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Regulators Draw Up New Rules To Stop Abusive Practices By Debt Collectors

57 min 12 sec ago

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau receives more complaints about debt collection than any other issue.

Writing Data Onto Single Atoms, Scientists Store The Longest Text Yet

8 hours 34 min ago

With atomic memory technology, little patterns of atoms can be arranged to represent English characters, fitting the content of more than a billion books onto the surface of a stamp.

When A Game Show Contestant Almost Won Too Much Money

13 hours 4 min ago

There's an art and a science to running a business that has to pay out money, like a casino or insurance firm. See how game shows craft the appearance of risk while trying to limit it.

Many Well-Known Hospitals Fail To Score High In Medicare Rankings

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 3:51pm

Hospitals have been fighting to block the rankings, but Medicare released them Wednesday. Of the 102 hospitals that got a 5-star rating, few are among those generally praised for great care.

Episode 714: Can a Game Show Lose?

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 2:37pm

Crafting a TV game show is a balancing act. Producers have to carefully calibrate the rules, the drama and the prizes just right. Sometimes they get it way wrong.

The Fed Sees 'Diminished Risks' In The Economy, Keeps Interest Rates Steady

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 2:17pm

Federal Reserve officials are sounding more optimistic about economic growth, even though business investment remains "soft."

After Brexit, Uncertainty Over Status Of EU Workers Living In U.K.

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 4:15am

Much of the United Kingdom's economy relies on European labor. After the U.K.'s vote to leave the European Union, what will happen to millions of EU residents who now work in the U.K.?

After Brexit, Uncertainty Over Status Of EU Workers Living In U.K.

Wed, 07/27/2016 - 4:15am

Much of the United Kingdom's economy relies on European labor. After the U.K.'s vote to leave the European Union, what will happen to millions of EU residents who now work in the U.K.?

Fewer Young People Buying Houses, But Why?

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 4:54pm

First-time home buyers are participating at lower rates in the otherwise booming housing market. Experts offer differing opinions on whether — or when — younger buyers are likely to return.

Insurers May Share Blame For Increased Price Of Some Generic Drugs

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 3:53pm

Consumers often blame drug companies for the rapidly rising costs of some commonly used generic drugs. But changes made by insurers influence the price of these drugs, too, it turns out.

Starbucks' New Dress Code: Purple Hair And Fedoras OK, But Hoodies Forbidden

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 2:02pm

Yes, the green aprons remain, but you may begin noticing more personal flair underneath. Instead of black and white garments, baristas are now free to embrace "drabby chic."

The Rise And Fall Of FOX News CEO Roger Ailes

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 1:09pm

Ailes resigned last week amid allegations of sexual harassment. Biographer Gabriel Sherman joins Fresh Air to discuss the accusations, as well as Ailes' influence on political discourse in America.

Good News On Student Loans ... For Some

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 5:00am

More students are getting affordable payments, a new report says. But they might not be the ones who really need it.

Tesla's Ambitions Run Into The Realities Of Making Cars

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 4:21am

Tesla, which has roots in the tech world, is facing the challenge of becoming a successful car company amid scrutiny over its Autopilot technology.

Tesla's Ambitions Run Into The Realities Of Making Cars

Tue, 07/26/2016 - 4:21am

Tesla Motors faces scrutiny after a motorist died using its Autopilot feature. It has ambitions to be a tech company and an energy company, but first it must become a successful car company.

The Big Internet Brands Of The '90s — Where Are They Now?

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 3:41pm

Verizon's purchase of Yahoo will close the book on one of the oldest Internet companies. What happened to the other famous '90s brands, like GeoCities, Netscape and CompuServe? A nerdy remembrance.

A Look At Donald Trump's Ties To Russia

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 3:17pm

Donald Trump and top advisers have business ties with Russia and its leaders going back many years. Moscow has a distinct point of view about the U.S. presidential election and cause to support Trump.

Verizon Buys Yahoo's Core Assets

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 3:17pm

Verizon is buying Yahoo's Internet business for $4.83 billion. It's not a carefully designed deal, but a quick sale of the troubled Internet pioneer to the highest bidder.

Single Mom's Search For Therapist Hampered By Insurance Companies

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 3:17pm

Recent health laws were supposed to give people easier access to mental health care. But some adults who have anxiety or depression and need help are still having a tough time lining up treatment.

Verizon Buys Yahoo For $4.8 Billion In Cash, Touting Gains In Mobile

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 6:20am

The deal comes more than a year after Verizon paid $4.4 billion to acquire AOL; as part of Verizon, Yahoo will join the same division AOL currently occupies.

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