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Good Gourd! What's With All The Weird-Looking Squash?
Cinderella pumpkins just don't cut it for fall decor anymore. Squash and gourds come in all sorts of colors and sizes — and as far as consumers are concerned, the stranger, the better.
7 Questions To Ask Your Boss About Wellness Privacy
More employers than ever are nudging workers toward plans that screen them for risks, monitor their activity and encourage them to make healthful choices. Can you trust the boss to keep the data safe?
For Environmentalists, Mines Near Wilderness Are Too Close For Comfort
A couple is spending 365 days in the nation's most visited wilderness area to raise awareness of a sulfide-ore mining plan they say will put the watershed ecosystem in danger. Some locals disagree.
Coca-Cola, McDonald's Among Sponsors Calling For FIFA President's Resignation
Major sponsors want Sepp Blatter, who is being investigated for corruption, to step down immediately. He has said he'll leave the job in 2016.
Taking The Heat: Is Foodie Culture Making Room For Female Chefs?
Women have long been told their place is in the kitchen — but not as chefs. To this day, only about 20 percent of chefs are women. With the growth of "foodie" culture, that might finally be changing.
New Federal Rules Aim To Protect Homeowners By Changing Mortgage Application
New federally mandated rules for mortgages go into effect at the end of this week. The goal: to keep people from getting pressured into signing bad loans or getting bait-and-switched when they go to close on their home loan.
Weak Jobs Report May Kill Interest Rate Hike For This Year
Job growth turned out to be a lot slower in September than most economists had been assuming. Now, with hiring looking weak, they think the Federal Reserve may put off any rate increase until 2016.
Bloomberg, The Boy Wonder And The Name On The Building
The departure of Bloomberg Businessweek editor Josh Tyrangiel shows the degree to which Michael Bloomberg has put his mark on the company since his surprise return as CEO late last year.
Coast Guard Searches For Ship, Crew Of 33 Caught In Hurricane Joaquin
The 735-foot "roll on, roll off" vehicle carrier El Faro hails from Puerto Rico. The vessel was en route from Jacksonville, Fla., to San Juan when it issued an emergency satellite communication.
Will 'Disappointing' Jobs Report Affect Fed's Course On Interest Rates?
The Labor Department says employers added 142,000 jobs last month, and hiring in July and August was revised lower. The jobless rate remained 5.1 percent as more Americans stopped looking for work.
How Do You Break Into an Industry While Breaking All the Rules?
What's in a name? For tech entrepreneur Dame Stephanie Shirley, bidding contracts under the name "Steve" enabled her to launch and grow a freelance software company with a virtually all-female staff.
What Pushes Us To Work Hard — Even When We Don't Have To?
Behavioral economist Dan Ariely says we work hard not because we have to, but because we want to. He examines the intrinsic values we need to feel motivated to work.
How Can A Monotonous Job Be Meaningful?
Psychologist Barry Schwartz says our current thinking about work focuses too much on paychecks and too little on ways we can find fulfillment — even in jobs many might consider mundane.
Is The Professional Pecking Order Doing More Harm Than Good?
Drawing from an experiment with chickens, entrepreneur Margaret Heffernan explains how our cultural obsession with individual success is threatening our potential for collaboration and productivity.
Economy Adds 142,000 Jobs; Unemployment Steady At 5.1 Percent
The Department of Labor reported the September jobs numbers in its latest report. New jobs fell short of what most economists had forecast.