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Students Searching For Alternatives After ITT Tech Closes

Sun, 09/11/2016 - 4:06pm

Joshua Battistin of Orlando, Fla. is one of more than 30,000 students considering options to continue their education following the abrupt closure of the for-profit technical college.

In Silicon Valley, Where A Teacher Works For Uber To Stay Middle-Class

Sun, 09/11/2016 - 7:03am

In most places, a teacher earning $69,000 would be firmly middle class. For our series "Hanging On," NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Matt Barry, who makes ends meet by driving for Uber in Morgan Hill.

CEO Howard Lutnick Remembers Sept. 11: How His Company Survived After Great Personal Loss

Sun, 09/11/2016 - 7:03am

To mark the 15th anniversary of September 11, NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Cantor Fitzgerald CEO Howard Lutnick. He lost his brother and more than 600 of his employees on that day.

With 'Napalm Girl,' Facebook Humans (Not Algorithms) Struggle To Be Editor

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 10:12pm

A little-known team of humans at Facebook removed the iconic photo from the site this week. That move shows how much the company is struggling internally to exercise the most basic editorial judgment.

Marijuana Pays For Schools In Colorado — Kind Of — But How Will It Help Maine?

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 7:27am

Colorado legalized recreational pot in 2012. Maine and four other states will vote on if to legalize it in November. We look at who's making money on pot in Colorado and who could benefit in Maine.

Louisiana Flooding Swamps Agriculture

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 7:27am

When deadly flooding rains swamped southern Louisiana last month, it destroyed lives and property. And it also caused millions of dollars of damage to the state's agriculture industry.

Now In Hillary's Corner, Businessman Mark Cuban Offers Up Debate Tips

Sat, 09/10/2016 - 7:27am

Mark Cuban started out agnostic in the 2016 presidential race. He tells Scott Simon how he ended up stumping for Hillary Clinton, and how he thinks Clinton can get the better of Trump in the debates.

VW Engineer Pleads Guilty To Conspiracy To Violate U.S. Clean Air Act

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 3:00pm

Longtime VW employee James Robert Liang worked for the carmaker in Germany and in the U.S., where he helped bring a troubled diesel engine to market.

Judge Rules That Construction Can Proceed On Dakota Access Pipeline

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 2:38pm

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe had sought a temporary stop to work on the pipeline. But after the ruling, three U.S. agencies said work would halt in an area particularly sensitive to the tribe.

WATCH: Bristol Motor Speedway Transformed Into Vast Football Stadium

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 11:04am

On Saturday, Tennessee and Virginia Tech will meet at the speedway for a game before an anticipated 150,000 fans — an all-time record for college football. The racetrack had just a few weeks to prep.

Tray Tables Stowed, Seat Backs Upright — And Galaxy Note 7s Off, Please

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 6:28am

The Federal Aviation Administration is warning owners of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone not to turn their phones on or charge them during flights — and not to put the devices in checked bags, either.

Hot New Metal Credit Card Comes With A $450 Annual Fee

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 6:22am

The Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card is so popular that the company ran out of alloy. So for the moment, new customers are getting super trendy metal cards that are made of plastic.

Wells Fargo Fires 5,000 Employees Over Fake Accounts

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 4:02am

Wells Fargo Bank is to pay $185 million in penalties after thousands of workers were found to have earned bonuses by illegally creating accounts for customers without their knowledge.

What Keeps Poor Farmers Poor?

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 4:02am

The simple answer is a lack of money: no money to expand their fields or use the latest seeds and technology. But economists have a more complicated theory. Perhaps, farmers face too much risk.

California Gov. Jerry Brown Signs New Climate Change Laws

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 8:15pm

Brown signed two laws designed to be the most ambitious initiative on climate change in the country. The business community says the laws don't consider the economic impact on the state.

A Siberian River Has Mysteriously Turned Blood Red

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 4:56pm

Alarmed Russians are sharing photos on social media of the red Daldykan River, located above the Arctic Circle. The Russian government thinks a pipeline leak from a local factory could be to blame.

FCC Wants To Replace Your Cable TV Box With An App

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 4:43pm

The FCC has seen the future of cable TV, and it looks like the apps on your smartphone. The agency will vote later this month on a proposal to free consumers from the set-top box.

Container Ships Stranded At Sea After South Korean Company Goes Bankrupt

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 4:33pm

Dozens of giant container ships are bobbing around the oceans with no place to dock, after a South Korean shipping company went bankrupt. The stranded cargo may include as many as 500,000 containers.

Wells Fargo Ordered To Pay $185 Million Fine Over Unauthorized Accounts

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 3:37pm

Wells Fargo will pay $185 million in penalties following accusations the bank opened deposit accounts and credit cards for customers without their permission. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says bank employees opened more than 2 million accounts that may not have been authorized. The motive, according to regulator, was to hit sales targets and compensation incentives.

Airbnb Agrees To Make Reforms After Allegations Of Discrimination

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 3:37pm

Responding to claims of discrimination against people of color, Airbnb has agreed to change the way it runs the home rental marketplace.

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