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DeVry University Agrees To Stop Ads Touting Grads' Job Success Without Proof

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 6:43am

The for-profit university chain has agreed to stop claiming that 90 percent of its graduates seeking employment found jobs in their field within six months of graduation. It was not able to prove it.

Universal Postal Union Tries To Divvy Up Countries' Stamp Money Fairly

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 3:59am

Planet Money digs into the complex economics of international postage. When we send a letter to a foreign country, how should the stamp money be shared with the people delivering the letter?

Treasury Tries Again To Keep American Firms' Taxes In U.S.

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 9:59pm

The department has revised rules first issued in April, aimed at so-called tax inversions and earnings stripping. They involve companies moving their legal addresses and tax bills abroad.

For The Long Haul, Self-Driving Trucks May Pave The Way Before Cars

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 5:54pm

Despite being self-driving, big rigs will still need truckers to ride along and take control of in case of emergency situations. But some say they may be the last generation to do their jobs.

Winter Heating Costs Likely To Increase

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 5:04pm

The federal government says higher fuel prices and colder weather will add up to a steeper bill than last year for consumers heating their homes this winter.

The Man Who Stood Up To Facebook

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 3:52pm

There is a man who is a thorn in the side of Facebook, a problem that just won't go away. For years he was cast aside as a lowly spammer. Now he's reemerging as a champion of your rights online.

Trump Threatens To Sue The New York Times Over Sex Abuse Allegations

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 3:34pm

In the past 24 hours, news accounts of unwanted physical contact between Donald Trump and several women have been published.

Erasing Red Ink, Sesame CEO Offers Vision To Preserve Home Of Big Bird

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 1:17pm

When Jeffrey Dunn took over as CEO of Sesame Workshop in 2014, Sesame Street's future was in flux. Since then, he has created a plan to ensure the beloved Muppets are around for generations to follow.

Wells Fargo, Samsung And Volkswagen: Can A Good Name Be Restored?

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 7:00am

Wells Fargo's CEO John Stumpf stepped down Wednesday as his company tries to rebuild its reputation. Wells Fargo, Samsung and Volkswagen have all seen their names hurt by poorly handled scandals.

We Pay Billions For Greener Farms, So What Does That Buy Us?

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 6:00am

American farmers receive billions of dollars each year in "conservation payments" that are intended to protect the environment. Some environmentalists think the payments deserve scrutiny - and reform.

Carmakers Question The Future Of The Automobile, The Driver And The Industry

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 4:51am

BMW and Mercedes-Benz have offered clues on how they expect to deal with a future that includes self-driving cars.

John Sumpf's 34-Year Tenure Ends At Wells Fargo Amid Banking Scandal

Thu, 10/13/2016 - 4:07am

Wells Fargo Chairman and CEO John Stumpf has stepped down, a month after the bank's sales scandal broke. Stumpf drew fire for overly aggressive sales tactics. President Timothy Sloan replaces him.

Samsung's Recall Causes Profit Woes

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 8:39pm

Samsung Electronics says it's adjusting its earning and cutting its operating profit by $2.3 billion. That's after Samsung ended production of the fire-plagued Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.

TripAdvisor Stops Selling Tickets To Many Wildlife Attractions

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 7:31pm

The travel website has been under pressure from animal welfare groups to help raise awareness among wildlife tourists about the impact of tourist-animal interaction.

Episode 627: The Miracle Apple

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 5:01pm

How we got from mealy, nasty apples to apples that taste delicious. The story starts with a breeder who discovered a miracle apple. But discovering that apple wasn't enough.

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf Steps Down

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 4:47pm

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf is retiring, effective immediately, in wake of the scandal over the bank's sales practices. Stumpf has been under fire since federal regulators fined the bank $185 million.

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf Resigns Amid Scandal

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 4:37pm

The bank chief stepped down after facing withering criticism about employees meeting sales quotas by opening accounts for customers who never requested them.

Protests Disrupt Pipelines Across The West

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 4:11pm

On Tuesday, activists targeted five pipelines carrying crude oil into the U.S. from Canada, as construction resumed on a North Dakota pipeline. Twenty-seven protesters were arrested.

Immigrant Turned Successful Businessman Invests In The Middle

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 3:32pm

Sunil Puri arrived from Mumbai in 1979 with $150 and a high school diploma to his name. He worked his way through college and now he is a real estate developer who contributes heavily to charities and political campaigns.

FCC Fines Comcast $2.3 Million For Improperly Charging Customers

Wed, 10/12/2016 - 3:32pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to reporter Adrianne Jeffries about the fine brought against Comcast by the Federal Communications Commission, which is billed as the largest ever fine against a cable company.




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