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Uber's Troubles Mount Even As Its Value Grows

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:57pm

The attorneys general of San Francisco and Los Angeles counties are accusing the ride-sharing service of misrepresenting its background checks on drivers. It comes amid a rash of bad news for Uber.

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Alleged Rape Of Passenger Raises Concerns About How Uber Runs Abroad

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 12:51pm

A passenger in an Uber car in New Delhi reported that the driver raped her. As the company expands into the developing world, questions about the screening of its drivers are being raised.

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Detroit's Bankruptcy Is Over, Michigan's Governor Says

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 11:49am

The city's bankruptcy, the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, will end at 12:01 a.m. ET Thursday, Gov. Rick Snyder said. The city filed for bankruptcy on July 18, 2013.

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After Raid On Its Servers In Sweden, Pirate Bay Goes Offline

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 8:58am

Pirate Bay is one of the world's largest file-sharing sites. In the past, it has been targeted by authorities around the world.

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Justices: If You Aren't Working, No Pay, Even If You Can't Leave

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:54am

The Supreme Court has ruled that workers at a Nevada Amazon factory aren't due overtime for time spent in security lines at the ends of their shifts, waiting to be checked for stolen goods.

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'The Interview,' The Hack, And The Movie Studio Dealing With The Fallout

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:54am

A cyber attack on Sony may have been done by North Koreans in response to an new comedy about an attempt to kill Kim Jong Un. Huge amounts of personal data and five films have been leaked so far.

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Cheap Crops Mean Tight Times For Midwest's Fledgling Farmers

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:54am

Recent years were a good time to invest for beginning farmers, who run a quarter of U.S. farms. But with some crop prices crashing, paying back debts may require hard conversations and delayed dreams.

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Mexican Megafarms Supplying U.S. Market Are Rife With Labor Abuses

Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:54am

An investigation by the Los Angeles Times into labor camps on Mexican megafarms reveals appalling conditions. Reporter Richard Marosi says that U.S. consumers need to pressure retailers for change.

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In Europe, Ugly Sells In The Produce Aisle

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 5:46pm

Lumpy, bumpy produce that fails to meet supermarkets' high bar for beauty usually ends up as waste. But increasingly, European supermarkets are finding that ugly sells, if you tell the right story.

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Tenn. VW Plant Closer To Unionizing With UAW Agreement

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 3:25pm

The United Auto Workers secured recognition to represent workers at a Volkswagen manufacturing plant in Tennessee on Tuesday. It's the first time a foreign car manufacturer in the South has agreed to have its employees represented by a union.

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Supreme Court Rules Employers Are Not Required To Pay For Security Time

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 3:16pm

The decision is a major victory for retail enterprises and manufacturing businesses that could have been on the hook for billions of dollars in back pay for time spent in security screenings.

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Argentina: Where Cash Is King And Robberies Are On The Rise

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 1:19pm

With spiraling inflation and a distrust in banks after the country's 2001 default, Argentines are keeping more cash on hand. And that means robbery rates are spiraling, too.

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Wellness At Work Often Comes With Strings Attached

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 12:43pm

A group of CEOs wants the Obama administration to backtrack on efforts to regulate workplace wellness. The programs have ballooned in popularity, but there's little evidence they work.

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Sloppy Fracking Practices Result In Large Methane Leaks, Study Finds

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 4:00am

Faulty gear and attempts to clear liquid from wells can release enough gas into the atmosphere to power hundreds of homes, new research reveals. Critics say the study may underestimate the problem.

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New Republic Staffers Saw A Clash Between Its Mission And New Methods

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 4:00am

Owner Chris Hughes says his shakeup of the magazine aims to create a sustainable means for its commentary and long-form political profiles, but departing journalists see his plan as destructive.

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That Nest Egg Needs To Last As Long As You Do. So How Do You Start?

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 4:00am

No one knows how long they will live, which makes it hard to know how much money you'll need in order to retire. But several approaches can help people nearing retirement make their money last.

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Ireland Softens Under Pressure To Drop Its Corporate 'Duty-Free Zone'

Tue, 12/09/2014 - 4:00am

Both American and European authorities are angry about Irish rules that let firms pay as 12.5 percent taxes, or nearly a third the U.S. rate. Some officials think it may qualify as illegal state aid.

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FBI Wanted Little To Do With James Bond, Memo Reveals

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 5:04pm

In response to a request from the producers of Goldfinger, the FBI said Ian Fleming's novels "generally center around sex and bizarre situations."

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Some Liberals And Tea Partiers Unite To Oppose Trade Deals

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 4:06pm

Environmentalists, union members and consumer advocates demonstrated against trade negotiators Monday. In an interesting political twist, many Tea Party Republicans agree with the liberal activists.

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Olive Oil Producers In 'Crisis' From Weather, Pests And Disease

Mon, 12/08/2014 - 3:31pm

Global olive oil production is down. Italian groves have been especially hard hit by a disease that killed 1 million trees. Audie Cornish speaks with Curtis Cord, publisher of the Olive Oil Times.

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