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Navigating The World Of Apps That Claim To Fix Your Drinking Problem

Sat, 10/08/2016 - 7:03am

Web developers and medical researchers are taking note of the potential for harnessing our phones, tablets and laptops as tools to moderate drinking, or stay sober after quitting booze.

Episode 728: The Wells Fargo Hustle

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 8:55pm

We take you inside the headquarters of Wells Fargo bank. It's a place where a bunch of young, stressed-out workers were rewarded for doing some very bad things.

Volkswagen Is Recalling More Vehicles, But It's Not About The Diesel Scandal

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 4:52pm

The company says nearly 281,500 Volkswagen and Audi vehicles from as far back as 2007 may leak fuel. Different defects are involved, but one is improperly assembled suction pumps in the fuel tanks.

Rising Premiums Rankle People Paying Full Price For Health Insurance

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 1:16pm

Customers for individual insurance policies who don't qualify for federal subsidies are facing double-digit premium increases in many places this year. The cost is forcing hard choices about coverage.

Perdue Goes (Almost) Antibiotic-Free

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 1:12pm

The giant poultry producer says that it is now raising all of its chickens without routine antibiotics. Only those flocks that get sick, about 5 percent of all birds, will be treated.

U.S. Reports 156,000 New Jobs Created In September, Lower Than Predicted

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 7:30am

Economic forecasters had predicted between 170,000 and 176,000 new jobs for September.

How The Idea Of Free Trade As A Way To World Peace Gained Traction

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 4:04am

Free trade is taking a beating in this election year. But the man who created the free-trade world we live in now, thought free trade was the way to world peace. He even won the Nobel Peace Prize.

'Early School Leavers' Face Dismal Social And Economic Prospects

Fri, 10/07/2016 - 2:00am

40 million young people in the world's largest economies are neither in school, employed nor in any kind of training program. They're called NEETs. Economists say they are a big problem.

Regulators To Require Employers To Report More Detailed Pay Data

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 3:34pm

New regulations will require companies to report more detailed pay data, including how much men and women are paid. Many companies are auditing their payroll and finding that analyzing the information and handling the results can be tricky.

Theranos Is Shutting Its Blood-Test Facilities, Shedding 40 Percent Of Workers

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 10:25am

The company has been under scrutiny from federal regulators over its blood-testing technology. Theranos says it will focus on a testing product called miniLab.

Friday's Jobs Report Could Help Shape Election Outlook

Thu, 10/06/2016 - 9:01am

If it shows steady unemployment and job growth figures, that would help Democrat Hillary Clinton. If the numbers get worse, that would give an edge to Republican Donald Trump.

Putting Traffic Deaths In The Past Tense

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 8:52pm

Transportation officials say road fatalities spiked alarmingly in the U.S. in the first half of 2016. But they say they will develop a plan to eliminate crash deaths in 30 years.

New Rules On Prepaid Electronic Payment Cards

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:39pm

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is imposing some of the same requirements on prepaid debit and credit card providers as on companies that market standard cards.

Episode 521: The Town That Loves Death

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 3:38pm

On today's episode, we'll take you to a place where dying has become acceptable dinner conversation. A place that also happens to have the lowest healthcare spending of any region in the country.

Meal Kits And Chaos: Report Reveals Unsavory Side Of Blue Apron Warehouse

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 3:37pm

A recent BuzzFeed investigation found Blue Apron had poor, at times violent working conditions for employees at its packing facility in Richmond, Calif.

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Issues New Prepaid Card Rules

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 3:37pm

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued new rules on prepaid cards that will require providers to abide by some of the same restrictions as credit cards. Namely, it will have to assess the borrower's ability to repay, and it will limit fees and interest rates.

As Buyers Circle, Could Twitter Be Better Off As A Non-Profit?

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 11:34am

Disney, Google and others are said to be considering buying Twitter. It's got baggage — lackluster ad sales, abusive trolling — but also millions of users. What if Twitter focused on a public mission?

Would Twitter Be Better Off As A Nonprofit?

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 5:15am

Twitter is struggling to earn a profit and please investors. Companies including Disney and Alphabet are said to be considering bids for it. But would Twitter be better off as a nonprofit?

Labor Report Urges Study Of A Federal Role In State Workers' Comp Laws

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 5:01am

The Department of Labor is calling for an "exploration" of federal oversight of state workers' compensation laws because of "inadequacies of the system," leaving workers with "limited benefits."

Along Germany's Coast, A Nazi Resort Becomes An Upscale Destination

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 4:10am

One of the biggest Nazi relics, a massive beachfront indoctrination camp on the Baltic Sea, has been transformed into condominiums and a luxury tourist resort. It's causing a stir.




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