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Hustle Behind The Wheel: What It's Like To Be An Uber Driver

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 6:26pm

The ride hailing service says it is creating 20,000 driver jobs every month. While this makes the service better for customers, drivers worry it will drive prices — and their earnings — down.

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Russia Boosts Interest Rates To 17 Percent Amid Currency's Slide

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 4:50pm

The move to raise rates from 10.5 percent is aimed at limiting the ruble's slide and curbing inflation. Sanctions and low oil prices have made it the world's worst-performing major currency this year.

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Lawyers Say Sony Can't Keep Media From Reporting Hacked Details

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 3:34pm

NPR's David Folkenflik talks with Melissa Block about the discussion within media circles about the legality and propriety of publishing information stolen in the hack attack against Sony Pictures.

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Small Businesses Drop Coverage As Health Law Offers Alternatives

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:01am

Subsidies created by the health law to help workers buy their own coverage and steady increases in companies' insurance costs have made it easier for them to decide to discontinue health insurance.

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From Australia To France, Another Bad Day For Uber

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 9:50am

Uber's "surge pricing" quadrupled fares for some customers trying to flee the area in Sydney where a gunman took hostages. France banned Uber's low-cost service over its lack of professional licenses.

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Book News: Apple Enters A New Round In E-Book Price-Fixing Fight

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 9:48am

Apple goes before an appeals court in a battle expected to help clarify the legal line between business agreements and outright collusion. Also: Hilary Mantel denounces her critics' "froth and bile."

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How The Gender Pay Gap Has Changed (And How It Hasn't)

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 9:15am

The pay gap between men and women has been narrowing for decades. But it persists, and it gets larger as women move toward the middle of their careers.

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Families Of Newtown Victims Sue Rifle Manufacturer

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 8:46am

The lawsuit filed on behalf of 10 victims alleges that the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle should have never been sold to the public because it is a military weapon.

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YY Changes Its Tune After Karaoke Is A Hit

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 4:01am

Chinese social network site YY originally allowed customers to watch other people play video games, but users realized the site had more potential. It could be a place to perform virtual karaoke.

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For This Holiday Season, Old Toys Are New Again

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 4:01am

What toys are most in demand this holiday season? Toy analyst Sean McGowen follows the industry and tells David Greene what's hot, and what toys have made a comeback.

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Texas Braces For A Drop In Production After Oil Prices Fall

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 4:01am

Oil production has been booming in Texas, fueled by technological advances. But the fall in oil prices will slow things down. The coming year is likely to see a weeding out of the weakest producers.

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Sen. Warren Warns That Spending Bill Sets Dangerous Precedent

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 3:19am

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, took a passionate stand against a provision in the spending bill that rolls back a major part of the Dodd-Frank financial regulation legislation.

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"Warning Shot": Sen. Elizabeth Warren On Fighting The Banks, And Her Political Future

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 3:19am

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat, took a passionate stand against a provision in the spending bill that rolls back a major part of the Dodd-Frank financial regulation legislation.

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Lockheed Martin Case Puts 401(k) Plans On Trial

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 2:30am

The aerospace company is being sued for choosing retirement funds that were poorly managed and charged high fees in a case that tests the limits of a company's responsibilities to its employees.

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When Grandma's House Is Home: The Rise Of Grandfamilies

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 2:26am

In a shift driven partly by culture and largely by the economy, the number of grandparents living with their grandchildren is up sharply. About 1 in 10 kids is living with a grandparent.

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PetSmart To Be Sold To Investor Group

Mon, 12/15/2014 - 2:19am

The Phoenix-based pet store retailer says investors, led by buyout firm BC Partners, have agreed to pay $83 per share in cash to the company for a total of $8.7 billion.

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A For-Profit College Tries The Charter School Market

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 11:03am

ITT Technical Institute sought to open high schools around the country, but it's meeting resistance.

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Gaza Tech Incubator Finds Success In International Crowdfunding

Sun, 12/14/2014 - 8:57am

Billions have been pledged to help rebuild Gaza, but little of that money has arrived yet. But a startup accelerator is drawing interest and crowdfunding from around the region and the world.

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It's Ugly Christmas Sweater Season — Share Your Best (Bad) Attire

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 8:12am

The themed party trend is on us again, and holiday garb bedecked with bells, lights and way too much tinsel is selling fast. Show us your best holiday monstrosity — use the hashtag #NPRuglysweaters.

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Tech Week: Instagram Vs. Twitter And Europe Vs. Google

Sat, 12/13/2014 - 4:18am

Instagram beat Twitter on a key metric, but Twitter's co-founder says he doesn't care. And Google's woes in Europe continued as the tech giant shut down Google News in Spain over a new law there.

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