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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.

Scalia's Death Changes Corporate Responses To Lawsuits

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

Dow Chemical has settled a class-action lawsuit. The company said Justice Scalia's death means it's no longer likely to win in court. Other corporations may make the same calculation.

China Stares Down Economic Concerns

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

At the G-20 summit in Shanghai, Chinese officials are trying to reassure foreign finance ministers that the government can handle the country's turbulent economy.

Is An Un-Great America Headed For The Abyss? Warren Buffett Says 'No'

Sat, 02/27/2016 - 2:57pm

The billionaire investor used his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shareholders to say, in effect, relax. The U.S. may face obstacles, but predictions of doom are "dead wrong," Buffett wrote.

Apple-FBI Fight Signals A Need For New Political Precedent

Sat, 02/27/2016 - 6:52am

There's a showdown coming between Apple and the FBI over privacy rights. But this case may be less about privacy than it is about the tech industry's willingness to defy the government.

In Fighting FBI, Apple Says Free Speech Rights Mean No Forced Coding

Sat, 02/27/2016 - 4:21am

Legal precedent says writing software is protected speech, and Apple wants to use that to deny federal authorities a program that would unlock an iPhone used by the San Bernardino shooters.

Economists On Candidates' Proposals: Mostly Bad

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 4:42pm

We took a sample of the most novel economic proposals and asked a panel of economists: Are they good or bad?

Fact Check: Donald Trump Can't Release His Taxes While Being Audited?

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 3:59pm

"I will absolutely give my return, but I'm being audited now for two or three years, so I can't do it until the audit is finished, obviously," Donald Trump said this week.

When Beef Is Off Limits, Beaver And Muskrat Make It To Lenten Menu

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 1:35pm

Medieval theologians used to distinguish between land vs. water creatures, not mammals vs. fish. That's good enough for some restaurants — and parishes — in places with large Catholic populations.

Zuckerberg Tells Facebook Staff To Stop Crossing Out 'Black Lives Matter'

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 11:18am

In a note to employees, Zuckerberg says replacing the slogan on walls on the Facebook campus with "all lives matter" is disrespectful, deeply hurtful and — given his earlier warning — also malicious.

Report: More Pollinators Species In Jeopardy, Threatening World Food Supply

Fri, 02/26/2016 - 11:13am

About 40 percent of invertebrate pollinator species such as bees and butterflies are facing extinction, according to the global assessment.




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