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They're Small, But These Big-City Apartments Tout Their Communal Feel

Sat, 07/23/2016 - 7:34am

For those eyeing city life, the trick to paying reasonable rent might mean downsizing — really downsizing. Developers of micro apartments says they offer affordability and a sense of community.

Making The Cloud Green: Tech Firms Push For Renewable Energy Sources

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 3:32pm

Few people can demand what kind of electricity they get. But Microsoft and Facebook, which operate huge, power-hungry data centers, are trying to green up the electricity grid with their buying power.

Episode 576: When Women Stopped Coding

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 3:17pm

A lot of computing pioneers were women. For decades, the number of women in computer science was growing. But in 1984, something changed.

WATCH: Facebook Tests Internet-Beaming Plane

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 11:24am

The social media company's high-altitude, unmanned, solar-powered drone is designed to provide wireless Internet coverage to the ground below.

Roger Ailes' Unparalleled Impact On The Public Sphere

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 5:57am

No contemporary figure has done more to shape the intersection of American media and politics than Roger Ailes. He was forced out of Fox News this week following allegations of sexual harassment.

Dunkin' Donuts To Add More Eggs To Its Egg Patty

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 5:46am

The company says while there will be more eggs, there will be less water and other ingredients. The downside is that the egg patty will also have more calories.

After Shaping Media And Politics For Decades, Ailes Is Out At Fox News

Fri, 07/22/2016 - 4:01am

Sexual harassment allegations against Fox News chief Roger Ailes cost him his job. We examine Ailes' legacy, an unparalleled figure in the twin realms of media and politics.

'I Am Proud To Be Gay,' Tech Investor Peter Thiel Tells GOP Convention

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 8:29pm

Peter Thiel is an openly gay libertarian billionaire financier, co-founder of PayPal and early Facebook investor. "Fake culture wars only distract us from our economic decline," he says.

Justice Department Moves To Block 2 Health Insurance Mergers

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 3:39pm

The Justice Department and a number of states filed suit today to block two big mergers in the health insurance industry. Anthem was planning to acquire Cigna, and Aetna sought to buy Humana. Justice Department officials said they had no doubt the mergers would reduce competition and hurt consumers.

Roger Ailes, Accused Of Sexual Harassment, Out As Chairman Of Fox News

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 3:31pm

Ailes, the co-founder and CEO of the news channel, "has resigned from his role effective immediately," according to parent company 21st Century Fox. Rupert Murdoch is taking over in the interim.

Beer Bottles Will Soon Include A Reality Check: A Calorie Count

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 3:03pm

Some of the biggest brewing companies have agreed to list the number of calories, alcohol content and nutrition information on beer bottles and cans.

So Long, VCR. We Hardly Knew You (Were Still Around)

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 12:24pm

It's been a long time coming for the VCR. After beating out Betamax and LaserDisc for home viewing dominance in the 1980s, VHS players are going away for good.

Justice Department Moves To Block 2 Big Health Insurance Mergers

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 11:45am

The Justice Department says proposed deals between Aetna and Humana as well as Anthem and Cigna would increase the cost of medical care for Americans. The deals are worth a combined $91 billion.

Who Buys Bonds With A Negative Interest Rate?

Thu, 07/21/2016 - 4:00am

Many developed countries are issuing bonds at negative interest rates. That means people are buying them expecting to get paid back less than they invested. Why then are people buying them?

Former Attorney General Will Work With Airbnb To Address Discrimination

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 6:45pm

The short-term rental platform has hired Eric Holder as outside counsel to help it craft a new anti-discrimination policy. Individuals and researchers have reported racial bias by the site's users.

United Kingdom Faces Severe Housing Shortage Amid Immigrant Influx

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 3:39pm

The United Kingdom has a housing shortage. Add an influx of immigrants from other parts of European Union, and you have a market where escalating prices put home ownership out of the reach of many people.

U.S. Sues To Recover Funds Allegedly Stolen From Malaysian Government Fund

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 2:44pm

The money — which U.S. officials say was used to buy a $35 million jet, art by Van Gogh, rights to The Wolf of Wall Street — was raised by a fund with ties to Malaysia's prime minister and his family.

What Does It Take To Get Permanently Banned From Twitter?

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 1:31pm

Twitter says it's reviewing its hateful-conduct policy. The suspension of conservative writer Milo Yiannopoulos has prompted a new focus on the company's ongoing struggle to reign in abusive messages.

Wal-Mart, America's Largest Grocer, Is Now Selling Ugly Fruit And Vegetables

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 11:28am

Lots of tasty, nutritious produce ends up in landfills because it doesn't meet retail beauty standards. Now Wal-Mart is testing sales of wonky apples and spuds in hundreds of Texas and Florida stores.

VW Suffers Another Blow After 3 States File Suit Over Emissions Cheating

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 4:05am

New York and two other states filed lawsuits against Volkswagen over the diesel engine cars the came equipped with an emission test defeat device. VW still faces a federal criminal investigation.




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