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Joe's Crab Shack Tests Out Ban On Tipping

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 3:32pm

Joe's Crab Shack, a national restaurant chain, is testing a tipping ban. Employees will receive raises instead. The chain's CEO Raymond Blanchette told CNBC the tradition of tipping is antiquated and has created an overly competitive atmosphere among employees. Joe's Crab Shack follows a number of restaurants that have recently done away with tipping, including Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group.

SeaWorld Reinvents Itself In Face Of Growing 'Blackfish' Scrutiny

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 3:32pm

Facing continued pressure from activists and lawmakers over its shows featuring captive killer whales, SeaWorld is addressing its problems by putting an emphasis on conservation and education.

California Case Threatens Uber's Business Model, Future Of Freelance Economy

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 3:32pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with David Plouffe, former adviser to President Obama and current board member of the company Uber, about the growth of the freelance economy.

Anheuser-Busch InBev And SABMiller Agree On Merger Terms

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 8:15am

A Brobdingnagian beer company is closer to becoming reality, as Anheuser-Busch InBev works out terms to buy its biggest rival. The deal also includes a sell-off of MillerCoors to Molson Coors.

Break It Down: NPR Reporters Fact Check The Republican Debate

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 5:10am

Last night's presidential debate focused on economic issues. Our reporters look at candidate claims about business creation, the minimum wage, trade and the length of the tax code.

3 Charged In Hacking Case Against JPMorgan Chase, 11 Other Firms

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 4:07am

On Tuesday, prosecutors in the Justice Department unsealed an indictment which names three men and charges they orchestrated the largest hack against a U.S. financial institution in history.

LA Combats Homelessness Which Is Up 12 Percent From 2 Years Ago

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 4:07am

In Los Angeles, officials have announced a $100 million fight against homelessness. It's a response to the growing number of people on the streets. Residents are upset about the worsening situation.

Shoppers In Mexico Show Up For Opening Of Luxury Department Store

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 4:07am

A high-end retailer just opened its $300 million remodeled flagship store in Mexico's City's swankiest neighborhood. The store is banking on Mexico's rising middle-class consumers.

Chinese Online Retailer Alibaba Racks Up Sales On Singles Day

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 4:07am

The one-day shopping spree is promoted by China's online retail giant Alibaba. More than $10 billion in sales were generated — more than five times the volume of last year's Cyber Monday in the U.S.

Advocates Question Whether Veterans Day Promotions Have Gotten Off Track

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 4:07am

There's a huge gap between what vets consider real support and self-interested promotions. Advocates welcome businesses goodwill but are leery about the way some use Veterans Day to self promote.

America's Food Truck Craze Parks On The Streets Of Kolkata

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 3:40am

Kolkata now has its first food truck: Agdum Bagdum, which hawks Indian fusion food. It was inspired by American food trucks – which were originally inspired by street food in places like Kolkata.

Help Wanted: Must Like Heights And High Voltage

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 3:39am

A shortage of line workers raises the question: how do you entice millennials into tough electric utility work, when "you can't get a kid to lick a stamp, much less climb a pole" these days?

Push For $15 Minimum Wage Becoming Part Of Presidential Politics

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 4:47pm

In dozens of cities, low-wage workers, backed by a key union, held demonstrations demanding a minimum wage of $15. They planned to protest in Milwaukee outside the Republican presidential debate.

Federal Prosecutors Charge 3 In International Cyber Crime Spree

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 3:26pm

Federal prosecutors have charged three men in a sprawling international cyber crime spree. The indictments allege that the defendants hacked JP Morgan Chase and other financial institutions. They also used customer data to manipulate stock prices for credit card fraud and to operate illegal Internet gambling sites.

Simplifying Soup: Campbell's Tinkers With Chicken Noodle Recipe

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 3:26pm

Campbell's Soup has announced they're cutting their ingredients list. NPR reports on the move to simplify soup.

Daily Fantasy Sports Under Threat As Several States Weigh Regulations

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 3:26pm

States across the country are weighing regulations for daily fantasy sports, which could temper the relatively new industry's explosive growth.

Some Hospital Systems Want To Care For You And Sell You Insurance

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 11:27am

These plans, which still are a minority in the marketplaces, can help steer consumers to the system's hospitals and doctors, but some also offer competitive prices.

Campbell's Tries To Soup Up Its Chicken Noodle Recipe

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 10:47am

Amid changing consumer preferences and slumping soup sales, the company has tinkered with its classic soup recipe, cutting the number of ingredients to 20 from 30.

4 Indicted In 'Largest U.S. Bank Breach Ever,' Justice Says

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 10:37am

The criminal ring stole the personal data of more than 100 million people, the federal indictment says, adding that the targeted companies include "one of the world's largest financial institutions."

What To Watch At Tonight's Debate: Could Be 'Make Or Break' For Jeb Bush

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 7:50am

The former Florida governor will again be feeling the heat. Marco Rubio will try to capitalize on his breakout performance from last time. And Ben Carson could fend off questions about his biography.




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