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Fox News Host Eric Bolling Suspended Amid Claims Of Lewd Texting

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 7:32pm

Fox News has suspended the co-host of its nightly program The Fox News Specialists while it investigates reports that he sent lewd messages to three female colleagues.

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Grocery Stores Draw Millennials With In-Store Restaurants

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 7:11am

While grocery stores had been losing customers to smaller markets and online shopping, "groceraunts" — with seasonal menus and alcohol — are luring back foot traffic to the old-school grocers.

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Trump Takes Credit For Positive Jobs Report, Stock Market Climb

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 7:11am

We talk about the potential reasons for the Dow Jones Industrial Average hitting a high mark and a positive jobs report this week.

Uber Knowingly Leased Unsafe Cars To Its Drivers In Singapore, Report Says

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 4:52pm

The company kept buying cars it knew had defective components from "gray-market" dealers, The Wall Street Journal reports. Then a Honda Vezel burst into flames, with an Uber driver at the wheel.

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Fewer Americans Are Moving To Pursue Better Jobs Across The Nation

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 3:31pm

Fewer and fewer Americans are moving to pursue better job opportunities around the country. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Jed Kolko, the chief economist for Indeed.com, about what this decline in mobility means for the U.S. economy.

U.S. Economy Adds 209,000 Jobs In July, Unemployment Drops To 4.3 Percent

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 3:31pm

Employers added 209,000 jobs to payrolls last month, according to the government's jobs report released Friday morning. The unemployment rate ticked down a notch to 4.3 percent, matching a 16-year low.

Trump Touts Positive Economic News With Strong July Jobs Report

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 3:31pm

President Trump has been touting positive economic news, as the stock market hits new highs this week and the Labor Department reports solid job gains.

'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli Convicted Of Securities Fraud

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 2:31pm

The former pharmaceutical executive was found guilty on three of eight counts — two counts of securities fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit securities fraud.

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Brush Yourself Off And Try Again: An Invention Story

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 2:28pm

Inventing even the simplest product is a fraught process. Mike Davidson and Mike Smith have learned that lesson the hard way as they seek to change the way teeth get cleaned.

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No Pipe Dream: Cannabis Company Buys California Town

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 2:23pm

Nipton is a small desert town on the Nevada border. American Green says it wants the town to be a "first-of-its-kind eco-tourism experience for conscious cannabis consumers."

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DOJ Announces Crackdown On Leaks As Intelligence Agencies' Calls For Probes Triple

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 11:44am

Top Justice Department officials raised the prospect they could loosen policies on issuing subpoenas to news organizations to stop the flow of information.

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Boeing Dreamliner Crew Draws Enormous Outline Of Their Plane In The Sky

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 10:11am

A team test flying a Boeing 787-800 over North America decided to have some fun with their flight path. So over an 18-hour period, they drew an outline of the plane over 22 U.S. states.

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209,000 New Jobs In July As Unemployment Dips To 4.3 Percent

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 8:17am

Employers added 209,000 jobs to payrolls in July and the unemployment rate ticked down to 4.3 percent. That's according to the government's latest jobs report released this morning.

U.S. Economy Adds 209,000 Jobs In July; Unemployment Dips To 4.3 Percent

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 7:45am

The number of estimated jobs last month topped the expectations of most economists. Average hourly wages rose by 9 cents.

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Behind China's VPN Crackdown, A 'Game Of Cat And Mouse' Continues

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 6:26am

Savvy Internet users in China can tunnel under the "Great Firewall" using virtual private networks. Even as the government finds new methods to block VPNs, providers find ways to go around the blocks.

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Could A Bus With Sleep Pods Replace Airplanes?

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 5:44am

A new start-up wants to revolutionize how we travel long distances using pretty simple technology: a bus with beds. Only, they're called pods.

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Sen. Sherrod Brown On China's Trade Policies

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 4:07am

Rachel Martin talks to Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown about some Democrats supporting the Trump administration's decision to launch an investigation into China's intellectual property and trade practices.

Dunkin' Debates Dropping The Donuts

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 4:07am

Dunkin' Donuts looks to be trying to appeal to more health-conscious consumers. One location in California is changing its name to just Dunkin'.

Hyperloop Tests Magnetic Levitation At 192 MPH

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 4:07am

David Greene speaks with Hyperloop One co-founder Josh Giegel about the logistical and political challenges involved in building the high speed transportation system in California.

Morning News Brief: Trump In West Virginia, Chinese Trade, Usain Bolt Retires

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 4:07am

President Trump dismissed the Russia investigation at a rally in West Virginia. Also, the White House is poised to investigate Chinese trade policies, and sprinter Usain Bolt says he's retiring.

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