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From Microsoft To Mercedes, Foreign Companies Under The Gun In China

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 3:13pm

Doing business in China is getting tougher for some foreign companies. In the past year, Chinese government regulators have raided their offices, claiming to investigate monopoly practices.

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How Millennials Are Reshaping Charity And Online Giving

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 3:13pm

The generation now coming of age is spending — and giving — differently. New York-based Charity:Water gets it, and it's been a boon to its cause.

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French Economist Wins Nobel For Work On Regulating Big Business

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 8:19am

The Nobel committee said Jean Tirole has helped to reshape regulators' policies with his idea that the same rules have different effects –- good and bad –- in different industries.

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French Economist Win Nobel For Market Power And Regulation Research

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 6:42am

French economist Jean Tirole, 61, works at the Toulouse School of Economics in France. The economics prize completed the 2014 Nobel Prize announcements.

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French Economist Jean Tirole Wins Nobel Prize For Economics

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 6:28am

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences says Tirole's work on market power and regulation provides a framework for how governments can deal with and regulate mergers and monopolies.

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Daniel Tiger: Won't You Be His Neighbor?

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 6:03am

The PBS program Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is bringing the legacy of Fred Rogers to a new generation of children.

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Speculation Abounds Over Who Will Win Economics Nobel

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 3:56am

The top contenders for the Nobel Prize in economics are said to be a pair of NYU professors who study entrepreneurship, and a Stanford researcher who did pioneering work into economic sociology.

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To Cut Student Debt, Florida College Cuts Off Some Student Borrowing

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 3:54pm

One of Florida's largest community colleges is trying to reduce the amount of debt its students take on. As part of a federal experiment, it has barred them from taking out any unsubsidized loans.

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The Holidays Bring A New Season For Credit Card Breaches

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 11:26am

Shoppers are heading into the heavy-spending season with no new credit safeguards in place. Experts say it'll be at least another year before the U.S. system moves beyond technology from the 1970s.

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In Texas, Traffic Deaths Climb Amid Fracking Boom

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 5:38am

Texas is in the midst of a fracking boom, which is opening up huge energy reserves and bringing in jobs. But traffic fatalities, some involving inexperienced and fatigued truck drivers, have surged.

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Investors Flock To Ebola-Related Companies

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 3:58pm

Ebola-related stocks have been on the move since confirmation that the virus made its way onto U.S. soil. NPR's Arun Rath talks with journalist Wallace Witkowski at MarketWatch about Ebola investing.

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Tech Week: Women's Raises, Screen Time And Super-Locked Phones

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 8:59am

Controversial remarks about women not needing to ask for raises, how people in tech often limit their kids' screen time and a heated debate over smartphone encryption topped our tech coverage.

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Kmart Says Its Store Registers Were Hacked, Exposing Credit Cards

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 7:30am

The Sears-owned company says it removed the malware after it was discovered Thursday. It announced the exposure late Friday, saying no personal data or PIN numbers were lost.

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Microsoft CEO's Comments Reflect A Larger Workplace Problem

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 4:04pm

On Thursday, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said it is good karma in some instances when women do not ask for a raise. Melissa Block talks to Maria Klawe, who was interviewing him, about the reaction.

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U.S. Gas Prices Continue To Slide Downward

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:05pm

On Friday, the price for benchmark crude oil in the U.S. fell below $85 a barrel. Oil production is outstripping demand by a wide margin and analysts say that situation may continue for a while.

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Microsoft CEO Nadella's Remarks Add To Tech's Sexism Problem

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 1:36pm

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is facing public criticism after his comments suggesting that women should not ask for raises. But they also underscore questions about tech's male-dominated culture.

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Reviving A Southern Industry, From Cotton Field To Clothing Rack

Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:53am

Garment-making once thrived in the South. Two acclaimed designers are trying to bring it back with a field-to-garment concept, creating a clothing line from their own organic cotton grown in Alabama.

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Microsoft CEO Backtracks On Suggestion That Women Shouldn't Ask For Raises

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 7:52pm

During a talk at a conference about women in technology, Satya Nadella said those women who don't ask for raises would be compensated by "karma."

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Stock Market Has Wild Week Of Ups And Downs

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 3:14pm

The stock market has been on a tear this week in both directions. The Dow was down more than 270 points on Tuesday and up by a similar amount Wednesday. On Thursday, it was down by more than 300 points in mid-afternoon.

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How College Students Battled Textbook Publishers To A Draw, In 3 Graphs

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 2:35pm

The price of new textbooks has gone through the roof. But what students spend on books has barely budged.

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