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California Rules Uber Drivers Are Employees, Not Contractors

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 3:05pm

The California Labor Commission ruled Wednesday that drivers for the ride-hailing service, Uber, are employees, not independent contractors. The decision could have huge implications for the company.

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Gaming Industry Pushes Virtual Reality, But Content Lags

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 3:05pm

Developers are showcasing immersive virtual reality games at the E3 expo. But aside from VR headsets and demos, there isn't much software available yet to take advantage of the new technology.

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California Rules An Uber Driver Is An Employee, Not A Contractor

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 3:05pm

The California Labor Commission ruled that a driver for the ride-hailing service, Uber, was an employee, not an independent contractor. The decision could have huge implications for the company.

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Yes, Your Car Loan Will Still Be Cheap As Fed Holds Rates Low

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 2:45pm

Federal Reserve policymakers said Wednesday they will continue to tamp down interest rates. The last time they raised interest rates was June 2006. They set no specific deadline for raising rates.

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The Problem With Donald Trump's One-Page Summary On His Wealth

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 12:46pm

Donald Trump held up a one-page summary of his wealth that he claimed showed he's worth almost $9 billion. But the public essentially has to take his word for it until more details are disclosed.

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To Tackle Food Waste, Big Grocery Chain Will Sell Produce Rejects

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 12:45pm

If fruits and vegetables don't measure up to cosmetic standards, they're often plowed under in the field. One company wants to help change that by creating a market for less-than-perfect produce.

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Paul Ryan: Trade Deal Will Help U.S. 'Set The Standards For The Global Economy'

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 8:32am

The Republican House Ways and Means chairman explains to Steve Inskeep why he supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, which is now working its way — in fits and starts — through Congress.

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Gap To Close 175 Stores, Cut 250 Corporate Jobs

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 4:04am

Gap CEO Art Peck says the move is being made to streamline the retail giant as it moves into the future, but questions remain about its long-term relevance and outlook.

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Documents Reveal Secret Legal Battle Over Medicare Overbilling

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 4:03am

The federal government overpaid for nearly half of the patients of a Medicare Advantage plan, a Medicare audit found. At issue is whether insurers "upcode" diagnoses to reap bigger payments.

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Growing Concern Over Unregulated Pesticide Use Among Marijuana Growers

Wed, 06/17/2015 - 4:02am

Regulators in the 23 states where medical or recreational marijuana is allowed are having a tough time making sure pot buyers don't ingest harmful pesticides.

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Kirk Kerkorian, Las Vegas Casino Mogul, Dies At 98

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 3:27pm

Billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian, who built Las Vegas hotels, died Monday at 98.

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Gap Announces Closure Of 175 North American Stores

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 3:18pm

Gap held a conference call on Tuesday to discuss its restructuring plan. The news comes a day after Gap said it will close a quarter of its North American non-outlet stores.

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Donald Trump Jumps Into GOP Presidential Race

Tue, 06/16/2015 - 3:18pm

Billionaire and reality TV fixture Donald Trump announced Tuesday in New York that he is running for president. Trump has flirted with running before, but he seems more serious this time. And some Republican strategists say that's an unwelcome development.

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