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U.S. Appeals Court Upholds Net Neutrality Rules In Full

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 9:42am

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit rejected a lawsuit by telecom, cable and wireless industry associations against new rules that expanded federal oversight of Internet service providers.

Court Fines And Fees Almost Delay Homecoming For Wrongly Convicted Michigan Man

Tue, 06/14/2016 - 3:56am

Davontae Sanford spent nearly nine years in prison for crimes he never committed. But his release was almost stopped because of an unpaid bill he owed for his public defender.

Microsoft To Buy Tech Giant LinkedIn For $26.2 Billion

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 3:31pm

Microsoft announced it's buying another tech giant, LinkedIn, for $26.2 billion. The companies, both leaders in the productivity marketplace, believe the move could boost their income potential by 50 percent in that market. According to a Microsoft spokesperson, talks on the massive deal began in March.

Walgreens Cuts Ties With Blood-Test Company Theranos

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 1:15pm

Walgreens was Theranos' largest revenue source. It cited problems that federal regulators have had with Theranos' lab testing in deciding to end the relationship.

Tourists Use Facebook To Support Sharm El-Sheikh During Tough Times

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 8:17am

Tourism to the popular Egyptian resort dropped dramatically after the plane crash last fall. But social media keeps tourists and residents connected.

Microsoft To Buy LinkedIn For $26.2 Billion In Cash

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 8:05am

The per-share price of $196 equals $26.2 billion — or to put it in terms runners will understand, roughly one billion dollars for each mile of a marathon.

Summer TV Preview: Which Shows Are Worth Staying Indoors?

Mon, 06/13/2016 - 3:41am

A rush of new shows are coming to network, cable and streaming channels in June. We'll tell you what's worth tuning in to (or at least setting the DVR for) and when you should just go outside.

Many Manufacturing Workers Don't Make Enough To Keep Off Public Assistance

Sun, 06/12/2016 - 6:41am

A UC Berkeley's Labor Center study suggests that many American manufacturing jobs aren't paying enough to keep workers off of public assistance. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to the Center's, Ken Jacobs.

Write An Essay To Win A Local Newspaper

Sun, 06/12/2016 - 6:41am

Newspaper for sale! Host Linda Wertheimer talks to Ross Connelly, owner of the Hardwick Gazette in Vermont. After 30 years, he's retiring and holding an essay contest to find a new publisher.

After Nuclear Deal, Iran Pulls Quick Oil Production Rebound

Sun, 06/12/2016 - 6:41am

Iran is on track to restore oil production and exports to pre-sanction levels, surprising many analysts. It's one of the areas where Iran has benefited from the nuclear deal it made with world powers.

To Fight Floundering Attendance, SeaWorld Turns To Roller Coasters

Sun, 06/12/2016 - 6:41am

SeaWorld Orlando's new Mako rollercoaster is the area's fastest, longest and tallest coaster. It's a hypercoaster, designed for "airtime."

New Airport Security Lanes In Atlanta Are 30% More Efficient, TSA Chief Says

Sat, 06/11/2016 - 3:01pm

The two lanes, which were designed by Delta, were rolled out last month. TSA administrator Peter Neffenger told a Senate committee that "initial results show dramatic improvements."

Safety Regulator Looks At Alleged Tesla Suspension Flaw

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 8:45pm

The celebrated electric car company denies allegations of a safety problem with its suspension and says claims that it told customers not to report the problem "preposterous."

Playing For A Chance: The Promise And Pain Of The NBA's Minor League

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 2:00pm

Everyone knows about the multimillion-dollar salaries and celebrity status of NBA players. But in the shadows of the NBA, men toil in the relative obscurity of the D-League to keep their dream alive.

Investors See Big Opportunities In Opioid Addiction Treatment

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 1:59pm

Opioid addiction treatment is a growth market, and private equity firms are buying up treatment centers and chains. But it's too soon to say how this might affect access to care and quality.

Scheduled Flights To Cuba Approved For As Early As This Fall

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 12:38pm

The Department of Transportation has authorized six U.S. airlines to schedule round-trip flights from the U.S to some cities in Cuba. The DOT has not yet approved any flights to Havana.

Gawker Files For Bankruptcy As It Faces $140 Million Court Penalty

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 12:27pm

In addition to its eponymous website, Gawker Media operates several other popular sites, including Deadspin, Jezebel and Gizmodo. The company could be sold, according to reports.

House Approves Bipartisan Bill To Address Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 8:11am

The bill, which still needs to be approved by the Senate, would appoint a seven-person board that could restructure the territories debts. Puerto Rico owes more than $70 billion.

Circle June 23. A Vote That Day In The U.K. Could Affect Your Wallet

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 6:59am

Most economists say an upcoming vote to determine the United Kingdom's role in the EU is a big deal. The so-called Brexit vote might upset trade deals, financial markets and currencies, they argue.

Can Web Search Predict Cancer? Promise And Worry Of Big Data And Health

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 6:01am

Microsoft researchers say in their new study, Bing searches held clues to pancreatic cancer diagnoses. But what role should new data streams like web searches and social media play in public health?

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