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WATCH: Bristol Motor Speedway Transformed Into Vast Football Stadium

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 11:04am

On Saturday, Tennessee and Virginia Tech will meet at the speedway for a game before an anticipated 150,000 fans — an all-time record for college football. The racetrack had just a few weeks to prep.

Tray Tables Stowed, Seat Backs Upright — And Galaxy Note 7s Off, Please

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 6:28am

The Federal Aviation Administration is warning owners of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone not to turn their phones on or charge them during flights — and not to put the devices in checked bags, either.

Hot New Metal Credit Card Comes With A $450 Annual Fee

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 6:22am

The Chase Sapphire Reserve credit card is so popular that the company ran out of alloy. So for the moment, new customers are getting super trendy metal cards that are made of plastic.

Wells Fargo Fires 5,000 Employees Over Fake Accounts

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 4:02am

Wells Fargo Bank is to pay $185 million in penalties after thousands of workers were found to have earned bonuses by illegally creating accounts for customers without their knowledge.

What Keeps Poor Farmers Poor?

Fri, 09/09/2016 - 4:02am

The simple answer is a lack of money: no money to expand their fields or use the latest seeds and technology. But economists have a more complicated theory. Perhaps, farmers face too much risk.

California Gov. Jerry Brown Signs New Climate Change Laws

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 8:15pm

Brown signed two laws designed to be the most ambitious initiative on climate change in the country. The business community says the laws don't consider the economic impact on the state.

A Siberian River Has Mysteriously Turned Blood Red

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 4:56pm

Alarmed Russians are sharing photos on social media of the red Daldykan River, located above the Arctic Circle. The Russian government thinks a pipeline leak from a local factory could be to blame.

FCC Wants To Replace Your Cable TV Box With An App

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 4:43pm

The FCC has seen the future of cable TV, and it looks like the apps on your smartphone. The agency will vote later this month on a proposal to free consumers from the set-top box.

Container Ships Stranded At Sea After South Korean Company Goes Bankrupt

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 4:33pm

Dozens of giant container ships are bobbing around the oceans with no place to dock, after a South Korean shipping company went bankrupt. The stranded cargo may include as many as 500,000 containers.

Wells Fargo Ordered To Pay $185 Million Fine Over Unauthorized Accounts

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 3:37pm

Wells Fargo will pay $185 million in penalties following accusations the bank opened deposit accounts and credit cards for customers without their permission. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says bank employees opened more than 2 million accounts that may not have been authorized. The motive, according to regulator, was to hit sales targets and compensation incentives.

Airbnb Agrees To Make Reforms After Allegations Of Discrimination

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 3:37pm

Responding to claims of discrimination against people of color, Airbnb has agreed to change the way it runs the home rental marketplace.

The Next iPhone Can't Do These Two Things At Once

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 1:48pm

With Apple doing away with the ubiquitous headphone jack on its new iPhones, lots of people are puzzled about how they'll be able to charge their phones and listen to wired headphones simultaneously.

How New York City Rebuilt Anew After Its Darkest Day

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 1:02pm

When disaster struck in 2001, New York City hadn't had a comprehensive city planning vision in decades. An exceptional flurry of urban strategizing — beyond Ground Zero — ensued.

AP: Hawaiian Seafood Caught By 'Foreign Fishermen Confined To American Boats'

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 12:54pm

The Associated Press reports that Hawaiian fishing boats rely on hundreds of undocumented workers who can't step foot on shore and aren't protected by labor laws — all thanks to a legal loophole.

Wells Fargo Fined $185 Million Over Creation Of Fake Accounts For Bonuses

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 12:02pm

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has levied its largest-ever fine on Wells Fargo for "the widespread illegal practice of secretly opening unauthorized deposit and credit card accounts."

In This Globe-Trotting Dessert, Many Immigrants Find A Taste Of Home

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 11:55am

Many Asian countries have a version of a multi-layered, milk-based snack called falooda. Now, a mother-daughter pair with roots in Myanmar have brought this global dessert to Washington, D.C.

Liberty Media To Buy Formula One For $4.4 Billion

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 10:19am

The U.S. cable giant has been on a buying spree, and acquiring the Formula One auto-racing franchise would boost its sports offerings.

Airbnb Unveils Changes To Address Racial Discrimination

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 9:57am

The move comes after longstanding claims from African-American Airbnb customers who said their booking requests were turned down at a high rate.

Coming To The App Store: Nintendo's New Game 'Super Mario Run'

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 4:07am

Super Mario is coming to the App Store. Apple CEO Tim Cook made the announcement at a product event Wednesday, and shares of Nintendo soared on the news.

Meat Industry Turns Florida's Feral Hogs Into Prime Pork

Thu, 09/08/2016 - 4:07am

Wild pigs are a problem in Florida. Hundreds of thousands are roaming the state and destroying scores of acres of fields and crops. There's an effort now to turn the pest into a profit.

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