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Chipotle Shareholders Reject Executives' Compensation Plan

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:58am

Chipotle is one of the fastest-growing restaurant chains but shareholders gave a thumbs down to the company's executive compensation plan. The board can still override the shareholders' vote.

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Big Sunday Encourages Baby Steps To Volunteerism

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:58am

A Hollywood writer was fed up with endless rounds of script revisions so he channeled his frustration into a day of volunteerism. From simple roots, his action grew into a nonprofit called Big Sunday.

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Propublica: Doctors Overcharge Medicare For Office Visit

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:58am

A new investigation suggests hundreds, if not thousands, of doctors are overcharging Medicare for office visits. Steve Inskeep talks to Charles Ornstein of the nonprofit newsroom ProPublica.

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Contractors Have A Tough Time Finding Experienced Workers

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 3:58am

States like Texas are enjoying a boom in commercial construction but there aren't enough skilled workers. Companies have little choice but to offer higher pay and bonuses to attract and keep workers.

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Are Filmmakers Using Drones Illegally? Looks Like It

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 2:41am

The film industry is using drones for movies and commercials, even though federal regulators are still working on rules that would permit the use of unmanned aerial vehicles to make money.

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'I've Enjoyed Every Minute Of It': Carl Kasell On His 60 Years In Radio

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 2:35am

The veteran NPR newscaster got into the business young — as a teen he hosted a late-night, easy-listening music show in Goldsboro, N.C. He'll now be scorekeeper emeritus on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

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Have $32,840 To Spare? Enjoy Your Flight

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 7:42pm

Extreme-luxury travel costs sums few of us can afford, and, says anthropologist Barbara King, invites us all to reflect on how the global economy works and our own role in it.

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A Complicated First: A Black Editor Takes The Helm At The Gray Lady

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 5:47pm

When The New York Times removed Jill Abramson from the top editor spot at the paper — the first woman in the role — the publisher replaced her with Dean Baquet — the first black person in that job.

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Missing In The Housing Recovery: New Houses

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 4:25pm

Even now, five years after the crash, homebuilding is stuck at half its historical level. And a hoped-for bounce after the harsh winter hasn't materialized. Some analysts blame higher mortgage rates.

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Online Gambling In The Garden State Gets Off To A Slow Start

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 3:17pm

New Jersey legalized online gambling in 2013, expecting a big windfall in tax revenue, but it has earned less than $5 million so far. What's gone wrong with New Jersey's big bet?

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FCC Votes To Open Debate On New Net Neutrality Rules

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 3:05pm

The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to move forward with considerations on a proposal for new open Internet rules. What exactly is in the proposal?

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On The Hill And Off It, Two Different GOP Positions On Minimum Wage

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 3:05pm

Prominent Republicans — including former presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Tim Pawlenty — have endorsed a minimum wage hike in recent weeks. And in Vermont, lawmakers approved the nation's highest statewide minimum wage, in a deal brokered by a Republican state senator. Nevertheless, a nationwide increase faces solid Republican opposition in Congress.

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Housing Is Perking Up, But Realtors Worry About Young Buyers

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 2:59pm

Homeownership rates are depressed for people under 35. Economists say nearly 3 million more young adults are living with their parents, compared with 2007.

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Solar-Powered Bike Lock Aims To Be The Airbnb of Bike-Sharing

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:04am

The Skylock can let you share your bike with others — and it'll send you a text if it thinks a thief has his hands on it.

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FCC Gives Initial OK To New Internet Rules; Comment Period Opens

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:31am

The issue has been lobbied heavily by industry and consumer groups. Public comments on the proposal are due by July 15.

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Who Wears Short Short?

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 4:12am

Hemlines are on the rise this summer. The Wall Street Journal spotted the trend, pointing out that inseams have gone from about 15 inches to more like seven.

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Travel Plans Are Looking Up For Airline Industry

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 4:12am

More than 200 million passengers are expected to fly on U.S. based airlines this summer, according to a leading industry group.

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Why Inflation Is Low And Likely To Stay There

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 4:12am

With the Federal Reserve pumping trillions of dollars into the economy the past several years, why is inflation so low? It makes no sense.

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TV Networks Use Elaborate Showcase To Pitch Shows To Advertisers

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 4:12am

Renee Montagne talks to Kim Masters, who's covering the upfronts for The Hollywood Reporter, about some of the new shows, and how the networks are faring in an increasingly competitive environment.

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FCC To Unveil Proposed Rules To Govern Internet Traffic

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 2:29am

The Federal Communications Commission will vote Thursday to unveil its proposed rules and begin the process of debate. There will be 2 months for comment and then another 2 months for revision.

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