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Economic Asteroids! No Interest Rate Hike Expected From Fed Yet

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 3:36am

As Fed Chair Janet Yellen tries to chart a course forward for the economy, there are some warning lights blinking on her radar. Wages are rising but there are worries that job growth may have stalled.

Can the Soda Industry's $4 Million Ad Blitz Fend Off A Sugary Drink Tax?

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 3:35am

Philadelphia's City Council on Thursday will vote on a 1.5 cents-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages, as well as on diet sodas. Big Soda is spending big bucks on ads to sway public opinion against it.

Despite Overdose Epidemic, Georgia Caps The Number Of Opioid Treatment Clinics

Wed, 06/15/2016 - 3:34am

Georgia has stopped licensing new clinics that provide medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction. Some call the state's move irresponsible. Others say the clinics aren't regulated enough.

Bonds Pay Less Than Zero As Investors Flee To Safety

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 5:13pm

Germany became the latest country where investors are paying the government for the privilege of owning bonds. It's usually the other way around. Global economic fears are driving this unusual trend.

Under Attack, Lawyer For Uber Drivers Slashes Her Fees

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 4:22pm

Uber is trying to settle a class action lawsuit, offering to pay up to $100 million to drivers. That amount is unprecedented, but critics say it may not be enough compensation for the drivers.

Developers Recycle Suburban Office Parks For New Age

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 3:30pm

Suburban office parks and corporate campuses look increasingly like dinosaurs as corporate America downsizes and chases a younger workforce into city centers. But some developers are trying to recycle older office parks for the information age.

Orlando's LGBT Bars Respond Differently To Pulse Massacre

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 3:30pm

The Orlando shootings sent a wave of shock across the city that is known as a premier destination for gay nightlife. Pulse is one of about a dozen gay bars and night clubs. Some clubs closed temporarily at the request of police while safety protocols are revised, others are hiring armed security guards and remaining open.

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Net Neutrality Rules

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 3:30pm

A federal court of appeals delivered a massive blow to Internet service providers in their legal battle against so-called net neutrality rules, which tightened regulatory oversight of the industry by the Federal Communications Commission. This was the FCC's third attempt to get its rules approved by this court.

Video Game Trade Show Kicks Off Under Cloud Of Real-Life Violence

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 10:16am

There were signs that E3's organizers were trying to bridge the contradictions between violent video games and the Orlando massacre. "Shooter games" are a significant part of the industry's sales.

U.S. Appeals Court Upholds Net Neutrality Rules In Full

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 9:42am

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit rejected a lawsuit by telecom, cable and wireless industry associations against new rules that expanded federal oversight of Internet service providers.

Court Fines And Fees Almost Delay Homecoming For Wrongly Convicted Michigan Man

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 3:56am

Davontae Sanford spent nearly nine years in prison for crimes he never committed. But his release was almost stopped because of an unpaid bill he owed for his public defender.

Microsoft To Buy Tech Giant LinkedIn For $26.2 Billion

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 3:31pm

Microsoft announced it's buying another tech giant, LinkedIn, for $26.2 billion. The companies, both leaders in the productivity marketplace, believe the move could boost their income potential by 50 percent in that market. According to a Microsoft spokesperson, talks on the massive deal began in March.

Walgreens Cuts Ties With Blood-Test Company Theranos

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 1:15pm

Walgreens was Theranos' largest revenue source. It cited problems that federal regulators have had with Theranos' lab testing in deciding to end the relationship.

Tourists Use Facebook To Support Sharm El-Sheikh During Tough Times

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 8:17am

Tourism to the popular Egyptian resort dropped dramatically after the plane crash last fall. But social media keeps tourists and residents connected.

Microsoft To Buy LinkedIn For $26.2 Billion In Cash

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 8:05am

The per-share price of $196 equals $26.2 billion — or to put it in terms runners will understand, roughly one billion dollars for each mile of a marathon.

Summer TV Preview: Which Shows Are Worth Staying Indoors?

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 3:41am

A rush of new shows are coming to network, cable and streaming channels in June. We'll tell you what's worth tuning in to (or at least setting the DVR for) and when you should just go outside.

Many Manufacturing Workers Don't Make Enough To Keep Off Public Assistance

Sun, 06/12/2016 - 6:41am

A UC Berkeley's Labor Center study suggests that many American manufacturing jobs aren't paying enough to keep workers off of public assistance. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to the Center's, Ken Jacobs.

Write An Essay To Win A Local Newspaper

Sun, 06/12/2016 - 6:41am

Newspaper for sale! Host Linda Wertheimer talks to Ross Connelly, owner of the Hardwick Gazette in Vermont. After 30 years, he's retiring and holding an essay contest to find a new publisher.

After Nuclear Deal, Iran Pulls Quick Oil Production Rebound

Sun, 06/12/2016 - 6:41am

Iran is on track to restore oil production and exports to pre-sanction levels, surprising many analysts. It's one of the areas where Iran has benefited from the nuclear deal it made with world powers.

To Fight Floundering Attendance, SeaWorld Turns To Roller Coasters

Sun, 06/12/2016 - 6:41am

SeaWorld Orlando's new Mako rollercoaster is the area's fastest, longest and tallest coaster. It's a hypercoaster, designed for "airtime."




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