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The Analyst Who Gambled And Took On Trump

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 3:32pm

Even before the troubled Trump Taj Mahal casino opened in 1990, Marvin Roffman predicted it would flop. Donald Trump took offense and Roffman was fired. But the securities analyst had the last laugh.

Nobel Prize In Economics Given To Oliver Hart And Bengt Holmström

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 5:07am

The two economists — professors at Harvard and MIT, respectively — were awarded the prize "for their contributions to contract theory."

Race, School Ratings And Real Estate: A 'Legal Gray Area'

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 5:00am

When school test scores are published on real estate web sites, is that an objective data point, or a subtle form of racial steering? Experts say it's complicated.

NBC Suspends Billy Bush For His Role On Trump Video

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 4:00am

The release of an 11-year-old Donald Trump video has sent reverberations throughout the media, and raised many questions about how news organizations should cover the GOP presidential candidate.

South African Students Clash With Police At Education Protests

Mon, 10/10/2016 - 4:00am

Violent protests have shut down most South African universities in recent weeks as students nationwide protest high tuition fees. They pledge to continue the violence until tuition fees are scrapped.

Creepy Clown Scare Isn't Funny For The Real Clowns

Sun, 10/09/2016 - 4:04pm

In light of a recent rash of "creepy clown" sightings and incidents across the country, some working clowns say the controversy is negatively affecting their business.

Emails Reveal Clinton's Mixed Relationship With Wall Street

Sat, 10/08/2016 - 4:57pm

In hacked emails published by WikiLeaks, Hillary Clinton presents a more nuanced view of the financial system than her campaign speeches would suggest.

Trump Taj Mahal In Alantic City To Close Due To Loss Of Millions Of Dollars

Sat, 10/08/2016 - 7:29am

An Atlantic City casino with Donald Trump's name on it is going out of business. The Trump Taj Mahal is shutting down because it's losing millions of dollars a month.

Navigating The World Of Apps That Claim To Fix Your Drinking Problem

Sat, 10/08/2016 - 7:03am

Web developers and medical researchers are taking note of the potential for harnessing our phones, tablets and laptops as tools to moderate drinking, or stay sober after quitting booze.

Episode 728: The Wells Fargo Hustle

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 8:55pm

We take you inside the headquarters of Wells Fargo bank. It's a place where a bunch of young, stressed-out workers were rewarded for doing some very bad things.

Volkswagen Is Recalling More Vehicles, But It's Not About The Diesel Scandal

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 4:52pm

The company says nearly 281,500 Volkswagen and Audi vehicles from as far back as 2007 may leak fuel. Different defects are involved, but one is improperly assembled suction pumps in the fuel tanks.

Rising Premiums Rankle People Paying Full Price For Health Insurance

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 1:16pm

Customers for individual insurance policies who don't qualify for federal subsidies are facing double-digit premium increases in many places this year. The cost is forcing hard choices about coverage.

Perdue Goes (Almost) Antibiotic-Free

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 1:12pm

The giant poultry producer says that it is now raising all of its chickens without routine antibiotics. Only those flocks that get sick, about 5 percent of all birds, will be treated.

U.S. Reports 156,000 New Jobs Created In September, Lower Than Predicted

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 7:30am

Economic forecasters had predicted between 170,000 and 176,000 new jobs for September.

How The Idea Of Free Trade As A Way To World Peace Gained Traction

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 4:04am

Free trade is taking a beating in this election year. But the man who created the free-trade world we live in now, thought free trade was the way to world peace. He even won the Nobel Peace Prize.

'Early School Leavers' Face Dismal Social And Economic Prospects

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 2:00am

40 million young people in the world's largest economies are neither in school, employed nor in any kind of training program. They're called NEETs. Economists say they are a big problem.

Regulators To Require Employers To Report More Detailed Pay Data

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 3:34pm

New regulations will require companies to report more detailed pay data, including how much men and women are paid. Many companies are auditing their payroll and finding that analyzing the information and handling the results can be tricky.

Theranos Is Shutting Its Blood-Test Facilities, Shedding 40 Percent Of Workers

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 10:25am

The company has been under scrutiny from federal regulators over its blood-testing technology. Theranos says it will focus on a testing product called miniLab.

Friday's Jobs Report Could Help Shape Election Outlook

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 9:01am

If it shows steady unemployment and job growth figures, that would help Democrat Hillary Clinton. If the numbers get worse, that would give an edge to Republican Donald Trump.

Putting Traffic Deaths In The Past Tense

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 8:52pm

Transportation officials say road fatalities spiked alarmingly in the U.S. in the first half of 2016. But they say they will develop a plan to eliminate crash deaths in 30 years.

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