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Morley Safer, Longtime '60 Minutes' Correspondent, Dies

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 11:32am

Safer had just announced his retirement from the newsmagazine last week after a 46-year run in which he covered the world. He was 84.

A Reporter On The Panama Papers: The Basic Idea Is 'To Hide True Ownership'

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 11:18am

Documents leaked from a Panama-based law firm have offered new insight into how easy it is for the rich and corrupt to hide their assets. McClatchy's Kevin Hall has been reporting on the documents.

For Wheelchair Users, A RoboDesk For Electronic Devices

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 6:01am

An Indiana inventor hopes his tray mount will help bridge gaps in education tech and eliminate some of the stigma associated with coming to class in a wheelchair.

Report Says Trade Deal Would Boost U.S. Economy, But Opponents Say No

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 6:00am

If Congress were to approve the TransPacific Partnership, the economy would expand by .15 percent by 2032, according to a report by the U.S. International Trade Commission.

TV Networks Reveal New Shows Hoping To Attract Advertisers

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 4:18am

Television networks showcase their fall schedules to advertisers this week during annual "upfront" presentations in New York. New shows and strategies are revealed.

Budget Shortfalls Affect National Parks' Maintenance, Cleaning

Thu, 05/19/2016 - 4:18am

There are about 250 toilets on the North Carolina side of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and a small number of people to clean them. With decreasing budgets, employees are doing more with less.

With New Products, Google Flexes Muscles To Competitors, Regulators

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 4:15pm

Google unveils a litany of products at the developers' conference, including messaging apps, a personal virtual assistant and a voice-controlled speaker that connects you with it.

Biden To Announce New Overtime Pay Rules In Ohio

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 3:29pm

Vice President Joe Biden traveled to Ohio on Wednesday to announce a new overtime rule the White House hopes will make millions more American workers eligible for overtime pay.

Florida Citrus Farmers Abandon 'Grove Graveyards' In Battle For Survival

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 3:29pm

The Florida citrus industry is in a battle for its livelihood. For more than a decade now, growers have battled a disease that's been killing trees. Those leftover groves now look like skeletons across the state and are making the situation worse.

Can A Tiny Wasp Save The Citrus Industry?

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 12:56pm

Citrus greening, spread by a ravenous pest, has destroyed millions of acres of fruit and cost billions in damage. Fortunately, these pernicious peewees are prime prey for another parasitic predator.

Backyard Vacations Are So 2009. Summer '16 Air Travel Expected To Set Record

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 12:31pm

The airline industry predicts it will see a 4 percent increase in passengers between June 1 and Aug. 31. The travel rush is contributing to the long waits at airport security checkpoints.

Autism Can Be An Asset In The Workplace, Employers And Workers Find

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 11:39am

Roughly 40 percent of young adults with autism spectrum disorder aren't finding jobs. But some employers are now recruiting adults on the spectrum as an untapped talent pool of focused workers.

Obama Administration Releases New Overtime Pay Rules

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 11:24am

The White House released new rules Tuesday night governing overtime pay for middle income, salaried workers. Millions of American workers will be eligible for overtime pay under the new rules.

'Darker Possibility' For Workers When Employers Opt Out of Workers' Comp

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 11:03am

The first independent assessment of an emerging alternative to state programs found that injured workers face "inherent conflict of interest," barriers to benefits, and "unequal treatment."

Facebook's Facial Recognition Software Is Different From The FBI's. Here's Why

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 8:30am

Every time one of its 1.65 billion users uploads a photo to Facebook and tags someone, that person is helping the facial recognition algorithm. Its accuracy rate is said to be higher than the FBI's.

Millions More American Workers To Be Eligible For Overtime Pay

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 6:50am

A new overtime rule is being finalized by the Labor Department. The sweeping measure, intended to boost slow-growing incomes, has its critics. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Labor Secretary Tom Perez.

Donald Trump Calls On Experts To Help Revise His Tax Package

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 4:02am

Trump enlists conservative economists, including Stephen Moore of the Heritage Foundation, to make his tax plan more politically palatable. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Moore about advising Trump.

How Obamacare Affects Our Wallets And Debt Ratio

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 4:02am

A study examined the economic effects of the Affordable Care Act. Researchers found states that opted to expand Medicaid through Obamacare had residents with fewer unpaid bills and less debt overall.

Millions To Be Eligible For Overtime Under New Obama Administration Rule

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 8:58pm

Starting December 1, anyone earning less than about $47,000 a year will qualify for overtime when they work more than 40 hours a week. The move will affect more than 4 million workers.

Top Scientists Say GMOs Are Safe, But Don't Always Deliver On Promises

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 3:57pm

A new report from the National Academy of Sciences knocked down some pro-GMO claims, such as that they've boosted crop yields, and urged federal agencies to change the way these foods are regulated.

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