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Older Workers Find Age Discrimination Built Right Into Some Job Sites

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 8:33pm

The websites screen out older job seekers by limiting the dates you can fill in forms, an investigation by the Illinois attorney general found. But other sites say they make a point of fairness.

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As Congress Repeals Internet Privacy Rules, Putting Your Options In Perspective

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 5:58pm

President Trump is expected to sign a bill to overturn new privacy rules for Internet service providers. An expert says there are steps you can take though they won't deliver absolute privacy.

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Mayor Of Wyoming Coal Town Reacts To Trump's Climate Order

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 3:32pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Louise Carter-King, mayor of Gillette, Wyo., about the impact that President Trump's executive order loosening regulations on coal will have on the the town.

GAO Agrees To Review Costs Of Trump's Trips To Mar-A-Lago

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 3:32pm

The Government Accountability Office has agreed to review costs and security measures associated with President Trump's visits to Mar-a-Lago. Trump has spent five weekends there since taking office.

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What Trump Misses About Energy Jobs In America

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 1:18pm

The president on Tuesday signed an executive order with the intention to help bring back coal jobs. But clean energy jobs, like solar, have taken off, far outpacing coal.

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Justice Department Joins Second Lawsuit Against UnitedHealth

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 12:50pm

At issue are alleged overpayments from the government to the the insurer UnitedHealth Group, which runs popular Medicare Advantage plans.

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Senator: Treasury Secretary's Plug For 'Lego Batman' May Be Ethical Violation

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 12:38pm

Last week, Stephen Mnuchin told a crowd he couldn't legally promote movies he helped fund, then recommended one. His audience laughed. The ranking senator on the Senate Finance Committee isn't amused.

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U.S. Breweries Top 5,300 As Craft Beer Makers Ride Double-Digit Gains

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 12:06pm

Just five years ago, there were only around 2,000 U.S. craft brewers. More than 800 opened for business in 2016 — and they're finding a changing market.

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Elon Musk Seen Targeting Human-Computer Link In New Venture

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 6:55am

Speculation about Musk's new company, Neuralink, centers on the name and how it might correspond to his previous statements about incorporating artificial intelligence into human brains.

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Google Hopes To Hire More Black Engineers By Bringing Students To Silicon Valley

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 6:45am

Howard, the historically black university in Washington, D.C., is sending computer science students to study at Google's headquarters in California, as part of an effort called Howard West.

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Pinkies Up! A Local Tea Movement Is Brewing

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 6:00am

Most of the world's tea comes from China, India and Sri Lanka. But since 2000, dozens of farms have sprouted across the U.S. producing small-batch, artisanal tea sold at a premium.

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With Fewer Available H-2B Visas, Employers Struggle To Find Seasonal Workers

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 4:01am

The number of H-2B visas available to foreigners seeking work in the U.S. is down from last year. A Maine hotel owner is among those worried about finding enough workers to stay open over the summer.

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Trump Takes Aim At A Centerpiece Of Obama's Environmental Legacy

Tue, 03/28/2017 - 3:09am

The Trump administration aims to roll back the Clean Power Plan, which limits emissions from power plants, lift the moratorium on federal coal leases and change the "social cost of carbon" policy.

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AP Calculates North Carolina's 'Bathroom Bill' Will Cost More Than $3.7 Billion

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 3:28pm

The Associated Press tallied up business lost because of the controversial law, based on interviews and public records. The AP says its estimate of $3.76 billion over 12 years is probably low.

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In China, Like In The U.S., The Fight Over Ride Hailing Is Local

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 3:23pm

Until recently, migrant workers, lured by bonuses, drove for China's largest Uber-like service. But some local governments banned out-of-town drivers, apparently to protect local jobs and curb growth.

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College Classes In Maximum Security: 'It Gives You Meaning'

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 12:55pm

A privately funded program provides higher education to about 300 students in New York state prisons. Graduates are less likely to get in legal trouble after prison but getting hired is a challenge.

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$5 Billion Error Made By Bank Once Derided As 'Germany's Dumbest'

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 12:53pm

It's not the first stumble for state-owned KfW, which mistakenly sent hundreds of millions of dollars to Lehman Brothers on the day it went bankrupt.

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How For-Profit Colleges Sell 'Risky Education' To The Most Vulnerable

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 12:49pm

Tressie McMillan Cottom worked in enrollment at two for-profit colleges, but quit because she felt uncomfortable selling students an education they couldn't afford. Her new book is Lower Ed.

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Outrage, Explanations After United Bans Girls From Flight For Wearing Leggings

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 10:45am

A woman live-tweeted in disbelief on Sunday as two young girls were turned away for wearing leggings. Why? United, like many airlines, has an enforced dress code for people flying on "buddy passes."

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Who Oversees The President's Ethics? Here's Our List

Mon, 03/27/2017 - 10:29am

As we cover conflicts of interest in the Trump administration, a question frequently arises: What parts of the government have the power to hold the president and his appointees accountable on ethics?

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