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Chemical Giant Bayer Agrees To Buy Monsanto For $66 Billion

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 8:02am

The deal will create the world's largest supplier of seeds and agricultural chemicals, if it survives scrutiny by regulators. It's part of a wave of agribusiness consolidations.

Self-Driving Cars Take To The Streets Of Pittsburgh, Courtesy Of Uber

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 5:00am

Uber is deploying a fleet of self-driving cars on the streets of Pittsburgh. Uber employees will be in the front seats, but they will be trying to let technology do the driving.

Video Gamers Head To The Gym To Enhance Competitive Edge

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 4:08am

Video games are big business with high stakes for pro players. To help perform better, personal trainers are tailoring their services for gamers. Routines including yoga, weight lifting and cardio.

Census Figures Show Poverty Rate Drops For Children And Adults

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 4:08am

For the first time since 2007, U.S. household income rose last year. And, according to the Census Bureau, that helped push down the number of people living in poverty to 53 million.

E-Athletes Look To Physical Trainers To Enhance Competitive Edge

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 4:08am

To help improve pro gamers' performance, physical trainers are tailoring their services for e-athletes. Pros search for performance edges that will help them win sponsorships and competitions.

Advice For Dealing With Workplace Retaliation: Save Those Nasty Emails

Wed, 09/14/2016 - 3:51am

The number of claims for workplace retaliation filed at the EEOC have been on the rise and now make up nearly half of all complaints. Some experts in the field have faced it themselves.

Wells Fargo Unit's Leader Departs With $125 Million After Bank Incurs Record Fine

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 8:48pm

In every year in the 2011-2016 period that the CFPB mentions in its consent order, Carrie Tolstedt collected $5,500,000 in stock as her portion of a performance share award.

SoCal Gas To Pay $4 Million After Massive Gas Leak

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 5:24pm

The leak, which forced about 8,000 families to leave their Los Angeles homes, occurred in October 2015 and wasn't capped until February 2016.

Man Booker Spotlights Novelists New To The Award's Short List

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:56pm

Organizers have revealed the six authors still in the British literary competition. It's the first time five of them have been in the last round. The prize is 50,000 pounds and often better sales.

Companies Can't Set Own Rules For Injured Workers, Okla. Court Says

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:02pm

The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled it is unconstitutional for big companies such as Wal-Mart and Lowe's to opt out of state workers' compensation insurance in favor of writing their own plans.

AP Report Exposes Slave-Like Conditions On Hawaii Fishing Fleets

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 3:30pm

Associated Press reporter Martha Mendoza won a Pulitzer Prize for her reporting about fishermen working under slave-like conditions in oceans around the world. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Mendoza about her latest story, documenting how a loophole in U.S. law allows Hawaiian fishing fleets to use undocumented foreign workers, who are paid extremely little and are confined to their boats.

Would You Like Some Insurance With Your Insurance?

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 11:08am

What's old is new again - with the health care law requiring everyone to get some form of major medical insurance, insurance to pay for small-scale medicals costs like deductibles is back.

Census Bureau: Poverty Rate Down, Median Incomes Up

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 10:13am

Median household incomes have increased for the first time since 2007 — rising by 5.2 percent. The poverty rate has declined, and more people have health insurance, the Census Bureau says.

50 Years Ago, Sugar Industry Quietly Paid Scientists To Point Blame At Fat

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 8:59am

Documents show that in the '60s, the sugar industry funded Harvard researchers who, examining risk factors of heart disease, dismissed concerns about sugar and doubled down on the dangers of fat.

Why Gap Insurance Is Making A Comeback

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:13am

Gap health insurance plans are meant to cover one-time events. When the health care law required some form of major medical insurance, it was thought the need for gap coverage would disappear.

After 11 Years, Accounting Fraud Case Against Former-AIG Chief To Begin

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:13am

New York's case against Maurice "Hank" Greenberg is to get underway Tuesday. The former CEO of insurance giant AIG stretches back to 2005 when he was charged with committing accounting fraud.

Rallies Planned Across The Country To Support N.D. Oil Pipeline Protesters

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:13am

Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe vow to continue their protest against an oil pipeline under construction in North Dakota. They're preparing for a long, cold winter.

London Borough Raises Pints — And Legal Protections — To U.K.'s Fading Pubs

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 4:12am

Thousands of British pubs have closed in recent years. One London borough is trying to protect its pubs by requiring government approval if owners want to sell them for a different use.

NCAA Pulls 7 Championship Events From North Carolina, Citing Transgender Law

Tue, 09/13/2016 - 12:03am

The events moving out of state include games from the 2017 men's basketball tournament — the organization's premier event. State Republicans called the decision "so absurd it's almost comical."

Here's What Trump Was Up To Amid News Of 'Deplorables' And Pneumonia

Mon, 09/12/2016 - 1:57pm

Here's what you missed while Hillary Clinton's abysmal weekend took over Monday's news cycle.

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