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Tech Firms Chip Away At Credit Cards' Share Of Transactions

Thu, 10/02/2014 - 4:02am

Companies including PayPal and Apple are competing to convince merchants and consumers to use their swipe-and-go mobile payment systems. Credit card breaches may speed up the use of digital wallets.

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Obamacare's First Year: How'd It Go?

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:43pm

It has been a year since Obamacare launched with a difficult start. Now, supporters are confident about the program's future. But critics say it's too early to gauge its success.

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Facebook Apologizes For Name Policy That Affected LGBT Community

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:56pm

The social networking site will not change its requirement for people to use "real" names on their profiles, but it will adjust how alleged violations are reported and enforced.

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How A Law From The Civil War Fights Modern-Day Fraud

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:21pm

A Civil War-era law that encourages whistleblowers to turn in their employers has been successful at exposing corporate fraud.

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Sen. Warren: We Need Regulators Who 'Work For The American People'

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:03am

Elizabeth Warren tells NPR that newly released recordings of conversations by Federal Reserve officials show that the same kind of cozy relationships that led to the 2008 meltdown have continued.

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Transcript: Sen. Warren's Full NPR Interview On Financial Regulation

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:03am

Warren tells Morning Edition that audio tapes made by an investigator working for the New York Fed reenforce the perception of a disturbingly cozy relationship between regulators and banks.

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'Ello' Aims For A Return To Ad-Free Social Networking

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 2:46am

Ello is the viral social network of the moment. Ad free, invite only and with the option of anonymity, it's generating tons of chatter as the latest alternative to Facebook.

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New York Boosts Pay For Thousands With Hourly Wage Hike

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:31pm

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order Tuesday that raises the hourly rate from under $11.90 to $13.13 an hour for thousands of fast-food and retail workers.

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EBay Spins Off PayPal Into Fast-Changing World Of Mobile Payments

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:01pm

Commerce and payments are splitting up. Ebay is breaking away from PayPal and its payments operation will turn into a separate, publicly traded company.

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Preventing Worker Burnout Can Boost The Bottom Line

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 3:12pm

Weary employees could need more than just time off to re-energize. Some employers have ditched the time cards, let workers set their own schedules or allow them to rotate jobs to prevent burnout.

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Six Years After Financial Crisis, Litigation Carries On With AIG Suit

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 3:08pm

Maurice "Hank" Greenberg, AIG's former CEO, is suing the U.S. government over the terms of the company's $85 billion bailout. He says it amounts to an unconstitutional seizure of private property.

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Database Flaws Cloud Sunshine On Industry Payments To Doctors

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 9:57am

A federal website set to go live Tuesday will disclose drug and device companies' ties to doctors. The release marks a milestone, but could be misleading for patients checking up on their doctors.

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U.S. Judge Holds Argentina In Contempt After Debt Default

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:06am

It has been nearly 2 months since Argentina defaulted on its debt. And now a judge in New York has held Argentina in contempt for proceeding with plans to pay some of its bondholders, but not others.

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European Activists Say They Don't Want Any U.S. 'Chlorine Chicken'

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 2:37am

Most U.S. poultry is bathed in a little chlorine on the way to your plate. But that treatment is banned in Europe. Now "chlorinated chickens" are a sticking point in a trans-Atlantic trade deal.

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Everything But The Squeal: How The Hog Industry Cuts Food Waste

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 11:25am

Large-scale hog operations get a bad environmental rap. But when it comes to processing the animals, the industry is a model of efficiency, making use of every last bit in sometimes surprising ways.

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Will The NFL's Domestic Violence Scandal Hurt Its Bottom Line?

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:48am

The NFL has become a $10 billion financial juggernaut by attracting new fans and devising new ways to make money. Now, the NFL confronts what may be its most serious image problem ever.

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Survey: ATM, Checking Account Overdraft Fees Surge

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:44am

The survey released Monday by Bankrate.com finds the average fee for using an out-of-network ATM climbed 5 percent over the past year to a new high of $4.35 per transaction.

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Rochester Focuses On A New Picture Of American Manufacturing

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:27am

Rochester, N.Y., was once the imaging capital of the world, home to Kodak, Xerox and Bausch + Lomb. Now, with a drastically cut manufacturing sector, the city is trying to build something new.

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Movie Theaters Hope To Add Another Dimension To Their Profits

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 4:38pm

Domestic movie ticket sales seem to have topped out. Now, cinema owners are trying to lure customers — and justify higher ticket prices — with innovations like panoramic screens and so-called 4-D.

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Facebook Requires Real Names. What Does That Mean For Drag Queens?

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 9:56am

Dozens of queens' profiles were deactivated recently because they used stage names. Facebook says requiring real names curbs abuse, but LGBT groups say it's restricting — for drag queens and others.

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