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Why We Shouldn't Be Surprised By Greece's Impasse With Europe

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:45am

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was elected on the promise of renegotiating the regimen of austerity imposed on Greece by its creditors. And Europe warned him it expected Greece to repay its debts.

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BP To Pay $18.7 Billion To Settle Gulf Coast Oil Spill Claims

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:01am

The agreement with the U.S. government, five Gulf Coast states and more than 400 local governments comes five years after the Deepwater Horizon spill.

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Unemployment Rate Falls To 5.3 Percent, But For The Wrong Reason

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 8:02am

The economy keeps adding jobs at a steady pace, including 223,000 in June, but the Labor Department report for last month shows more people are also leaving the labor force and wages are not rising.

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Justice Department Investigates Airlines For Possible Price Collusion

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 4:08am

The department is investigating whether U.S. airlines worked together to keep ticket prices high. Prosecutors want to know if they held back competition by limiting flights and seating capacity.

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Trump Backlash Shows Latino Consumers' Growing Influence

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 4:08am

Macy's decision to sever ties with Donald Trump after he made derogatory comments about Mexican immigrants is the latest business partnership the real estate mogul has lost in the past several days.

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Designer Donna Karan Steps Down To Focus On Philanthropy

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 4:08am

Linda Wertheimer talks to Robin Givhan, fashion critic for The Washington Post, about Donna Karan's decision to step down from Donna Karan International.

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Nike's Phil Knight, 77, To Step Down As Chairman

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 4:08am

Nike co-founder Phil Knight helped to transform the company into a global behemoth. Linda Wertheimer talks to Allen Brettman, a reporter with The Oregonian, about Knight's exit as chairman.

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Puerto Ricans Fear Troubled Economy Will Inflict Real Pain

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 4:08am

Officials avoided a default, paying hundreds of millions of dollars in debt payments. With a stagnant economy, more than $72 billion in debt and little cash, the U.S. territory is in economic trouble.

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Not All Online Restaurant Reviews Are Created Equal

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 4:08am

Reviews on TripAdvisor or Yelp by tourists tend to be significantly more lenient than reviews by locals. Reviews written a long time after the reviewer visits the restaurant are similarly lenient.

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Georgia Leads A Push To Help Ex-Prisoners Get Jobs

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 3:58am

Federal grant money is flowing to skills training programs for ex-offenders. But aid will be successful only if employers are willing to hire them. That's where state re-entry programs show promise.

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Labor Department To Release Jobless Data Ahead Of Holiday Weekend

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 1:14am

Economists surveyed by Reuters are predicting that employers added about 230,000 jobs to their payrolls. That's less than the month before but still a pretty strong showing.

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Justice Department Investigates Possible Collusion In U.S. Airline Industry

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 4:26pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who asked the Justice Department to investigate possible collusion in the U.S. airline industry to keep ticket prices high.

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As The NBA's Free Agency Period Begins, LeBron James Has All The Power

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 4:26pm

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to sportswriter Bob Ryan about the start of NBA free agency Wednesday, and the man with the most power in the NBA — LeBron James.

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The Economics Of Airline Baggage Check; To Pay Or Not To Pay

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 4:26pm

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Rick Seaney, CEO of Farecompare.com, about the economics of luggage fees for airlines. JetBlue started to charge fees for the first checked bag on Wednesday.

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Justice Department Investigating Airlines For Possible Price Collusion

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 3:42pm

The department says it is looking into "possible unlawful coordination" by several major carriers. American and United have confirmed that they are among the airlines under scrutiny.

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Frontier Airlines Exit Leaves Delaware Without Commercial Flights

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 3:39pm

Frontier Airlines is saying goodbye to New Castle Airport in Wilmington, Del. That makes the second-smallest state the only one in the country without access to commercial passenger flights.

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Industry Payments To Doctors Are Ingrained, Federal Data Show

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 3:16pm

The latest data on payments from drug and device companies to doctors show that many doctors received payments on 100 or more days last year. Some received payments on more days than they didn't.

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Toyota's Top Female Executive Resigns After Arrest

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 6:17am

Julie Hamp was arrested June 18 for allegedly importing the prescription painkiller oxycodone in violation of the country's narcotics laws. She has not been charged.

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Greece Signals It May Accept Terms Of Bailout – With Some Conditions

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 5:41am

In a letter to creditors, the prime minister said Greece will accept most terms proposed June 28. It's unclear if the letter will have any impact. Greece has defaulted on a loan payment to the IMF.

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After Supreme Court Decision, What's Next For Gay Rights Groups?

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 5:07am

Advocates concede it may be more challenging to rally public support and dollars for causes that may be less obvious or visceral than marriage.

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