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Yahoo Laying Off Staff And Considering Selling Itself

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 7:12pm

The Internet pioneer continues to lose money. Its fourth-quarter report shows a loss of $4.4 billion. Established in the days of dial-up modems, it has had trouble keeping up with life on the Web.

WATCH: Super Bowl Ads Already Generating Buzz

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 3:31pm

The big game may be days away, but commercials featuring a Helen Mirren soliloquy, Pokemon, a Drake Hotline Bling spoof, Ryan Reynolds and, of course, puppies are already getting attention online.

'Forked' Rates Restaurants On How They Treat Their Workers

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 2:43pm

More restaurants are offering better wages, benefits and working conditions for employees. A new book rates dozens of restaurants and scolds the ones taking the "low road" to profitability.

'Another $7.2 Million. Pow!' A Peek Inside Turing Pharmaceuticals

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 11:14am

Congressional investigators have pried loose emails showing how the company's executives anticipated huge profits from a 5,000 percent drug price increase. They were blindsided by the blowback.

BP Earnings Plunge 91 Percent In 4th Quarter

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 10:31am

Global oil and gas price drops have done a number on BP's net income, which fell to $196 million from $2.2 billion in the year-ago quarter. The company also plans to cut thousands more jobs.

Plumbers Converge On Flint To Help Get Lead Out Its Drinking Water

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 4:25am

Some good news for Flint, Mich., where the water was contaminated with lead. Dozens of union plumbers volunteered to install water filters and replace faucets for some of the city's poorest residents.

Boston Program Teaches Women To Negotiate For Better Salaries

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 4:25am

Statistics show women earn 79 cents for every dollar a man earns. In Boston, women make 83 cents on the dollar. That city is trying to narrow the gap further by teaching women to negotiate.

Farm Subsidies Persist And Grow, Despite Talk Of Reform

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 4:45pm

The Farm Bill promised to cut subsidies to farmers. Instead, farmers will continue getting about $20 billion a year thanks to new programs that compensate farmers when corn and soybean prices fall.

A Site Where Traditional Artisans Can Sell Their Works To The World

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 4:41pm

Novica, a website that bills itself as the Etsy of the developing world, features more than 18,000 artisans from remote areas to whom the company has paid out more than $66.5 million.

Forget Selling Albums — Artists Can Now Go Platinum Via Streaming

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 4:18pm

As fans' listening habits become more and more focused on streaming, the RIAA is trying to catch up.

E. Coli Outbreaks At Chipotle Restaurants 'Appear To Be Over,' CDC Says

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 4:07pm

Two E. coli outbreaks infected at least 60 people in 14 states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hasn't been able to determine the source of the infections.

Bosses Find Part-Time Workers Can Come With Full-Time Headaches

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 4:06pm

Some fast-food franchisees are rethinking putting workers on part-time status to avoid having to provide them with health insurance. The business hassles are exceeding the savings.

Crazy For Jerky: An Ancient Trail Food Finds New Fans

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 3:22pm

Jerky sales are soaring, thanks in part to millennials, who are snacking more than ever. Meat snacks are lightweight, high in nutrition and can travel long distances without spoiling.

Modest Price Cut Expected For Generic Version Of Cancer Pill Gleevec

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 12:45pm

The generic form of the blockbuster cancer drug is being shipped to pharmacies. The generic is likely to cost 30 percent less than the brand-name version, but Gleevec's price doubled in recent years.

Ponzi Scheme In China Stole $7.6 Billion From Investors, Police Say

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 8:23am

According to local media, some businesses had no idea they were being touted as investment opportunities by Ezubao, an online lender.

O'Hare To Get 6th Runway, But Without Expanded Terminals, Delays May Continue

Mon, 02/01/2016 - 3:13am

American and United — the airport's two major carriers — reached agreement with O'Hare to build a new runway, which will complete a decade-long modernization project.

Why Some Still Can't Find Jobs As The Economy Nears 'Full Employment'

Sun, 01/31/2016 - 3:24pm

To economists, the phrase means job seekers roughly equal job openings. Unemployment is at 5 percent, but depending on where you live, your race or your education level, you still might not find work.

A Video Game IRL: Drone Racing League Aims To Be NASCAR In The Air

Sun, 01/31/2016 - 6:45am

Goggles and onboard cameras put pilots and spectators in the cockpit as the drones race at high speeds through crazy courses. The Drone Racing League's first season kicks off next month in Miami.

New Jersey Steps In To Turn Around Atlantic City 's Luck

Sat, 01/30/2016 - 7:08am

The once-great gambling town has made a deal with New Jersey to turn it's finances around. Christian Hetrick, who's been following the story for the Press in Atlantic City updates Scott Simon.

Wal-Mart's Closures Leave Small Town's Without Convenience

Sat, 01/30/2016 - 7:08am

Over 100 Wal-Mart Express stores closed throughout the South this week, leaving many small towns without a grocery store or pharmacy.




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