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AMC Backtracks On Experiment To Allow Texting In Theaters After Outcry

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 3:34pm

AMC said on Thursday it was considering allowing texting in some of its movie theaters. The outrage was immediate and loud, and on Friday, the company announced that it had reconsidered.

NBA Jerseys Can Bear Advertising Logos, League Says

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 11:10am

Starting in 2017, NBA players will see two new logos on their jerseys: one from Nike, and another from corporate sponsors that make deals with each team.

Should Movie Theaters Allow Texting?

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 6:17am

It's true millennials are going to see movies less often than their parents. The CEO of AMC Entertainment says he is considering allowing texting during some movie showings at AMC Theaters.

Obama Administration Issues New Rules For Offshore Drilling

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 6:17am

The rules, designed to make drilling safer and reduce the risk of a blowout, come six years after the Deepwater Horizon disaster. The oil industry says some of the requirements are too costly.

Coffee Workers' Concerns Brew Over Chemical's Link To Lung Disease

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 4:15am

A chemical called diacetyl, which is released as a natural byproduct of the coffee roasting process, has been linked to lung disease. A CDC group advises coffee plants to take precautions.

Coffee Workers' Concerns Brew Over Chemical's Link To Lung Disease

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 4:15am

A chemical known to cause lung disease with microwave popcorn workers is raising alarms with coffee roasters. A CDC group says the chemical diacetyl can be hard on the lungs.

With The Economy Crashing, Brazilians Turn On A Once-Popular President

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 4:11am

Dilma Rousseff was elected twice as the country's economy soared. But a bruising recession is now seen as the leading reason many Brazilians have turned against her.

This Bakery Offers A Second Chance For Women After Prison

Fri, 04/15/2016 - 3:25am

Together We Bake is a bakery in Alexandria, Va. that supplies granola, cookies and kale chips to local eateries. It's also a job-training program for women — many of whom have criminal records.

'Farm To Fable'? Tampa Probe Finds Many Restaurants Lie About Sourcing

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 4:11pm

Food critic Laura Reiley of the Tampa Bay Times spent two months investigating where her local eateries were really getting their ingredients. Many of their "farm-to-table" claims proved bogus.

Clash Of The Screens: Should Movie Theaters Allow Texting? AMC Says Maybe

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 3:39pm

The CEO of AMC Entertainment says he's considering allowing texting during some movie showings at AMC Theaters. A good thing? Our pop culture blogger and movie critic weigh in.

Microsoft Sues U.S. Over Gag Orders On Government Surveillance

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 3:31pm

Microsoft is suing the Justice Department over gag orders that bar the company from informing customers when the government seeks information about them. Microsoft says the secrecy orders violate its free speech rights and customer legal protections against unreasonable searches.

Injured Employee Featured In Workers' Comp Investigation Settles Her Case

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 3:18pm

When Rachel Jenkins was denied benefits for an on-the-job injury, her case was cited as a failure of a controversial alternative to state workers' compensation. Now, she and her employer have settled.

Sandy Hook Families' Lawsuit Against Gun Companies Can Move Forward, Judge Says

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 2:44pm

The companies had sought to dismiss the lawsuit filed by nine victims' families and a survivor over the AR-15 rifle used in the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Microsoft Sues Justice Dept., Seeking To Inform Customers About Seized Data

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 1:57pm

Microsoft is asking a judge to declare part of a 1986 federal law unconstitutional under both the First and Fourth Amendments.

What Peabody's Bankruptcy Means To St. Louis

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 4:10am

Peabody Energy, the largest coal company in the United States, filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday. The company is the second major coal company based in St. Louis to file for Chapter 11 protection.

For Same-Sex Married Couples In America, A Historic Tax Day

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 3:57am

This tax season marks the first time that every married couple in the U.S. can file both state and federal taxes together, after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex unions across the land last year.

The Next Encryption Battleground: Congress

Thu, 04/14/2016 - 3:55am

The top Republican and top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence panel are floating a bill that would mandate cooperation in encryption cases, but critics say it creates a dangerous "back door."

Want To Set Up A Shell Corporation To Hide Your Millions? No Problem

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 3:41pm

The Panama Papers showed just how easy it is to stash your money in a place where regulators can't find it. It's not illegal to set up these corporations, and the business of creating them is booming.

Coal Giant Peabody Energy Declares Bankruptcy

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 3:28pm

Peabody Energy, the largest private sector coal company in the nation, declared bankruptcy Wednesday morning. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Taylor Kuykendall, a reporter with S&P Global Market Intelligence, about why the coal powerhouse needs to reorganize.

Thousands Of Verizon Workers Go On Strike As Contract Talks Stall

Wed, 04/13/2016 - 3:28pm

About 40,000 Verizon workers went on strike Wednesday demanding an extension on talks for a new labor contract. The workers are represented by two unions, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Communications Workers of America.

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