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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:19:46 -0400Those self-checkout machines in the supermarkets and other stores have remained pretty much unchanged since the 1990s. They still don't work very well. Why can't they get better? We take a shopping trip with the inventor who describes the issue as a cognitive problem and a shoplifting problem.
Sat, 15 Oct 2016 10:00:00 -0400Politics dominated the news this week. But the business world also had some interesting stories. Here are just three, involving Black Friday shopping, sham bank accounts and dining out.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 18:04:00 -0400The federal government says higher fuel prices and colder weather will add up to a steeper bill than last year for consumers heating their homes this winter.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 08:00:00 -0400Wells Fargo's CEO, John Stumpf, stepped down Wednesday as his company tries to rebuild its reputation. Wells Fargo, Samsung and Volkswagen have all seen their names hurt by poorly handled scandals.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 21:36:00 -0400Samsung Electronics says it's adjusting its earning and cutting its operating profit by $2.3 billion. That's after Samsung ended production of the fire-plagued Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 18:00:00 -0400The Democrat wants to double the credit for parents of children 4 and under. It would be paid for by a tax on Wall Street, the wealthy, corporations. Trump's tax plan would most benefit the wealthy.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:46:00 -0400An independent federal agency should not be run by a single person, the court found. It decided to remedy the situation by giving the president the authority to fire the agency head at will.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 06:00:00 -0400When school test scores are published on real estate web sites, is that an objective data point, or a subtle form of racial steering? Experts say it's complicated.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 21:55:02 -0400We take you inside the headquarters of Wells Fargo bank. It's a place where a bunch of young, stressed-out workers were rewarded for doing some very bad things.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 16:34:00 -0400Many companies are auditing their payroll to find if the pay men and women differently for doing the same work. But, analyzing the information and handling the results can be tricky.
Wed, 05 Oct 2016 17:39:00 -0400The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is imposing some of the same requirements on prepaid debit and credit card providers as on companies that market standard cards.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 20:41:00 -0400According to a study, 367 of the companies on the Fortune 500 have at least one subsidiary in a tax haven country. The study found companies are holding $2.5 trillion in profits offshore.
Tue, 04 Oct 2016 18:21:00 -0400The National Retail Federation's economist and many other analysts say shoppers are in good shape to spend more this holiday season. Sales are expected to jump 3.6 percent.
Mon, 03 Oct 2016 18:07:00 -0400After six years of growth, car sales are beginning to show signs they may have peaked. That could mean consumers will get good deals, but it could also be bad for autoworkers.
Sun, 02 Oct 2016 08:34:00 -0400What do you do if you don't have a credit score, bank account, or credit card? José Quiñonez tells NPR's Rachel Martin about his organization that helps people become "financially visible."