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Democratic Lawmakers Sue Trump, Handing The President Another Legal Challenge

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 11:01pm

Members of Congress say President Trump is violating the Constitution by profiting from foreign governments — without congressional consent. The more than 190 Democrats want the court to make it stop.

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Diesel Vehicles Stay Alive Despite Constant Drama For Car Companies

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 3:31pm

Diesel vehicles have caused more than their fair share of drama in the last few years. They have cost Volkswagen billions in fines and judgments. Chrysler is defending itself against allegations of cheating on emissions, and several other companies are still under investigation. But diesel manages to hang on.

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Resigns As Verizon Completes $4.5 Billion Purchase

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 3:31pm

Verizon has completed its $4.5 billion purchase of Yahoo, and, as expected, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is resigning. She's turning over control to Tim Armstrong, the former CEO of AOL who is now the head of Oath, a digital media brand that combines the Internet assets of AOL and Yahoo. Verizon sees the acquisition of media content as a way to expand beyond its core wireless business.

Eric Holder Recommends Broad Set Of Changes To Uber's Company Culture

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 3:31pm

Uber released recommendations from former Attorney General Eric Holder about how the company should change its workplace culture. Holder was hired by Uber following an explosive blog post by a female engineer who was propositioned and harassed repeatedly. Her complaints to senior management and human resources were ignored.

Despite Falling Unemployment, U.S. Wages Stay Stagnant

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 3:31pm

NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Peter Coy, economics editor for Bloomberg, about why pay isn't rising in the U.S., despite a falling unemployment rate.

Long Waits And Long Odds For Those Who Need Social Security Disability

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 2:27pm

The U.S. government has been struggling to balance a surge in applicants for disability benefits with shrinking funds. An updated application process could make getting benefits even harder.

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How Does The Richest Nation Solve A Milk Shortage? By Airlifting 4,000 Cows

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 1:19pm

A businessman will charter some 60 Qatar Airlines flights for the bovines. He aims to jumpstart a dairy industry in Qatar, which risks food shortages amidst a blockade from its Gulf Arab neighbors.

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Verizon Closes The Yahoo Deal; Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Resigns

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 12:47pm

Verizon has completed its $4.5 billion acquisition of Yahoo, folding it and AOL into a digital media subsidiary called Oath. Mayer is expected to receive a $23 million golden parachute as she exits.

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Uber's Travis Kalanick Announces Leave Of Absence; Company Adopts Harassment Policies

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 12:23pm

Co-founder and CEO Travis Kalanick says, "if we are going to work on Uber 2.0, I also need to work on Travis 2.0," as he takes time to grieve his mother's death.

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At 'Washington Post', Tech Is Increasingly Boosting Financial Performance

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 6:31am

The paper struggled amid declines in print ads. But under Amazon's Jeff Bezos, the Post has transformed its operations, from how it writes headlines and chooses photos, to how it generates ad dollars.

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Just Lost Your Job? COBRA May Be Your Best Health Insurance Strategy Now

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 4:30am

With the 2018 health insurance market still in play, you might want to extend your job-based insurance until this fall, when the outlines of the health law's marketplaces should become clearer.

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Coal Towns Face An Uncertain Future. What Is The Country Obliged To Do?

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 3:59am

As utilities transition away from coal power, what, if anything, do they owe the places that were built around supplying that coal? A Montana lawmaker is among those trying to make that case.

India's Tech Firms Face Fundamental Shift From IT To More Advanced Tech

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 3:55am

For decades India's IT talent has maintained the world's computers, databases and back offices. But new technologies are overtaking that old business model, and analysts predict massive layoffs.

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Trump Expected To Restrict Trade, Travel With Cuba

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 5:29pm

President Trump is preparing to announce changes in U.S. policy towards Cuba during a visit to Miami on Friday, possibly tightening restrictions loosened by the Obama administration.

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Jeffrey Immelt To Step Down As General Electric CEO

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 3:38pm

Longtime General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt announced he will step down this summer, as some investors put pressure on the company to cut costs.

Attorneys General In D.C., Maryland Sue Trump For Violating Emoluments Clause

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 3:38pm

Attorneys General for Washington, D.C., and Maryland are suing President Trump for violating the emoluments clause, which prohibits him from accepting gifts or benefits from foreign leaders. The suit hinges on Trump's decision to keep ownership of his business empire.

Uber Considers Leave Of Absence For CEO Travis Kalanack

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 3:38pm

Despite phenomenal growth and popularity with users, Uber's troubles are mounting. The ride hailing company has been rocked by a sexual harassment scandal, top executives have quit, and there are reports that CEO and co-founder Travis Kalanack may take a leave of absence. Employees and investors tell NPR that Uber faces a more challenging problem — its fractured relationship with drivers.

Notaries Are Starting To Put Down The Stamp And Pick Up A Webcam

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 3:23pm

Technology and new laws are taking notarizations digital, adding them to the list of things you can do on your phone or computer. However, America's 4 million notaries are split on the idea.

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Attorneys General Of Maryland And D.C. Sue Trump Over His Businesses

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 2:56pm

Another lawsuit has been filed to force President Trump to sell off his businesses. But this one is different: It was filed on behalf of attorneys general in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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Delta, BofA Drop Support For 'Julius Caesar' That Looks Too Much Like Trump

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 12:14pm

A New York production's Caesar has blond hair, a fondness for long ties and a wife who speaks with a Slavic accent. Delta said the assassination tale "crossed the line on the standards of good taste."

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