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Protests Disrupt Pipelines Across The West

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 4:11pm

On Tuesday, activists targeted five pipelines carrying crude oil into the U.S. from Canada, as construction resumed on a North Dakota pipeline. Twenty-seven protesters were arrested.

Immigrant Turned Successful Businessman Invests In The Middle

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 3:32pm

Sunil Puri arrived from Mumbai in 1979 with $150 and a high school diploma to his name. He worked his way through college and now he is a real estate developer who contributes heavily to charities and political campaigns.

FCC Fines Comcast $2.3 Million For Improperly Charging Customers

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 3:32pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to reporter Adrianne Jeffries about the fine brought against Comcast by the Federal Communications Commission, which is billed as the largest ever fine against a cable company.

Amazon Prepares To Launch Cheaper Music Streaming Service

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 3:32pm

Amazon is taking a deep dive into the highly competitive music streaming world. It's introductory price of $3.99 a month undercuts every other streaming service, and it does some heavy lifting with artificial intelligence.

Sesame Workshop CEO Outlines Vision To Ensure Show's Survival

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 3:32pm

In his first extensive remarks, Sesame Workshop CEO Jeffrey Dunn reveals his not-for-profit company foundered financially in recent years and sets out his vision to sustain the children's television production and its educational mission.

Samsung's Crisis Creates Ripples Across South Korea

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 3:32pm

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Stephanie Studer, Seoul bureau chief for The Economist, about how the Samsung crisis is reverberating across South Korea.

Amazon Seeks To Recapture Music Fans With New Streaming Service

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 12:33pm

With Amazon Music Unlimited, the company is seeking to lure consumers away from competitors like Spotify and Apple Music — and it might be a game-changing proposition.

How Clinton And Trump Plan To Address The Issue Of Poverty

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 4:10am

Tens of millions of Americans live in poverty, yet the issue has received scant attention on the presidential campaign trail. We examine the candidates' plans to address poverty.

Comcast Fined $2.3 Million For Improperly Charging Customers

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 6:29pm

Federal regulators say Comcast charged customers for gear and services they didn't order. Officials say the fine is the largest civil penalty assessed against a cable operator.

At Hilton, Paid Parental Leave For Housekeepers And Cooks, Too

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 5:21pm

The growth in paid parental leave has largely left out hourly employees. But the Hilton hotel chain this year extended it to all its workers. Demand by millennial employees helped drive the decision.

New Clinton Child Tax Credit Could Help Low-Income Parents, But Cost $200 Billion

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 5:00pm

The Democrat wants to double the credit for parents of children 4 and under. It would be paid for by a tax on Wall St., the wealthy and corporations. Trump's tax plan would most benefit the wealthy.

Can Dating App Hinge Make You Talk, Not Swipe?

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 3:58pm

Once upon a time, there was a startup that wanted to play Cupid. But Hinge lost its way and became just another hookup app. Now it's issuing a public confession and taking a big risk.

Appeals Court Orders Restructuring Of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 3:29pm

A federal appeals court ruled the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau must be restructured because its current set-up is unconstitutional. The court said the CFPB's director is not sufficiently answerable to the president. The decision will not force a shutdown of the agency, but it will require some immediate changes.

Samsung Officially Halts Production Of Galaxy Note 7 Phones

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 3:29pm

South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co., is reeling Tuesday after announcing it would halt production and sales of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. Samsung had to issue a recall about a month ago after multiple incidents in which the phone overheated and caught fire.

Tax Soda To Fight Obesity, WHO Urges Nations Around The Globe

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 1:37pm

A World Health Organization report recommends fiscal policies, including taxes, that hike the retail price of sugary drinks to fend off obesity and diabetes — and the related health care costs.

Federal Court Rules Consumer Watchdog's Structure Is Unconstitutional

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 11:46am

An independent federal agency should not be run by a single person, the court found. It decided to remedy the situation by giving the president the authority to fire the agency head at will.

California Fails To Extend Family Leave Rights For Parents In Small Businesses

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 10:58am

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would have required small businesses to guarantee employees' jobs still would be there for them after they take parental leave.

Brexit Results Prove Increasingly Costly To Britons

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 4:08am

Since the U.K. voted to leave the European Union last June, the value of the pound has fallen 16 percent — making the U.K. relatively cheap for foreign tourists, but bad news for British consumers.

Samsung Permanently Halts Production Of Galaxy Note 7 Smartphone

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 4:08am

Samsung is ending production of the smartphone after reports that some replacement devices were also spontaneously igniting. Renee Montagne talks to Wall Street Journal reporter Jonathan Cheng.

What's In A Design? A Smartphone Battle In The Highest Court

Tue, 10/11/2016 - 3:22am

The Supreme Court hears oral arguments on Tuesday in a case that pits Samsung against Apple — and could have major repercussions for tech products across the board.

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