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Often Employees, Rarely CEOs: Challenges Asian-Americans Face In Tech

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 5:51pm

A new study shows that Asians and Asian-Americans are underrepresented at executive levels in five large tech companies. Four tech professionals weigh in with their experiences and perspectives.

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Rental Rules In California Raise Questions About Who's Using Airbnb

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 4:17pm

Santa Monica, Calif., approved a law that would outlaw most short-term rentals in the city. Some say many listings are by big companies. Others say such laws hurt homeowners trying to make ends meet.

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South Carolina Distiller Promises To Make Kentucky Liquor Quicker

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 8:00am

A company called Terressentia that uses a chemical process to age bourbon not in years — but in hours — is unsettling an industry that is long-soaked in history and tradition.

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The Outsized Optimism Of The Entrepreneur

Sun, 05/17/2015 - 7:03am

You might think a great idea plus hard work equals business success, but the math is seldom simple. Two entrepreneurs, one whose venture failed and one who's still going, tell why they took the risk.

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Clintons Earned $30 Million From Paid Speeches And Book Sales

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 8:34pm

The Clinton campaign revealed just how much the former president and secretary of state made in 2014 and 2015.

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Inside The Obama And Biden Financial Disclosures

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 6:39pm

The president continues to earn royalties on each of his books. And the Bidens got a better mortgage than the Obamas did: 30 years at 3.375 percent.

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Big 3 Airlines Say Foreign Competitors Are 'Dumping' Seats In U.S.

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 6:18pm

The chief executives of Delta, United and American airlines say Qatar Airways, Emirates Airlines and Etihad received subsidies from their governments. The Gulf carriers reject the accusations.

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USDA To Certify Non-GMO Foods With New Label

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:34pm

The government runs organic and antibiotic-free labeling programs, but has stayed out of the non-GMO labeling fray. That is, until a food company asked the USDA for help, and the agency obliged.

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'Not On My Land': Southern Residents Fight Building Of Palmetto Pipeline

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 3:31pm

Kinder Morgan is proposing the pipeline to carry oil and natural gas through South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. But smaller oil suppliers are also concerned about markets like Savannah, Georgia.

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Environmentalists Say Shell's Arctic Drilling Plan Presents Safety Risks

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 3:31pm

The Interior Department on Monday gave Shell conditional approval to drill for oil in the Arctic, a big defeat for environmental activists. But there's still another hurdle: a permit that approves Shell's plan to clean up if there's a spill. Opponents say the Arctic is too tough a place for effective cleanup, but the industry says otherwise.

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How Do You Get Your Colleagues To Trust You?

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 7:18am

How do you create trust? Management theorist Simon Sinek says it starts with a leader who makes people feel safe.

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How Can Trusting Strangers Fuel An Economy?

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 7:18am

The new currency of this economy is trust, says Rachel Botsman. Companies that rely on sharing invest in what Botsman calls "reputation capital."

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House Republicans Vote To Cut Amtrak's Funding

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:04am

The economic outlook for Amtrak was troubled even before this week's train derailment in Philadelphia. On Capitol Hill, lawmakers are deeply divided over funding for the passenger rail service.

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'Planet Money' Does The Math On 'The Six Billion Dollar Man'

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:04am

The Six Million Dollar Man TV show is being rebooted. Mark Wahlberg will star in the movie remake: The Six Billion Dollar Man. We Examine why the inflated number, and what the number should really be.

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SEC Investigates Bogus Bid For Avon

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:04am

The Securities and Exchange Commission received notice from a company calling itself PTG Capital that it intended to buy the cosmetics retailer. The only problem: no such company exists.

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What It Takes To Lift Families Out Of Poverty

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 3:51am

New charities pop up all the time. But how do you know which ones work? Economists have come up with a strategy to figure it out. They've used it to tackle one of the biggest problems in the world.

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What's Driving The Motor City Forward Now?

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 3:50am

Six months after Detroit emerged from bankruptcy, Michel Martin heads there to hear from the artists, thinkers and entrepreneurs who are shaping the city's future.

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From Scornin' It To Lovin' It: McDonald's Tests Out Kale On Its Menu

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 4:53pm

The green health halo hovering over kale glows brightly, and the company is putting it in breakfast bowls in nine southern California locations. Will it help brighten up the Golden Arches?

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Why Some Detroit Residents Claim To Live Someplace Else

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 3:56pm

The city has some of the highest auto insurance rates in the U.S. Many residents there drop coverage — or claim they live outside the city limits. The mayor has a plan to cut the cost of insurance.

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She's Almost Real: The New Humanoid On Customer Service Duty In Tokyo

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 3:52pm

In Tokyo, a stylish new department store receptionist isn't a human at all. It's a lifelike silicone robot with movements so real, it's fooling some customers.

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