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Kansas' 2012 Tax Cut Experiment Could Serve As A Cautionary Tale

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 05:04:00 -0500

People in Kansas are struggling to recover from the state's experiment with deep tax cuts. What happened in Kansas is similar in many ways to what Congress is attempting to do on a national level.

Are $40 Toll Roads The Future?

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 18:25:00 -0500

In Virginia, officials hope a shift to toll pricing based on demand and traffic flow will change commuter behavior and reduce congestion on Interstate 66. Critics say the cost is too high.

Are There Generational Differences When It Comes To Sexual Harassment At Work?

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:12:00 -0500

Is the shift in dealing with sexual harassment driven by differences in how the generations perceive the issue — or is it indicative of a shift in how we think about work?

Waste Not, Want Not: Drink Beer To Feed Fish And Help Save The Planet

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 14:41:00 -0500

Industry trailblazers are trying to reduce the energy and resource costs of aquaculture. Possible solutions include using brewery waste, algae, insects or even carbon dioxide to feed the fish we eat.

Timeline: How Paul Manafort Got Caught Up In The Russia Investigation

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:00:00 -0500

How did the ex-Trump campaign manager get indicted in Robert Mueller's Russia investigation? It's a study in how political power can translate into money, and how that money moves around the world.

Apple Buys Song-Recognition App Shazam

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 05:00:00 -0500

Tech giant Apple is buying Shazam, an app that can identify songs playing near a user's phone. Apple Inc. issued a statement describing Shazam as "natural fit" with its services.

Congressional Republicans Hope To Pass Tax Overhaul Bill By Dec. 25

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:38:00 -0500

Congressional Republicans are working to merge House and Senate versions of a GOP tax bill. They're hoping to reach their first major legislative milestone by Christmas.

FCC Says It Will Vote On Net Neutrality Despite Millions Of Fake Public Comments

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:38:00 -0500

Millions of public comments in advance of the FCC's vote on net neutrality turn out to have been faked. Some used phony names, others came from Russian email addresses. The FCC says it will go ahead with its vote this week nonetheless.

Bitcoin, Unemployment, and Mythical Beasts

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:39:30 -0500

Our guest, Tyler Cowen, has smart insights into a ridiculously wide range of subjects. Our conversation is a lightning round that touches everything from the stock market to dystopian novels.

How The Food Industry Uses Cavitation, The Ocean's Most Powerful Punch

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:46:00 -0500

Cavitation produces a bubble that rapidly collapses and becomes hotter than the sun's surface. The mantis shrimp uses it, and now so do food and drink firms, to improve flavors — from yogurt to beer.

Mario Batali Steps Aside From His Restaurants Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:12:48 -0500

Four women described how Batali touched them inappropriately, and others said they witnessed bullying and lewd comments. Batali doesn't deny the allegations, saying they "match up" with past behavior.

3 Major Deals Point To A Maturing, And Global, Music Startup Landscape

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:41:00 -0500

Two acquisitions and one equity-sharing deal could show that the music business, long known for its insularity, has fully entered a new era.

In Effort To Court Drivers, Lyft Offering Education Discounts

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 09:01:00 -0500

Lyft is offering education benefits, a move aimed at recruiting and retaining drivers in its competition with Uber. But it raises a question about what these companies owe their workforces.

How Dollar General Is Transforming Rural America

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 05:16:00 -0500

Dollar General stores thrive in low-income rural towns, and the deep-discount chain has opened hundreds of new shops in the past year.

Bitcoin Futures Surge In First Day Of Trading

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 03:09:00 -0500

January contracts for the skyrocketing digital currency opened at just under $15,500 on Sunday and had spiked to more than $18,000 hours later.