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Corporations Pledge Millions Toward Relief Efforts For Tropical Storm Harvey

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 3:26pm

Amazon, Lowe's And Starbucks were among several corporate giants to announce cash and other donations to the American Red Cross and other relief agencies working in Texas to help storm victims.

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Expedia's Dara Khosrowshahi Picked As Uber's New CEO

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 4:04am

After a search that included a number of well-known candidates, the board of ride-sharing giant Uber has announced its pick for CEO: Expedia's CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.

Morning News Brief: Harvey Dumps On Texas, Uber Gets A New CEO

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 4:04am

Much of Houston is under water after Hurricane Harvey came ashore. The city spent much of the weekend rescuing people. And, Uber has picked a new CEO after co-founder Travis Kalanick resigned.

Need A Happiness Boost? Spend Your Money To Buy Time, Not More Stuff

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 4:02am

A recent study suggests that when people spend their extra cash to get help with time-consuming chores, they're likelier to feel better than if they use the money to buy more things.

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Serious Nursing Home Abuse Often Not Reported To Police, Federal Investigators Find

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 4:00am

Despite legal requirements, more than one-quarter of cases of severe abuse that were uncovered by government investigators were not reported to the police. The majority involved sexual assault.

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Uber Picks New CEO, Expedia's Dara Khosrowshahi

Sun, 08/27/2017 - 9:43pm

The travel company CEO will step into the role at a time of immense turmoil for the ride-hailing giant, to fill a leadership vacuum after co- founder Travis Kalanick resigned under pressure in June.

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Advertising Giant WPP Faces Slow Growth As Companies Cut Ad Spending

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 3:33pm

The world's largest advertising company, WPP, is sometimes viewed as a bellwether for the health of the global economy. This week, it jolted the ad and media industries when it slashed the forecast for its own growth this year. WPP has blamed the unexpectedly steep decline in ad spending by some of the most influential consumer goods companies.

Trump Signs Sanctions Aimed Squarely At Venezuelan Government

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 2:23pm

The latest restrictions are the first to target President Nicolas Maduro's regime directly, and they prevent U.S. institutions from buying new debt issued by the government or state-owned oil company.

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Whole Foods Will Drop Prices On Monday, Amazon Says In Detailing New Grocery Strategy

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 1:43pm

Amazon sets new prices on bananas, butter, organic eggs, and other best-selling staples. The online giant also says its Amazon Prime members will get special prices and perks at Whole Foods.

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Fed Chief Yellen Warns Against Dismantling Bank Regulations

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 1:31pm

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's remarks in Jackson Hole, Wyo., on Friday put her at odds with President Trump. She applauded the post-crisis regulations that he says are hurting businesses.

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Starry Kitchen Cookbook: The Rocky Journey Of A Famed Underground Restaurant

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 1:24pm

Nguyen and Thi Tran started Starry Kitchen out of desperation. Now the couple has a new book with their best recipes and stories of their adventures in the culinary world.

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Will Samsung Case Mark A Turning Point For South Korean Business Ties To Government?

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 11:03am

After Lee Jae-yong's conviction for bribery, "I hope this is a starting point to cutting off businesses' close relationship to the government," said South Korean President Moon Jae-in's spokesman.

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Bannon's Back At Breitbart, White House Advisers Worry They're Targets

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 4:01am

Steve Bannon is back in the saddle running Breitbart News after being forced out as President Trump's top political adviser. We assess how Breitbart has covered the White House since Bannon's return.

What A Tech Leader's Corruption Conviction Means For Samsung And South Korea

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 4:01am

A South Korean court has sentenced the billionaire head of Samsung Group to five years in prison. He was found guilty in a corruption case involving the country's former president.

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With Trump White House, Are Ethics Issues Becoming Just Part Of The Scenery?

Fri, 08/25/2017 - 4:00am

While giving reporters his reaction to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., the president reminded them he owns a vineyard there. But that presidential product placement was a blip on the radar.

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America's Credit Rating On The Line As Debt Ceiling Deadline Approaches

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 4:30pm

Congressional leaders are trying hard to assure the financial markets the United States isn't about to default on its debts, but tweets by Trump suggest the vote may not go smoothly.

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Trump Continues To Brush Aside Conflicts Of Interest

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 3:52pm

Seven months after taking office, President Trump and his White House appear to have settled into a routine of brushing aside the ethics laws. So when he plugged his Charlottesville winery at a rally last week, his pitch hardly made headlines compared with past weeks' conflict of interest questions.

25 Years Later: How Hurricane Andrew Impacted Emergency Response

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 3:52pm

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with former FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate about the important changes inspired by the historic Category 5 storm, in computer modeling, housing codes and insurance.

Jeep: Why This American Icon Could Soon Be Part Of A Chinese Company

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 3:24pm

The Chinese company Great Wall Motor has expressed interest in acquiring the Jeep brand from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Sales of Jeep and other U.S. brands have been growing in China.

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Cars Are Starting To Remind Us Not To Leave Baby In The Back Seat

Thu, 08/24/2017 - 2:43pm

An average of 37 children die in hot cars each year. A new bill in Congress aims to address the problem by requiring all new autos to remind drivers to check the back seat when they leave the car.

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