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Time For A New Leader At Viacom, Former CEO Tom Freston Says

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 4:03am

The fight for control of Viacom is playing out like a soap opera. Ex-Viacom CEO Tom Freston says current CEO Philippe Dauman is running the company aground in an effort to prop up stock value.

Why Are Prime-Age Workers Disappearing From The Job Market?

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 4:03am

Economists want to know why prime-age workers, people 25-54, aren't working. Mary Louise Kelly talks to David Wessel of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution.

With Lending Club Disgraced, An Industry Looks For Lessons

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 3:41am

Lending Club, a leader in the peer-to-peer marketplace, is mired in scandal. The finance technology industry, known as FinTech, is dissecting what it means for online lending.

Silicon Valley Venture Capital Pioneer, Tom Perkins, Dead At 84

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 6:24pm

Long before the boom of the California's tech scene, Perkins in 1972 co-founded a prominent venture capital firm, and used a new approach to investment.

Sourcing The Crowd: California Company Stages Phony Protests

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 3:25pm

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with This American Life contributor and founder of Found Magazine Davy Rothbart, who went inside the company "Crowds on Demand," a company you call when you need a crowd of people for any reason. This company sends fake paparazzi, pretend campaign protestors and pretend news crews to stoke more protest.

Charity Organizations Throw Strength Behind Risky Big Bets

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 3:25pm

The MacArthur Foundation wants to give away $100 million to a single project. This is part of a growing belief in the philanthropy world that piecemeal solutions aren't as effective as huge bets might be. But bigger bets can be risky.

21 States To Sue Delaware Over Millions Of Dollars In Unclaimed Checks

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 3:18pm

The suit will accuse Delaware of wrongly keeping abandoned MoneyGram checks instead of sending them back to the state where they were purchased. The states say up to $400 million might be at stake.

M-Battled: Swedish Court Bars M&M's Over Trademark Dispute

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 2:43pm

An appeals court in Sweden says M&M's should melt from the market, because they look too similar to another candy.

Billionaire Investor George Soros Sees Economic Trouble Ahead

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 1:30pm

The last time the hedge fund founder started making big defensive investing moves was right before the worst financial crisis to hit the U.S. since the Great Depression.

Why A Silicon Valley Billionaire Wants To Put Gawker Out Of Business

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:04am

Gawker's Nick Denton is at the eye of the storm as his media company faces legal threats financed by a Silicon Valley billionaire.

Union Voters In Ohio Are Not Satisfied With The Choice: Clinton Or Trump

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:04am

Trade is a motivating issue for many union members, and Donald Trump has made that a hallmark of his campaign rhetoric. That's weighing on the minds of union voters, even long-time Democrats.

If Elected President, Would Trump Put His Investments In A Blind Trust?

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 4:04am

Most presidents have tried to avoid conflicts by putting their investments in a blind trust. That only works for paper wealth, but Donald Trump wouldn't be like past presidents.

Drone Taxis? Nevada To Allow Testing Of Passenger Drone

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 4:30pm

A Chinese company called EHang and the State of Nevada are partnering to test the EHang 184, which can carry a single passenger.

Copycake: When Food Art Ideas Get Swiped

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 10:53am

Caitlin Freeman made a name for herself selling modern art-inspired pastries at the SFMOMA. The museum's cafe just reopened with a new caterer — whose desserts look suspiciously familiar.

A Guide To Britain's 'Brexit' Vote

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 8:35am

British voters on June 23 will cast what some have called the most important vote of their lives — on whether the U.K. should remain in the European Union. Here's a guide to the main issues at stake.

'Curious George' Learns How American-Muslims Celebrate Ramadan

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 4:10am

Curious George has celebrated Christmas, welcomed Easter and marked the eight days of Hanukkah. And now, the iconic little monkey is curious about another world faith: Islam.

Landowners And Federal Officials Dispute Red River's Boundaries

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 4:10am

The federal government is changing the border between Texas and Oklahoma. What's going on? That's what landowners along the Red River want to know.

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