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To Survive The Bust Cycle, Farmers Go Back To Business-School Basics

Thu, 05/26/2016 - 3:37am

Farming is entering its third year on the bust side of the cycle. Major crop prices are low while expenses like seed, fertilizer and land remain high. That means getting creative to succeed.

We Don't Know How Many Workers Are Injured At Slaughterhouses. Here's Why

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 4:11pm

Injuries in the meat industry are likely to be under-reported, a new GAO report finds. Workers may be sent back to the line without seeing a doctor, or may not report out of fear of losing their jobs.

ExxonMobil, Chevron Shareholders Reject Resolutions Aimed At Battling Climate Change

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 4:01pm

But shareholders at ExxonMobil approved one resolution that could make it easier to one day nominate an environmentalist to the board.

Oil Refinery Strikes Spark Gas Shortages In France

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 3:31pm

Strikes are a part of life in France, and people take it in stride. But every once in a while, things get out of hand, and the escalating conflict over the government's changes to labor laws seems to fit that mould.

Reports Peg Tech Billionaire As Funder Of Hulk Hogan's Case Against Gawker

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 2:24pm

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Peter Thiel is said to be bankrolling the ex-wrestler's lawsuit. Gawker is appealing a jury verdict that awarded Hogan $140 million over the 2012 publication of a sex tape.

Chinese Billionaire Takes On Disney With His Own Theme Parks

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 4:03am

Disney will soon open a $5 billion theme park in Shanghai, its second in China. A Chinese real estate mogul predicts he will leave Disney in the dust, as he builds the world's largest tourism company.

In A Lawsuit, New York Accuses Domino's Pizza Of Wage Theft

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 4:02am

It's the latest chapter in a long campaign against wage theft by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. His office has already recovered millions of dollars in wages for low-income workers.

Online Eye Exam Site Makes Waves In Eye Care Industry

Wed, 05/25/2016 - 3:54am

Need a vision test? Now you can do it online with a computer and a smartphone. The site has attracted a lot of attention in the tech world, but eye care professionals have concerns.

Business Of Disaster: Insurance Firms Profited $400 Million After Sandy

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 6:28pm

More than three years after Superstorm Sandy, NPR and PBS's Frontline investigate the thousands still not home, the government agencies that failed to help and the companies that made millions.

The Judgment Of Paris: The Blind Taste Test That Decanted The Wine World

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 3:49pm

Forty years ago, the top names in French food and wine judged a blind tasting pitting the finest French wines against unknown California bottles. The results revolutionized the wine industry.

Forty Years Ago, The Judgment Of Paris Revolutionized The Wine Industry

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 3:32pm

Forty years ago, the crème de la crème of French food and wine judged a blind tasting pitting the finest French wines against unknown California varieties. The results revolutionized the wine industry.

$81 Million Bangladesh Bank Heist Sparks Push For Stepped-Up Cybersecurity

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 3:13pm

The head of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication acknowledged at least two security breaches in addition to February's spectacular theft involving Bangladesh's central bank.

Monsanto Calls Bayer's $62 Billion Takeover Offer 'Financially Inadequate'

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 1:26pm

But the St. Louis-based seed company makes clear it's still willing to negotiate with the German chemical and pharmaceutical giant.

Google's Paris Offices Raided In Tax Investigation

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 11:04am

The search is part of an inquiry launched in June 2015 into possible tax evasion and money laundering, according to French prosecutors.

To Cut Wait Times, VA Tries MinuteClinics In Northern California

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 10:55am

Veterans can visit 14 CVS MinuteClinics in the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento, Calif., for simple care, lab tests and prescriptions. Will the experiment work well enough to go nationwide?

'Invisible Army' Of Immigrant Women Finds Its Voice Through Cooking

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 9:16am

Brazilian immigrant Roberta Siao says being both a foreigner and mother made it hard to find work in London. At Mazi Mas, a restaurant that trains and employs immigrants, she found more than a job.

Verizon, Quicken Loans And Others Bid On Yahoo's Core Internet Business

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 4:05am

Suitors will submit offers next week for a second round of bidding on Yahoo's Internet business. Renee Montagne talks to Executive Editor Kara Swisher of Recode, a tech news site.

House Panel Hearings May Lead To Impeachment Of IRS Commissioner

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 4:05am

House Republicans make their case on Tuesday. They accuse John Koskinen of lying under oath to Congress, and under his watch, emails of a former IRS official that had been subpoenaed were destroyed.

To Shorten Long Security Lines, Union Calls For More TSA Screeners

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 4:05am

The American Federation of Government Employees has called for 6,000 new screeners to handle the rise in air travel traffic. Renee Montagne talks to union President J. David Cox.

Gig Economy Reduces Lower Quality Entrepreneurial Activity, Study Shows

Tue, 05/24/2016 - 4:05am

The gig economy might allow entrepreneurs more freedom to earn a living working hours that suit start-up activities, but it also discourages lower quality ventures — the type that fail on Kickstarter.

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