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'Ban The Box' Laws,' Do They Help Job Applicants With Criminal Histories?

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 4:06am

To help ex-felons land jobs, many states have enacted a law that prevents employers from asking applicants to check a box to reveal criminal history. But these laws may not have the intended effect.

Feds Investigate Fiat Chrysler Over Car Sales

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 6:41pm

The automaker confirmed the Securities and Exchange Commission is asking questions, along with the Justice Department, about the accuracy of reports the company files on its car sales.

Racial Tensions Strain Relations In The Workplace

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 3:35pm

Racial tensions run high, including at work. Employers are seeing more cases, but many people are finding it hard to find the words to bridge the gap with their colleagues.

Rise And Fall Of Theranos In A Biotech Cartoon

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 10:42am

Hollywood has already cast Jennifer Lawrence to star in a movie about the embattled biotech firm. How did founder Elizabeth Holmes go from self-made billionaire to an estimated worth of $0? Read on.

House Speaker Paul Ryan On Why He Wants To Customize Welfare Benefits

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 4:04am

Paul Ryan talks to Steve Inskeep about his ideas to reshape the countries policies to address poverty in America. He wants welfare benefits to be tapered as recipients' financial situations improve.

Wellness Programs Take Aim At Workplace Stress

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 3:48am

A recent poll shows stress tops the list for people concerned about the impact of their job on their health. Workplace wellness programs often address stress, but many employees don't sign up.

Uber But For Energy: Utility Surge Pricing Threatens Summer Cool

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 10:37pm

Power companies are rushing to keep pace with the changing energy landscape. This transition is especially contentious in the desert Southwest, where energy needs are enormous during the summer.

'Pokémongaritas' And More: Businesses Try To Cash In On 'Pokémania'

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 4:02pm

Pokémon Go has taken over everything, everywhere. At least it feels like it has. People are scrambling to make the most of the mobile game's extraordinary popularity.

A Chemist Accidentally Creates A New Blue. Then What?

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 10:44am

In 2009, a chemist and his students stumbled across a blue pigment that had never before been seen. Now that it's been licensed for commercial use, you may start seeing it everywhere.

As Pokémon Go Evolves, Businesses Are Squeezing Themselves In

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 8:01am

A week after its launch, Pokemon Go already has 65 million users — more than even Twitter. Local stores and national corporations alike feel the lure, and see potential for big business.

As Pokémon Go Evolves, Businesses Are Squeezing Themselves In

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 8:01am

A week after its launch, Pokemon Go already has 65 million users — more than even Twitter. Local stores and national corporations alike feel the lure, and see potential for big business.

How Picking Mike Pence As VP Might Cost The Trump Campaign Donations

Sat, 07/16/2016 - 4:00am

By picking Mike Pence as his vice presidential candidate, Donald Trump may cost his campaign contributions from the financial services industry.

Herbalife Agrees To Pay $200 Million To Settle Complaints It Deceived Consumers

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 5:42pm

The FTC has ordered the company to revamp the way it compensates distributors, but because the punishment wasn't even tougher, Herbalife's share price rises.

Drug Dealer's Career Follows Evolution Of Opiate Epidemic In U.S.

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 3:35pm

A drug dealer's career serves as a timeline for the evolution of the opiate epidemic in America from pills to heroin.

Comcast Joins Federal Effort To Bring Discounted Internet To Public Housing

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 2:49pm

Will the Internet ever be free for families relying on housing assistance? Secretary Julian Castro and Comcast's David Cohen weigh in on challenges of connecting public housing to the Internet.

Inside The Lives Of Farmworkers: Top 5 Lessons I Learned On The Ground

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 1:59pm

Most of us don't usually get to meet the people who pick our apples, oranges or other seasonal favorites. What are their lives and work like? Dan Charles has spent the past year finding out.

'Summer Of Love' Was More Fun, But 'Summer Of Loans' Is Good Too

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 11:27am

Lending rates have been bumping along at historic lows this summer. That has helped a lot of people, such as home and car buyers. But it has hurt some too, including retirees and bankers.

Ex-GOP Operative Reveals Sexual Advances Made By Fox News Chief Ailes

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 4:05am

Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes is fighting a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by former anchor Gretchen Carlson. Since the suit was filed, other women have stepped forward. We have Kellie Boyle's story.

Ryan Says He Believes Trump Is 'Going To Endeavor To Try' To Change

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 4:05am

In an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep, Paul Ryan was optimistic that the presumptive GOP nominee would come around on free trade pacts, and the controversial tone he's used on the campaign trial.

Feeling Squeezed? Many Others Wedged Into The Same Tight Economic Spot

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 4:39pm

A new study shows that it's not your imagination: Far more people are seeing stagnant or falling wages. In 25 advanced economies, it's the same story.




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