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Coca-Cola, McDonald's Among Sponsors Calling For FIFA President's Resignation

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 4:42pm

Major sponsors want Sepp Blatter, who is being investigated for corruption, to step down immediately. He has said he'll leave the job in 2016.

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Taking The Heat: Is Foodie Culture Making Room For Female Chefs?

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 3:51pm

Women have long been told their place is in the kitchen — but not as chefs. To this day, only about 20 percent of chefs are women. With the growth of "foodie" culture, that might finally be changing.

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New Federal Rules Aim To Protect Homeowners By Changing Mortgage Application

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 3:08pm

New federally mandated rules for mortgages go into effect at the end of this week. The goal: to keep people from getting pressured into signing bad loans or getting bait-and-switched when they go to close on their home loan.

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Weak Jobs Report May Kill Interest Rate Hike For This Year

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 2:40pm

Job growth turned out to be a lot slower in September than most economists had been assuming. Now, with hiring looking weak, they think the Federal Reserve may put off any rate increase until 2016.

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Bloomberg, The Boy Wonder And The Name On The Building

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 2:37pm

The departure of Bloomberg Businessweek editor Josh Tyrangiel shows the degree to which Michael Bloomberg has put his mark on the company since his surprise return as CEO late last year.

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Coast Guard Searches For Ship, Crew Of 33 Caught In Hurricane Joaquin

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 12:07pm

The 735-foot "roll on, roll off" vehicle carrier El Faro hails from Puerto Rico. The vessel was en route from Jacksonville, Fla., to San Juan when it issued an emergency satellite communication.

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Will 'Disappointing' Jobs Report Affect Fed's Course On Interest Rates?

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 8:45am

The Labor Department says employers added 142,000 jobs last month, and hiring in July and August was revised lower. The jobless rate remained 5.1 percent as more Americans stopped looking for work.

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How Do You Break Into an Industry While Breaking All the Rules?

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 8:00am

What's in a name? For tech entrepreneur Dame Stephanie Shirley, bidding contracts under the name "Steve" enabled her to launch and grow a freelance software company with a virtually all-female staff.

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What Pushes Us To Work Hard — Even When We Don't Have To?

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 8:00am

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely says we work hard not because we have to, but because we want to. He examines the intrinsic values we need to feel motivated to work.

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How Can A Monotonous Job Be Meaningful?

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 8:00am

Psychologist Barry Schwartz says our current thinking about work focuses too much on paychecks and too little on ways we can find fulfillment — even in jobs many might consider mundane.

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Is The Professional Pecking Order Doing More Harm Than Good?

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 8:00am

Drawing from an experiment with chickens, entrepreneur Margaret Heffernan explains how our cultural obsession with individual success is threatening our potential for collaboration and productivity.

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Economy Adds 142,000 Jobs; Unemployment Steady At 5.1 Percent

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 7:33am

The Department of Labor reported the September jobs numbers in its latest report. New jobs fell short of what most economists had forecast.

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Factory Workers Reject Contract With Fiat-Chrysler

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 3:57am

For the first time in more than 30 years, factory workers at a Detroit Three automaker have rejected a national contract.

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New EPA Rule Limiting Ground-Level Ozone Draws Fire From All Sides

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 10:07pm

A business group says the limit will hurt American workers. Environmentalists say it's not strict enough. The rule is intended to reduce the health damage of smog.

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Hackers Breach Credit Agency Experian, Stealing 15 Million T-Mobile Customers' Info

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 9:07pm

T-Mobile CEO says he is "incredibly angry" about the privacy breach and offers free credit monitoring for customers.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'Privacy Is A Fundamental Human Right'

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 5:17pm

Apple has long touted the power and design of its devices, but recently it's been emphasizing their privacy features. Tim Cook describes how Apple is protecting and using, or not using, customer data.

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Volkswagen Latest: U.S. Sales Stall, German Prosecutors Veer From Criminal Probe

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 4:46pm

Unsurprisingly, the car company's U.S. sales slowed in the last third of September. Also: German prosecutors say they didn't open a criminal investigation into the former CEO, Martin Winterkorn.

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A South Korean City Designed For The Future Takes On A Life Of Its Own

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 4:11pm

Songdo City was planned as a futuristic international business hub. Instead, it's become popular among Koreans as an attractive residential area. This story is the latest in NPR's Cities Project.

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Volkswagen Might Fix Its Diesels, But Customer Relations Are The Harder Fix

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 3:34pm

We take a look at what it will take for Volkswagen to get its pollution belching diesels into compliance, and the tradeoffs in terms of other emissions and fuel economy. But can it win back customers?

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If You're Poor, There's No Way To Save Money, Right? Wrong!

Thu, 10/01/2015 - 3:08pm

Even the poorest of people in the poorest of countries manage their cash. But banks may not want their business, so they might have to hire a money guard or join a ... merry-go-round?

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