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Backyard Vacations Are So 2009. Summer '16 Air Travel Expected To Set Record

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 12:31pm

The airline industry predicts it will see a 4 percent increase in passengers between June 1 and Aug. 31. The travel rush is contributing to the long waits at airport security checkpoints.

Autism Can Be An Asset In The Workplace, Employers And Workers Find

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 11:39am

Roughly 40 percent of young adults with autism spectrum disorder aren't finding jobs. But some employers are now recruiting adults on the spectrum as an untapped talent pool of focused workers.

Obama Administration Releases New Overtime Pay Rules

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 11:24am

The White House released new rules Tuesday night governing overtime pay for middle income, salaried workers. Millions of American workers will be eligible for overtime pay under the new rules.

'Darker Possibility' For Workers When Employers Opt Out of Workers' Comp

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 11:03am

The first independent assessment of an emerging alternative to state programs found that injured workers face "inherent conflict of interest," barriers to benefits, and "unequal treatment."

Facebook's Facial Recognition Software Is Different From The FBI's. Here's Why

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 8:30am

Every time one of its 1.65 billion users uploads a photo to Facebook and tags someone, that person is helping the facial recognition algorithm. Its accuracy rate is said to be higher than the FBI's.

Millions More American Workers To Be Eligible For Overtime Pay

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 6:50am

A new overtime rule is being finalized by the Labor Department. The sweeping measure, intended to boost slow-growing incomes, has its critics. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Labor Secretary Tom Perez.

Donald Trump Calls On Experts To Help Revise His Tax Package

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 4:02am

Trump enlists conservative economists, including Stephen Moore of the Heritage Foundation, to make his tax plan more politically palatable. Mary Louise Kelly talks to Moore about advising Trump.

How Obamacare Affects Our Wallets And Debt Ratio

Wed, 05/18/2016 - 4:02am

A study examined the economic effects of the Affordable Care Act. Researchers found states that opted to expand Medicaid through Obamacare had residents with fewer unpaid bills and less debt overall.

Millions To Be Eligible For Overtime Under New Obama Administration Rule

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 8:58pm

Starting December 1, anyone earning less than about $47,000 a year will qualify for overtime when they work more than 40 hours a week. The move will affect more than 4 million workers.

Top Scientists Say GMOs Are Safe, But Don't Always Deliver On Promises

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 3:57pm

A new report from the National Academy of Sciences knocked down some pro-GMO claims, such as that they've boosted crop yields, and urged federal agencies to change the way these foods are regulated.

Philadelphia 76ers Become First NBA Team To Advertise On Jerseys

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 3:26pm

The Philadelphia 76ers basketball jerseys will feature the StubHub logo starting in 2017. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to 76ers CEO Scott O'Neil about becoming the first NBA team to take advantage of the new rule change within the association that allows advertising on uniforms.

Pipeline Company Indicted Over 2015 California Oil Spill

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 3:11pm

Plains All American Pipeline company is facing 46 criminal counts after one of its pipelines ruptured last year, spilling crude oil that fouled miles of coastline near Santa Barbara.

China Ramps Up U.S. Investments, From Straws To Semi-Conductors

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 1:13pm

Chinese investors are on a buying spree in the U.S., moving their operations here or snapping up American companies. Investment is on track to hit $30 billion this year, doubling last year's record.

U.S. Economy Could Be Poised For Stronger Growth

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 11:15am

From retail sales to manufacturing and housing, several key indicators are picking up. An accelerating economy would be a big deal in this election year.

In The Midst Of Libya's Turmoil, New Cafes Spring Up To 'Change The Mood'

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 3:58am

Logically, it's not the right time to open up shop in Tripoli. But entrepreneurs aren't only investing in their businesses, they're buying into a new way of life.

When It Comes To Economic Election Prediction Models, It's A Mixed Bag

Tue, 05/17/2016 - 3:26am

Under a Moody's model, Hillary Clinton beats Donald Trump. The oldest model picks the GOP nominee to win, though it may be proved wrong, its creator says, because Trump is so outside the mainstream.

This Is Your Brain On Uber

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 11:01pm

This week we feature Keith Chen, a behavioral economist at UCLA and the head of economic research at Uber. Keith explains why surge pricing makes us nuts and discusses our weird economic choices.

Crowdfunding For Small Businesses Gets Kick-Start

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 4:04pm

Small companies now can raise up to $1 million from ordinary investors through what are called "crowdfunding portals."

South Carolina Farmers Struggle After Back-To-Back Seasons Of Bad Weather

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 3:24pm

Agriculture always has its ups and downs, good years and bad. In South Carolina, it's been particularly difficult recently and made worse by massive flooding last year.

South Carolina Farmers Bear Brunt Of U.S. Agriculture Woes

Mon, 05/16/2016 - 3:24pm

Agriculture always has its ups and downs, good years and bad. In South Carolina, it's been particularly difficult recently and made worse by massive flooding last year.

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