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Tired Of The Big City? Consider Telecommuting From...07/28/15
Greg Gianforte, a successful high-tech entrepreneur, is recruiting — not for his company, but for telecommuters to move to rural Montana and bring their high-paying jobs with them.
Major Flaw In Android Phones Would Let Hackers In With...
A security gap on the most popular smartphone operating system was discovered by security experts in a lab and is so far not widely exploited. It would let malicious code take over a phone instantly.
Fast-Food Workers Cheer As $15 Minimum Wage Advances In...
The increase, which boosts the minimum wage for many fast-food workers from $8.75 to $15 over several years, needs the labor commissioner's OK. Franchise holders say they're being targeted unfairly.
Zappos: A Workplace Where No One And Everyone Is The Boss
Earlier this year, the online retailer eliminated managers and embraced "holacracy" — a system of self-governance. It's one of a handful of firms that's trying to make middle management obsolete.
Commerce Department: Tighter Controls Needed For...
If software can be used to attack a computer network, then companies need permission before sending that software overseas, the government says. But the cybersecurity industry is up in arms.
What Lifting Iran's Sanctions Means For U.S. Businesses
The recent nuclear deal covers only a fraction of U.S. sanctions against Iran; most of the restrictions on businesses will stay in place. But there are exceptions. Who will benefit?
Men Strut Their Stuff At Their Very Own New York Fashion...
This week was the debut of New York Fashion Week: Men's. Sixty designers and some big-name sponsors showed up. Jacki Lyden went behind the scenes for The Seams, our series about clothing as culture.
Hey Yogurt-Maker, Where'd You Get Those Microbes?
Making yogurt requires bacteria — but which strains of bacteria? There are dozens to choose from, and that choice affects yogurt's tartness and texture.
As Big 3 Automakers Begin Union Talks, Both Sides Say...
GM and the UAW kicked off contract talks Monday; Chrysler and Ford will do the same this month. Negotiations are never easy, but since industry bailouts in 2009, there's a stronger push to cooperate.
A Crime Of Passion: When The Love Of Yogurt Burned Too...
Edgar Diaz poured his heart into building a yogurt company whose product won accolades. So why did he burn down his factory? The answer is a kind of love story: an ill-fated love affair with yogurt.
U.S. Financial Markets Keep An Eye On Developments In...
For perspective on Greece's economic woes and China's market turmoil, Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy at the Brookings Institution.
An Explicit Contract Makes Surrogacy Viable For An Oregon...
Carrying a child for someone unable to become pregnant can be a legal and ethical minefield. In Oregon, lenient laws and strict contracts have made surrogacy a more appealing option for women.
Amid New Overtime Rules, More Employers Might Set Email...
As the Obama administration looks to expand the number of employees eligible for overtime pay, more companies may curtail the use of email after hours to cut labor costs.
Hackers Target Controversial Italian Cyber Espionage...
Spyware belonging to the security firm Hacking Team has been detected in many countries with repressive regimes. The firm's client list is secret, but a hack has made thousands of documents public.
Greek Voters Give Bailout Referendum A Thumbs-Down
Sixty-one percent of Greek voters said "no" to the referendum that included tough austerity measures for Athens, in exchange for a continued line of credit to keep paying the government's obligations.
The Legal Business Of Marijuana Is Growing But The...
The business of selling marijuana legally — for medical and recreational purposes — is expanding. But so are concerns that African-Americans are being shut out of this new industry.
Georgia Leads A Push To Help Ex-Prisoners Get Jobs
Federal grant money is flowing to skills training programs for ex-offenders. But aid will be successful only if employers are willing to hire them. That's where state re-entry programs show promise.
As Panama's Economy Booms, So Do Concerns Over Debt And...
Panama's economy, while cooling in recent years, is still growing at astonishing rates compared to its neighbors. But environmental damage and huge government debt are part of the package.
Obama Expected To Release Rule Governing Overtime
The plan raises the cap under which most workers must get overtime for working more than 40 hours a week. It doesn't require congressional approval, but is expected to be criticized by businesses.
Greece To Impose Capital Controls Amid Looming Default
Greece's prime minister announced on Sunday that banks and the stock market will be closed after negotiations with the country's international lenders broke down.
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