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McDonald's Shuts Down Employee Website

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 3:16am

The restaurant chain pulled the plug on the website after what it said was "unwarranted scrutiny and inappropriate commentary."

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Cars Are New Frontier For Sharing Services

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 3:16am

Two 19-year-old guys from New Jersey noticed all the cars in long-term parking at the airport. They had an idea: Why not rent them out? They raised $6 million in venture capital funding for their company FlightCar.

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Obama's Position On Free Trade Marks Subtle Evolution

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 3:16am

Two decades after NAFTA created a giant North American free trade zone, the U.S. is negotiating more big trade deals that would span the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. President Obama has embraced the potential agreements as a way to improve the U.S. economy.

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How Consumers Can Guard Against Credit Card Fraud

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 3:16am

Morning Edition co-host David Greene talks to Chi Chi Wu, an attorney with the National Consumer Law Center, about how consumers can better protect themselves against credit and debt card fraud.

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Interest Rates Move Higher On Signs Of Improving Economy

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 3:16am

Long-term interest rates are ticking higher. The yield on the 10-year Treasury bond hit 3 percent Thursday. After a long period of extraordinarily low rates, analysts say the improving economy and a slightly less accommodating Fed will combine to make borrowing a bit more expensive.

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Business News

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 3:16am

Don Gonyea has business news.

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Long-Term Unemployment Benefits To Expire On Saturday

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 3:16am

The holiday season will come to an abrupt end for people who have been unemployed for more than six months. Federal long-term unemployment benefits didn't make it through this month's budget negotiations, and are set to expire on Saturday.

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The Number 6 Says It All About The HealthCare.gov Rollout

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 2:25am

A grand total of six people signed up on the first day that HealthCare.gov opened for business. The numbers are better now, but the botched rollout may have not just inconvenienced people, but permanently changed people's perceptions of the Affordable Care Act.

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President Obama Signs Budget, Defense Bills

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 3:50pm

The bipartisan spending measure eases mandatory sequestration cuts over the next two years and the defense authorization gives the Pentagon $527 billion for fiscal 2014.

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The Tragic Number That Got Us All Talking About Our Clothing

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 3:39pm

As 2013 wraps up, NPR is looking at the numbers that tell this year's story. This year there was one tragic number that got us all talking about our clothing: where it comes from, who is making it, and under what conditions. 1,134 is the official death toll of the Rana Plaza building collapse.

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Venezualan Flights Are Dirt Cheap ... If You Can Get A Ticket

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 3:10pm

The good news is that air travel to and from Venezuela is dirt cheap due to the difference between the official cost of tickets and the black-market currency rate. The bad news is that many flights are booked up months in advance.

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With More Online Shopping, Expect More Holiday Shipping Delays

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 2:44pm

As the volume of online orders surged, some retailers and package delivery companies were unable to fulfill promises to deliver gifts by Christmas. UPS acknowledged it was overwhelmed by all the late traffic. In response to complaints, Amazon says it is offering gift cards and refunds for shipping charges.

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McDonald's Shuts Website That Told Employees To Avoid Fast Food

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 1:24pm

The restaurant chain pulled the plug on the website after what it said was "unwarranted scrutiny and inappropriate commentary."

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