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Planning For Your Retirement: Understanding Annuities

Wed, 04/27/2016 - 4:01am

An annuity can be a smart retirement investment for many people, providing a steady income for the rest of your life. But they can be overpriced, opaque and hard to understand. Here's the 411.

Amazon Extends Same-Day Delivery To Previously Excluded Boston Area

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 5:34pm

Mayor Marty Walsh was among those who called out the online retailer for not offering the service in a centrally located, predominantly black community.

Beyond Streaming: How Will Future Fans Discover Prince's Music?

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 5:12pm

Whoever ends up running his estate will face some tough decisions about how to handle his musical legacy. What happens to the music in his vault? Will future concertgoers see him as a hologram?

Dip In iPhone Sales Results In Apple's First Revenue Decline In 13 Years

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 4:57pm

The company's quarterly profit dropped 22.5 percent as revenue slipped for the first time since 2003.

When Personalization Leads To Discrimination On AirBnB

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 3:28pm

In the sharing economy, the goal to personalize the exchange can have some unintended consequences. The Hidden Brain podcast explores how discrimination plays out on AirBnB.

'Saturday Night Live' Announces Plan To Cut Ads In Favor Of Branded Content

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 3:28pm

Saturday Night Live and NBC announced they will cut nearly 30 percent of ads and replace them with branded content. The network says it hopes this change will result in more sustained live viewership.

VIDEO: Chocolate Bars With A Political Bite

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 1:35pm

It's often said that Washington, D.C., is a town obsessed with politics. Apparently, that obsession extends to its chocolatiers. We visit a factory making politically inspired chocolate bars.

Many Grouchy, Error-Prone Workers Just Need More Sleep

Tue, 04/26/2016 - 3:29am

Sleep researchers say about 30 percent of employees at big firms are so tired they're making as many mistakes as if they were coming to work drunk. Some offices now have "napping pods."

#AirbnbWhileBlack: How Hidden Bias Shapes The Sharing Economy

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 11:10pm

The sharing economy is making online transactions far more personal, which can lead to some unintended consequences.

Charter's Merger With Time Warner Cable Nears Regulatory Approval

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 3:48pm

The Justice Department has approved the massive cable deal and FCC chairman has recommended approval, with conditions.

Congress Considers Plan To Restructure Puerto Rico's $72 Billion Debt

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 3:30pm

Puerto Rico is short of cash and at risk of defaulting on a $400 million debt payment due May 1. House speaker Paul Ryan pledged to have a plan ready by then to help Puerto Rico find a way to repay its more than $70 billion debt.

Gannett Co., Offers To Buy Tribune Publishing, Owner Of Storied Newspapers

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 3:30pm

Gannett Co., the owner of USA Today, is offering to buy Tribune Publishing in a deal valued at about $400 million. Tribune owns a number of papers in addition to the Chicago Tribune, including the Los Angeles Times and the Baltimore Sun.

Petition Calls For Boycott Of Target's 'Inclusive' Bathroom Policy

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 3:03pm

After Target said employees and customers should use the "facility that corresponds with their gender identity," the American Family Association argued the policy was unsafe for women and kids.

How Much Money Do Uber Drivers Really Make? Send Us Your Screenshots

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 1:36pm

The company sometimes promotes up to $35 an hour to draw in new drivers, but how much do drivers generally make? Drivers, send us a screenshot of your recent week.

Phone, Everlasting: What If Your Smartphone Never Got Old?

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 9:50am

For many of us, when a phone starts slowing down, we face a choice: spend the money to try to fix it — or get a new one. But could there be a phone that would never lose its luster?

Gannett Makes A Bid For Tribune Publishing

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 9:13am

Media giant Gannett, which owns USA Today and many local newspapers, announced Monday morning that it's trying to buy Tribune Publishing, owner of the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune.

These Earth-Saving Robots Might Be The Future Recyclers

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 1:32pm

Apple recently unveiled Liam, a robot with 29 arms that takes apart iPhones so materials can be recycled and reused. As we accumulate more waste, recycling robots like Liam might become more common.

After The Battle, The Harvest: Programs Help Vets Move Into Farming

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 7:19am

As thousands of younger Americans leave the military — which has been downsizing lately — the USDA would like them to consider carrying the torch as older farmers start to retire.

Beverly Hills Plans For Driverless Shuttle Program

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 7:19am

Beverly Hills Mayor John Mirisch tells Rachel Martin about his city's plan to connect residents to a new metro line using driverless shuttles.

As Farmers Age, The Plan To Turn Veterans On To Agriculture

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 7:19am

As American farmers are getting older, a younger cohort is entering the civilian workforce. Government programs are trying to help veterans become farmers for reasons both economic and therapeutic.




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