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Ford Looks To A Fleet Of Driverless Cars

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 8:46pm

They'll be on the road by 2021, the company says, and will build on automation already available for help with parking and avoiding traffic. The vehicles could be used for ride sharing, Uber-style.

Target Announces Expansion Of Bathroom Options In U.S. Stores

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 7:36pm

The retail giant denies that a backlash to its policy of opening bathrooms to transgender choice has caused a slide in sales.

With Demand For Its Products Down, Cisco Will Cut Workforce

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 6:38pm

The company says it will lay off 5,500 employees and, like other Silicon Valley pioneers, move into different types of business.

Oil #3: How Fracking Changed the World

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 5:07pm

Third of five episodes. The Planet Money oil faces a test, we sell it, and we meet the man who set off the fracking boom in America.

Airline Pilots Pump The Brakes On Plans To Speed Up Flights

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 4:11pm

American Airlines is urging pilots and crews to fly faster and take shorter routes to decrease delays. The pilot union says this "pilot pushing," as they call it, will thin the margins of safety.

Aetna CEO To Justice Department: Block Our Deal And We'll Drop Out Of Obamacare

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 12:08pm

A July letter from Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini to the Justice Department said the company would pull back from health insurance exchanges if the government opposed the company's merger with Humana.

Distilling The Story Of California Wine, One Label At A Time

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 9:52am

At the world's largest wine research library — inside UC Davis — librarians are crowd-sourcing their archives to understand the forces that shaped California's wine industry into a global powerhouse.

Florida Keys Opposition Stalls Tests Of Genetically Altered Mosquitoes

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 4:06am

The Food and Drug Administration has approved release of genetically engineered mosquitoes in an effort to halt the spread of Zika virus. But residents of the Florida Keys aren't keen on the concept.

Opposition In Florida Puts Tests Of Genetically Altered Mosquitoes On Hold

Wed, 08/17/2016 - 4:06am

As Miami struggles to control the Zika virus, the FDA approved a tool to fight the spread of the disease: genetically engineered mosquitoes. Will communities in Florida allow them to be used?

Aetna Joins Other Major Insurers In Pulling Back From Obamacare

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 11:14am

The exit of insurers from exchanges created by the Affordable Care Act represents a fresh challenge to the viability of the president's signature health care law.

The Difficult Task Of Moving Freight Forwarding Into The Internet Age

Tue, 08/16/2016 - 4:05am

When products move around the world, they pass through a highly sophisticated system of ships, docks, trucks and more. But there is one link that has remained stubbornly human: freight forwarding.

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