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Last Build Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2016 17:04:00 -0400

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The Stock Market Plummeted After Friday's Clinton Email News. Here's Why

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 17:04:00 -0400

This follows a broader pattern throughout this campaign: When Trump's chances go up, stocks go down.

Passengers Have Had Enough Of Wacky Airline Safety Videos

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:13:39 -0400

Airline passengers are often wary of corny safety videos on flights. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Wall Street Journal reporter Scott McCartney about those videos.

Does The AT&T-Time Warner Merger Make Sense?

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:13:39 -0400

With all the concern over AT&T's proposed takeover of Time Warner for fears of concentration of corporate might, NPR explores if the deal makes any sense.

Uber Drivers Win Key Employment Case In The U.K.

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:13:00 -0400

Uber drivers in England and Wales have won the right to be classified as workers, not independent contractors. That means they will be eligible for paid time off, regular breaks and guaranteed at least the national minimum wage. Uber says it will appeal the landmark ruling by a United Kingdom employment tribunal.

Agreeing On More Money For Roads, Bridges May Be Easier Than Finding Workers

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:13:00 -0400

Both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump say they would spend more to rebuild the country's aging infrastructure. The problem is there may not be enough people with the right skills to fill those jobs.

The Economy Grew At A Solid Pace This Summer, But Consumers Are Wary

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 12:35:00 -0400

The Commerce Department said the economy grew by 2.9 percent in the third quarter. But consumer spending slowed. A survey suggests the election drama is making many consumers feel less confident.

FDA Faults Hospitals For Failing To Report Safety Problems With Medical Devices

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 11:53:00 -0400

The Food and Drug Administration found several prominent facilities hadn't followed rules on reporting incidents in which patients died or were harmed. The problem is thought to be widespread.

Twitter To Discontinue Video-Sharing App Vine

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 05:03:00 -0400

Twitter announced on Thursday it would be shutting down their six second video app, Vine. Snapchat and Instagram have eroded Vine's prominence since its peak in 2013.

In Israel, A Push To Get More Arabs Into Management

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 05:03:00 -0400

Around 20 percent of Israeli citizens are Arabs, but they hold only a tiny fraction of management jobs. Israel's president is leading the call for more Arab executives.

Qualcomm Spends Big Money To Get In The Car (Chip) Business

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:29:00 -0400

The smartphone chipmaker has agreed to buy NXP Semiconductors for $38 billion. The deal allows Qualcomm to rely less on the smartphone industry. NXP makes semiconductors for cars.

Police Evict Dakota Pipeline Protesters

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:10:00 -0400

Police officers, some of them in riot gear, removed protesters who refused to leave private land in North Dakota where a pipeline is supposed to be built.

Chronicle of Philanthropy List Reveals Striking Change In Charity Landscape

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:30:41 -0400

Each year, the Chronicle of Philanthropy publishes a list of the biggest charities in the U.S. This year, there has been a change in the No. 1 spot that philanthropy watchers call "stunning."

Vine Withers, Reminding Us That Nothing Is Forever

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:51:00 -0400

The news of Vine shutting down has sent a shockwave through the Internet. It had brought together a diverse slew of comedians, musicians, artists and amateur directors, preceding the live video craze.

FCC Vote Means Internet Providers Need Permission To Share Your Data

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:35:00 -0400

Internet service providers will have to ask consumers before collecting and selling their data. However, the new rules do not apply to Google, Facebook and other tech giants.

Dozens Charged With Scamming 15,000 Victims Through Fake IRS Calls

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:36:00 -0400

The U.S. government alleges that a fraud scheme used operators at Indian call centers, impersonating IRS or immigration officials, to scam thousands of people out of more than $300 million.