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Rolling Stone's Parent Company Sells Controlling Stake

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 9:28am

Penske Media, owner of the trade publication Variety, has made a "strategic investment" in Wenner Media, giving it a controlling interest in the Rolling Stone parent.

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Apple Says It Slows Older iPhones To Save Their Battery Life

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 8:20am

Apple is responding to owners of older phones who have increasingly said they notice slower performance after they upgrade their device's software.

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A Prescription To Reduce Waste In Health Care Spending

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 4:00am

A ProPublica series has illuminated the many ways the U.S. health care system leaks money. Here are some ideas for plugging the holes.

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A Look At The Evolution Of Sexual Harassment Training Videos

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 3:46pm

Sexual harassment training videos were once blunt and direct, almost laughably so. After studying 74 of them, a researcher says all the nuance in the newer videos might be why they aren't effective.

Small Breweries And Distilleries Are Winning With The New Tax Plan

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 3:46pm

Small breweries and distilleries will receive a big tax break under the new tax plan. NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Lynne Weaver of Three Weavers Brewing Company.

Who Does The Tax Plan Really Benefit?

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 3:46pm

The corporate tax rate will fall for all businesses, but some provisions in the bill will especially benefit certain industries — manufacturers, real estate companies, Wall Street and multinationals.

In Landmark Ruling, E.U.'s Top Court Says Uber Is A Transport Service

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 3:46pm

Uber has hit a roadblock in Europe. The European Union's top court denied the company's contention that it is a digital platform. The court ruled is Uber in the business of transportation.

Could The Republican Tax Bill Help Democrats Later?

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 2:43pm

The Democrats have been struggling with a problem for a while now. The new tax bill could ultimately help them solve it.

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Senate Passes GOP Tax Plan, House To Revote After Procedural Snag

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 6:52am

David Greene and Rachel Martin talk to NPR's Scott Horsley and Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida about the overhaul of the nation's tax laws. President Trump wanted a tax measure by Christmas.

European Court Says Uber Is A Transport Company, In A Win For Taxi Drivers

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 6:32am

A taxi drivers' association in Barcelona had complained that Uber was guilty of unfair competition and misleading business practices.

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Carolina Panthers For Sale

Wed, 12/20/2017 - 4:01am

The Carolina Panthers football team is for sale after reports that the owner is accused of misconduct. Several high-profile black celebrities and athletes have offered to join an ownership group.

12 Dead After Crash Of Tourist Bus Headed For Mayan Ruins In Mexico

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 6:09pm

Another 18, including one girl, were taken to nearby hospitals. Nearly all those on the bus were also passengers on two Royal Caribbean cruises.

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What Happens To Obamacare If Individual Mandate Disappears?

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 3:58pm

Republicans' tax overhaul gets rid of the tax penalty for people who fail to maintain insurance coverage. If it becomes law, what happens to the deficit and the number of uninsured?

California's New Climate Plan Uses Incentives To Cut Vehicle Emissions

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 3:47pm

Seeking to cut greenhouse gas emissions dramatically by 2030, regulators approved a plan that offers incentives for truck and bus fleets to go green and for utilities to use more renewable energy.

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Derailment Probe Looks At Speed, As Critics Cite Amtrak's 'Lax Safety Culture'

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 3:45pm

The National Transportation Safety Board is trying to figure out why the train was traveling 80 mph in a 30 mph zone when it careened off a highway overpass Monday, killing at least three people.

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NTSB Investigators Look At Train Speed, Amtrak Safety Issues In Deadly Crash

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 3:45pm

Investigators are trying to figure out why an Amtrak train was traveling 80 mph in a 30 mph zone when it careened onto a highway Monday, killing at least three people and injuring dozens.

Amtrak Derailment Highlights Delays In Implementing New Safety Measures

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 2:50pm

Positive train control technology was installed but not activated on the track where a deadly derailment occurred on Monday. The technology was still being tested and set to be turned on next year.

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Facebook Expands Use Of Facial Recognition To ID Users In Photos

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 12:39pm

Currently, the site uses face recognition to prompt users to tag themselves or their friends in photos. Now users will get alerts when a photo is posted of their face, tag or no tag.

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Republicans Set To Pass Tax Overhaul As Early As Tuesday Night

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 12:27pm

The GOP has rushed its bill through Congress and may pass the package of tax changes less than two months after introducing it.

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Republican Tax Measure Would Have A Big Impact On U.S. Corporations

Tue, 12/19/2017 - 4:04am

The tax bill speeding through Congress would dramatically reduce the tax rate for U.S. corporations. David Greene talks to Jennifer Blouin of the Wharton School of Business about the possible changes.

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