyors continue to misidentify the tasty fish.

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U.S. Jobs Picture Finally Getting Back To Normal

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 3:09pm

The Labor Department provided more evidence Friday that the U.S. job picture is finally getting back to normal — nearly six years after the great recession ended. The monthly jobs report showed an increase more than a million jobs over the past three months. The unemployment rate did tick up to a notch, but even that is a positive signal.

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More Questions Emerge About Brian Williams' Comments

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 10:57am

A pilot who partly backed the NBC anchor's account of being on a chopper that took fire is revising his story. Also, a newspaper is questioning what Williams said he saw during Hurricane Katrina.

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How Should We Distribute Our Wealth?

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 7:44am

Nick Hanauer is a rich guy with several houses, but is he greedy? He argues that an increase in minimum wage would be good for everyone.

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Economy Adds 257,000 New Jobs; Unemployment Rate Up Slightly

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 7:38am

The jobless rate ticked up to 5.7 percent despite robust job growth that exceeded economists' expectations.

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Economists Expect Data To Show A Pullback In Job Creation

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 4:02am

The energy sector has started laying off workers as oil prices drop. Analysts will sift through the government's monthly employment report to see what affect that's having on U.S. job creation.

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Federally Regulated Banks Begin To Work With States' Pot Businesses

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 4:02am

For legal marijuana businesses, getting a bank account can be a challenge. Many banks are unwilling to do business with them. How do banks decide which marijuana businesses are worth the risk?

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RadioShack Files For Bankruptcy; Sprint To Share Space With Some Stores

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 4:02am

For decades the brand was best known as a convenience store for techies. Now it's trying to salvage some of its stores by partnering with Sprint, one of its biggest creditors.

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Are Farmer Market Sales Peaking? That Might Be Good For Farmers

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 6:13pm

The rate of growth in the number of farmers markets and sales at them has slowed in recent years. But that could mean the entire local food movement is growing up.

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In 'Red Notice,' Success Draws Treachery, Tragedy In Putin's Russia

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 5:19pm

Robert Siegal talks to Bill Browder, an American financier who was expelled from post-Soviet Russia, and saw an attempt to claim his company devolve into a deadly bureaucratic and legal farce.

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FAA Ban Hasn't Stopped Pilots From Snapping Selfies

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 4:48pm

The National Transportation Safety Board found selfies to blame for a tragic private plane crash in Colorado last year. Audie Cornish talks to journalist David Yanofsky about tech in the cockpit.

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Planning Through Oil Booms Helps Independent Drillers Weather The Busts

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 4:48pm

Oil's price slump is hitting some companies hard. But longtime producers, like small Texas driller Tracy Perryman, have been through downturns before — and have learned how to survive lean times.

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Sony's Amy Pascal Steps Down In Aftermath Of Cyber Attack

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 4:36pm

Audie Cornish talks to Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Fritz about Amy Pascal. The Sony co-chairman will stay at the company to launch a new production venture.

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Anthem Hack Renews Calls For Laws To Better Prevent Breaches

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 3:52pm

Hackers gained access to records of 80 million Anthem customers and employees, the health insurance giant says. But how can the seemingly endless mega-hacks be prevented?

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Brian Williams Criticized For Exaggerated Iraq Story

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 3:35pm

NBC Chief Anchor Brian Williams is dealing with scathing criticism over his exaggerated accounts, over the years, of a helicopter landing under hostile fire in Iraq in 2003.

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Radio Shack May Be On Verge Of Collapse

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 3:35pm

The end looks to be near for Radio Shack. The nearly century old electronics retail chain is on the verge of bankruptcy. The end of troubled company is also the end of an era. Audie Cornish talks to Jamie Lendino of PC Magazine.

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Map: The Most Common* Job In Every State

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 2:31pm

The jobs picture has changed profoundly since the 1970s. This map shows how those changes played out across the country.

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