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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.

New York Judge Sides With Apple In Another Legal Faceoff With FBI

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 5:46pm

Though not binding on other courts, the decision cuts against the same law that the FBI is using to compel Apple's help in unlocking an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters.

Is Tidal Changing How Fans Talk About Music?

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 4:12pm

Technological innovations like streaming are shifting how music gets released today — but artist exclusives are also changing the way fans process today's most popular tracks.

When Coal Companies Fail, Who Pays For The Cleanup?

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 3:56pm

The U.S. coal industry is fading. As more companies declare bankruptcy, they may not be able to pay for land restoration projects — and taxpayers could be left with the cleanup bill.

Argentina Reaches Agreement To End 15-Year Bonds Dispute

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 3:44pm

Argentina and its creditors have reached an agreement ending a 15-year-long dispute that barred the country from borrowing money in the bond markets.

Argentina Reaches Settlement With Hedge Funds, Ending 15-Year Dispute

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 3:42pm

The agreement means the country, with its troubled economy, can once again access the international bond markets.

Denmark's New Grocer Is Selling Expired Food, And It's A Hit

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 1:56pm

Shoppers are flocking to a Copenhagen supermarket hawking perfectly edible but unsalable food items at a steep discount to the general public. It's the country's latest effort to fight food waste.

Starbucks Plans First Store In Italy, 'With Humility And Respect'

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 10:05am

The Milan store will be operated by Italian developer Antonio Percassi, who admits that opening a coffee shop in Italy will be "a unique challenge."

Herring Headache: The Big Obstacles To Eating Small Fish In California

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 6:00am

Chefs and environmentalists have been promoting the benefits of eating fish lower down the food chain. But San Francisco's herring fishery shows some of the challenges to spreading that message.

NBC Parts Ways With MSNBC Anchor Melissa Harris-Perry

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 4:02am

MSNBC anchor Melissa Harris-Perry had repeatedly questioned the network's commitment to progressive voices and people of color, NBC says. She vented her concerns in a widely circulated email.

Presidential Candidates Propose Changes To U.S. Tax System

Mon, 02/29/2016 - 4:02am

Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution and a contributing correspondent to The Wall Street Journal, who parses the campaign tax debate.

Being Black In The Tech Industry

Sun, 02/28/2016 - 4:19pm

Professor, author and CEO of Clearly Innovative, Aaron Saunders talks about the challenges of being African-American in the tech industry.

Do Big Cash Denominations Help Organized Crime?

Sat, 02/27/2016 - 4:17pm

The European Central Bank is considering abandoning the 500 euro note. Harvard University's Peter Sands explains why the 500 euro note is the currency of choice for organized crime and terrorists.

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