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With Futures Tied To Mining, Some Montana Towns Seek New Ways To Get By
Mining moves in boom-and-bust cycles. It's busting right now as metals prices are the lowest they've been in years. In states like Montana, that means small mining towns are looking for other options.
On Wall Street: Not Much Fun, But It Sure Was Interesting
Markets have been seeing some of the biggest stock-price swings in years. And economists say the extreme volatility is starting to weigh down consumer confidence.
Comparing The Top Boss's Pay To Yours
Starting in 2018, companies will have to disclose how CEO pay compares to median worker pay. A recent survey of the biggest CEO-to-worker pay ratios shows Discovery at the top at nearly 2,000-to-1.
China's Tricky Economic Transition: From Steel Mills To E-Commerce
Shanghai's stock market rose Friday and investors are relieved. That doesn't change the fact that China's economy is undergoing a wrenching transition away from manufacturing, with more pain to come.
Is Donald Trump Nice Enough?
The GOP front-runner is happy to pile on criticisms and jabs at his fellow rivals, but he gets testy if you criticize him.
CEO Of Cheating Website Ashley Madison, Noel Biderman, Has Stepped Down
The parent company, Avid Life Media, has been reeling since hackers released information on 33 million of its customers. The company did not immediately appoint a new CEO.
How The 2016 Candidates Are Getting Their Money, In 1 Infographic
Some candidates are more dependent on their superPACs and millionaires, while others are turning most to small donors. See where the candidates line up based on their donations.
How Brewers Are Churning Out Tangy Sours Without The Hefty Price Tag
Sour beers are made by deliberately adding microbes to create complex brews with a crisp, acidic taste. But that process takes lots of time and money, resulting in a pricey final product. Until now.
Department Of Justice Sued For Fake News Story
The Associated Press has filed a lawsuit against the DOJ for a government sting operation in 2007 in which the FBI created a fake news story and impersonated a journalist.
White House Explores Ways To Do Business With Cuba
It will take an act of Congress to lift the trade embargo against Cuba. President Obama, however, does have ways to make it easier for Americans to go to Havana or to sell goods there.
Disney And Universal Bask In The Glow Of Summer Box Office Sales
Steve Inskeep looks at what was hot and what was not at the summer box office with Kim Masters, editor-at-large for The Hollywood Reporter and host of member station KCRW's The Business.
NLRB Ruling Could Pave The Way For Fast-Food Unions
The National Labor Relations Board ruling says companies that use franchises and contractors will be held responsible for working conditions of employees, even if they don't directly supervise them.
New Tesla Breaks Consumer Reports' Ratings Scale, Bolsters Company's Stock
"It kind of broke the system," says Jake Fisher, director of the magazine's auto test division. Tesla's stock rose 8 percent Thursday.
New Ruling May Have Sweeping Implications For Fast Food, Other Industries
The National Labor Relations Board ruled Thursday that many corporations using a franchise model are "joint employers" with the local franchisee, which will impact union organizing and negotiations.
Boeing Case Is Latest Targeting 401(k) Plans With Excessive Fees
The aerospace giant is moving to settle a suit accusing it of mishandling its plan. The case is part of a legal assault by an attorney to stop firms from offering workers high-cost retirement plans.