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May 5, 2015 3 Comments

Employers Relax Dress Codes, Offer Overseas Travel To Retain Millennials

Millennials now make up 34 percent of the U.S. workforce, and employers are changing their policies in order to hang on to them.

April 21, 2015 Comment

Blue Bell Recalls All Products Following Deadly Listeria Outbreak

Listeria bacteria found in Blue Bell ice cream has been linked to three deaths. Five others in Kansas and Texas were sickened.

April 14, 2015 5 Comments

Russia-Iran Arms Deal Could Complicate Nuclear Talks

The deal, which would send Russian missiles to Iran, could threaten the tenuous agreement on Iran’s nuclear program.

March 31, 2015 Comment

Jay Z Reveals Plan For Streaming Service Tidal

The hip-hop mogul says the majority of the company he bought – a subscription music streaming service – will be owned by artists.

March 27, 2015 Comment

What We Know About The Germanwings Co-Pilot

A German prosecutor said Andreas Lubitz apparently tore up a doctor’s note excusing him from work on the day of the crash.

March 24, 2015 5 Comments

Americans’ Love Of Diet Soda Fizzing Out

Diet sodas hit peak sales in 2009. Sales are expected to decline by a third by 2019 from the 2009 peak.

March 17, 2015 6 Comments

Starbucks And USA Today Try To Spark Discussion On Race

Starbucks is partnering with USA Today for a campaign to promote racial awareness and discussion among their customers.

March 10, 2015 Comment

Euro Falls As Euro Bond Buying Begins

The value of the euro fell by more than 1 percent, after the European Central Bank began its bond buying program.

March 3, 2015 11 Comments

Tinder ‘Plus’ Charging More For Users Over 30

The free dating app has launched a paid subscription service called Tinder Plus, but users over 30 are being charged twice as much.

February 24, 2015 3 Comments

Companies With Pension Benefits Grapple With Cost Of Longer Lives

For companies that still offer pensions, longer lives for retirees could hurt the bottom line, to the tune of billions of dollars.

February 17, 2015 2 Comments

UPS Shifts Delivery Decisions From Driver To Computer

The company is rolling out a new computer platform that would take over the decisions on how to make stops in the most efficient way.

February 10, 2015 3 Comments

Samsung Faces Backlash Over TV Capable Of Spying

The privacy policy for Smart TV says the voice recognition feature could potentially capture personal information.

February 3, 2015 Comment

Low Oil Prices Hit Industry Giants Hard

BP and Exxon Mobil both reported a dramatic loss in earnings, which they attribute to the steep fall in oil prices.

January 27, 2015 Comment

From Cancellations To Closures: The Storm’s Economic Impact

We take a look at the effect of travel bans, flight cancellations and office closures on the economy.

January 20, 2015 Comment

China’s Economy Grows At Slowest Rate In 24 Years

Most countries would welcome a 7.3 percent growth rate for the last quarter of 2014, but for China it represents a slowdown.

January 13, 2015 2 Comments

For Spotify It’s Full Steam Ahead, With Or Without Taylor Swift

Paying users on Spotify increased around 50 percent since May of 2014. However, the streaming music service has yet to post a profit.

January 6, 2015 Comment

Rising Rents In 2014 Led By Small Cities

Average rents increased across the country last year by 3.6 percent, but in smaller cities, rents rose as much as 9.2 percent.

December 23, 2014 Comment

Controversial Film ‘The Interview’ Will Now Air On Christmas

This move comes days after Sony pulled the film, following a hacking attack — a decision that led to widespread criticism

December 16, 2014 Comment

Trouble For The Russian Ruble — And What It Means For The U.S.

The fact the ruble is still falling after a dramatic move by Russia’s Central Bank has increased concerns about the Russian economy.

December 9, 2014 2 Comments

McDonald’s Tries To Put The Brakes On Steep Decline

The fast food chain reports its U.S. sales fell 4.6 percent last month compared to a year ago — more than double what analysts expected.

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Introducing A New Here & Now Website

Coming June 9, 2016, Here & Now listeners and visitors will experience our stories and journalism online in a whole new way.

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Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

June 3 3 Comments

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

June 2 13 Comments

Do Meal Kits Provide Great Taste Along With Convenience?

Resident chef Kathy Gunst tested a multitude of meal kits, and gives co-host Jeremy Hobson the inside scoop.