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New 'Basic Economy' Airfares May Not Be As Cheap As You Think

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 3:46am

All three of the biggest U.S. airlines now offer no-frills, discounted fares called "basic economy." Now there's evidence that it's not any cheaper, but is a way to raise standard economy fares.

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After Short-Lived Tenure, Uber President Quits Amid Company Turmoil

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 8:40pm

Jeff Jones cited conflicting leadership approaches upon leaving the company after just six months. Uber's CEO had recruited the marketing expert to bolster the ride-hailing giant's reputation.

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At SXSW, Garth Brooks Sees The Constants In A Changing Industry

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 5:01pm

The music business has evolved dramatically since the country icon began his career. What hasn't changed, he says, is how artists connect with fans: "The music kinda lets you be in their life."

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Take A Peek Under The Helmet Of Virtual Reality At SXSW

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 5:01pm

VR was everywhere at the Austin festival. Todd Richmond, the director of advanced prototypes at the University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies breaks down the hype.

How Millennials Win And Lose Under The GOP Health Bill

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 4:03am

The Affordable Care Act covers 8 million millennials through Medicaid expansion, insurance exchanges, and the ability to stay on a parent's plan until age 26. The GOP health bill limits some options.

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At Mnuchin's First Big Meeting, G20 Shies From Endorsing Free Trade

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 2:16pm

The gathering of the world's largest economies, the group took a step back from its typically overt pro-free trade agenda. The cause of the change seemed to be pushback from the United States.

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Google Glass Didn't Disappear. You Can Find It On The Factory Floor

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 7:12am

When it was introduced a few years ago, Google Glass was labeled as the next big thing. But it flopped. Now, it's finding new uses with workers in manufacturing and other industries.

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The Legacy Of The Mississippi Delta Chinese

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 7:12am

Chinese immigrants came to the Mississippi Delta as agricultural laborers. Many moved on to become grocers in African-American neighborhoods. Some stores remain, but many folks have moved on and away.

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Customs And Border Protection Outlines Border Wall Requirements

Sat, 03/18/2017 - 1:20am

Customs and Border Protection is asking for designs and prototypes from contractors to build Trump's proposed wall. Some requirements: It has to be at least 18 feet tall and "physically imposing."

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Trump Administration Files Motion Aimed At Controlling Consumer Protection Agency

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 7:24pm

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is in the executive branch, but the president doesn't control it, which he says is unconstitutional. Agency supporters say independence is its strength.

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Episode 759: What's It Worth To You?

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 4:26pm

Three short stories about putting a price on something hard to value precisely. We go from $4.66 under a pillow all the way up to $1 trillion across every inch of highway in America

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Norwegian Pension Fund Divests From Companies Behind DAPL

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 3:18pm

KLP is pulling millions of dollars it has invested in companies building and owning the Dakota Access Pipeline. The decision was reportedly driven by pressure from Norway's indigenous Sami peoples.

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Should The U.S. Government Buy A Drug Company To Save Money?

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 2:49pm

Most of the millions in the U.S. who are infected with hepatitis C can't afford the cure. Some say the U.S. could save money and cure more people if it bought the drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc.

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Trump Stands By Unproven Wiretap Claim At Joint News Conference With Merkel

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 9:21am

In an awkward moment, Trump referred to 2013 revelations the NSA spied on the German chancellor: "We have something in common." The leaders, meeting for the first time, also spoke of trade and NATO.

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WATCH LIVE: After First Face-To-Face Meeting, Trump And Merkel Address Media

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 9:21am

Ruffled by President Trump's past comments, U.S.-German relations haven't been warm lately. Hopes remain that Trump's meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel might help reset the relationship.

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In First Face-To-Face, Trump And Merkel Expected To Tackle Trade And NATO

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 9:21am

Ruffled by some of President Trump's past comments, U.S.-German relations haven't exactly been warm lately. German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to the White House on Friday may change matters.

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Never Mind The Emojis: 'Monopoly' Welcomes The T-Rex, Duck And Penguin

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 8:58am

Somehow, we got all wrapped up in the evolution of Monopoly pieces, so we're here to close the circle by letting you know what's staying and what's going in the new editions of the game.

How To Make Boring Sell: In A Jiffy

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 5:07am

The Chelsea Milling Co. is known as the manufacturer of Jiffy baking mixes: for muffins, cakes, biscuits and more. Here's how the family-owned manufacturer has managed to thrive for generations.

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Kushner Family Could Get Millions From Chinese Company In Real Estate Deal

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 3:49am

The family of President Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and a Chinese company appear to be close to a deal on a real estate property in New York City.

How To Make Farmers Love Cover Crops? Pay Them

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 3:55pm

New satellite images reveal that few Midwestern farmers are planting pollution-preventing "cover crops." In Maryland, though, farmers are doing it, thanks to hefty subsidies.

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