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The Last Word In Business

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 3:59am

Steve Inskeep and David Greene have the Last Word in business.

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Seattle Ordinance Gradually Increases Minimum Wage To $15

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 3:59am

The city council has approved a measure raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The wage will be phased in over a number of years. The measure takes effect on April 1, 2015.

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Watchdog Group Releases Global Energy Investment Report

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 3:59am

The International Energy Agency predicts the U.S. will have to rely more heavily on Middle Eastern oil in coming years as North American sources start to dry up.

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GOP Demonizes Once Favored Cap-And-Trade Policy

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 3:59am

Republicans say the EPA is going to kill jobs and raise electricity prices with new carbon emissions limits. They're up in arms about something their own party championed during GOP presidencies.

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Pa. Coal Area Worries Emission Rules Will Cost Economy Jobs

Tue, 06/03/2014 - 3:59am

In Greene County, Pa., one in five jobs is in the coal industry. The EPA rules announced Monday were met with skepticism, and worries about what it will mean for the local economy.

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A Connected Life Means More Than Just Smart Appliances

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:18pm

Wim Elfrink, the executive vice president of Cisco, speaks to Robert Siegel about the Internet of Things and how Cisco plans to participate in this growing market.

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Will EPA's New Emission Rules Boost Your Power Bill? It Depends

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:17pm

The Environmental Protection Agency wants power plants to cut carbon pollution by 30 percent. Analysts say the impact on consumers will hinge on how individual states move to meet the standards.

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With The Internet Of Things, 'The Jetsons Lifestyle Is Upon Us'

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:03pm

For more on the Internet of Things, Audie Cornish speaks with Alex Hawkinson, CEO of the startup company SmartThings, about the possibilities of this emerging space and technology.

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Amazon's Pricing Dispute Sets Book Expo Buzzing

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 3:26pm

The dispute between retail giant Amazon and publisher Hachette was big news at Book Expo America. Writers, publishers and agents are wondering what the rift could mean for the future of books.

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Apple Makes A Play For 'Smart Homes' By Connecting Appliances

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:56pm

The tech giant announced it's working on putting technical intelligence inside our homes, getting us closer to the fabled Jetsons house where all our appliances are automated.

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EPA Chief Claims Greenhouse Gas Rules Will Save Country Billions

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 2:30pm

EPA administrator Gina McCarthy calls new rules on greenhouse gas reduction perhaps the most significant in the agency's history.

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Are Pre-Existing Condition Bans For Health Insurance Still With Us?

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 11:46am

Contradictory letters from an insurer spur a health reporter to explore why the implementation of this key health law protection turns out to be more complicated than she thought.

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Google 'Courageous' For Admitting Diversity Problem, So What Now?

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 10:48am

Tech giant Google recently owned up to a lack of gender and ethnic diversity amongst its staff. Host Michel Martin is joined by two members of the industry to discuss what it means for the tech world.

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Should Getting High Stop You From Getting Hired?

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 10:48am

FBI director James Comey recently quipped that current marijuana policies make it hard to hire good people. Is this a sign of changing attitudes towards hiring and pot?

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