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Endoscope Maker Olympus Agrees To $646 Million Settlement Over Kickbacks

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 10:03am

U.S. investigators said the company used research grants, consulting deals, gifts and free equipment to induce influential doctors to order more Olympus devices and to keep competitors at bay.

Sports Authority Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 9:16am

The sporting goods retailer is looking to restructure its debt and close or sell approximately 140 stores. The Colorado-based retailer currently operates more than 460 locations.

Supreme Court Strikes At States' Efforts On Health Care Transparency

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 7:49am

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states can't require many large employers to submit health care claims to a massive database. The decision means Medicare data will remain the go-to source for now.

FBI Chief To House Panel: Tech Firms Create Dangerous New Normal

Wed, 03/02/2016 - 4:11am

As part of a showdown over whether Apple must develop a way to unlock the iPhone owned by a San Bernardino shooter, Apple and the FBI faced off Tuesday before members of the House Judiciary Committee.

Former CEO Charged With Rigging Bids For Oil And Gas Leases

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 8:17pm

Aubrey McClendon, former CEO of Chesapeake Energy Corp., was charged with orchestrating a conspiracy not to compete with another company for oil and gas leases, the Justice Department said.

Stamp Prices Set To Drop 2 Cents In April, Putting USPS In Sticky Situation

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 6:19pm

The U.S. Postal Service is in dire financial straits. If the price of stamps go down as scheduled in April, it could cost the already hemorrhaging Post office $2 billion per year.

House Judiciary Committee Grills FBI, Apple Over Encryption

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 5:40pm

FBI Director James Comey and Apple's top lawyer testified before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday over the court order forcing Apple to unlock an iPhone owned by a terrorist.

In An Unusual Move, The EPA Tries To Pull Pesticide From Market

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 4:36pm

The pesticide got "conditional" approval just eight years ago, but the EPA now says it could poison fish. The move is raising hope among activists who want the EPA to regulate pesticides more tightly.

FBI, Apple Testify Before House Judiciary Committee In Encryption Hearing

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 3:20pm

Apple and the FBI faced off Tuesday before members of the House Judiciary Committee as part of the showdown over whether Apple must develop a way to unlock the iPhone owned by of one of the San Bernardino shooters. Apple's general counsel, the FBI director and Manhattan's district attorney were among the powerful lineup giving testimony.

What Do Self-Driving Cars Mean For Auto Liability Insurance?

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 3:20pm

Google is acknowledging fault in an accident that involved one of its prototype self-driving cars last month. The self-driving car struck a bus. NPR explores what it would mean for auto liability insurance if the streets of the future are full of self-driving cars.

Airbnb Is Changing The Way Tourists Get To Know Africa

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 1:01pm

Globe-trotters used to stay in hotels, eat in hotels, buy gifts in hotels. Airbnb is shaking things up — and has given one Tanzanian an unexpected new career.

Umbrage In The U.K.: French Firm Will Make British Medals

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 10:40am

In Britain, it's being called an outrage. In France, one story about the new contract starts with the sentence, "Admiral Nelson must be turning in his grave."

Why This German City Has Banned Coffee Pods In Government Buildings

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 10:30am

Hamburg officials say single-use pods waste resources and aren't always recyclable. The city is believed to be the world's first to oust the capsules from schools, offices and other institutions.

How A Mobile Carrier In Asia Is Beating Google At The Data Game

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 9:47am

As Internet giants vie for business in Asia, European mobile carrier Telenor realizes it can have better, bigger Big Data than even Google, putting itself in uncharted territory.

FBI Chief Tells Congress Encryption Is Creating 'Warrantproof' Devices

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 8:17am

Director James Comey says law enforcement tools are growing more ineffective in the face of encryption and acknowledges that the legal battle the FBI is fighting with Apple may be precedent-setting.

FBI Chief And Apple's Top Lawyer Head Into First Encryption Hearing

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 8:17am

As Apple challenges the FBI's request to help unlock an iPhone, all sides are urging Congress to settle the ongoing dispute over the law enforcement investigators' access to encrypted data.

Strategies For When You're Starting Out Saddled With Student Debt

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 6:01am

More people have more student loan debt than ever; last year, the average for a college grad was more than $35,000. Here are some ways to set priorities for attacking that debt.

In Social Media Battle, Real Estate Mogul Takes On Chinese Government

Tue, 03/01/2016 - 3:51am

China's Internet authorities have shut down all social media accounts of Ren Zhiqiang, a sharp-tongued real estate mogul compared by some in China to Donald Trump.

Originals: How To Spot One, How To Be One

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 11:01pm

Adam Grant, author of Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, tells us what makes an original, how parents can nurture originality in their children, and its potential downside.

Using Billboards, Company Will Collect Personal Information To Help Advertisers

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 7:49pm

Clear Channel Outdoor — one of the largest outdoor advertising companies in the U.S. — will now use billboards to map real-world habits and behaviors from nearby consumers.

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