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Episode 732: Bad Form, Wells Fargo

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 9:19pm

Banks like Wells Fargo have a weapon that can destroy an employee's career: A form. A long, boring form most people don't even know exists.

Airliner Catches Fire At Chicago's O'Hare Airport; No Serious Injuries Reported

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 6:48pm

An American Airlines 767 aborted its takeoff because of what airline says was "an engine-related issue." The plane caught fire and passengers were evacuated.

The Stock Market Plummeted After Friday's Clinton Email News. Here's Why

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 4:04pm

This follows a broader pattern throughout this campaign: When Trump's chances go up, stocks go down.

Passengers Have Had Enough Of Wacky Airline Safety Videos

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 3:13pm

Airline passengers are often wary of corny safety videos on flights. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Wall Street Journal reporter Scott McCartney about those videos.

Does The AT&T-Time Warner Merger Make Sense?

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 3:13pm

With all the concern over AT&T's proposed takeover of Time Warner for fears of concentration of corporate might, NPR explores if the deal makes any sense.

Uber Drivers Win Key Employment Case In The U.K.

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 3:13pm

Uber drivers in England and Wales have won the right to be classified as workers, not independent contractors. That means they will be eligible for paid time off, regular breaks and guaranteed at least the national minimum wage. Uber says it will appeal the landmark ruling by a United Kingdom employment tribunal.

Agreeing On More Money For Roads, Bridges May Be Easier Than Finding Workers

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 3:13pm

Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump say they would spend more to rebuild the country's aging infrastructure. The problem is there may not be enough people with the right skills to fill those jobs.

The Economy Grew At A Solid Pace This Summer, But Consumers Are Wary

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 11:35am

The Commerce Department said the economy grew by 2.9 percent in the third quarter. But consumer spending slowed. A survey suggests the election drama is making many consumers feel less confident.

FDA Faults Hospitals For Failing To Report Safety Problems With Medical Devices

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 10:53am

The Food and Drug Administration found several prominent facilities hadn't followed rules on reporting incidents in which patients died or were harmed. The problem is thought to be widespread.

Twitter To Discontinue Video-Sharing App Vine

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 4:03am

Twitter announced on Thursday it would be shutting down their six second video app, Vine.

In Israel, A Push To Get More Arabs Into Management

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 4:03am

Around 20 percent of Israeli citizens are Arabs, but they hold only a tiny fraction of management jobs. Israel's president is leading the call for more Arab executives.

Project Aims To Help Arab Israelis Get Into Management Jobs

Fri, 10/28/2016 - 4:03am

In a program backed by the Israeli president, a large accounting firm tries to hire more of Israel's Palestinian-Arab citizens for management jobs.

Qualcomm Spends Big Money To Get In The Car (Chip) Business

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 5:32pm

The smartphone chipmaker has agreed to buy NXP Semiconductors for $38 billion. The deal allows Qualcomm to rely less on the smartphone industry. NXP makes semiconductors for cars.

Police Reportedly Arrest Dakota Pipeline Protesters

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 4:10pm

Police officers, some of them in riot gear, confronted people protesting a pipeline in North Dakota after protesters refused to leave private land where the pipeline is supposed to be built.

Chronicle of Philanthropy List Reveals Striking Change In Charity Landscape

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 3:30pm

Each year, the Chronicle of Philanthropy publishes a list of the biggest charities in the U.S. This year, there has been a change in the No. 1 spot that philanthropy watchers call "stunning."

Vine Withers, Reminding Us That Nothing Is Forever

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 2:51pm

The news of Vine shutting down has sent a shockwave through the Internet. It had brought together a diverse slew of comedians, musicians, artists and amateur directors, preceding the live video craze.

FCC Vote Means Internet Providers Need Permission To Share Your Data

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 1:35pm

Internet service providers will have to ask consumers before collecting and selling their data. However, the new rules do not apply to Google, Facebook and other tech giants.

Dozens Charged With Scamming 15,000 Victims Through Fake IRS Calls

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 10:36am

The U.S. government alleges that a fraud scheme used operators at Indian call centers, impersonating IRS or immigration officials, to scam thousands of people out of more than $300 million.

Twitter Is Laying Off 9 Percent Of Employees

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 8:58am

The social media company posted stronger-than-expected revenue of $616 million in the third quarter — even as revenue growth continued to slow. To be more efficient, it'll cut around 350 jobs.

In Fight Over N.D. Pipeline, Tribe Leader Calls For Peace And Prayers

Thu, 10/27/2016 - 3:44am

Protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline have been raging. Tribe leader Dave Archambault II says he's telling supporters "not to react to any form of aggression that law enforcement brings."

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