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No Class Action: Supreme Court Weighs Whether Workers Must Face Arbitrations Alone

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 3:22am

Increasingly, employers require employees to resolve disputes about anything from harassment to discrimination through individual arbitration. That means they can't join class-action suits.

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Amid Harassment Reports, Harvey Weinstein Takes Leave Of Absence

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 5:54pm

Weinstein, one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, made the announcement following a New York Times story that he sexually harassed employees and actresses for decades.

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Details Emerge Of Las Vegas Shooter's Real Estate Gambles

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 5:02pm

Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock was involved in nearly a dozen deals over the past three decades, starting small with apartments, then working up to multi-million dollar properties.

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IRS Audit Counters Claims Of 'Witch Hunt' Targeting Conservatives

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 3:59pm

An inspector general for the IRS has found the agency went after many progressive as well as conservative groups in 2013, casting a shadow on GOP efforts to punish the agency for a "witch hunt."

Lawmakers: Don't Gauge Artificial Intelligence By What You See In The Movies

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 1:16pm

Elon Musk and others have warned that AI poses a risk to civilization. Two House members say they have doubts about those warnings, but they say it's time for the government to pay more attention.

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Trump's Puerto Rico Golf Venture: Not Such A Great Deal

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 4:01am

President Trump seems pessimistic about Puerto Rico's ability to pay its debts. That view may, in part, reflect his own financial experience there, where he once got stung by a golf course bankruptcy.

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California Bill Would Compel Drugmakers To Justify Price Hikes

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 5:33pm

A bill passed by the California Legislature requires drugmakers to give 60 days' notice before raising a drug's price by 16 percent or more over two years, and to justify the price increase.

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Trump's Remarks About Erasing Puerto Rico's Debt Jolt The Markets

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:36pm

The president told Fox News "you can say goodbye" to Puerto Rico's $73 billion in debt. But the White House quickly walked back the remarks.

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Senator To Ex-CEO: Equifax Can't Be Trusted With Americans' Personal Data

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:02pm

Republicans and Democrats alike are upset about the massive hack of Social Security numbers and other sensitive information at the consumer credit reporting company.

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At A Time We All Need Comfort, Pie Bars Serve It By The Slice

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 1:55pm

In the past year, sales of pie — and the opening of pie bars — has taken off. One possible reason? Pie brings people together, bakers say, especially in times of tragedy and political discord.

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Ben & Jerry's Signs Deal To Improve Migrant Dairy Workers' Conditions

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 12:15pm

Farm worker advocacy group Migrant Justice and the behemoth ice cream company have been negotiating for two years to agree on a worker-led initiative that ensures "just and dignified" practices.

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Who Will Benefit Most From GOP Tax Plan? Early Report Suggests The Wealthy

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 4:00am

Republicans in the White House and Congress have billed their tax proposal as a boost for the middle class. But a nonpartisan analysis finds the richest Americans would see the most immediate gains.

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Equifax And Wells Fargo Apologize To Congress; Lawmakers Not Buying It

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 6:19pm

Equifax's former CEO Richard Smith and Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan both said "sorry" for the harm their companies have inflicted on consumers. But lawmakers scolded them in two different hearings.

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Facebook, Google Spread Misinformation About Las Vegas Shooting. What Went Wrong?

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 5:16pm

The platforms promoted the name of a man falsely accused of being the shooter by surfacing less-credible sites. The companies say they're working on fixes, but analysts say the challenge is massive.

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Out Of The Gate, Tesla Stumbles On Its Mass-Market Car

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:40pm

After Tesla CEO Elon Musk bragged about producing more than 1,000 of its new lower-priced Model 3 cars a month, the company struggled to make 300.

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Every Yahoo Account That Existed In Mid-2013 Was Likely Hacked

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:12pm

Yahoo says the massive hack, previously said to have affected 1 billion accounts, in fact likely compromised 3 billion accounts. However, the company says corrective actions have already been taken.

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Wells Fargo, Equifax Officials Left To Answer Tough Questions From Lawmakers

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 3:50pm

Top executives of Wells Fargo and Equifax faced lawmakers on Capitol Hill to answer questions about ongoing scandals at both companies.

Tech Companies Urge Congress To Help DREAMers

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:00am

A Senate committee holds a hearing on the fate of DACA recipients. Tech industry insiders say they're not optimistic the Senate will move on a bill. A business coalition pushes alternate strategies.

A 'Yellow Dog Contract' And Other Jabs During Supreme Court Opening Arguments

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 7:32pm

Up first for the high court's new term: a case about nonunion employees' right to take action against alleged illegality by their employer.

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Facebook Surrenders Russian-Linked Influence Ads To Congress

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 2:15pm

Facebook turned over thousands of ads it said ran from 2015 to 2017, and vowed to change its policies to make its service tougher to use again for such interference.

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