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Google Creates New Parent Company Called 'Alphabet'

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 6:28pm

Google is will be part of the larger entity, along with businesses that co-founder Larry Page says are "far afield" from the company's Internet products. Sundar Pichai will become CEO of Google.

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Netflix Still Facing Questions Over Its New Parental Leave Policy

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 5:47pm

Netflix announced it would give employees who are new parents up to a year of paid leave to care for their children. The policy shift drew praise, but also questions and critique.

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Google Announces New Parent Company Called 'Alphabet'

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 5:47pm

Google announced a broad restructuring Monday in a blog post by CEO Larry Page. Under the new structure, Alphabet becomes the parent company atop of Google's ventures.

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Coca-Cola Funds Scientists Who Downplay Diet's Role In Obesity

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 3:33pm

Coca-Cola is funding a new nonprofit that blames obesity on lack of exercise, not on bad diets. NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Anahad O'Connor of The New York Times about the group's controversial message.

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Kaspersky Lab: Based In Russia, Doing Cybersecurity In The West

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:59pm

The software security company is big in the U.S. and around the globe, but tensions between Russia and the West have raised questions about the Moscow-based company.

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New Greek Bailout Deal Looms

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 12:08pm

Greece and its creditors inch closer to a third bailout agreement. Negotiators hope to reach an accord by Tuesday.

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Why The Nation's Rental Market Is Exploding

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 4:03am

More Americans are renting, rather than buying their home. David Greene talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution.

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In Music City, Rents Keep Going Up And Up

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 4:03am

Nashville, Tenn., is experiencing a hot rental market. In some places it's at levels that are at 40 percent or more of household income. That's a level economists consider "risky."

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Watchdog: Consumers 'More Responsible' With Credit Card Debt

Mon, 08/10/2015 - 3:56am

Before the Great Recession, many Americans piled up too much credit card debt. Now, they seem to be a little wiser about using plastic, says the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Prince Compares Record Contracts To Slavery In Rare Meeting With Media

Sun, 08/09/2015 - 9:11am

Music icon Prince is worried about the future of the music business for artists, and his top priority can be summed up in one word: Freedom.

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Housing Bounces Back In Most, But Not All, Of Atlanta

Sat, 08/08/2015 - 6:46am

At the height of the housing bubble, Atlanta was adding tens of thousands of homes a year, but then the bottom fell out. Now, there's building once again, but some residents are feeling left out.

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You're The Judge: Can The Job Market Stand Interest Rate Hikes?

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 12:32pm

On Friday, the Labor Department said the July unemployment rate held steady at 5.3 percent. If you had to choose, would you take that to mean the economy is too cool or too hot? Weigh the evidence.

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Unemployment Rate Steady As Economy Adds 215,000 Jobs

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 7:35am

The July numbers were roughly in line with economists' expectations and likely strong enough to keep the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates.

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Hospitals Turn To Toyota To Make Care Safer And Swifter

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 7:29am

Public hospitals are adapting the auto maker's production system to health care, with the goal of making tasks like scheduling surgeries more safe and efficient.

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A Chicken In Every Pot And A Taco In Every Belly

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 6:16am

An online food service offered a special promotion during last night's Republican debate: A free taco for every time Donald Trump said "Mexico," which turned out to be a platterful.

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Uber, Lyft And No More Loans: Twilight Is Here For Big-City Taxi Barons

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 4:15am

Not too long ago, a New York taxi medallion was worth more than a million dollars. Gene Friedman managed to buy more than 1,000. But that was before Uber, and now people like Friedman face bankruptcy.

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Ferguson Businesses Struggle To Rebuild Post-Riots

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 4:51pm

Last year, many businesses in Ferguson, Mo., were looted and vandalized in unrest that gripped the city. Customers are starting to return, but some owners don't feel positive about staying here.

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Netflix's New, Generous Parental Leave Policy Leaves Some Employees Out

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 4:34pm

Netflix made headlines this week with the announcement. But NPR has found the policy doesn't extend to people who work at Netflix DVD distribution centers.

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Even Those Jon Stewart Mocked Will Miss Him — Especially Arby's

Thu, 08/06/2015 - 3:07pm

Arby's has been one of Jon Stewart's favorite targets on The Daily Show. So it's a bit of a surprise that the fast-food chain ran advertising spots during the show Wednesday night.

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