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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Resigns

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 4:00am

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has resigned from his post after pressure from shareholders. His leadership at the company proved controversial. David Greene talks with Mike Isaac of The New York Times.

Uber Founder Resigns Under Pressure As CEO, Published Report Says

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 2:19am

Travis Kalanick has stepped down as CEO of the ride-hailing service, according to The New York Times. The paper says five of Uber's major investors demanded Kalanick resign immediately.

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Mattel Introduces New Diverse Ken Dolls; Hopes To Reverse Sales Slump

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:50am

The toymaker rolled out 15 new dolls Tuesday with an array of body types, hairstyles and skin tones.

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Carla Fendi, Former President Of Luxury Fashion Brand, Dies

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 12:11am

Fendi helped propel the label to international fame. She was 79.

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Why Is China Snatching Up Australian Farmland?

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 3:40pm

In the past year, Chinese investment in Australia's overall agricultural sector has skyrocketed, from $300 million to $1 billion. It's all to feed the world's largest, fastest-growing consumer class.

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Trump's Business Empire: An Update On His Sources Of Revenue

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 2:53pm

As a presidential candidate last year, Trump had to disclose his sources of revenues. Now in office, the president has voluntarily updated the information about the Trump Organization's businesses.

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A Pioneer In 'Flat-Fee Primary Care' Had To Close Its Clinics. What Went Wrong?

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 2:38pm

Many patients liked the Qliance approach, which gave them unlimited access to a provider for a modest fee, and freed doctors from insurance paperwork. But critics say the approach may not be viable.

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Upworthy Was One Of The Hottest Sites Ever. You Won't Believe What Happened Next

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 2:35pm

After popularizing sensational headlines and taking your news feed by storm, Upworthy seemingly fell off a cliff. Its story reveals just as much about Facebook as it does about why we click.

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Ford Shifts Focus (Again): Car Will Be Imported To U.S. From China, Not Mexico

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 1:42pm

For Mexico, this is the second damaging move from Ford in 2017. Plans to build the next-generation Focus in America's neighbor began to unravel in January.

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Tour Company Used By Otto Warmbier Will Stop Taking Americans To North Korea

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 7:07am

The Young Pioneer company has also updated its North Korea FAQ page, starting with its top question: "How safe is it?"

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How Your Sandwich Changed The World

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 5:00am

What road did your lunch travel before it reached your plate? NPR's latest animated video follows a BLT from the fields where it began its journey.

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Trump May Have A Lot Of Money, But Documents Show He Owes A Lot, Too

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 4:00am

Over the years the president has had an up-and-down relationship with big commercial lenders. But as president, Trump could find himself in a conflict of interest with any amount of debt.

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Attention Holiday Shoppers: UPS To Add Delivery Surcharges

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 2:43am

UPS plans to charge retailers a fee for orders placed around Black Friday and Christmas. Retailers now have to decide whether they will raise shipping fees on consumer orders.

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Ethiopia's Coffee Farmers Are 'On The Front Lines Of Climate Change'

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 7:17pm

A new study says that Ethiopia could lose more than 50 percent of its coffee growing regions to climate change. But, higher altitude areas could become more suitable for coffee in the coming decades.

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Firm Contracted By RNC Left Millions Of Voter Files Unsecured Online

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 4:53pm

A security researcher discovered massive troves of information about 198 million potential American voters stored on an Amazon server without as much as a password.

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Online Retail Boom Means More Warehouse Workers, And Robots To Accompany Them

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 3:46pm

On the outskirts of the Bay Area, farming communities are hoping that warehouse jobs tied to the e-commerce surge will boost the local economy. But automation is expected to take over many such jobs.

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Trump's Financial Documents Reveal Hundreds Of Millions Owed To Lenders

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 3:32pm

As a young man, Trump's father co-signed his loans. Once he became famous, banks rushed to lend him money. But they became skeptical about Trump following his many bankruptcies. So his main lenders became Deutsche Bank and Ladder Capital, but both securitize his debt to spread the risk.

The Slants Win Supreme Court Battle Over Band's Name In Trademark Dispute

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 9:29am

The case could have broad impact on how the First Amendment is applied in other trademark cases.

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Trump's Financial Disclosure Forms Released

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 4:00am

President Trump took in more than $500 million last year at his various hotels, golf courses and other businesses. That's according to financial disclosure forms released voluntarily by Trump.

Cuba's Small Businesses Brace For New U.S. Trade, Travel Restrictions

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 4:00am

Since President Obama announced a warming of relations with Havana, Cubans hosted more U.S. tourists and Americans sold Cubans more products. Can President Trump put the genie back in the bottle?




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