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Tech Billionare Peter Theil Comes Forward In War Against 'Gawker'
05/26/2016 8:37 PM
Billionaire Silicon Valley investor Peter Theil revealed he was a backer of Hulk Hogan's successful invasion of privacy lawsuit against Gawker. Thiel has supported libertarian causes, futuristic startups and started a foundation that funds young people who skip college to work on entrepreneurial projects.
After Departure Of Uber, Lyft In Austin, New Companies Enter The Void
05/26/2016 8:37 PM
Earlier this month, voters in Austin, Texas, rejected an effort to overturn the city's rules for ride-hailing companies. Uber and Lyft tried to prevent fingerprinting of their drivers, and now both have left town. A few other ride-share companies have popped up to help fill the void. NPR explores how people are getting around town without Uber and Lyft.
Evaporated Cane Juice? Puh-leeze. Just Call It Sugar, FDA Says
05/26/2016 6:16 PM
Companies cultivating a healthful image often list "evaporated cane juice" in their products' ingredients. But the FDA says it's really just sugar, and that's what food labels should call it.
Walk This Way: Let Your Shoes Tell You Where To Go
05/26/2016 11:01 AM
Why stare at your smartphone screen to get directions when you can let your sneakers guide you to your destination using Bluetooth and vibrations?
To Survive The Bust Cycle, Farmers Go Back To Business-School Basics
05/26/2016 8:38 AM
Farming is entering its third year on the bust side of the cycle. Major crop prices are low while expenses like seed, fertilizer and land remain high. That means getting creative to succeed.
We Don't Know How Many Workers Are Injured At Slaughterhouses. Here's Why
05/25/2016 9:11 PM
Injuries in the meat industry are likely to be under-reported, a new GAO report finds. Workers may be sent back to the line without seeing a doctor, or may not report out of fear of losing their jobs.
Exxon Mobil, Chevron Shareholders Reject Resolutions Aimed At Battling Climate Change
05/25/2016 9:01 PM
But shareholders at Exxon Mobil approved one resolution that could make it easier to one day nominate an environmentalist to the board.
Oil Refinery Strikes Spark Gas Shortages In France
05/25/2016 8:31 PM
Strikes are a part of life in France, and people take it in stride. But every once in a while, things get out of hand, and the escalating conflict over the government's changes to labor laws seems to fit that mould.
Reports Peg Tech Billionaire As Funder Of Hulk Hogan's Case Against Gawker
05/25/2016 7:24 PM
Silicon Valley entrepreneur Peter Thiel is said to be bankrolling the ex-wrestler's lawsuit. Gawker is appealing a jury verdict that awarded Hogan $140 million over the 2012 publication of a sex tape.
Chinese Billionaire Takes On Disney With His Own Theme Parks
05/25/2016 9:03 AM
Disney will soon open a $5 billion theme park in Shanghai, its second in China. A Chinese real estate mogul predicts he will leave Disney in the dust, as he builds the world's largest tourism company.
In A Lawsuit, New York Accuses Domino's Pizza Of Wage Theft
05/25/2016 9:02 AM
It's the latest chapter in a long campaign against wage theft by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. His office has already recovered millions of dollars in wages for low-income workers.
Online Eye Exam Site Makes Waves In Eye Care Industry
05/25/2016 8:54 AM
Need a vision test? Now you can do it online with a computer and a smartphone. The site has attracted a lot of attention in the tech world, but eye care professionals have concerns.
Business Of Disaster: Insurance Firms Profited $400 Million After Sandy
05/24/2016 11:28 PM
More than three years after Superstorm Sandy, NPR and PBS's Frontline investigate the thousands still not home, the government agencies that failed to help and the companies that made millions.
The Judgment Of Paris: The Blind Taste Test That Decanted The Wine World
05/24/2016 8:49 PM
Forty years ago, the top names in French food and wine judged a blind tasting pitting the finest French wines against unknown California bottles. The results revolutionized the wine industry.
$81 Million Bangladesh Bank Heist Sparks Push For Stepped-Up Cybersecurity
05/24/2016 8:13 PM
The head of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication acknowledged at least two security breaches in addition to February's spectacular theft involving Bangladesh's central bank.

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