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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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Customers Can Keep The Tip — Which Might Please Restaurant Workers

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 12:58pm

A handful of restaurants are experimenting with no-tipping models, guaranteeing their servers a base level of pay. So far, satisfaction is up and turnover is down.

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This Is Your Brain On Candy Crush

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 4:04am

Game designers peer deep inside your brain to keep you playing.

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Feds Monitor LA's Fashion District After Money Laundering Raid

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 4:04am

The Treasury Department imposed stricter rules on businesses in the city's fashion district. Authorities raided businesses last month on suspicion they were laundering money for Mexican drug cartels.

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Justices Will Decide Whether Workers Must Endure Unpaid Inconvenience

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 6:23pm

Some employees who worked for an Amazon fulfillment warehouse in Nevada, had to wait nearly 25 minutes after each shift to be screened by security. They want to be compensated for that time.

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Obama Proposal Could Extend Overtime Benefits To More Workers

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 5:03pm

Two-thirds of salaried workers used to get overtime automatically when they worked more than 40 hours a week, but thanks to a George W. Bush-era decision, only about 1 in 10 qualify today.

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Apple Says iOS Encryption Protects Privacy; FBI Raises Crime Fears

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:17pm

Apple says its new operating system for the iPhone features encryption so secure that not even Apple has the key to it. But the FBI warns that the software could limit its ability to fight crime.

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Love Pine Nuts? Then Protect Pine Forests

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 3:52pm

An expensive delicacy among nuts, pine nuts are foraged — not farmed — from distant forests. In some places, the delicate ecosystems that produce the nuts are disappearing.

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World Bank Says Ebola Could Inflict Enormous Economic Losses

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:36pm

In 2013, Sierra Leone and Liberia ranked second and sixth among countries with the highest GDP growth in the world. But this year, growth has stopped because of the deadly Ebola virus.

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Spanish Nurse Says She Reported Her Ebola Symptoms Several Times

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 9:02am

A Spanish-language newspaper reports that Teresa Romero Ramos told authorities on three separate occasions that she had a fever before she was quarantined.

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Restaurants Shave Calories Off New Menu Items

Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:19am

New menu items introduced by chain restaurants in 2013 contained 60 fewer calories, on average, than items on the menu in 2012. And that could be enough to make an impact on the obesity epidemic.

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