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What Does Your Uber Driver Think Of You?

Sat, 07/18/2015 - 3:46pm

Uber passengers are accustomed to rating drivers. But with Uber feedback, judgment goes both ways. A couple of simple steps can show you your Uber passenger rating — if you really want to find out.

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Greece's Ex-Finance Minister: Bailout Reforms Will 'Fail'

Sat, 07/18/2015 - 9:20am

Yanis Varoufakis, who was forced to resign as a condition for concluding a financial rescue deal, says the latest austerity program will "go down in history" as a disaster.

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From Highways To Trade Deal, What Big Business Wants By Christmas

Sat, 07/18/2015 - 9:13am

Business lobbyists say Congress has enough time left this year to pass significant legislation. But those plans could get tripped up by debate over Iran and over the budget.

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A Battle Royale To Keep McDonald's Out Of Historic Food Hub In Paris

Sat, 07/18/2015 - 6:43am

France is now McDonald's No. 2 market. But in a Paris neighborhood historically considered the soul of French gastronomy, residents are fighting tooth and nail to keep the fast-food giant out.

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Remembering New Orleans' Overlooked Ties To Slavery

Sat, 07/18/2015 - 6:43am

The city has a reputation for music, food and fun. But it's also a land with an economic history rooted in the domestic slave trade that tore families apart. Now, its legacy sits below the surface.

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Nuclear Deal Opens Up Potential For Investors In Iran's Stock Market

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 4:10pm

The diverse stock market could be a way to road-test Iran's economy. But experts warn of unique pitfalls: the key role the Revolutionary Guard plays in the economy and the lack of transparency.

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Neighborhood Revitalization 101: A Crash Course For Detroiters In Investing

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 3:08pm

In Detroit, housing prices have dropped, opening up investment opportunities — but only if you know how to invest. One professor is teaching inner-city residents how to get in on the market.

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Professor Delivers Detroiters A Crash Course In Real Estate Investing

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 3:08pm

In Detroit, housing prices have dropped, opening up investment opportunities — but only if you know how to invest. One professor is teaching inner-city residents how to get in on the market.

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Drought Drives Demand For Groundwater, As Well-Wishers Pile Up

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 3:03pm

The drought has put a strain on farms and cities in the Southwest, but it's been a boon for one industry: As Will Stone of KJZZ reports, well-drillers are slammed with demand, especially in Arizona.

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UCLA Health Says 4.5M May Be Affected In Data Breach

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 2:20pm

Attackers accessed parts of the computer network that contain personal and medical information, but there is no evidence they accessed or acquired any personal or medical information, UCLA said.

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Our Robot Servants

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 9:02am

If robots pose a danger, it's because, like cars, cranes and jackhammers, they're heavy machinery operating outside the performance specifications of flesh and blood human beings, says Alva Noë.

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German Lawmakers Back Greek Bailout Plan

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 7:29am

The Bundestag voted overwhelmingly in favor of the $93.6 billion package aimed at keeping Athens in the eurozone.

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Bailout Makes Germans Just As Squeamish As Greeks, For Different Reasons

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 4:09am

The eurozone's third bailout program for Greece was largely the work of German leaders, but makes may Germans uncomfortable. They want a hard line taken with Greece, but fear being seen as bullies.

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Sugar Hooked Us On Yogurt. Could Savory Be The New Sweet?

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 4:09am

Americans embraced yogurt only after manufacturers upped the sweet factor. Now new startups aim to wean us from the sugar habit. Think yogurt with a kick of jalapeño or a drizzle of olive oil.

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What Lifting Iran's Sanctions Means For U.S. Businesses

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 4:09am

The recent nuclear deal only covers a fraction of U.S. sanctions against Iran; most of the restrictions on businesses will stay in place. But there are exceptions. Who will benefit?

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Employee Or Contractor? New U.S. Guidelines Could Reclassify Workers

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 4:19pm

The Labor Department has suggested standards an employer must meet to consider a worker an independent contractor. Employment lawyers say this will lead to more lawsuits against employers.

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MAC Cosmetics To Launch Makeup Line Inspired By Tejano Star Selena

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 3:26pm

Tejano star Selena continues to be an influence nearly 20 years after her death. The glamour she brought to the stage will be part of a limited-edition collection by MAC Cosmetics after fans lobbied to make it happen. The Selena makeup line will be launched next year.

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Greece's Lost Olive Oil: How Export Barriers Stifle Economic Growth

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 3:26pm

Businesses in Greece are facing fundamental problems, despite the potential bailout. They struggle with tax issues, labor problems and infrastructure inadequacies. The Planet Money podcast visits olive oil entrepreneurs in Kalamata, Greece, to find out what it will take for the Greek economy to start growing.

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Despite Lack Of Luxury, Vintage Trailers Make A Comeback

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 3:26pm

AAA says more than 30 million Americans will be hitting the road for summer travel this year. Some will be riding in luxury RVs, with amenities like Wi-Fi and satellite TV. But vintage camper trailers from the 1950s and 60s also have their ardent fans, despite the lack of luxuries.

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Lifting Sanctions Will Release $100 Billion To Iran. Then What?

Thu, 07/16/2015 - 2:53pm

One of the most controversial aspects of the nuclear deal is the unfreezing of more than $100 billion in oil revenues. But concerns have been raised about what Iran might do with this windfall.

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