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Pakistani Entrepreneur Draws Migrants To Pop-Up Internet Cafes

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 3:36pm

It's not just shady smugglers profiting off the misery of refugees pouring into Europe. A Pakistani entrepreneur is tracking the flow of the human river, looking for spots to set up all-service cafes.

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California City Orders Restaurants To Use Disposable Plates, Cups

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 1:28pm

Officials in Fort Bragg also ordered restaurants to serve water to customers only upon request. As part of a stage 3 water emergency, things like washing cars using city water are prohibited, too.

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Sunpreme: The Grape That Could Revolutionize The Raisin Industry

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:42pm

Harvesting grapes usually takes thousands of workers. But a new raisin grape variety bred in Central California could dramatically cut down on the need for labor.

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California's Vineyards Pressed To Turn Less Water Into Wine

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 9:57am

California wineries use between 2.5 to 6 gallons of water to make a gallon of wine, not including irrigation water and other needs. But drought is forcing the industry to conserve in new ways.

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SABMiller Rejects $104 Billion Takeover Bid From Ab InBev

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 8:38am

"AB InBev is very substantially undervaluing SABMiller," says the chairman of SABMiller, Jan du Plessis.

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Unhappy With Your Company's Health Savings Account? Move It

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 8:35am

Even if an employer contributes to an HSA, the money belongs to the worker, who can move it to find better services or lower fees.

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Amid Continued Negotiations, UAW Gives Fiat Chrysler A Strike Notice

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 8:34am

If the United Automobile Workers union does strike, it would be the first against a Detroit automaker in eight years. Workers previously rejected a deal presented by union leadership and management.

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California Governor Approves Law Targeting Wage Gap

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 5:34am

Gov. Jerry Brown signed the measure while surrounded by women and girls at Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park northeast of San Francisco.

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What VW Needs To Do To Survive Its Biggest Scandal

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 3:45am

After revelations it cheated emissions tests, Volkswagen is vowing to win back the public's trust. But, experts say, it will take a long time. First, the automaker needs to let the crisis play out.

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Feds May Order Financial Firms To Allow Class Action Lawsuits

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:38am

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is considering a rule that would prohibit consumer credit firms from requiring customers to sign away their right to sue.

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How A Taste For Chinese Tea Minted America's First Millionaires

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 4:49pm

China and its trade practices are often blamed for U.S. economic woes. But once upon a time, it was the tea trade with China that created American magnates — with some catastrophic consequences.

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Unregulated Fantasy Sports Industry Rocked By Insider Trading Scandal

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 4:28pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks with John Ourand of Sports Business Daily about the scandal in the multi-billion dollar industry of fantasy sports after two major companies were accused of insider trading.

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Rep. Sandy Levin: Fight Over Pacific Trade Deal Is About Setting Standards

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 4:28pm

NPR's Robert Siegel interviews Democratic Rep. Sandy Levin, ranking minority member of the Ways and Means Committee, who monitored Trans-Pacific Partnership talks and advocated changes to the deal.

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States To Workers: Let Us Help You Build Your Retirement Savings

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 4:28pm

About half of workers in the U.S. have no retirement plan on the job. State run IRA-type programs are increasingly popular, with at least 20 states introducing legislation to create these programs.

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FAA Proposes Record Fine Against Drone Operator

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 3:22pm

The FAA is proposing a nearly $2 million fine against a drone operator it says was operating outside the rules and endangering safety. NPR talks to the head of the FAA about what's behind the hefty penalty.

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Obama Begins Sales Pitch To Congress On Trans-Pacific Partnership

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 3:22pm

Negotiators reached agreement on a massive trade deal this week. It sets in motion a complex political fight — one that involves federal policy, the national economy, President Obama's legacy, and creates a backdrop for the 2016 presidential election.

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Amid Redevelopment Plans, Miami Residents Fight To Save Little Havana

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 3:22pm

As Miami pushes a rezoning plan to encourage redevelopment, residents are worried gentrification will change Little Havana's historic character and push longtime residents out of the neighborhood.

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FACT CHECK: Are Gun-Makers 'Totally Free Of Liability For Their Behavior'?

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 2:49pm

Hillary Clinton said Monday that the gun industry isn't legally responsible for its behavior. She's (partially) right.

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After Air France Executives Mobbed By Employees, French Government Gets Involved

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 12:45pm

Executives were taking part in meetings about how the company would slash nearly 3,000 jobs when hundreds of workers stormed the Air France offices Monday.

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FAA Proposes $1.9 Million Fine Against Photo Company Over Drone Use

Tue, 10/06/2015 - 10:02am

The Federal Aviation Administration said it was the largest civil penalty the agency has ever proposed after drone use allegedly endangered airspace safety.

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