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Xerox To Split Into Two Companies: One For Documents, One For Processes

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 9:21am

Xerox doesn't just make printers, it also offers business process outsourcing. Now, months after activist investor Carl Icahn announced a stake in Xerox, the operations will become independent firms.

40 Years Later, 'Mean' Joe Greene And Coca-Cola Kid Reunite

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 5:33am

In the iconic Super Bowl ad from 1979, a nine-year-old fan shared his Coca-Cola with Pittsburgh Steelers star "Mean" Joe Greene. After Greene drinks the bottle of Coke, he tosses the kid his jersey.

ABC's Bob Woodruff: The Unexpected Life

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 4:24am

The ABC News correspondent was almost killed in Iraq 10 years ago. His recovery and return to network journalism beat all the odds.

Richard Dreyfuss: Like It Or Not, There's A Bit Of Bernie Madoff In All Of Us

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:46pm

"He was a completely despicable human being, but in order to achieve that he had to be lovable," says Dreyfuss, who plays the Ponzi-scheme perpetrator in an upcoming two-part ABC miniseries.

Why Cheap Gas Might Not Be Good For The U.S. Economy

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:31pm

A drop in global oil prices saved U.S. drivers $100 billion last year. Good news, right? Not so, say some economists. The energy industry is now so big that cheap oil may actually hurt the economy.

After Lifting Of Sanctions, Iran's President Brings Trade Mission To France

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 3:32pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Ardavan Amir-Aslani, a French-Iranian lawyer who is negotiating deals with Tehran for major French corporations.

Gas Company's Business Disclaimer Might Inspire Existential Dread*

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 2:11pm

*Or it might not. After reading Southern California Gas Co.'s 618-word disclaimer on its leaking-gas-well updates, all we know for sure is that the future is a complete mystery.

Can't Buy A Ticket To That Concert You Want To See? Blame Bots

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 12:38pm

A report from New York's attorney general points to abusive practices in the market for live-event tickets on sites such as StubHub.

With Sanctions Gone, Iran Cuts Major Deals With Europe

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 9:57am

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has received a warm welcome in Europe amid a series of business deals worth billions of dollars with the likes of Peugeot. A mega-deal with Airbus is in the works.

Lego Will Unveil A Minifigure In A Wheelchair, In A First

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 9:14am

The wheelchair is part of Lego's City line and will go on sale in June, according to Emma Owen, Lego's spokesperson in Britain and Ireland.

DeLeorean To Crank Out More 'Back To The Future' Cars

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:40am

DeLorean Motor Company, which hasn't made a car in more than 30 years, plans to build several hundred replicas of the stainless steel, gull-winged car featured in the movie trilogy Back To The Future.

Drop In Oil Prices Complicates Effort To Combat Climate Change

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:09am

Replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy to combat climate change will require trillions of dollars in investment. Cheap prices for fossil fuels are making that transition a bit more complicated.

Human Smuggler: Central Americans Are Worth Their Weight In Gold

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 4:09am

It has gotten harder for undocumented migrants to sneak into the U.S. from Latin America. That has led to a rise in the price charged by human smugglers.

Guest Workers, Legal Yet Not Quite Free, Pick Florida's Oranges

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 3:59am

Most of the workers who are picking oranges in Florida are temporary "guest" workers from Mexico. They have signed contracts to work for growers who arranged their visas and provide their housing.

How Do You Measure Passion? Figuring The Value Of Social Media Followers

Thu, 01/28/2016 - 3:38am

Having millions of followers on Twitter or Instagram isn't necessarily a great achievement if they don't engage with you. Putting a value on social media followers is a burgeoning business.

Episode 679: You Asked For It

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 6:26pm

We ponder the origins of money, the economics of Santa, and the business of cemeteries. Why? Because you asked.

'Back To The Future' Cars For Sale? (Flux Capacitor Not Included)

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 6:15pm

Starting in 2017, the DeLorean Motor Company plans to build several hundred new replicas of the stainless steel, gull-winged car made famous for it's role in the sci-fi movie trilogy.

With Growing Investments, China's Influence In Autos Is Expanding

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 5:53pm

For the first time on a mass scale, a car built in China will be on sale in the U.S., joining countless other Chinese-made products. It comes as Chinese firms invest billions in the auto industry.

Gun-Toting Women Give Rise To Firearms Fashion Accessories

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 4:27pm

Texas' open-carry law is now in effect, but many women prefer to keep their weapons concealed. A growing industry is meeting a range of gun fashion needs, from bra holsters to luxury handbags.

For-Profit DeVry University Is Sued Over Employment Figure Claims

Wed, 01/27/2016 - 3:57pm

The school maintains that 90 percent of its graduates who are looking for work find employment in their field. The Federal Trade Commission calls that statement deceptive.




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