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San Diego Stumped On How To Stop The Stink

Sun, 01/10/2016 - 7:01am

Sea lion poop is frustrating residents in the San Diego neighborhood of La Jolla who pay top dollar for their ocean views. But fixing the problem isn't as simple as just scraping off the waste.

$900 Million Prize, 1 In 292 Million Odds — And A Few More Lottery Numbers

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 2:40pm

The record-breaking powerball prize rose to new heights this afternoon. But did you know Americans spent more than $70 billion on the lottery last year?

Is Oculus Rift's $600 Price Too High For Virtual Reality To Succeed?

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 12:36pm

Virtual reality enthusiasts have been upset at the non-pedestrian price tag of the highly anticipated headset. Creator Palmer Luckey says it's like PalmPilot of the 1990s: not a cheapo, but a bargain.

Oregon Occupiers Bolster Cause Of Other Anti-Government Militants

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 7:13am

There's growing concern among former federal land managers that the government's inaction against one Nevada rancher is helping the cause of armed anti-government militants elsewhere in the West.

A Historic Start: Economic Ups And Downs

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 7:13am

2016 so far has brought the worst first-week-of-the-year in stock market history. Fears over trouble in China caused worldwide mayhem in markets. But, the U.S. got an encouraging employment report.

As Writers' Wages Wane In Digital Chapter, Authors Pen Demands

Sat, 01/09/2016 - 6:30am

Numbers show more authors are finding it hard to make a living income. Fresh off of fighting the Google Books case, the Authors Guild is now taking on author contracts in an open letter to publishers.

Episode 675: The Cost Of Crossing

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 6:30pm

Sneaking people across the U.S.-Mexico border is a well established, booming business. Today on the show, we meet a businessman and a client in the evolving industry of human smuggling.

Ugly Fruit Is Ripe For A Close-Up, As 'Shark Tank' Takes On Food Waste

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 5:42pm

A Maryland-based start-up is selling imperfect and surplus fruits and vegetables via subscription. It's co-founder will try to persuade investors food waste is good business tonight on ABC.

Campbell Soup Switches Sides In The GMO Labeling Fight

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 5:29pm

The Campbell Soup Co. has announced that it now supports a federal law requiring labeling of genetically modified ingredients. It's the first major food company to endorse such a law.

The Employment Outlook For 2016 Is Looking Much Brighter

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 4:13pm

The Labor Department's latest jobs report provided reassurance that the domestic economy is on track for 2016. That was welcome news, given all of the gloomy reports coming out of China.

U.S., Tech Industry Leaders Hold Meeting On Counterterrorism

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 4:06pm

Top officials from the Obama administration were in Silicon Valley Friday, in a closed-door meeting to discuss with tech execs how they can weed out ISIS content and run counter campaigns online.

Lottery Pitfalls: What Not To Do If You Win

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 3:31pm

The Powerball jackpot has reached a record $800 million. Jon Ogg of "24/7 Wall Street" tells us what not to do if you're the winner.

Amid Chinese Uncertainty, U.S. Economy Shows Strength With Jobs Report

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 3:31pm

After a frightening week for global financial markets, the U.S. economy showed real strength on Friday when the Labor Department released the December jobs report. It showed employers added 292,000 jobs, which is a strong number.

Why Employers' Incentives For Weight Loss Fall Flat With Workers

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 11:13am

An offer of savings on health insurance failed to motivate people to lose a modest amount of weight at a Philadelphia hospital system.

When An Index Card Of Financial Tips Isn't Enough, This Book Is There

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 4:41am

Everything you absolutely must know about personal finance fits on an index card — according to a blog post that went viral in 2013. Now its author has expanded the basics into a book, The Index Card.

Financial Market Turmoil Could Be Soothed Somewhat By Monthly Jobs Data

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 4:15am

Many economists believe December provided another month of solid job growth. Surveys suggest that around 200,000 more jobs were added to payrolls and the unemployment rate held steady at 5 percent.

What Is Behind The Volatility In China's Financial Markets?

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 4:15am

It's been an unnerving week for China's economy, the world's second largest. Prices fell so sharply on the Shanghai stock exchange that trading had to be halted for the day — twice.

Why 'Star Wars' Tickets May Be A Tough Sell In China

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 4:15am

The franchise isn't well known in the world's second-largest movie market. When the first Star Wars film debuted in 1977, Chinese were still wearing Mao suits and were largely cut off from the world.

World Financial Markets Have A Rough First Week In 2016

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 4:15am

U.S. stocks are off to one of the worst starts to any year in memory. David Greene talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution.

Is Obama's Hope For Better Fuel Economy Sputtering Out?

Fri, 01/08/2016 - 4:00am

For a while, the president's plan for increasing vehicles' fuel efficiency worked — he said it would save money and reduce carbon pollution. Then came cheap gas, and the improvements have stalled.

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