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Samsung's Recall Causes Profit Woes

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 8:39pm

Samsung Electronics says it's adjusting its earning and cutting its operating profit by $2.3 billion. That's after Samsung ended production of the fire-plagued Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.

TripAdvisor Stops Selling Tickets To Many Wildlife Attractions

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 7:31pm

The travel website has been under pressure from animal welfare groups to help raise awareness among wildlife tourists about the impact of tourist-animal interaction.

Episode 627: The Miracle Apple

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 5:01pm

How we got from mealy, nasty apples to apples that taste delicious. The story starts with a breeder who discovered a miracle apple. But discovering that apple wasn't enough.

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf Steps Down

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 4:47pm

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf is retiring, effective immediately, in wake of the scandal over the bank's sales practices. Stumpf has been under fire since federal regulators fined the bank $185 million.

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf Resigns Amid Scandal

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 4:37pm

The bank chief stepped down after facing withering criticism about employees meeting sales quotas by opening accounts for customers who never requested them.

Protests Disrupt Pipelines Across The West

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 4:11pm

On Tuesday, activists targeted five pipelines carrying crude oil into the U.S. from Canada, as construction resumed on a North Dakota pipeline. Twenty-seven protesters were arrested.

Immigrant Turned Successful Businessman Invests In The Middle

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 3:32pm

Sunil Puri arrived from Mumbai in 1979 with $150 and a high school diploma to his name. He worked his way through college and now he is a real estate developer who contributes heavily to charities and political campaigns.

FCC Fines Comcast $2.3 Million For Improperly Charging Customers

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 3:32pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to reporter Adrianne Jeffries about the fine brought against Comcast by the Federal Communications Commission, which is billed as the largest ever fine against a cable company.

Amazon Prepares To Launch Cheaper Music Streaming Service

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 3:32pm

Amazon is taking a deep dive into the highly competitive music streaming world. It's introductory price of $3.99 a month undercuts every other streaming service, and it does some heavy lifting with artificial intelligence.

Sesame Workshop CEO Outlines Vision To Ensure Show's Survival

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 3:32pm

In his first extensive remarks, Sesame Workshop CEO Jeffrey Dunn reveals his not-for-profit company foundered financially in recent years and sets out his vision to sustain the children's television production and its educational mission.

Samsung's Crisis Creates Ripples Across South Korea

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 3:32pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Stephanie Studer, Seoul bureau chief for The Economist, about how the Samsung crisis is reverberating across South Korea.

Amazon Seeks To Recapture Music Fans With New Streaming Service

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 12:33pm

With Amazon Music Unlimited, the company is seeking to lure consumers away from competitors like Spotify and Apple Music — and it might be a game-changing proposition.

How Clinton And Trump Plan To Address The Issue Of Poverty

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 4:10am

Tens of millions of Americans live in poverty, yet the issue has received scant attention on the presidential campaign trail. We examine the candidates' plans to address poverty.

Comcast Fined $2.3 Million For Improperly Charging Customers

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 6:29pm

Federal regulators say Comcast charged customers for gear and services they didn't order. Officials say the fine is the largest civil penalty assessed against a cable operator.

At Hilton, Paid Parental Leave For Housekeepers And Cooks, Too

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 5:21pm

The growth in paid parental leave has largely left out hourly employees. But the Hilton hotel chain this year extended it to all its workers. Demand by millennial employees helped drive the decision.

New Clinton Child Tax Credit Could Help Low-Income Parents, But Cost $200 Billion

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 5:00pm

The Democrat wants to double the credit for parents of children 4 and under. It would be paid for by a tax on Wall St., the wealthy and corporations. Trump's tax plan would most benefit the wealthy.

Can Dating App Hinge Make You Talk, Not Swipe?

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 3:58pm

Once upon a time, there was a startup that wanted to play Cupid. But Hinge lost its way and became just another hookup app. Now it's issuing a public confession and taking a big risk.

Appeals Court Orders Restructuring Of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 3:29pm

A federal appeals court ruled the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau must be restructured because its current set-up is unconstitutional. The court said the CFPB's director is not sufficiently answerable to the president. The decision will not force a shutdown of the agency, but it will require some immediate changes.

Samsung Officially Halts Production Of Galaxy Note 7 Phones

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 3:29pm

South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co., is reeling Tuesday after announcing it would halt production and sales of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. Samsung had to issue a recall about a month ago after multiple incidents in which the phone overheated and caught fire.

Tax Soda To Fight Obesity, WHO Urges Nations Around The Globe

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 1:37pm

A World Health Organization report recommends fiscal policies, including taxes, that hike the retail price of sugary drinks to fend off obesity and diabetes — and the related health care costs.




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