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Bosses Find Part-Time Workers Can Come With Full-Time Headaches

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 4:06pm

Some fast-food franchisees are rethinking putting workers on part-time status to avoid having to provide them with health insurance. The business hassles are exceeding the savings.

Crazy For Jerky: An Ancient Trail Food Finds New Fans

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 3:22pm

Jerky sales are soaring, thanks in part to millennials, who are snacking more than ever. Meat snacks are lightweight, high in nutrition and can travel long distances without spoiling.

Modest Price Cut Expected For Generic Version Of Cancer Pill Gleevec

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 12:45pm

The generic form of the blockbuster cancer drug is being shipped to pharmacies. The generic is likely to cost 30 percent less than the brand-name version, but Gleevec's price doubled in recent years.

Ponzi Scheme In China Stole $7.6 Billion From Investors, Police Say

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 8:23am

According to local media, some businesses had no idea they were being touted as investment opportunities by Ezubao, an online lender.

O'Hare To Get 6th Runway, But Without Expanded Terminals, Delays May Continue

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 3:13am

American and United — the airport's two major carriers — reached agreement with O'Hare to build a new runway, which will complete a decade-long modernization project.

Why Some Still Can't Find Jobs As The Economy Nears 'Full Employment'

Sun, 01/31/2016 - 3:24pm

To economists, the phrase means job seekers roughly equal job openings. Unemployment is at 5 percent, but depending on where you live, your race or your education level, you still might not find work.

A Video Game IRL: Drone Racing League Aims To Be NASCAR In The Air

Sun, 01/31/2016 - 6:45am

Goggles and onboard cameras put pilots and spectators in the cockpit as the drones race at high speeds through crazy courses. The Drone Racing League's first season kicks off next month in Miami.

New Jersey Steps In To Turn Around Atlantic City 's Luck

Sat, 01/30/2016 - 7:08am

The once-great gambling town has made a deal with New Jersey to turn it's finances around. Christian Hetrick, who's been following the story for the Press in Atlantic City updates Scott Simon.

Wal-Mart's Closures Leave Small Town's Without Convenience

Sat, 01/30/2016 - 7:08am

Over 100 Wal-Mart Express stores closed throughout the South this week, leaving many small towns without a grocery store or pharmacy.

Obama Announces New Rule Requiring Employers To Disclose Pay Data

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 3:29pm

The government is proposing to require employers to report pay data by race, gender and ethnicity. The president is using executive power to make the rule change, which is set to take effect in 2017.

To Shine A Light On Salary Gaps, Obama Wants Companies To Disclose Pay Data

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 11:42am

The proposal would require companies with more than 100 employees to submit data, affecting more than 63 million workers.

Activists Demand A Bill Of Rights For California Farm Workers

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 10:35am

Labor organizers are urging boards of two of the biggest farming counties in the state to adopt a Farm Worker Bill of Rights to protect them from wage theft, abuse and health and safety threats.

Xerox To Split Into Two Companies: One For Documents, One For Processes

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 9:21am

Xerox doesn't just make printers, it also offers business process outsourcing. Now, months after activist investor Carl Icahn announced a stake in Xerox, the operations will become independent firms.

40 Years Later, 'Mean' Joe Greene And Coca-Cola Kid Reunite

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 5:33am

In the iconic Super Bowl ad from 1979, a nine-year-old fan shared his Coca-Cola with Pittsburgh Steelers star "Mean" Joe Greene. After Greene drinks the bottle of Coke, he tosses the kid his jersey.

ABC's Bob Woodruff: The Unexpected Life

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 4:24am

The ABC News correspondent was almost killed in Iraq 10 years ago. His recovery and return to network journalism beat all the odds.

Richard Dreyfuss: Like It Or Not, There's A Bit Of Bernie Madoff In All Of Us

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:46pm

"He was a completely despicable human being, but in order to achieve that he had to be lovable," says Dreyfuss, who plays the Ponzi-scheme perpetrator in an upcoming two-part ABC miniseries.

Why Cheap Gas Might Not Be Good For The U.S. Economy

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:31pm

A drop in global oil prices saved U.S. drivers $100 billion last year. Good news, right? Not so, say some economists. The energy industry is now so big that cheap oil may actually hurt the economy.

After Lifting Of Sanctions, Iran's President Brings Trade Mission To France

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 3:32pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Ardavan Amir-Aslani, a French-Iranian lawyer who is negotiating deals with Tehran for major French corporations.

Gas Company's Business Disclaimer Might Inspire Existential Dread*

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 2:11pm

*Or it might not. After reading Southern California Gas Co.'s 618-word disclaimer on its leaking-gas-well updates, all we know for sure is that the future is a complete mystery.

Can't Buy A Ticket To That Concert You Want To See? Blame Bots

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 12:38pm

A report from New York's attorney general points to abusive practices in the market for live-event tickets on sites such as StubHub.

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