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On Capitol Hill, 'See You in September' Is A Refrain Without Romance

Sun, 09/03/2017 - 6:00am

A default on U.S. debt is unknown territory. It's never happened. That may make some people say: "Let's try it." But those might not be the people you want to trust with your life savings.

The Reason Behind The Recent Spike In Gas Prices

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 5:22pm

Motorists are finding that the average price of a gallon of gasoline is 20 cents more than it was a month ago — the highest it's been in two years. The reasons have a lot to do with Hurricane Harvey.

Whatever Happened To ... The Airbnb 'Superhost' From Tanzania?

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 7:45am

After Godwin Ndosi found success renting out his family's house to tourists, he vowed to expand his business and go to grad school. Did he stick with the plan?

(Image credit: Courtesy of Godwin Ndosi)

Trump Hotel Lease Under New Review As Lawmakers Keep Up Criticism

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 6:00am

The General Services Administration approved the Trump Organization's lease for the Washington, D.C., property. But now, the GSA Inspector General's Office is taking another look at the contract.

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Hurricane Harvey Sends Gasoline Prices Up

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 5:44pm

The historic rain and high winds have caused refineries throughout the Gulf Coast to shut down or reduce production.

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Asian Bike-Sharing Companies Move Into New Markets With Mixed Results

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 3:31pm

Dockless bike-sharing that allows riders to pick up and drop off bicycles anywhere took off in China last year. Now Asian firms have expanded to the U.K., but not everyone is pleased.

Countries Pledge To Recover Dwindling Pacific Bluefin Tuna Population

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 2:50pm

The long-term agreement would aid fish stocks that have fallen to just 2.6 percent of their historic size. The news comes at a time when Atlantic bluefin populations are also rebounding.

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U.S. Economy Generated 156,000 Jobs In August, Short Of Estimates

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 7:37am

The Labor Department also cut previous estimates for job growth in June and July by 41,000.

An Industrial Giant Returns To Pittsburgh

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 4:13am

Aluminum maker Alcoa is coming back home to Pittsburgh after moving its headquarters to New York for the last several years.

Trump Says Jobs Can Close Racial Divides. Here's Why That's Unlikely

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 4:00am

The unemployment rate for black Americans has been roughly double the unemployment rate for white Americans for a very long time.

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For Grocery Stores In Texas, It's A Race To Restock Their Shelves

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 4:35pm

Hurricane Harvey destroyed intricate supply chains that keep supermarket shelves stocked with perishable food. Grocery stores are already rebuilding those networks.

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Insurers Gear Up For Deluge Of Claims, Hope To Avoid Sandy Repeat

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 3:53pm

To work all the expected flood claims, insurance companies will rely on hundreds of small processing companies. Some worry that inexperienced claims adjusters will do more harm than good.

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Houston's Flooding Problem Reflects Shortfalls In City Planning

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 3:31pm

Lack of proper drainage, no real zoning code and rapid unregulated growth had a hand in damage caused by Hurricane Harvey in Houston. Coupled with climate change, it was a recipe for disaster. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Bloomberg Businessweek economics editor Peter Coy who recently published a feature called "Harvey Wasn't Just Bad Weather. It Was Bad City Planning."

U.S. Employers Struggle To Match Workers With Open Jobs

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 3:31pm

The U.S. has a record number of job openings. A lot of employers complain they can't find qualified workers. But there are many things employers aren't doing or could do better to attract the workers they need.

Wells Fargo Acknowledges Creation Of Nearly Twice As Many Possible Fake Accounts

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 3:31pm

Wells Fargo just can't get past its fake account scandal. The bank acknowledged on Thursday that it created more bogus customer accounts than previously estimated. An outside review discovered an additional 1.4 million potentially unauthorized accounts opened between Jan. 2009 and Sept. 2016. That's nearly twice as many accounts as the bank previously acknowledged. This comes on the heels of other embarrassing debacles as the bank struggles to repair its image.

Wells Fargo Admits To Nearly Twice As Many Possible Fake Accounts — 3.5 Million

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 12:02pm

An outside review discovered that 1.4 million more potentially unauthorized accounts were opened between January 2009 and September 2016.

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Wells Fargo Uncovers 1.4 Million More Fake Accounts

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 10:20am

Wells Fargo has found 3.5 million potential fake accounts in an internal review, up from 2.1 million fake accounts the company initially identified.

How To Help After Harvey

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 9:06am

A crisis can bring out the best in people … and the worst.

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Don't Fall Victim To Harvey Flood Scams

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 4:15am

Many people want to donate to Harvey-related relief efforts. But they need to avoid scam artists who are trying to get their hands on some of that money. Experts offer advice for giving safely.

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Trump Calls For Major Rewite Of The Tax Code During Stop In Missouri

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 4:12am

Rachel Martin talks to Stephen Moore of the Heritage Foundation about President Trump's push to overhaul the nation's tax system. The plan was largely short on specifics.

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