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Experts Suggest OPEC's Power Over Oil Prices Is Waning

Mon, 11/24/2014 - 4:16am

Members of OPEC meet this week. It used to be the world held its breath when this happened, worried what the meeting would mean for oil prices. But experts say times have changed.

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Car Ride Service Puts Gender In The Driver's Seat

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 4:20pm

Car share programs are extremely popular, but so are concerns for safety. NPR's Tess Vigeland talks to Stella Mateo, founder of SheRides, which allows passengers to choose the gender of their driver.

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Fifty Years Later, A Look At How Harvard's Women MBAs Have Fared

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 4:20pm

It's the 50th anniversary of the admission of women to Harvard's MBA program. To commemorate, the Harvard Business Review conducted a survey of thousands of MBA graduates on their career and lives.

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Obama's Immigration Moves Do Little To Help Businesses, Groups Say

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:05pm

The actions do make it easier for people with work visas to move between jobs. But they don't address something employers have long pushed for: an increase in visas for low- and high-skilled workers.

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Electric Bikes, On A Roll In Europe, Start To Climb In U.S.

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:01pm

Electric bicycles have been popular in Europe for some time. But recently there has been a surge in U.S. sales amid changing perceptions that e-bikes aren't just for the elderly.

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San Francisco Proposes Predictable Scheduling To Help Hourly Workers

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:43pm

The city is poised to pass legislation to make hourly workers' schedules more predictable. Large retailers will also have to offer more hours to part-time employees before hiring someone else

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A Closer Look At Obama's Immigration Plan: What's In It, Who's Affected

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 3:05pm

The actions announced Thursday are complicated and will lead to many changes in immigration policy. Here we try to explain it plainly.

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The Viagra Of The Himalayas Brings In Big Bucks And Big Problems

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:31am

A fungus consumes a worm and sprouts out of its head. The resulting ... thing ... is deemed an aphrodisiac and sells for more than gold. How do you keep people from killing each other to harvest it?

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Why Do We Undervalue Introverts?

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 8:21am

In a culture where being social and outgoing are celebrated, it can be difficult to be an introvert. Susan Cain argues introverts bring extraordinary talents to the world, and should be celebrated.

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Still Reeling From SCOTUS Decision, Aereo Files For Bankruptcy

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 6:37am

The streaming company's founder said fallout from a Supreme Court ruling in favor of TV networks proved "too difficult to overcome."

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Skiers Rejoice! Upstate New York Has Snow

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:01am

Snow is a big part of the culture and the joy of life in Upstate New York. Because of this week's storm, some of the region's ski resorts are already open for business.

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Senate Panel Probes Fed's Oversight Of Commodity Trading

Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:01am

A Senate committee has accused major banks including Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase of manipulating commodity prices. Executives from several leading banks rejected the allegations on Thursday.

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Obama Goes It Alone, Shielding Up To 5 Million Immigrants From Deportation

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 5:00pm

Defying congressional Republicans, President Obama will defer the deportation of the undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and will also prioritize the deportation of criminals.

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The Whole World Is Fat! And That Ends Up Costing Two Trillion A Year

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:30pm

Nearly a third of us are overweight, and some of the worst rates of obesity are in the developing world. All this corpulence takes a huge economic toll — two trillion dollars a year.

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Takata Executive Apologizes To Consumers In Capitol Hill Testimony

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 3:24pm

An executive from the Takata Corporation was on Capitol Hill today, answering tough questions about the company's defective airbags, which have been linked to at least three deaths in the U.S. The airbags explode with too much force and send jagged metal fragments flying into passengers.

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How To Catch A Cattle Thief

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 3:24pm

Cattle theft has been making a major comeback. A drought in the West has meant higher beef prices, making cattle an attractive target for thieves.

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Indian Shopkeepers Greet Wal-Mart's Expansion Plans With Protests

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 1:53pm

"Wal-Mart, come to your senses"! the protesters shouted. These vendors and hawkers are not happy that the retail giant plans to open 50 more stores.

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Takata Quality Official Apologizes Over Air Bag Defect Linked To Deaths

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:46am

Hiroshi Shimizu's remarks came in testimony to a Senate panel. U.S. regulators want the company to issue a nationwide recall. So far, the recall has been restricted to high-humidity areas.

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Soda Companies Step Up Their Marketing To Black And Latino Kids

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:36am

Black youth saw more than twice as many ads for sugary drinks on TV compared with white children and teens in 2013. Advertising for the drinks on Spanish-language TV also increased by 44 percent.

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Low Consumer Spending Hinders Japan's Economic Recovery

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 4:02am

The ultimate aim of Japan's effort to revive the economy is to give consumers the confidence to start buying again. Weak consumer confidence has hit big-ticket purchases hardest.

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