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Zombie Docket Keeps Foreclosures From The Financial Crisis Alive

Thu, 06/30/2016 - 4:03am

After the housing market crash, a lot of foreclosure cases got started and then were abandoned. A court clerk in Queens discovered it's hard, lonely work to tie up a loose end of the financial crisis.

FACT CHECK: Donald Trump And The Victimization Of U.S. Steel

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 5:14pm

Is Donald Trump's assertion that the U.S. steel industry fell victim to dumping, unfair trade pacts and self-serving politicians accurate?

Facebook Brings New Changes To Its Newsfeed

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 3:28pm

Facebook announced on Wednesday it will de-emphasize content posted by publishers in users' newsfeeds, shifting the emphasis to material posted by friends. Though publishers are accustomed to the company making tweaks to newsfeeds, this change has the potential to affect traffic for news organizations.

Mexico Gets First Independent Gas Station In Over 75 Years

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 3:28pm

The first non-state-run gas station has opened in Mexico in more than 75 years, breaking the monopoly on fuel and opening the possibility that fuel prices could become more competitive.

Tough Problem: Airport Public Areas Designed For Commerce, Not Security

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 3:11pm

U.S. airports have security checkpoints to keep weapons off airplanes. But airports have public areas where people buy shop, check bags and line up for TSA. The public areas create vulnerabilities.

Why Does Every New Restaurant Look Like A Factory?

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 1:29pm

The stripped-down look of exposed brick, poured cement floors, and Edison light bulbs is popular in restaurants across America. One reporter dares to ask, "Seriously, why?"

Facebook Shakes Up News Feed, But We Still Don't Know Exactly How It Works

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 11:53am

It will now prioritize posts from friends and family — potentially bad news for media companies relying on Facebook for traffic. The company has been under pressure to defend its political neutrality.

California To Vote On Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 10:49am

An initiative has officially obtained enough signatures to be placed on November's ballot. It would allow adults to possess up to an ounce of marijuana and grow up to six plants for recreational use.

Should Pacific Bluefin Tuna Be Listed As An Endangered Species?

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 10:42am

Environmental groups have asked the U.S. to give the prized fish protection under the Endangered Species Act. Some scientists and activists say the chances are slim but the action is long overdue.

A 24-Year-Old Designed A Self-Driving Minibus; Maker Built It In Weeks

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 9:27am

What if cars weren't mass produced? Local Motors, a small-batch auto manufacturer, relies on an online design community and a "co-creation" business model to bring new vehicles to market, really fast.

VW Owners Mull Options After Carmaker Settles Emissions Scandal Case

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 4:03am

Under the terms of the nearly $15 billion deal announced on Tuesday, Volkswagen will spend up to $10 billion to fix or buy back cars of nearly 500,000 owners.

Botswana's Economy Needs More Than Diamonds To Shine

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 4:03am

The world's second largest diamond goes on the auction block today for an expected $70 milllion. How much do diamond sales benefit Botswana's citizens?

Industry Finds Receptive Doctors At For-Profit, Southern Hospitals

Wed, 06/29/2016 - 4:00am

A ProPublica analysis shows that where a hospital is located and who owns it make a big difference in the share of its doctors take industry payments. Check the data for yourself.

Brexit Makes Investors Nervous, But U.K. Recession Isn't Certain

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 4:22pm

Last week's Brexit vote sent financial markets tumbling. It also raised questions about the future of the U.K. economy. Analysts now expect slower growth but not an immediate tumble into recession.

Volkswagen Dealer Reacts To Emissions Scandal Settlement

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 3:37pm

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Matt Welch, a Volkswagen dealer in Auburn, Washington, after the company announced a settlement related to its emissions scandal.

Volkswagen Reaches $14.7 Billion Settlement In Emissions Cheating Scheme

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 3:37pm

Volkswagen agreed to pay up to $14.7 billion to settle major claims in the U.S. against the company over its emissions cheating scheme.

Ikea Recalls Millions Of Chests, Dressers Because Of Tip-Over Hazard

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 11:23am

The furniture company began offering free wall-anchoring kits for tall dressers last year after two children died in accidents. Now, following a third death, it is recalling the dressers altogether.

$15 Billion Settlement Proposed In Volkswagen Emissions Scandal

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 11:18am

Two-thirds of the sum will be set aside to compensate U.S. owners of nearly 500,000 VW diesel cars. The company will also pay $2.7 billion into an environmental remediation fund.

Volkswagen Will Pay U.S. Diesel Car Owners Up To $10 Billion

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 10:04am

In a historic civil settlement, VW will buy back or repair cars sold as "clean" but that in fact polluted above legal levels. The company will also pay nearly $5 billion for environmental reparations.

Money, Hate And Hard Feelings: Brexit Fallout Continues In U.K., Europe

Tue, 06/28/2016 - 8:49am

The U.K.'s credit rating has been downgraded. British police say there's been a rise in reports of hate crime incidents. And passions ran high on the floor of the EU.

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