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Trump's Hotel Labor Disputes Underscore Conflict Of Interest With NLRB

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 3:28pm

As president, Donald Trump will get to name two people to the National Labor Relations Board, as well as the all important general counsel. Among the cases they will get to decide on are complaints involving the Trump Organization itself. Trump's casinos in Atlantic City and Las Vegas have been the target of a number of complaints over the years, and some of the cases are still open.

Ikea To Pay $50 Million Over 3 Toddler Deaths From Dresser Tip-Overs

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 8:03am

Unsecured MALM dressers, prone to tipping over, killed three children in three years. A wrongful death suit has been settled, lawyers for the families say; Ikea confirmed a "tentative" agreement.

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Holiday Turkey in Kolkata Takes A Village, Two Butchers And Three Cabs

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 8:00am

Turkeys aren't native to India. But these days in Kolkata, you can buy can buy a turkey for your Christmas dinner. But cooking a holiday turkey can still send you on a surreal adventure.

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Drug Firms Make Millions By Sending Opioid Pills To W.Va., Report Says

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 4:08am

Rachel Martin talks to Eric Eyre of the Charleston Gazette-Mail about revelations that drug wholesalers shipped hundreds of millions of opioid pills to West Virginia pharmacies over a six-year period.

Trump's Businesses Could Be Tripped Up By A 2012 Insider Trading Law

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 3:48am

The STOCK Act bars presidents and members of Congress from trading securities based on the kind of insider information they routinely have access to.

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Renewable Energy Sector Remains Optimistic Amid Trump Policy Outlook

Thu, 12/22/2016 - 3:47am

Despite the fossil fuel-friendly cabinet shaping up under President-elect Donald Trump, renewable energy companies aren't as pessimistic as you might think. They say market forces are on their side.

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Uber Stops Self-Driving Test In California After DMV Pulls Registrations

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 8:45pm

Uber will have to park its self-driving cars in California for now. The state's Department of Motor Vehicles said it revoked the registrations of 16 vehicles owned by the ride-hailing company.

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Uber And Snapchat Team Up To Zero In On Your Friends

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 4:59pm

Now, if you give Uber access to your phone contacts, you could set a person, rather than a location, as a destination of your ride — and get a prompt to Snapchat the waiting friend in the meantime.

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Lawmakers Seek Better Count Of Advanced Black Lung Disease Cases

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 4:45pm

In response to an NPR investigation that shows 10 times the number of cases as currently reported, members of Congress are asking three federal agencies to work together to obtain an accurate count.

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India Wants To Go Cashless. But It's Easier Said Than Done

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 3:38pm

Paper money is scarce as a result of a government edict. But a couple of major obstacles stand in the way of the cashless society.

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Justice Department Announces Largest Corporate Bribery Penalty Ever

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 3:32pm

The Justice Department says two Brazilian companies have agreed to pay more than $3.5 billion for violating U.S. bribery laws in their dealings with Brazil's state-owned oil company, Petrobras.

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Why Aren't There More Women In Tech? A Tour Of Silicon Valley's Leaky Pipeline

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 11:23am

We start at an after-school program for middle-schoolers and end at tech companies that are supposed to be front-runners on diversity. Where do girls and women drop out from the tech talent pipeline?

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Revised Special Insurance Enrollment Rules Shift Burden To Consumers

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 9:53am

Consumers who want to sign up for health coverage on the federal marketplace after the usual deadline passes may need to do extra work to show they qualify for special enrollment later.

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Repeal Of North Carolina's HB2 Law Fails As Legislature Adjourns Special Session

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 9:40am

A deal between Charlotte leaders and state lawmakers called for the repeal of both a local ordinance and the controversial state law. The repeal failed a Senate vote, and the Legislature adjourned.

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Why Stock Prices Have Been Rising Steadily Since Election Day

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 4:06am

David Greene talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution and a contributing correspondent to The Wall Street Journal, about why stocks have been going up.

Obama Blocks Offshore Drilling In Atlantic, Arctic Areas

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 4:06am

President Obama has placed large sections of the Arctic and the Atlantic Oceans off limits to oil drilling. The oil industry wants President-elect Trump to overturn the order when he takes office.

Gingrich Says Trump Must Address Business Conflicts Soon; Urges Monitors

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 4:00am

Donald Trump should deal with how to handle his business holdings before he takes office, Newt Gingrich says. The former House speaker suggests a panel of experts monitor Trump's business conflicts.

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Soy, Almond, Coconut: If It's Not From A Cow, Can You Legally Call It Milk?

Wed, 12/21/2016 - 3:56am

Some members of Congress are calling on the government to crack down on food labels like soy milk or hemp milk. They say the "milk" label is legally reserved for only one beverage source: cows.

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Obama Designates Atlantic, Arctic Areas Off-Limits To Offshore Drilling

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 4:36pm

"These actions, and Canada's parallel actions, protect a sensitive and unique ecosystem that is unlike any other region on earth," the White House said in a statement.

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Proposed Fundraiser Featuring Trump's Sons Raises Questions

Tue, 12/20/2016 - 3:29pm

An online invitation to a charity event raised questions about exchanging huge charitable donations for face time with Trumps' oldest sons. The invitation was later removed from the event website.

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