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At The Heart Of A Polish Christmas Ad, A Hard Kernel — And Some Happy Tears

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 10:53am

The sweet little story of an aging man learning the English language features a kid, a puppy — and a hopeful take on a journey made by hundreds of thousands of Poles.

Doctors And Hospitals Tell Patients: Show Us The Money Before Treatment

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 8:01am

As patients' share of medical bills has grown with the rise in deductibles, copays and coinsurance, providers have become laser focused on getting payments up front.

Challenging D.C.'s Tradition Of Unpaid Government Internships

Wed, 12/07/2016 - 2:42am

The White House and other government agencies are not required to follow the Fair Labor Standards Act when it comes to paying interns. Many interns struggle to survive in the nation's capital.

When It Comes To Wealthy Leaders, World Abounds In Cautionary Tales

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 4:24pm

Other countries have elected wealthy businessmen for the same reason Donald Trump won: people think they're so rich, they must be incorruptible. But in many cases, corruption and cronyism followed.

Amazon To Open Convenience Store With No Lines

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:59pm

Instead, the company envisions customers at the store picking up whatever they want off the shelves — then simply walking out with it. The items are automatically billed to their Amazon accounts.

Tech Companies Create Shared Database To Track, Remove 'Violent Terrorist Imagery'

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:46pm

Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube announced they are cooperating to keep track of terrorist recruitment videos and violent images in order to remove them from search results and social media.

Trump Criticizes Boeing Deal To Develop New Air Force One

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 3:39pm

President-elect Donald Trump called for the U.S. government to cancel a deal with Boeing to develop a new Air Force One due to cost concerns.

Trump Sold Stocks In June, Lifting Some But Not All Conflicts Of Interest

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 1:57pm

But stocks represented a tiny fraction of Trump's personal fortune, most of which is tied up in real estate and brand licensing deals.

Supreme Court Upholds Hurricane Katrina Fraud Verdict Against State Farm

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 1:51pm

After the storm hit in 2005, the insurance company ordered claims adjusters to misclassify wind damage as flood damage to shift liability to the U.S. government and spare State Farm's coffers.

In India, Trump's Business Interests Raise Anticipation, And Questions

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 1:45pm

The Trump Organization maintains more real estate interests in India than anywhere outside North America. But property development in India is prone to political entanglement.

Philly's New Pay-What-You-Can Restaurant Brings Everyone To The Table

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 12:00pm

A hunger researcher and two restaurateurs teamed up to open EAT Café, a restaurant that aims to provide a sit-down dining experience even to people who typically can't afford to eat at restaurants.

Air Force None? Trump Threatens To Cancel New Presidential Plane Over Cost

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 11:15am

The president-elect complained about possible cost overruns of a new version of Air Force One, picking a fight with Boeing, the American aircraft-maker.

Supreme Court Sides With Samsung, Against Apple In Patent Infringement Fight

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 10:43am

The unanimous decision means that if Samsung swiped the design for one part of a phone from Apple, it may not need to hand over profits from the entire device. The case goes back to a lower court.

A Case For Why TV Execs Should Face Critics

Tue, 12/06/2016 - 10:25am

Press tours with networks and cable companies give TV critics an opportunity to have Q&A sessions with top executives. This year, many executives will skip a big one in LA — and that concerns critics.

Despite Its Promise, The Internet Of Things Remains Vulnerable

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:52pm

There is currently no government regulation around the Internet of things, and Security technologist Bruce Schneier fears it will take a disaster for that to change.

Video Calls Replace In-Person Visits In Some Jails

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 4:21pm

Video visitation is growing in popularity at U.S. jails, but there's a catch. Many jails have ended in-person visits between inmates and their families as they adopt the new technology.

Standing Rock Leader Asks Those Who Are Not Sioux To Leave Pipeline Protest Area

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 3:26pm

A day after the Army Corps of Engineers blocked the proposed route for the Dakota Access Pipeline, the tribal leader said the "nothing will happen" until the Trump administration begins.

Once Booming, Mongolia's Economy Veers From Riches To Rags

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 3:06pm

The sparsely populated nation of nomadic herders rode China's booming economy by supplying it with coal. But as China's economy slows and commodity prices drop, Mongolia's economy is crashing.

A Spanish Village Stays Afloat, Thanks To Corona Beer Tycoon

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 11:37am

Antonino Fernandez, who made his fortune from Corona beer, died in Mexico in August at 98. But he never forgot where he came from — a tiny village in northern Spain that he helped support for decades.

Trump's Businesses And Potential Conflicts: Sorting It Out

Mon, 12/05/2016 - 6:00am

President-elect Trump has interests in hundreds of businesses. Many government agencies and policies could affect his profits. Here's a look at some of his businesses, and the possible conflicts.

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