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Racial Disparities In Wages Boil Down To Discrimination

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:26pm

A new study found that a major reason for the gap in wages between black and white workers is what's left over after controlling for variables like education and experience.

Racial Disparities In Wages Boil Down To One Thing: Discrimination

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:26pm

A new study found that a major reason for the gap in wages between black and white workers is what's left over after controlling for variables like education and experience.

Dozens Of U.S., Canadian Tribes Unite Against Proposed Oil Pipelines

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 2:29pm

At least 50 First Nations and tribes signed a treaty Thursday opposing tar sands expansion plans that they view as "a collective threat to our Nations."

Clinton, Trump Differ On How To Create Economic Opportunity In The U.S.

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

Hillary Clinton tends to focus on the importance of education in creating opportunity. For Donald Trump, the emphasis is on cutting taxes and rewriting trade agreements.

Yahoo Confirms Data From Millions Of Accounts Were Stolen In 2014

Fri, 09/23/2016 - 4:07am

Yahoo says at least 500 million accounts were hacked two years ago. The company revealed the data breach on Thursday, without saying whether it knew all along or just found out.

Harvard Endowment Investment Declines 2 Percent

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 7:19pm

The nation's largest university endowment is underperforming and faces challenges due to churning leadership and a questionable investment strategy.

Yahoo Reveals Massive Data Breach; Internet Fixates On Fantasy Football

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:16pm

Yahoo says 500 million user accounts may have been breached. Social media erupt in jokes.

Amid A Business Boom, A Wealth Gap Between Races Leaves Some Struggling

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 3:52pm

The growing gap between America's rich and poor plagues many cities, including Boston, where the economy is flourishing. But a legacy of racial discrimination has left a huge wealth divide.

Yahoo Inc. Confirms Data From 'At Least 500 Million' Users Was Stolen

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 1:57pm

The company says its investigation suggests the stolen data doesn't include payment and bank account information.

Where Did National Forests Go? Green Spaces Disappear From Google Maps

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 1:29pm

#FindYourPark? Numerous forests, nature reserves and wilderness areas lost their green markings on Google's and Apple's maps, catching forest officials by surprise.

What Happens When Yelp Restaurant Reviews Turn Political?

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 11:32am

First American Fried Chicken, owned by the family of the suspect in the Manhattan bombings, is the latest eatery to see reviews plummet based on more than food. Some attacks can cross into real life.

U.S. Officials Approve Deal With Iran For Boeing Planes

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 4:07am

The U.S. Treasury gave its approval for Boeing to sell 80 airliners to Iran — a deal made possible by the easing of sanctions in the nuclear agreement signed last year.

A City Looks To STEM School To Lift Economy, But Will Grads Stay?

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 3:48am

What can a city in decline do to make a comeback? In Springfield, Ohio, a new school is trying to turn the tide. But local leaders say keeping young people from moving away is key to economic revival.

U.S. Approves Export Of Boeing And Airbus Planes To Iran

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 5:46pm

It's a major step forward on a key portion of last year's nuclear deal with Iran, and is seen as a test case on doing business with that country. The planes will help modernize Iran's aging fleet.

Fed Keeps Benchmark Interest Rate, But Still Expects Increase

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 4:17pm

Fed Chair Janet Yellen says that although job growth is rebounding, she sees no inflation threat and no hurry to raise rates. The Fed is not likely to do so before the presidential election.

Springfield, Ohio, Launches Efforts To Restart Struggling Economy

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 3:30pm

Springfield, Ohio, is a shrinking city. Back in the 1970s, 80,000 people lived there. Today, just 60,000 do. Many of Springfield's manufacturing jobs have also disappeared. The city is working hard on a turnaround plan, but young people are still more likely to leave than stay.

Planet Money's Oil Ends Its Journey In A Gas Tank

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 3:30pm

NPR's Planet Money team follows the oil they bought on the final part of its journey — into someone's gas tank.

Food For Thought: 10 Restaurants That Shaped America

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 1:58pm

A Yale historian's new book explores America's changing tastes, and what they say about our culture — from class mobility to civil rights to women's changing status.

Trump Says African-Americans Are In Their 'Worst Shape' Ever. The Data Disagrees

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:28pm

A look at major indicators suggests that while African-Americans lag behind the rest of the country in many key areas, they've also experienced steady economic and socioeconomic gains.

Mylan CEO Claims EpiPens Aren't As Profitable As Everyone Thinks

Wed, 09/21/2016 - 11:30am

In testimony prepared for a Congressional hearing, Mylan CEO Heather Bresch says the company makes about $50 in profit on each EpiPen. Analysts say it's still a hefty margin.

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