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Economists Theorize Eurozone May Experience Triple-Dip Recession

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 4:09am

To find out what's going on with the economy, Rachel Martin talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution and a contributor to The Wall Street Journal.

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As Oil Prices Slide, Speculation Rises On Shale Boom's Sustainability

Tue, 10/14/2014 - 4:09am

Global oil prices have fallen to a 4-year low, confirming hopes and fears, depending on if you're a gasoline consumer or an oilman, that abundant U.S. crude is messing with the world's energy order.

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Fiery Oil-Train Derailments Prompt Calls For Less Flammable Oil

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 3:23pm

Trains carrying oil from North Dakota pass through American towns daily — and sometimes they derail and explode. The oil industry is now under pressure to make the oil less volatile before shipping.

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From Microsoft To Mercedes, Foreign Companies Under The Gun In China

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 3:13pm

Doing business in China is getting tougher for some foreign companies. In the past year, Chinese government regulators have raided their offices, claiming to investigate monopoly practices.

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How Millennials Are Reshaping Charity And Online Giving

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 3:13pm

The generation now coming of age is spending — and giving — differently. New York-based Charity:Water gets it, and it's been a boon to its cause.

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French Economist Wins Nobel For Work On Regulating Big Business

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 8:19am

The Nobel committee said Jean Tirole has helped to reshape regulators' policies with his idea that the same rules have different effects –- good and bad –- in different industries.

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French Economist Win Nobel For Market Power And Regulation Research

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 6:42am

French economist Jean Tirole, 61, works at the Toulouse School of Economics in France. The economics prize completed the 2014 Nobel Prize announcements.

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French Economist Jean Tirole Wins Nobel Prize For Economics

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 6:28am

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences says Tirole's work on market power and regulation provides a framework for how governments can deal with and regulate mergers and monopolies.

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Daniel Tiger: Won't You Be His Neighbor?

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 6:03am

The PBS program Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is bringing the legacy of Fred Rogers to a new generation of children.

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Speculation Abounds Over Who Will Win Economics Nobel

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 3:56am

The top contenders for the Nobel Prize in economics are said to be a pair of NYU professors who study entrepreneurship, and a Stanford researcher who did pioneering work into economic sociology.

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To Cut Student Debt, Florida College Cuts Off Some Student Borrowing

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 3:54pm

One of Florida's largest community colleges is trying to reduce the amount of debt its students take on. As part of a federal experiment, it has barred them from taking out any unsubsidized loans.

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The Holidays Bring A New Season For Credit Card Breaches

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 11:26am

Shoppers are heading into the heavy-spending season with no new credit safeguards in place. Experts say it'll be at least another year before the U.S. system moves beyond technology from the 1970s.

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In Texas, Traffic Deaths Climb Amid Fracking Boom

Sun, 10/12/2014 - 5:38am

Texas is in the midst of a fracking boom, which is opening up huge energy reserves and bringing in jobs. But traffic fatalities, some involving inexperienced and fatigued truck drivers, have surged.

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Investors Flock To Ebola-Related Companies

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 3:58pm

Ebola-related stocks have been on the move since confirmation that the virus made its way onto U.S. soil. NPR's Arun Rath talks with journalist Wallace Witkowski at MarketWatch about Ebola investing.

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Tech Week: Women's Raises, Screen Time And Super-Locked Phones

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 8:59am

Controversial remarks about women not needing to ask for raises, how people in tech often limit their kids' screen time and a heated debate over smartphone encryption topped our tech coverage.

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Kmart Says Its Store Registers Were Hacked, Exposing Credit Cards

Sat, 10/11/2014 - 7:30am

The Sears-owned company says it removed the malware after it was discovered Thursday. It announced the exposure late Friday, saying no personal data or PIN numbers were lost.

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