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Amid Trump Attacks And Snubs, Zucker's CNN Reclaims Newsy Mission

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 4:08am

Jeff Zucker helped make Trump a TV celebrity while at NBC, and some argue the cable network's blanket campaign coverage helped get him elected. But CNN has become a lead target for Trump's criticism.

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America's 'Complacent Class': How Self-Segregation Is Leading To Stagnation

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 4:08am

Economist and author Tyler Cowen worries that Americans' desire to keep changing has gone away. "The forward march of progress," he says, "is not the main story today."

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New Research Looks At Ways To Help Stop Airbnb Racial Discrimination

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 4:08am

Airbnb has come under fire in the last year following reports that hosts are less likely to rent to African-Americans compared to whites. New research looked at ways to address the discrimination.

Snapchat Parent To Begin Trading On The New York Stock Exchange Thursday

Thu, 03/02/2017 - 2:41am

Snap Inc., the company behind the popular disappearing-message app Snapchat, has priced its initial public offering of 200 million non-voting shares at $17 each.

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Trump's Trade Agenda Looks Past WTO

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 6:28pm

The Trump administration is promising to crack down on trade practices it sees as unfair, even if that runs afoul of the World Trade Organization

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Women Of NASA To Be Immortalized — In Lego Form

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 5:57pm

Lego figurines of five storied female NASA pioneers will soon grace toy-store shelves. The project, proposed by a science writer, is meant to shed light on women's contributions to the space program.

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Thousands Allege Wage and Promotion Discrimination By Sterling Jewelers

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 5:07pm

Some 69,000 employees are covered by a class-action lawsuit against the company. Hundreds of women have given newly released first-hand accounts of enduring unwanted sexual advances by male superiors.

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While Trump Touts Stock Market, Many Americans Left Out Of The Conversation

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 5:06pm

About half of Americans own stock, though most stocks are owned by the wealthiest. For many, a booming stock market does not offer direct benefits.

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Michigan Ends Water Subsidies To Flint Despite Mayor's Opposition

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 4:07pm

The city's crisis over lead-laced water dates back to 2014, and the state has paid more than $40 million in credits for the unsafe water in an effort to ease the burden for residents.

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Navajo Workers At Coal-Fired Power Plant Brace For Its Closing

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 3:31pm

The largest coal-fired power plant in the Western U.S. will shut down 25 years earlier than expected. Environmentalists are celebrating, but hundreds of Navajo workers there are devastated.

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Reviving Puerto Rico's Cocoa Farms, Centuries After Hurricanes Destroyed Them

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 3:31pm

Cocoa plantations in Puerto Rico were wiped out centuries ago. Now, local pride and the sheer love of chocolate are bringing back local cocoa.

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Uber CEO Apologizes Over Video Of Dispute With Driver

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 3:31pm

Uber's founder Travis Kalanick says he needs leadership help. The frank acknowledgement comes after video surfaced of him berating an Uber driver, and follows a blistering blog post by a former engineer who said she was subjected to repeated sexual harassment and the company failed to stop it. The question many are asking now is whether Kalanick can continue to serve as the public face of the company he created.

Trump Denies Links To Russian-American Businessman

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 3:31pm

Felix Sater was recently named as having helped pass on a "peace plan" to the Trump administration from a Ukrainian politician. Sater is a Russian-born businessman who spent time in prison before becoming a federal informant. He claims to be a senior adviser to Trump, but Trump says he wouldn't recognize him on the street if he saw him.

White House Says Conway Acted 'Inadvertently' When She Plugged Ivanka's Products

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 1:15pm

The senior adviser to the president didn't mean any harm when she appeared to violate ethics rules in an appearance on Fox and Friends last month, the Trump administration says.

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DNA Tests Find Subway Chicken Only 50 Percent Meat, Canadian News Program Reports

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 11:39am

The CBC's investigative consumer show Marketplace ordered the DNA analysis. The sandwich chain unilaterally denies the accusation, with a spokesman calling the claims "absolutely false."

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For Barcelona, Tourism Boom Comes At High Cost

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 9:07am

Many complain their magnificent city is being ruined by tourism. Some 30 million visitors arrive every year, bringing much-needed revenue — but crowding out longtime residents and businesses.

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Sorry, Salad Lovers: We May Have No Mesclun Mix (For Two Weeks)

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 8:42am

The system that delivers fresh greens to supermarkets is having a hiccup. There may be a nationwide shortage of salad mix in a few weeks. You can blame wet weather in Arizona and California.

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After Video Of Dispute With Driver, Uber CEO Says He Needs To 'Grow Up'

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 8:22am

Travis Kalanick apologized Tuesday for his actions in a video posted this week, in which Kalanick had a heated argument with an Uber driver after the driver raised complaints about pay.

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In A Heated Campaign Season, French Politicians Flock To Paris Farm Fair

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 4:10am

One of the world's largest agricultural shows is underway in Paris. France is Europe's top agricultural producer, and as its presidential election approaches, the show is a must-stop for candidates.

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French Presidential Candidates Make Campaign Stops At Farm Expo

Wed, 03/01/2017 - 4:10am

Each year French farmers gather in central Paris for one of the world's largest agricultural shows. As France's presidential election approaches, the candidates want to be seen patting cows and lambs.

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