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Massachusetts Joins State-Led Efforts On Equal Pay For Women

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 2:57pm

As part of a state law designed to help equalize pay for women, employers are now prohibited from asking about an employee's previous salary. Advocates say the question creates a cycle of low pay.

One Year After A Toxic River Spill, No Clear Plan To Clean Up Western Mines

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 1:12pm

Last August, 3 million gallons of orange wastewater flooded into Colorado's Animas River, ending up in Lake Powell. But Congress has failed to come up with a way to stop this from happening again.

This Modern Meadery is Making Honey Wine Hip — With Hops

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 12:15pm

A Baltimore-based meadmaker is going after the beer-drinking demographic by adding a new ingredient to this old-timey honey-based drink: hops.

Despite Email Debacle, Prominent Cybersecurity Leaders Favor Clinton

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 11:46am

They are political endorsements you might not expect.

Prominent Cybersecurity Leader Favors Clinton, Despite Email Debacle

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 9:40am

Despite a server breached at the DNC and the controversy over Hillary Clinton's private email server, a prominent cybersecurity expert say she's the better choice for president.

Daily Fantasy Sports May Soon Be Coming Back To New York State

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 8:06am

DraftKings and FanDuel suspended operations there after after the state's attorney general argued they were essentially gambling sites. A new state law declares fantasy sports to be games of skill.

When Food Firms Cut The Salt, What Do They Put In Instead?

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 6:00am

Too much salty goodness isn't great for health. Food companies looking to cut the sodium while keeping the flavor have a promising candidate: potassium chloride. But it's far from perfect.

Shipping Industry Officials Fight Pay Raise For Great Lakes Freighter Pilots

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 4:21am

The Coast Guard sets the rates for what pilots on ships should be paid. This year it recommended a 58 percent hike — landing pilots on the Great Lakes in the $325,000 salary range. Several shipping companies and associations are suing, and some local port authorities have joined in, citing concerns that the hike will push freighters to carry cargo elsewhere.

Cybersecurity Conference Includes 'Hackers For Hillary' Fundraiser

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 4:21am

A Hillary Clinton fundraiser will take place at BlackHat in Las Vegas. Cybersecurity experts there say they support her over Donald Trump despite all the controversy over her email server.

In This Museum, It's OK If The Displays Collect Dust

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 4:21am

The Vacuum Cleaner Museum in St. James, Mo., houses more than 750 vacuums, including some that date back to just after the Civil War. Curator Tom Gasko is a former door-to-door vacuum salesman.

Feds Hand PG&E A Legal Victory In Criminal Trial Over Its Pipeline Safety Policies

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 6:50pm

Without explanation, prosecutors slashed a multimillion-dollar criminal penalty they were seeking in a trial over gas pipeline safety.

Hillary Clinton Hits Trump Over Outsourcing

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 5:46pm

Clinton visited a Colorado tie company on Wednesday, questioning why her Republican rival makes his name-brand ties in China and not America.

Is There A Double Standard When Women CEOs In Tech Stumble?

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 5:04pm

Men CEOs fail all the time, but when someone like Yahoo's Marissa Mayer or Theranos' Elizabeth Holmes falls short of expectations it can feed stereotypes about women being unfit for leadership.

Hillary Clinton Uses Billionaire Supporters To Undermine Donald Trump

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 3:30pm

Hillary Clinton has some very rich people supporting her, including Warren Buffett, Mark Cuban and Meg Whitman. The advantages of their support are obvious, but there could be some potential downsides.

Organic Food Fights Back Against 'Non-GMO' Rival

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 3:30pm

Sales of food labeled "non-GMO" are booming, and it's starting to annoy organic food companies. They see the non-GMO label as cut-rate competition that doesn't deliver what shoppers imagine.

$72 Million In Bitcoins Stolen From Hong Kong Exchange

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 6:52am

The value of the digital currency plunged more than 20 percent after news of the theft broke. Nearly 120,000 bitcoin were stolen; it's not clear who took the currency or how.

The Demise Of Cargo Shorts (And How They Became A Fashion Staple)

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 3:50am

Sales of cargo shorts have fallen for the first time in a decade, according to a market research group. Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep talk about why.

In China, Uber Merges With Rival Didi Chuxing, Creating Ride-Hailing Giant

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 3:50am

Uber's China arm merged with its rival Didi Chuxing this week, creating a $35 billion ride-hailing colossus. The merger ends an era of brutal competition, and may help boost China's flagging economy.

Despite Pockets Of Popularity, Are Cargo Shorts Gauche?

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 3:50am

Sales of cargo shorts have fallen for the first time in a decade, according to a market research group. The Wall Street Journal reports that this men's fashion staple may no longer be in vogue.

In China, A Battle Uber Didn't Win

Wed, 08/03/2016 - 3:50am

Uber's China arm merged with its rival Didi Chuxing this week, creating a $35 billion ride-hailing colossus. The merger ends an era of brutal competition, and may help boost China's flagging economy.

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