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Americans Donated $358 Billion In 2014 For Record Donations

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 4:07am

The Giving USA Foundation and the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy say charitable giving in the U.S. last year was the highest it's been in the 60 years the report has been done.

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Government Workers' High-Value Data At Risk After OPM Breach

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 4:07am

The largest breach of U.S. government data was reported last week by the Office of Personnel Management. David Greene talks to Michael Riley, a cybersecurity reporter with Bloomberg Business.

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Landfill Of Lettuce: What Happens To Salad Past Its Prime

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 4:07am

The bagged salad industry is huge. So why are bagged greens ending up in landfills in such huge quantity?

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Emoji Passwords Could Be Coming Your Way. Is That A Good Thing?

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 8:57pm

An online banking service in the UK plans to give customers the ability to creat their online passwords and PINs out of emoji. But some experts aren't giving the move any smiley-faces.

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Clinton Walks Delicate Line On Trade, Economy In First Press Conference

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 5:34pm

The Democratic presidential candidate called the current stalemate in Congress a "process issue" and also addressed the question of her family's finances.

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American Gun Manufacturer Colt Files For Bankruptcy

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 3:28pm

Colt, a brand name Americans have known since 1855, is headed for bankruptcy. The company will keep operating as it sorts out its debts, but a big chunk of manufacturing history hangs in the balance.

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Judge Rules In Favor Of AIG In Bailout Case, But Offers No Damages

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 3:28pm

A judge handed former American International Group, Inc., Chief Hank Greenberg on Monday a symbolic victory in his lawsuit against the government over the bailout of AIG. While the judge sided with Greenberg on the merits of the case, he refused to grant Greenberg and other shareholders any compensation.

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Firearms Company Colt Defense Files For Bankruptcy Protection

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 2:04pm

Sam Colt founded the company in 1855. Colt Defense filed for Chapter 11 protection late Sunday.

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Mamma Mia! Olive Garden Food Truck Invades Boston's Italian Neighborhood

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 4:00am

That's right: The Italian food chain has jumped on the food truck craze. And this weekend it parked in Boston's North End, where Italian food is most sacred and many eateries go back generations.

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How An African-American Ad Man Changed The Face Of Advertising

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 4:00am

In the 1960s, Tom Burrell became the first black man in Chicago advertising. In this "Planet Money" report, we hear how he changed the way people think about ads, and how advertising thinks about us.

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Saudi Arabia Opens Its Stock Exchange To Foreign Investors

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 4:00am

Saudi Arabia's stock market opened on Monday to foreign traders for the first time. Why have the Saudis opened the market now, and what does it mean for the market and for investors?

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Olive Garden Joins Food Truck Craze, Visits Boston's Italian Neighborhood

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 4:00am

Boston's North End is a traditional Italian neighborhood that prides itself on authentic cuisine. Over the weekend, the restaurant chain Olive Garden parked its food truck there to hand out samples.

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Washington's Trade Debate Becomes Democratic Presidential Primary Issue

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 4:00am

President Obama wants Congress to give him fast-track trade authority for a deal he's negotiating with Pacific nations. Many Republicans are on his side but most Democrats are against it.

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John S. Carroll, Former Editor At 'LA Times,' 'Baltimore Sun,' Dies At 73

Sun, 06/14/2015 - 12:20pm

The Times won an impressive 13 Pulitzer Prizes in his brief, five-year tenure there. He also worked for The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Lexington Herald-Leader.

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Mighty Farming Microbes: Companies Harness Bacteria To Give Crops A Boost

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 3:44pm

Will agricultural chemical dealers start selling microbes? Some big pesticide companies are investing in efforts to turn soil bacteria into tools that farmers can use to grow more food.

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House Rejects Legislation To Give Obama Fast-Track Trade Authority

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 3:32pm

Despite last-minute lobbying by President Obama, House Democrats dealt his trade priorities a major blow Friday. In this battle over trade, Republican leaders are aligned with Obama against Democrats.

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How Twitter Can Revive Itself, Even Without Naming Snoop Dogg CEO

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 2:38pm

Twitter is going through a lot of changes, including switching CEOs. But, analysts say, stalled user growth and discouraging financial results call for more change than just new leadership.

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How 'Silicon Valley' Tells Broad Truths From An Insular World

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 1:42pm

HBO's sophomore (and occasionally sophomoric) comedy ends on a strong note Sunday night — with plenty of suspense.

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LIVE BLOG: Obama Visits The Capitol Just Before Trade Bill Comes Up For A Vote

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 10:09am

The House is expected to vote on a controversial measure that would give President Obama the ability to fast-track a trade deal with Pacific-Rim nations. Obama was lobbying his own caucus.

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Big Change Yields Small Change As Zimbabweans Exchange Trillions

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 8:36am

The country's massively hyperinflated currency will be phased out beginning next week at a rate of $5 U.S. dollars for every 175 quadrillion Zimbabwean dollars.

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