And So We Meet, Again: Why The Workday Is So Filled With Meetings

Office workers are spending more and more time in meetings and preparing for meetings. Experts say it's often a waste of time, and managers — as well as a "meeting culture" — are to blame.

For Long-Haul Drivers, Cheap Gas Means A Sweeter Commute

NPR |Jan. 29, 2015 1:14 a.m.

The plunge in gas prices is expected to save the average household about $750 this year. For rural families and others who drive a lot, the savings will likely be even greater.

Where Is All That Excess Oil Going?

NPR |Jan. 28, 2015 5:57 p.m.

Oil prices are low because there's too much on the market. That extra oil has to be stored somewhere. A lot of it is sitting on ships at sea, with traders hoping the price will go up soon.

The Next Air Force One Will Be A Boeing 747-8

NPR |Jan. 28, 2015 5:22 p.m.

The Air Force says the decision came down to the American-made 747-8 or the Airbus A380, which is manufactured in France. But even with that pick, the 747 program might not last much longer.

Ad Fumble: GoDaddy Pulls Super Bowl Puppy Commercial Amid Outrage

NPR |Jan. 28, 2015 4:47 p.m.

In the ad, the lost puppy returns home only to find that his owners have sold him using a website made with GoDaddy. Its an apparent parody of the latest Budweiser Super Bowl commercial.

Officers Ask Map App To Remove Police Tracking

NPR |Jan. 28, 2015 3:50 p.m.

In the aftermath of the shooting death of two NYPD officers, law enforcement officials are asking the popular navigation app Waze to remove a feature that allows users to see officers' locations.

China Continues To Push The (Fake) Envelope

NPR |Jan. 28, 2015 3:20 p.m.

A fake bank in Nanjing bilked customers out of nearly $33 million. With trappings of a real bank, like security guards and LED screens, the bank fooled depositors attracted by higher interest rates.

Yes, Your Toilet Paper Squares And Rolls Are Shrinking

NPR |Jan. 28, 2015 3:20 p.m.

Robert Siegel talks to Steven Chercover, a research analyst who studies the paper and forest industries, about the trend of shrinking toilet paper rolls.

McDonald's CEO Don Thompson Steps Down

NPR |Jan. 28, 2015 3:10 p.m.

He is being replaced by company executive Steve Easterbrook. Today's announcement comes just days after the world's largest fast-food chain warned of weak results in the first half of 2015.

Apple Sold 30,000 iPhones An Hour Last Quarter, Scored Record Profits

NPR |Jan. 28, 2015 12:50 p.m.

The tech giant sold 74 million phones in three months.

Tiger Skins And Rhino Horns: Can A Trade Deal Halt The Trafficking?

NPR |Jan. 28, 2015 12:36 p.m.

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.

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