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As workers find themselves buried in meetings, and meetings preparing for meetings, experts say they're often a waste. Blame this "weapon of mass interruption" on office culture and poor leadership.
A proposed U.S.-Asia trade pact calls for incorporating the issue wildlife trafficking. The goal is to slow the poaching of endangered animals such as elephants, tigers and rhinos.
Renee Montagne talks to Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski about White House plans to designate 12 million acres of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as wilderness.
Greece's radical left Syriza party is the first anti-austerity party to win elections in Europe, throwing into doubt whether the troubled country stays the course on an international austerity plan.
The president's call for mandatory paid sick days starred in his State of the Union address. But forget the big speech: It may be small businesses — and state lawmakers — that decide this debate.
NPR and ProPublica have been reporting about nonprofit hospitals that seize the wages of lower-income patients. Sen. Chuck Grassley says hospitals doing that could be breaking the law.
NPR and ProPublica have been reporting about nonprofit hospitals that seize the wages of lower-income patients. Sen. Chuck Grassley says hospitals doing that could be breaking the law.
With Affordable Care Act open enrollment ending Feb. 15, taxpayers could find themselves shut out of health insurance – and saddled with big fines – if they don't deal with taxes early this year.
With Affordable Care Act open enrollment ending Feb. 15, taxpayers could find themselves shut out of health insurance – and saddled with big fines – if they don't deal with taxes early this year.
German automakers have several plants in the South, and Florida counts on European tourists. Analysts hope efforts to stimulate Europe's economy will keep investments in the U.S. from slipping.
German automakers have several plants in the South, and Florida counts on European tourists. Analysts hope efforts to stimulate Europe's economy will keep investments in the U.S. from slipping.
Oil giant BP is back in court this week for the third and final phase of a civil trial over the worst offshore oil disaster in U.S. history. BP faces up to $18 billion in fines for the spill.
Oil giant BP is back in court this week for the third and final phase of a civil trial over the worst offshore oil disaster in U.S. history. BP faces up to $18 billion in fines for the spill.
Year after year, little by little, cars are guiding drivers, protecting them from their incompetence and distractions, squeezing out more fuel economy and making everyone on the roads safer.
Year after year, little by little, cars are guiding drivers, protecting them from their incompetence and distractions, squeezing out more fuel economy and making everyone on the roads safer.
Employers are trying to hang onto older talent by offering flexible work hours, more attractive health care benefits or having retirees return to mentor younger workers.
Employers are trying to hang onto older talent by offering flexible work hours, more attractive health care benefits or having retirees return to mentor younger workers.
A few years ago, amid a global recession, Brazil was the darling of the financial markets. But last year, the country barely avoided recession. Prices are soaring, and investors are looking elsewhere.
A few years ago, amid a global recession, Brazil was the darling of the financial markets. But last year, the country barely avoided recession. Prices are soaring, and investors are looking elsewhere.
For many Americans, buying a house is the biggest financial transaction of their lives, but a new federal report says half of buyers don't shop around for a better interest rate on their mortgage.
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