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Economy Adds 257,000 New Jobs; Unemployment Rate Up Slightly

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 7:38am

The jobless rate ticked up to 5.7 percent despite robust job growth that exceeded economists' expectations.

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Economists Expect Data To Show A Pullback In Job Creation

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 4:02am

The energy sector has started laying off workers as oil prices drop. Analysts will sift through the government's monthly employment report to see what affect that's having on U.S. job creation.

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Federally Regulated Banks Begin To Work With States' Pot Businesses

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 4:02am

For legal marijuana businesses, getting a bank account can be a challenge. Many banks are unwilling to do business with them. How do banks decide which marijuana businesses are worth the risk?

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RadioShack Files For Bankruptcy; Sprint To Share Space With Some Stores

Fri, 02/06/2015 - 4:02am

For decades the brand was best known as a convenience store for techies. Now it's trying to salvage some of its stores by partnering with Sprint, one of its biggest creditors.

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Are Farmer Market Sales Peaking? That Might Be Good For Farmers

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 6:13pm

The rate of growth in the number of farmers markets and sales at them has slowed in recent years. But that could mean the entire local food movement is growing up.

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In 'Red Notice,' Success Draws Treachery, Tragedy In Putin's Russia

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 5:19pm

Robert Siegal talks to Bill Browder, an American financier who was expelled from post-Soviet Russia, and saw an attempt to claim his company devolve into a deadly bureaucratic and legal farce.

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FAA Ban Hasn't Stopped Pilots From Snapping Selfies

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 4:48pm

The National Transportation Safety Board found selfies to blame for a tragic private plane crash in Colorado last year. Audie Cornish talks to journalist David Yanofsky about tech in the cockpit.

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Planning Through Oil Booms Helps Independent Drillers Weather The Busts

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 4:48pm

Oil's price slump is hitting some companies hard. But longtime producers, like small Texas driller Tracy Perryman, have been through downturns before — and have learned how to survive lean times.

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Sony's Amy Pascal Steps Down In Aftermath Of Cyber Attack

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 4:36pm

Audie Cornish talks to Wall Street Journal reporter Ben Fritz about Amy Pascal. The Sony co-chairman will stay at the company to launch a new production venture.

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Anthem Hack Renews Calls For Laws To Better Prevent Breaches

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 3:52pm

Hackers gained access to records of 80 million Anthem customers and employees, the health insurance giant says. But how can the seemingly endless mega-hacks be prevented?

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Brian Williams Criticized For Exaggerated Iraq Story

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 3:35pm

NBC Chief Anchor Brian Williams is dealing with scathing criticism over his exaggerated accounts, over the years, of a helicopter landing under hostile fire in Iraq in 2003.

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Radio Shack May Be On Verge Of Collapse

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 3:35pm

The end looks to be near for Radio Shack. The nearly century old electronics retail chain is on the verge of bankruptcy. The end of troubled company is also the end of an era. Audie Cornish talks to Jamie Lendino of PC Magazine.

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Map: The Most Common* Job In Every State

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 2:31pm

The jobs picture has changed profoundly since the 1970s. This map shows how those changes played out across the country.

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Amy Pascal Out As Sony Pictures Chairman

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 11:40am

The studio said she will launch a new production venture within Sony. Her departure comes shortly after the studio was hit by a cyberattack — one that exposed employee data and Pascal's emails.

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FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg To Step Down

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 7:39am

The head of the Food and Drug Administration has been on the job for six years and presided over such controversial decisions as relaxing age restrictions on the Plan B contraceptive.

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Dude, Why Is There A Cow In The Back Of Your Cab?

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 7:22am

Author Chris Guillebeau has visited every U.N.-recognized country in the world. He's seen taxi-riding cows, a Mongolian version of Uber and a strong entrepreneurial spirit in the poorest of places.

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Brian Williams' Self-Inflicted War Wounds

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 4:04am

The NBC News anchor admits his story of being on a helicopter hit by enemy fire in Iraq was untrue. The question is why the veteran newsman's tale took on new — and false — elements in recent years.

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NBC's Williams Admits He Misled Viewers About Wartime Peril

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 4:04am

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams admits that his story of being on a helicopter hit by enemy fire in Iraq in 2003 was wrong, and apologizes to troops and viewers.

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FCC Chairman Proposes Classifying The Internet As A Public Utility

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 4:04am

The Federal Communications Commission is proposing major changes to the way it regulates Internet access. Chairman Tom Wheeler believes stronger, utility-style regulations are needed.

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Stuck In Traffic? It's Likely To Be Worse In 30 Years, Report Says

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 3:03am

Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx talks about the challenges facing America's transportation system, and why he says the country needs to invest much more in it.

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