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July 29, 2015 Comment

Microsoft Quietly Launches Windows 10

The company is hoping that users are happier with Windows 10, after Windows 8 was widely criticized when it was released in 2012.

July 22, 2015 Comment

Volcker Bank Rule Takes Effect

The rule, which banks fought for years, bans taxpayer-insured banks from making bets on their own money.

June 24, 2015 3 Comments

CEO Activism And The Corporate Battle Against The Confederate Flag

Wal-Mart, eBay, Amazon and others have promised to pull merchandise tied to the flag.

June 10, 2015 4 Comments

The Allowed Carry-On Size May Soon Shrink

The new suggested carry-on size is 21.5 x 13.5 x 7.5 inches, compared to a current average of 22 x 14 x 9 inches.

June 3, 2015 2 Comments

FIFA Sponsors Applaud Sepp Blatter’s Resignation

Visa, Coca-Cola and McDonald’s backed Sepp Blatter’s resignation, but none have withdrawn support for the organization.

May 6, 2015 7 Comments

Freightliner To Begin Testing Self-Driving Tractor-Trailer

A driver would take control of the truck in cities, but the idea is that on limited-access interstates, it could self-drive.

April 22, 2015 Comment

Financial Stories In Court: Flash Trader And AIG

Closing arguments are being delivered in the AIG trial, and Navinder Sarao is making an initial court appearance.

April 15, 2015 7 Comments

Reporters’ Notebook: The Business Stories We Should Be Thinking About

CNN’s Maggie Lake, CBS’s Jill Schlesinger and The Atlantic’s Derek Thompson discuss the most important stories they’re covering.

April 8, 2015 Comment

Shell To Buy Competitor In Blockbuster Oil Deal

The $70 billion purchase of BG Group would make Royal Dutch Shell the biggest producer of liquefied natural gas in the world.

March 25, 2015 Comment

Kraft And Heinz To Merge, Bringing Together Prominent American Brands

The deal will form the world’s fifth-largest food and beverage company, bringing together American brands from Jell-O to Heinz Ketchup.

March 18, 2015 Comment

Report: New Yorkers Have Longest Commute Time In Country

A report by the New York City Comptroller finds New York City residents with full-time jobs spend more time on their commute than residents of other large U.S. cities.

March 11, 2015 Comment

Why A Strong Dollar Sent Markets Plummeting

U.S. stock indexes opened a little higher today, after taking a tumble. The Dow and S & P 500 both fell by close to 2 percent yesterday.

February 25, 2015 Comment

Refinery Strike Continues Into Fourth Week

A nationwide strike continued and expanded this week, after the United Steelworkers union contract with oil companies expired.

February 18, 2015 2 Comments

Toymakers Face Shifting Market

Children have become interested in playing games on tablets and mobile phones, shifting demand away from traditional toys.

February 11, 2015 Comment

Pepsi And Coke Grapple With Shrinking Demand For Soda

Both The Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo are reporting that their earnings were down last quarter.

February 4, 2015 Comment

Automotive Rally Continues With Strong Sales

A CNN business correspondent says an improving economy and low gas prices have convinced consumers to buy new cars.

January 28, 2015 4 Comments

Apple Posts Record Profits After Surging iPhone Sales

The company reports that it sold 74.5 million iPhones in its holiday quarter, pushing profits to a record $18 billion.

January 21, 2015 Comment

Wal-Mart To Issue Cash Tax Refunds In Stores

Wal-Mart says the offer is for customer convenience, but of course it also means customers conveniently in Wal-Mart with cash in hand.

January 7, 2015 Comment

U.S. Stocks Have Worst Start To Year Since 2008

The fall was fueled by the decline in crude oil prices and concerns about how low oil prices will impact global growth.

December 10, 2014 Comment

Madoff Secretary Gets 6 Years For Role In Ponzi Scheme

Annette Bongiorno earned millions keeping the books for Bernie Madoff’s multi-billion dollar ponzi scheme.

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June 6 Comment

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.

June 3 Comment

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.