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Silicon Valley Companies Add New Benefit For Women: Egg Freezing

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 2:21am

The addition of the benefit by Facebook and Apple comes as tech companies face mounting pressure to hire more women, but some warn it may increase pressure those employees feel to put off having kids.

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World Bank Head On Ebola: Put The Fire Out Where It's Raging

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 2:20am

World Bank President Jim Kim believes the world has moved too slow in battling Ebola. And closing off travel from West Africa, he says, is not the answer.

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Airbnb, New York State Butt Heads Over Legality Of Rentals

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 3:25pm

New York's Attorney General released a report that says nearly three-quarters of Airbnb's listings in New York City are illegal. Airbnb says it wants to work with regulators on sensible rules.

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Airbnb, New York State Spar Over Legality Of Rentals

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 3:25pm

The state's attorney general says nearly three-quarters of Airbnb's listings in New York City are illegal. The company says local laws should be changed to accommodate the sharing economy.

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Your Car Won't Start. Did You Make The Loan Payment?

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 1:21pm

Growing numbers of lenders are getting tech savvy, remotely disabling debtors' cars and tracking customer data to ensure timely payment of subprime auto loans.

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Citigroup's Mexican Unit Fined $2.2 Million For Shoddy Oversight

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:24pm

Regulators in Mexico said Banamex should have spotted red flags that resulted in a $400 million fraud. Earlier this week, Citigroup announced it had discovered a $15 million fraud.

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The Most Common Jobs For The Rich, Middle Class And Poor

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:50am

What do people up and down the income ladder do for work?

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As Oil Prices Fall, Who Wins And Who Loses?

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:26am

Oil is down 25 percent since June, unleashing ripples around the globe that range from lower gas prices in the U.S. to budget problems in Russia to political pressures in the Middle East.

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LA Schools Superintendent To Step Down Amid iPad Controversy

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:03am

Rachel Martin talks with KPCC's Annie Gilbertson about the pending resignation of John Deasy, who had been at the center of a controversial plan to purchase 700,000 iPads for students and teachers.

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HBO To Start Online Only Streaming Service

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 4:34am

HBO has announced that it will launch a streaming service similar to its current HBO GO service in 2015. Analysts say the service could undermine cable's channel bundles and give viewers more control.

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Strong U.S. Dollar Pushes Oil Prices Lower

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 4:34am

Oil is denominated in dollars. When the dollar is strong compared to other currencies, it makes oil cheaper in the U.S. but more costly in many other countries. And that puts a crimp in global demand.

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Crude Oil Prices Drop As Saudis Refuse To Cut Production

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 4:34am

The price of oil is down and continues to drop. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is to thank, in part, for the lower prices at the pump as it fights to keep its place in the market.

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W.Va. Pottery Company Keeps Popular Fiesta Line Alive And Thriving

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 2:32am

Homer Laughlin China Co. has been making the brightly colored Fiesta dishes for decades at its factory on the banks of the Ohio River. And it's still going strong.

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For More Millennials, It's Kids First, Marriage Maybe

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 2:32am

Millennials, particularly those with less education, are upending the traditional order of love, marriage, baby carriage. Many say they don't feel financially secure enough to tie the knot.

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Amazon To Hire 80,000 Holiday Workers

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 1:21am

An increase in customer demand is prompting Amazon.com to add 14 percent more temporary workers this holiday season than it hired last year at this time.

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New GMOs Get A Regulatory Green Light, With A Hint Of Yellow

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 5:51pm

Farmers will be able to plant types of corn and soybeans that can tolerate doses of two weedkillers. It may be one of the most significant developments the world of weedkilling in more than a decade.

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Falling Oil Prices Could Affect Manufacturing, Automobile Industries

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:44pm

Audie Cornish talks to Michael Levi of the Council on Foreign Relations about the ripple effects of plunging oil prices, and what they mean for American consumers.

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HBO GO Available To Non-Cable Subscribers In 2015

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:22pm

Starting next year, HBO says it will offer its programming on the web to those without a cable subscription. The service will be offered in the U.S. and there are plans to bring it overseas.

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Turmoil Continues In Financial Markets As Dow Plunges

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:22pm

Stocks took a beating on Wednesday, with the Dow and the S&P falling more than two percent before bouncing back slightly. Money flowed into safe haven investments such as U.S. Treasuries.

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Weekly Innovation: Your New Pet Robot

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:05pm

Jr., a consumer robot in development, could soon be an extra set of eyes and ears in your home. Each Jr. adapts uniquely to its owner. But if you ignore it, Jr. may start avoiding you.

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