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Women 'Complain A Lot, Interrupt,' Developer Says At Conference

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:18pm

At a tech conference in Berlin, a developer compared a software plug-in framework to his girlfriend, saying she "complains, interrupts" and "doesn't play well with others."

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When A Retail Giant Shops For A CEO, A Good Fit Is Hard To Find

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:08pm

J.C. Penney, American Eagle and Target are each looking to find a new CEO. As these retail chains continue their search, executive recruiters explain why it's so hard to fill those top jobs.

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New Pollution Rules Leave Utilities Frustrated, As Details Remain Up In Air

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 3:08pm

The Obama administration has proposed rules for limiting greenhouse gases, but many of the details must still be set by states, leaving utilities unsure about specifics they'll be expected to achieve.

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Hydroponic Tomatoes May One Day Be Tastier Than Ones Grown Outside

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:39am

Advances in greenhouse technology have made growing flavorful tomatoes year-round easier. And scientists say climate change may soon make it harder to grow delicious tomatoes outdoors in fields.

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There's Trouble In The Job Market For Black College Graduates

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 10:26am

If you're a black college graduate, a degree won't guarantee success in the job market. That's according to a recent report by the Center for Economic Policy Research. Host Michel Martin learns more.

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What's Keeping Some Graduates From Getting Hired?

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 10:26am

This year's college graduates may have better job prospects than those in recent times, but not everyone is landing their dream job. NPR Senior Business Editor Marilyn Geewax shares more.

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After Tiananmen Square, New Lives On A New Continent

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 10:26am

After the democracy protests were crushed in 1989, many thought China would turn inward. Instead, a million Chinese citizens moved to Africa. Howard French discusses his book China's Second Continent.

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'Mario Kart 8' Is A Big Hit For Wii U

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:11am

The 8th edition of the classic Nintendo video game sold more than 1.2 million units its first weekend. Its new features include anti-gravity racing, allowing players to drive on walls and ceilings

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U.S. Proposes New Tariffs On Chinese-Made Solar Products

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:11am

China warned new tariffs would worsen trade relations. China previously was able to avoid paying tariffs by having the products assembled and shipped from other countries.

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Amendment Would Allow Congress To Set Political Spending Limits

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:11am

Many liberal critics of the Supreme Court's campaign finance rulings say a constitutional amendment is needed to limit money's influence in politics. The Senate held a hearing on one proposal.

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Into The Virtual Reality Lab With Pioneering Researchers

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 2:37am

Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR has raised hopes for a decades-old technology. Some researchers believe virtual reality has the potential to transform everything from medicine to teaching.

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As Banks Open In Schools, A Chance For Students To Learn To Save

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 2:36am

The closest many kids once got to banking was handling colorful Monopoly money. Today, students across the country can go to — and work at — student-run bank branches inside their schools.

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Minimum Wage Hikes Popular But May Not Spread Everywhere

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 1:58pm

Seattle minimum wage workers will see a gradual raise to $15 an hour — the highest in the nation. That won't end the argument about whether increases help or hurt employment.

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Could A 6-Cent Tax Sour Us On Soda And Sugary Drinks?

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 12:23pm

A new study argues that taxing sodas and sugary drinks by the calorie would spur consumers to cut back. A 6-cent tax per 12-ounce can would lead to 5,800 fewer calories consumed per year, it found.

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Into The Virtual Reality Lab With Pioneering Researchers

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:17am

Facebook's acquisition of Oculus VR has raised hopes for a decades-old technology. Some researchers believe virtual reality has the potential to transform everything from medicine to teaching.

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Layoff 101: Don't Blame Yourself

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 11:06am

Being laid off can affect your finances as well as your health. Professor Sandra Sucher of the Harvard Business School explains how to survive, and even thrive, after a layoff.

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John Oliver Helps Rally 45,000 Net Neutrality Comments To FCC

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 10:56am

The comedian used 13 minutes of his Sunday program to convince viewers to reach out to the Federal Communications Commission about open Internet rules. They responded and crashed the FCC servers.

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The Last Word In Business

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 3:59am

Steve Inskeep and David Greene have the Last Word in business.

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Seattle Ordinance Gradually Increases Minimum Wage To $15

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 3:59am

The city council has approved a measure raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The wage will be phased in over a number of years. The measure takes effect on April 1, 2015.

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Watchdog Group Releases Global Energy Investment Report

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 3:59am

The International Energy Agency predicts the U.S. will have to rely more heavily on Middle Eastern oil in coming years as North American sources start to dry up.

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