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Dutch King Reveals Secret Life As Part-Time Pilot On KLM Airline

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 11:36am

For more than two decades, King Willem-Alexander has regularly served as a co-pilot on commercial flights. He is rarely recognized, he told De Telegraaf newspaper.

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Roger Ailes, Former Fox News CEO, Dies At 77

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 7:50am

Former Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes has died, the network says, citing a statement from the late executive's family. Ailes resigned from his post leading Fox News last July.

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Will The Government Help Farmers Adapt To A Changing Climate?

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 7:00am

The livelihoods of farmers and ranchers are intimately tied to weather and the environment. But they may no longer be able to depend on government research to help them adapt to climate change.

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Dow Industrials Drop On Worries Over Political Turmoil In Washington

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 5:50pm

Questions including what President Trump said to former FBI Director James Comey before firing him have put the administration's pro-business legislative agenda in question, notably proposed tax cuts.

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Episode 606: Spreadsheets!

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 4:01pm

The creation of the electronic spreadsheet transformed industries. But its effects ran deeper than that.

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Dow Jones Drops By 300 Points As Trump Remains Embroiled In Controversy

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 3:32pm

The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down about 300 points Wednesday as questions mounted about President Trump's ability to get his agenda through Congress.

Puerto Rico Begins Hearings To Restructure Billions Of Dollars In Debt

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 3:32pm

In San Juan, Puerto Rico, a federal judge Wednesday held a hearing to begin restructuring the U.S. territory's $74 billion public debt. It's a process akin to bankruptcy, in which bondholders, public employees and retirees owed pensions are all fighting for what's owed to them.

Leaving Timber Behind, An Alaska Town Turns To Tourism

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 3:32pm

Timber used to be the economic engine of Ketchikan, Alaska, but after the pulp mill there closed in the '90s, the town turned to tourism.

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Baltimore's Pro Stadiums Are Rescued From Lien Sale; Overdue Water Bills Blamed

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 1:30pm

The unusual circumstances could have exposed Camden Yards and M&T Bank Stadium to possible foreclosures over less than $70,000 in debt.

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Puerto Rico Embarks On Historically Huge Debt Protection Hearings

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 12:00pm

Between its public-sector debt and what it owes pension funds, the U.S. territory's bills exceed $120 billion. That makes for some difficult decisions in court, which opened hearings Wednesday.

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A Publisher Tries Podcasts As A Gateway To Audiobooks

Wed, 05/17/2017 - 4:02am

Audiobooks are the fastest growing segment of the publishing industry, while podcasts are also finding new audiences. One science fiction publisher is experimenting with a new path to the market.

Female Broadcaster Set To Make NFL History

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 4:17pm

Play-by-play announcer Beth Mowins is set to become the first-ever woman to call an NFL game televised nationally — the Los Angeles Chargers vs. Denver Broncos game on Sept. 11.

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For China's 'New Silk Road,' Ambitious Goals And More Than A Few Challenges

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 3:48pm

The multibillion-dollar "plan of the century" aims to create a network of trade routes, rail lines, ports and highways, linking countries on four continents. Nearly 70 countries have signed on.

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Struggling Nuclear Industry Lobbies State Governments For Help

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 3:30pm

The nuclear industry is struggling with aging plants and competition from cheaper natural gas. Now, touting itself as another form of "clean" energy, it's lobbying state lawmakers for help.

Long Before 'WannaCry' Ransomware, Decades Of Cyber 'Wake-Up Calls'

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 3:03pm

"The [WannCry] attack is a wake-up call for all of us," Microsoft's president wrote about last week's incident. How many times have we heard cyberattacks described this way? Let's look back.

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Why Are Americans Drinking Less Cow's Milk? Its Appeal Has Curdled

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 1:23pm

In the 1900s, nutritionists and dairy producers helped convince Americans that cow's milk was nature's perfect food. But the science and tastes have changed, and we're guzzling much less than before.

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'Chicago Tribune' Parent Company Is Trying To Buy The 'Chicago Sun-Times'

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 11:52am

Both newspapers have stressed that Chicago will remain a two-newspaper city, with the Sun-Times maintaining a separate newsroom that would operate independently.

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Trump Refusal to 'Bail Out' Insurers Might End Up Making Policies Cheaper

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 10:53am

It's a weird twist: If the government refuses to reimburse insurance companies for cost-sharing subsidies, it could make health insurance a lot cheaper for people buying on the exchanges in 2018.

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North Korea May Be Linked To WannaCry Ransomware, Researchers Say

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 6:59am

Google security researcher Neel Mehta pointed out similarities between WannaCry and malware used by Lazarus, the group that's been blamed for the Sony Pictures hack of 2014.

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Despite Viral Incidents, Passengers Are More Satisfied With Airlines Than Ever

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 6:41am

Lower air fares, better on-time performance, fewer lost bags and fewer passengers being bumped from over-booked flights have all contributed to the overall better customer satisfaction ratings.

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