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Uber Launches Self-Driving Cars In California, Over State's Objections

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 9:30am

Does Uber need a permit to test self-driving cars in San Francisco? "We don't believe we do," the company says. But the state Department of Motor Vehicles disagrees and is threatening legal action.

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The Olympics, Year-Round: New TV Channel Will Come To U.S. In 2017

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 9:15am

The Olympic Channel, which launched as a digital outlet after this summer's Rio Games, will become an American TV network in the second half of 2017.

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Hackers Steal More Account Information From Yahoo Users

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 4:05am

The company says that data was stolen from more than 1 billion customer accounts. Yahoo made a similar announcement — about half a billion accounts being hacked — in September.

Craft Beer Craze Is A Boon To Village That Grows Most Of Spain's Hops

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 4:05am

Old timers recall how a German farmer showed up half a century ago, and convinced them to plant hops. No one in the town knew what hops were at the time, and now business is booming.

Carrier Got Cut A Deal, But Can Other Companies Expect The Same?

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 9:27pm

Carrier's tax incentives deal to keep jobs in Indiana, under pressure from Donald Trump, has other manufacturers wondering if they should ask for the same treatment.

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Trump And Technology Executives Try To Reconcile Rough Relationship

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 7:09pm

The President-elect and the tech industry have clashed on many issues. But at the roundtable, Trump struck a conciliatory tone, saying he was "here to help you folks do well."

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Yahoo Says Hackers Stole Data From More Than 1 Billion Accounts

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 5:47pm

For the second time this year, Yahoo has announced that customers were hacked. This time the company estimates that more than 1 billion user accounts had data stolen.

After A Long Fight, New Rules Defend Small Farmers. For Now

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 5:16pm

After years of controversy, the U.S. has issued regulations to protect farmers from mistreatment by big meat packers and poultry companies. But will the rules survive under the Trump administration?

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Trump Tower's Newest Tenants Likely To Be The Secret Service

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 4:56pm

Donald Trump says he wants his wife and son to continue living in Trump Tower after he is sworn in, at least at first. That could end up costing taxpayers a lot of money.

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Wilbur Ross: The Best Commerce Secretary Pick Dems Could Hope For?

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 4:09pm

He's a billionaire respected by organized labor and Trump's pick for secretary of commerce. But Wilbur Ross Jr. still has left-wing critics who see him as a vulture capitalist.

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Despite Past Differences, Trump Meets With Tech Industry Leaders

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 3:30pm

President-elect Trump met Wednesday with leaders of the tech industry, who he's often been at odds with over issues like trade, encryption andb immigration.

Episode 592: Bell Wars

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 3:30pm

A special holiday episode about the epic, decades-long feud between the two companies that make just about every handbell in the world.

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Rex Tillerson Gained Some Diplomatic Experience As ExxonMobil CEO

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 3:30pm

President-elect Donald Trump nominated ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson for secretary of State. It may seem an odd choice at first, but running a big oil company requires sophisticated diplomatic skills.

Federal Reserve Chair Announces Decision To Raise Benchmark Interest Rate

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 3:30pm

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen announced Wednesday the Fed raised benchmark interest rate for the first time since 2015.

Cuisinart Recalls Millions Of Food Processor Blades After 30 Reports Of Lacerations

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 12:19pm

Before using your food processor for holiday treats in the next few weeks, you might want to make sure the blade hasn't been recalled for dozens of mouth lacerations.

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Interest Rate Hike Expected Wednesday; Investors Await Move By Federal Reserve

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 10:08am

The rates decision will be announced at 2 p.m. ET; Fed Chair Janet Yellen will hold a news conference 30 minutes later.

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Tech Leaders To Meet With President-Elect Trump

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 4:01am

Donald Trump has summoned tech industry leaders to New York for a meeting Wednesday. The industry was largely in the Hillary Clinton camp during the election.

Tech Leaders To Meet With President-Elect Trump

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 4:01am

Donald Trump has summoned tech industry leaders to New York for a meeting ON Wednesday. The industry was largely in the Hillary Clinton camp during the election and it's not yet known who will attend.

Fed Watchers Expect Short-Term Interest Rates To Rise Soon

Wed, 12/14/2016 - 4:01am

The Federal Reserve is expected to make changes to short-term interest rates on Wednesday. Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution.

'Maybe I'm Just Being A Chicken Little'; Transcript Describes Ship's Final Hours

Tue, 12/13/2016 - 4:41pm

The National Transportation Safety Board has released a data recorder transcript from the cargo ship El Faro, which sank last year after it sailed into a hurricane. All 33 people on board died.

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