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Manufacturers Notice Uptick In Sales Of Small Pickup Trucks

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 4:09am

Truck sales are a key economic indicator. While Wall Street worries about China, sales of pickup trucks are through the roof. We examine what that means for the auto industry and the U.S. economy.

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Fears Of Marijuana 'Monopoly' In Ohio Undercut Support For Legalization

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 4:41pm

Ohio will vote this fall on whether to legalize marijuana. The measure allows 10 growing sites; 10 groups of big investors already have dibs. Some would-be pot proponents are crying foul.

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For A Baltimore Boutique Owner, A 'Joyous' Reopening After The Riots

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 4:25pm

Baltimore clothing shop Flawless Damsels is one of the more than 400 businesses damaged in last spring's riots. The shop recently reopened and was bustling, though that's not the case everywhere.

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From Dock To Dish: A New Model Connects Chefs To Local Fishermen

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 3:58pm

Prominent chefs are signing up for restaurant-supported fisheries: They commit to buying fresh-caught seafood, whatever the species, from local small fishermen. A pilot program launched in California.

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Yahoo CEO To Take Limited Leave After Giving Birth To Twins

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 3:39pm

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Slate DoubleX Gabfest's Hanna Rosin about Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's decision to take just two weeks worth of parental leave after having twins in December.

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Fall In Shipping Commodities Threatens Commercial Railroad Industry

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 3:39pm

After decades of growth, some railroads are cutting staff because some of the most lucrative businesses for railroads — shipping commodities such as coal, crude oil and ore — have fallen off steeply.

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Class-Action Suit Alleges Chipotle's GMO-Free Campaign Is Deceptive

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 11:59am

The campaign claims the chain has removed all ingredients made with genetically modified organisms from its menu, with few notable exceptions. A lawsuit says the campaign amounts to false advertising.

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McDonald's: You Deserve A Hash Brown All Day

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 11:34am

Every McDonald's restaurant in the U.S. will offer breakfast menu items all day, starting Oct. 6.

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California Court Grants Uber Drivers Class-Action Status

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 4:20am

A judge granted class-action status to a suit that claims Uber drivers are wrongfully denied employee benefits. As contractors, Uber drivers aren't reimbursed for expenses often covered by employers.

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Google Logo Gets A Reboot

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 4:08am

The company replaces a typeface that it has used for more than 16 years.

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U.S. Stock Markets Tumble By Nearly 3 Percent As China Worries Renew

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 5:43pm

The Dow Jones index is now down nearly 10 percent in 2015, after falling 469 points Tuesday to close at 16,058.

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Huge Fish Farm Planned Near San Diego Aims To Fix Seafood Imbalance

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 4:50pm

The aquaculture project would be the same size as New York's Central Park and produce 11 million pounds of yellowtail and sea bass each year. But some people see it as an aquatic "factory farm."

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Economic Concerns Fuel Campaign To Save The Sage Grouse

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 3:29pm

Many in the West are backing an effort to keep the greater sage grouse off the endangered species list. By saving the bird, they feel they can save the culture and customs of the West as well.

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Hotel Room Rates Skyrocket For Republican National Convention In Cleveland

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 3:29pm

Hotel room prices are always subject to demand. Big events mean big jumps in local nightly rates. But what's going on in Cleveland for the Republican National Convention seems extreme.

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How Startups Are Using Tech To Mitigate Workplace Bias

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 3:29pm

The idea that everyone makes automatic, subconscious associations about people is not new. But now some companies are trying to reduce the impact of such biases in the workplace.

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After Government's Greenlight, Commercial Drones Set To Take Off

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 4:00am

The FAA has granted 1,300 permits that allow commercial firms to operate drones for everything from selling real estate to inspecting utility lines. But there's concern over some recent close calls.

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Fight To Save The Sage Grouse Finds Friends In All Corners Of The West

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 3:43am

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will decide whether to list the greater sage grouse as endangered. Many groups, including some oil and gas firms and a conservation group, don't want that to happen.

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Back To School? Back To The Piggy Bank

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 3:42am

So your kid is off to college. You've spent months navigating the financial aid process and meticulously budgeted for all sorts of out-of-pocket expenses ... or so you thought.

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Boosting Family Leave Is Often About Getting Workers To Stay

Tue, 09/01/2015 - 3:41am

Nestle, Netflix and Microsoft are among several major employers that have announced big increases in family leave benefits this year. The moves are seen as essential as companies compete for talent.

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5-Hour Line Turns Barbecue Pilgrims Into Cash Cow For Locals

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 4:50pm

At Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas, people start lining up at 5 a.m. to get a taste of world-famous brisket. The line has become such a fixture that it's become a business opportunity for locals.

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