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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?

Time For A New Leader At Viacom, Former CEO Tom Freston Says

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 4:03am

The fight for control of Viacom is playing out like a soap opera. Ex-Viacom CEO Tom Freston says current CEO Philippe Dauman is running the company aground in an effort to prop up stock value.

Why Are Prime-Age Workers Disappearing From The Job Market?

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 4:03am

Economists want to know why prime-age workers, people 25-54, aren't working. Mary Louise Kelly talks to David Wessel of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution.

With Lending Club Disgraced, An Industry Looks For Lessons

Fri, 06/10/2016 - 3:41am

Lending Club, a leader in the peer-to-peer marketplace, is mired in scandal. The finance technology industry, known as FinTech, is dissecting what it means for online lending.

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