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More Healthful Kids Meals? Panera CEO Dishes Out A Challenge

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 11:53am

Panera's CEO has challenged other fast food CEOs to eat their kids menus for a week. He's trying to start a conversation about the nutrition in these meals.

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Equifax CEO Retires Following Massive Data Breach

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 10:09am

The CEO of Equifax, Richard Smith, has retired, effective Tuesday. This comes amid multiple state and federal investigations into a security breach at the service.

Equifax Chief Steps Down After Massive Data Breach

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 8:32am

The credit reporting agency said Chairman and CEO Richard Smith is retiring — just weeks after Equifax acknowledged that hackers had accessed that personal information of up to 143 million consumers.

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Target Raises Its Base Pay, Tries To One-Up Its Competition

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 5:39am

In an attempt to hire and retain the best retail employees, Target Corp is raising its minimum hourly wage for workers to $11 next month and then to $15 by the end of 2020.

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Facebook Scrutinized Over Its Role In 2016's Presidential Election

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 3:59am

Facebook is in the spotlight for its role in the 2016 presidential election. Facebook has said it would turn over all of its Russian-sponsored ads to Congress.

News Brief: Ala. GOP Senate Runoff, Facebook's Role In 2016 Election

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 3:59am

Alabama voters are choosing the Republican candidate in a primary runoff election for the state's open Senate seat. And, Facebook will turn over all of its Russian-sponsored ads to Congress.

Rental Firms' Disaster Readiness May Help Usher The Age Of Self-Driving Cars

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 5:08pm

With more than 1 million autos damaged in recent hurricanes, rental firms have had to move cars quickly into affected areas. That involves tech tools and data, keys to a future of autonomous fleets.

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Fast Food Restaurants Announce Efforts To Serve Healthier Kids' Meals

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 3:31pm

As many Americans try to eat more healthfully, McDonald's and Panera Bread announced changes to their kids' meals.

How Do You Turn Around A Tech Giant? With Empathy, Microsoft CEO Says

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 2:29pm

The CEO of Microsoft was hired to turn the company around. And now, just three years into the job, Satya Nadella has written a book reflecting on this monumental task — and the empathy it requires.

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How A Venezuelan Chef Is Teaching Women To Make Chocolate And Money

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 10:17am

Some of the world's best cacao grows in Venezuela, a country roiled by political turmoil. One chocolatier is betting those beans can propel a whole industry and turn women into micro-entrepreneurs.

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GOP Tweaks Current Effort To Replace Obamacare

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 6:37am

Mary Louise Kelly talks to Sen. Ron Johnson, a chief sponsor of the GOP health care proposal, about efforts to get the needed votes to pass it. NPR's Susan Davis analyzes Johnson's comments.

Airline Safety And Smaller Seats

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 7:11am

Airlines are packing more and more seats onto planes, and Clive Irving, aviation correspondent for The Daily Beast, tells NPR's Scott Simon he's concerned FAA safety tests are outdated.

Gary, Ind., Woos Amazon

Sat, 09/23/2017 - 7:11am

Amazon is looking for a site for its second headquarters. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Max Grinnell, who teaches urban studies at the University of Chicago, about one longshot attempt by Gary, Ind.

London Officials Say Uber Is Unfit To Operate In City

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:41pm

The transport authority said Uber's approach and conduct "demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues that have public safety and security implications."

Ruling Finds Solar Panels From China Hurt U.S. Makers

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:14pm

Installing solar panels on your home could become more expensive, depending on how President Trump responds to a decision Friday by the U.S. International Trade Commission.

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(Legally) Selling Weed While Black

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 11:11am

As Oakland's legal cannabis industry grows, the biggest players seem to have two things in common: They're white, and they have lots of money.

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Uber To Lose License In London: 'Not Fit And Proper,' City Says

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 6:08am

The issues raised by Transport for London include Uber's "approach to reporting serious criminal offences" and how it handles background checks.

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The Next Big Focus In The Russia Investigations: Social Media

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 4:00am

Social platforms such as Facebook and Twitter played a larger role than anyone first knew in Russia's influence campaign against the 2016 U.S. presidential race — and Congress wants answers.

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A Health Care CEO On Graham-Cassidy

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:51am

David Greene speaks with Independence Health Group CEO Dan Hilferty, which serves 8.5 million people in 24 states and Washington, D.C., about the Graham-Cassidy health care bill.

Arkansas Defies Monsanto, Moves To Ban Rogue Weedkiller

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 3:51am

Arkansas regulators are on a collision course with Monsanto, voting to ban use during the growing season of a drift-prone herbicide that Monsanto says is farmers' best hope for weed-free fields.

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